ACCED-I Educational Forums bring together collegiate conference and events professionals for 1 1/2 days of engaging educational modules and networking opportunities. Attendees will get an in-depth look at various topics important to collegiate conference and events professionals.
Educational Forums are comprised of 90 minute modules (sessions) related to the forum's overall topic. Modules must be mid-advanced level. Presenters are encouraged to include group activities, projects, etc. as a portion of the presentation. Forum topics, locations, and dates include:
High Profile Events
Protests, political events, VIPs, speaker and security logistics, developing policies, etc.
September 19-20, 2019
Leadership & Management Skills
Training tools to build team, management styles, setting goals & objectives, strategic thinking, etc.
October 3-4, 2019
St. John's University
AV, signage, set-up, space management, maximize internal relationships, admissions/student engagement events, etc.
November 7-8, 2019
University of Wisconsin Madison
student management, interns, internal partners, hiring, training, empowerment, generations, etc.
December 12-13, 2019
Cyber security, social media concerns, creating a plan, active shooter, natural disaster, security, etc.
January 23-24, 2020
University of Utah
The ACCED-I Education Action Team reviews and selects programs that demonstrate the greatest potential for contributing to the quality of the Educational Forums. The team looks for presentations that represent the various roles of the collegiate conference and events profession and are dedicated to the development of a program that is of interest to mid to advanced level professionals. Over 40% of ACCED-I attendees have more than 10 years of experience in the industry.
All submissions will be judged on the following criteria:
- Overall quality
- Relevance to the collegiate conference & events profession and forum topic
- Timeliness of topic
- Audience appeal
- Well-defined focus of presentation
- Application of the material
- Professional background and speaking experience of presenter(s)
We expect our educational sessions and presenters to share knowledge, research and experiences. Sessions are NOT an opportunity to promote specific products or services.
If proposal is accepted, presenter will be required to present information twice. In addition, presenter will take part in the final presenter panel session.
Accepted presentations will receive one complimentary registration to that Educational Forum.