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Educational Forum Call For Programs 2020

Share your knowledge and experiences with your peers and grow professionally by presenting at an upcoming ACCED-I Virtual Educational Forum.

The Call for Programs deadline is October 16.


ACCED-I Virtual Educational Forums provide an in-depth look at important issues and challenges facing the collegiate conference and events industry. Participants will discover strategies and solutions that can be implemented at their own institutions.  

Educational Forums are comprised of 60 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. Current forum topics we are soliciting programs for are:

Surviving COVID-19: Lessons Learned

Work/life balance, case studies of successful events (live, hybrid or virtual), managing relationships remotely, etc.  In addition, looking for panelists that produced live events in 2020.  If interested in joining a panel, email your interest to

December 10, 2020


Cleaning, process, and/or occupancy protocols, quarantine/isolation housing, intern housing, minors on campus, inclusivity assignments, emotional/support animals, etc.

January 21, 2021



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 acknowledges the session will be recorded and that they will take part in the final ignite session discussion.

Accepted presentations will receive one complimentary registration to that Educational Forum.

Corporate entities must be members in order to present. 



Learning objectives are statements that indicate what the participant will know or be able to do as a result of participating in your module. While your program description above is a general sketch of what you will be doing in your module, the learning objectives are an extension of that description by indicating what the participant will actually get out of your module. Objectives must be clear, concise and measurable indicators of what the participant will learn by participating in the module.
Participants will:
1) Learn the key areas of conference and events risk management
2) Understand how a comprehensive risk management audit is developed
3) Be able to administer an audit at your institution