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Reasons to Renew Your ACCED-I Membership

As a collegiate conference and events professional, you know you have access to the latest resources, relevant education, and numerous networking opportunities when you renew your ACCED-I membership.  You also know that to be competitive and face the challenges in your industry, you must constantly fine tune your skills, find new ways to cut costs, streamline processes, and drive innovation. You must know how to adapt to change and effectively incorporate new processes into your daily operations. 

We know that you need to justify everything you do in today’s economy – including spending time and money to renew your membership. To help, here is an overview of the key ACCED-I benefits and a sample letter for you to use as talking points to advocate for your continued involvement.

1. Educational Programming: Reap the benefits of best management practices, success stories, tools, and practical solutions at a virtual or in-person ACCED-I event. Virtual Educational Forums and recorded Annual Conference sessions will lead you to turn your biggest challenges into your greatest accomplishments when you learn from the experts, leaders in the field, and fellow colleagues.

 2. Virtual and In-person Networking Opportunities: Exchange ideas, collaborate with your people, and make valuable professional connections on the various social media channels, zoom calls, P2P’s, and online forums that are available. You can always count on your people for answers to questions, advice for challenging situations, professional education sessions, or even just a cheerleader when work (or personal) life gets a little rough.

3. Professional Development: All of the resources ACCED-I provides give you a continuous stream of professional development opportunities to keep you and your team engaged and confident in your roles.  To take things a step further, you can advance your career with the CCEP certification which showcases your expertise and sets you apart as a credible professional at your institution. Experience valuable growth in leadership, communication, critical thinking, problem-solving, and teamwork by getting involved as a volunteer in one of the various leadership roles, Action Teams, and committees. 

4. Members-only Resources: Access current trends, news, policies, and time-saving tools using the eLibrary, Benchmarking StudySalary Survey, and ACCED-I Connect. When you are ready to host guests on campus again, connect with meeting planners looking to host their event on a college campus using the Connections Lead Referral Program. Show meeting planners how easy it is to host an event with your institution by earning the One-Stop Shop certification.