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The Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors-International consists of over 1,600 campus professionals from 450+ institutions who design, market, coordinate and plan conferences and special events on college and university campuses around the world.  Since 1980, ACCED-I has increased the visibility and enhanced the stature of the collegiate conference and events profession.

There are numerous membership benefits available to members of ACCED-I, including:

Member Network 

  • Membership Directory - Receive access to the online ACCED-I Membership Directory and expand your professional networking base.
  • Communities of Practice - Subscribe and engage on the ACCED-I Communities of Practice interactive forums to learn from the experiences of your peers. Subscribe to the student- focused community or any that look appealing to your interests.

  • Regional Events  - ACCED-I is divided into five geographic regions which allows for networking events nearer to you.

  • Social Media - Members can connect with each other on social media groups including Facebook, LinkedIn Instagram, Youtube, and Twitter.

Professional Development

  • Career Center - Advance your career with the ACCED-I Career Center, the premiere source for connecting professionals with positions in collegiate conference and events management.

  • Ask-a-Professional - Meet one-on-one with a collegiate conference and events professional to get all of your questions about a career in the industry answered.


  • Annual Conference - ACCED-I Annual Conferences attract hundreds of collegiate conference and events professionals from around the world. Connect with experienced professionals to gain wisdom and insights into our field. Engage in educational sessions and roundtable discussions to learn about the ins and outs of Collegiate Conference and Events.

  • Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Conversations - Roundtable discussions by phone on a "hot" topic of general interest in the collegiate conference and events industry.

  • Virtual Educational Forums - Going online this year, these half-day events provide an in-depth look at important issues facing the collegiate conference and events industry.

  • Making Your Experience Matter: How to Translate Your Work in Collegiate Conferences & Events - This free webinar covers the most common student work experiences and provides concrete examples to help build your resume and jumpstart your professional career no matter what industry you are heading into. Listen to the previously recorded Live Q&A Session after you've watched the webinar for even more valuable insight.

  • eLearning - Experience past ACCED-I Educational sessions online at your convenience, anytime 24 hours a day.

Member Resources

  • ACCED-I Connect- Enjoy reading ACCED-I's informative newsletter, and keep up-to-date on current trends, association business and regional news.

  • eLibrary - Access an extensive resource library of information including sample contracts, job descriptions, mission statements, marketing plans and conference sessions.

  • Benchmarking Study - A survey that provides a market report and current data for our members to better understand current practices with regard to conferences.

  • Salary Survey - ACCED-I conducts a salary survey examining salaries and benefits for positions in collegiate conferencing and events.