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October 15, 2020 | Virtual Conference


(Please note: times listed in MDT)


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – The New Normal: Selling Your Campus from a Distance

12:00 PM – 12:10 PM – Break

12:10 PM – 1:10 PM – Engaging a Virtual Community  

1:10 PM – 1:20 PM – Break

1:20 PM – 2:20 PM – Food for Thought! Considerations for Safe Food and Beverage at your Events

2:20 PM – 2:25 PM – Break

2:25 PM – 3:00 PM – Ignite Session sponsored by   


*This event will qualify for 3 hours of CMP credit and 3 hours of CCEP credit. 


ACCED-I Member   $65
Nonmember  $110
Student $35


Scholarships sponsored by     



10:30 AM – 11:30 AM MDT

The New Normal: Selling Your Campus from a Distance

Presented by: Mark Williams, COO, Event Guru Software

With campuses needing to quickly adapt to new distancing guidelines and capacities, the old way of selling your venue is no longer viable. Conference and event professionals need to rethink how they are marketing their campus to groups. We will look at various selling tactics and tools that work within the new guidelines and review implementing strategies you can introduce at minimal or no cost to your department.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify new selling tactics to virtually reach your target market
  • Understand what technologies are simple and inexpensive to implement
  • Be able to show the added value your department offers both internal and external customers as you prepare for a reopening

12:10 PM – 1:10 PM MDT

Engaging a Virtual Community

Presented by: Megan Palluzzi, Program Manager, and Maddison Capobianco, Program Manager, Yale University

We will be taking what we have learned from research, webinars, and vendor interaction to teach the Yale community how to engage their virtual audiences. Using Zoom, Yale's approved source, our team has gotten comfortable with being the gurus for behind the scenes virtual events. Creating run of shows, practice rounds, handling speakers, and much more, our team is finding ways to engage audiences from wherever they are in the world!

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover how to host a successful zoom meeting or webinar
  • Learn how to engage virtual attendees in unique ways
  • Become confident in presenting in a virtual environment







1:20 PM – 2:20 PM MDT

Food for Thought! Considerations for Safe Food and Beverage at your Events

Presented by: Sharon DeFelices, CMP, Owner, Mosaic Meetings and Events, LLC

Face-to-face meetings are beginning to happen. Physical distancing, room sets, health screening and waivers have been discussed at length and the attendees are counting on us to create protected environments. Designing a safe food and beverage experience should be on the menu too. Collaboration with the culinary team is a necessity. Join Sharon as she shares her experience and ideas for creating safe and inclusive food & beverage.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn what options are available, and considered safe, for group meals in today’s meeting settings
  • Gain collaboration strategies for working with your campus’ culinary teams to create inclusive meals and safe service standards
  • Create a playbook of what works best for you and the campus event collaborators to increase client satisfaction and establish your campus as a trusted partner for meetings and events


ACCED-I Financial Policy/Cancellation/Refund Policy:  ACCED-I accepts all major credit cards. You are considered registered for this event if you register and either pay or request to be billed for your registration. Notification of cancellations received by ACCED-I by October 7, 2020 will be refunded, less a $25 administrative fee. Replacements are welcome.  No-shows are responsible for payment in full. No refunds will be made after October 7, 2020.  Should registration fees not be paid by the dates listed, you are still responsible for all cancellation related fees. If registration is made after October 7, 2020, the above policy still applies.

ACCED-I Federal ID Number 84-1023816

ACCED-I has been approved by the Events Industry Council (EIC) as a  Preferred Provider of the below-listed continuing education courses, which qualify for CMP continuing education credit.   Determination of continuing education credit eligibility or Preferred Provider status does not imply EIC’s  endorsement or assessment of education quality. For more information about the CMP credential or CMP Preferred Provider Program, please visit


The Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors-International, striving to "Achieve Professional Growth and Distinction," has established the ACCED-I Collegiate Conference and Events Professional Certification Program (CCEP). The goal of the CCEP is to provide professionals who work in collegiate conference and event management with a certification program that encourages expanded knowledge through individual inquiry, participation in the profession and the Association. For more information about the CCEP, please visit the webpage here