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ABOUT #ACCE19

Some of the best in the biz attend the ACCE Annual Convention, and they’ll tell you it’s a can’t miss experience. Three jam-packed days leave you feeling energized and motivated to make your chamber of commerce the best it can be.

Each #ACCE19 full registration provides access to workshops, forums, general sessions, the Expo Hall, some meals, Welcome Reception, #ACCEAwards Show and the Closing Party.

For assistance with or questions about the ACCE Annual Convention, contact events@acce.org or call 703-998-0072.

PRICING

EARLY BIRD (USD) STANDARD (USD)
Full registration (members) $809 (Thru May 17) $909
ACCE members in California $709 (Thru May 17) $809
Non-member full registration ----- $1000
Single-day registration ----- $439

 

Registration options

Single day registration
Enjoy all activities that take place on the day you choose to attend. Discounts (early bird, first time attendee, etc.) are not valid for single day registrations.

Guest registration
Events purchased for all guest registrations can be purchased online when you register. Guest registration can also be purchases a la carte, onsite at the registration desk.

Registration for non-members
If your organization or business is not a member of ACCE, contact Dana Ketterling at 703-861-9382 or dketterling@acce.org for information about registration. The non-member Annual Convention rate is $1000 per registrant.

A la carte items/events
Special programs and dinners are purchased a la carte during checkout. These items are not included with the purchase of a full registration, unless otherwise noted.

Scholarships

Market Street Services scholarship
The Market Street Scholarship allows an emerging executive in the chamber world to attend the 2019 ACCE Annual Convention in Long Beach, California from July 14–17. Market Street believes that the ACCE Annual Convention is a tremendous opportunity for those employed by a chamber to collaborate, learn, and network amongst their peers. Market Street will pay for the winners registration and hotel for the duration of the convention. 

Learn more about the Market Street Services scholarship and download the application form here.

SEAN scholarship
The State Executive Association Network (SEAN) is the networking group for leaders of their state chamber executive association. SEANs are charged with providing professional development and support for chamber executives in their respective state and region. If you are a State Executive Association interested in partnering with ACCE to award one scholarship to the ACCE Annual Convention, complete the SEAN scholarship application no later than April 19.

Learn more about SEAN scholarships.

 

Mike Hauser and Shelia Lee scholarships
ACCE is pleased to offer two convention scholarships in the names of Mike Hauser and Shelia Lee, leaders of the chamber movement and ACCE, whose contributions remain alive long after their untimely passings. Many thanks to the dozens of donors to these scholarship funds!

Learn more about the Hauser-Lee scholarships and download the application here.

 

Scholarship eligibility and additional info

Only completed scholarship applications received by 5 p.m. EDT on April 19 will be considered. Individuals who received a scholarship from ACCE in the last two years are not eligible. Chamber professionals of all levels and disciplines are encouraged to apply. Selection will be based on the most compelling application letter that includes financial need, professional aspirations and organizational benefit of convention attendance. ACCE Directors and Division advisory board members are not eligible to apply. The Annual Convention registration fee does not cover lodging or travel. Transportation, lodging, outings, incidentals, etc., are the responsibility of the scholarship recipient, unless indicated otherwise. Applicants who are not members of ACCE will be billed the difference between the member ($909 USD) and non-member ($1000 USD) registration rate.

 

For questions about Annual Convention scholarships, contact Yodit Gebreyes at 703-998-3579 or ygebreyes@acce.org.

West Institute

Do you also plan to register for West Institute in Los Angeles (Loyola Marymount University), happening July 17-21, right after #ACCE19? As a special incentive, those attending both programs—#ACCE19 AND Institute—will receive a $200 discount off their Institute tuition. Please contact the Institute office at 202-463-5570 or iom@uschamber.com for the discount code for West Institute. 

The use of discount codes is only valid at the time of initial purchase/registration for West Institute, and codes will not be accepted after West Institute registration has been submitted. Refunds will not be authorized for existing West Institute registrations under any circumstances.  

Cancelling or modifying a registration

ACCE will refund the full Annual Convention registration fee paid, minus a $50 processing fee, for cancellations received by 5 p.m. EDT on Friday, June 21. Because of meal guarantees, NO refunds will be made after June 21. Please note that not all event items are refundable. After ACCE receives your cancellation request, you will receive notification once your refund has been processed. Please allow four weeks for refunds to be processed. If you submitted a cancellation request but did not receive notification of receipt within one week of your request, contact Yodit Gebreyes at 703-998-3579 or ygebreyes@acce.org.

All modifications to Annual Convention registrations must be received by Friday, June 21 at 5 p.m. EDT. In some cases, there may be an opportunity to sign up for/purchase access to special events on site in Long Beach.