Welcome Reception at the cove

Sunday, July 14 / 5–6:30 p.m.

Warm southern California sunshine, tranquil ocean breezes and an easygoing summer vibe greet you to Long Beach as we kick off #ACCE19. On this first evening of the convention, get into a California state of mind at our welcome reception when you meet your ACCE friends at the Cove—one of the downtown’s illustrious event spaces emerging from the Long Beach Convention Center's recent $60 million renovation. Enjoy light fare, cool drinks, music and good company in a truly unique setting!

Learn more about the Cove – a venue that occupies an underpass and showcases a unique use of space.

Networking dinners

Sunday, July 14 / 6:30 p.m.

Connect with friends old and new, share stories, swap ideas and have fun when you participate in a casual Dutch-treat networking dinner in one of the many sensational restaurants in Long Beach. Sign up for a dinner at the convention registration desk upon your arrival in Long Beach. Be on the lookout for sign up details coming soon.


#ACCEAwards Reception & Show

Monday, July 15/ 6 p.m.

It’s your night to shine when we celebrate the men and women of the chamber world who have made an impact on the profession and those whose innovative efforts are influencing the work of chambers of the future. Hosted by ACCE’s favorite comedian James Cunningham, we’ll induct this year’s Life Member honorees, welcome a new class of Certified Chamber Executives, salute communications and membership superstars and cheer on the 2019 Chambers of the Year.  


PEER GROUP dinners

Tuesday, July 16 / 6 p.m.

Mark your calendar for special Peer Group dinners, including the Metro/Major CEO dinner, the Metro/Major Senior Staff dinner, the Hometown Chambers Council dinner and the Emerging Cities Council dinner.


Closing Party Aboard the Queen Mary

Sponsored by AARP

Tuesday, July 16 / 8 p.m.
The Queen Mary

Step aboard the legendary Queen Mary as we harken back to the 1930s when this stately ocean liner hosted the world’s rich and famous, including Greta Garbo, Clark Gable and Sir Winston Churchill. We will gather on the Verandah Grill and Deck where hand painted murals cover the walls of what used to be the first-class nightclub and restaurant. Enjoy music, fine food and drink as you stroll through to the sun deck to take in dramatic nighttime views of the Long Beach skyline.


All events are scheduled for the local time zone for Long Beach, California: Pacific