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2020 Annual Convention

Date: July 13 - 16, 2020
Location:  Show map Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
650 S Griffin Street
Dallas, Texas 75202

 

 

 

 

Inspiration sparks in different ways. What will inspire you? 

#ACCE20 promises to spark ideas and inspiration to empower chamber leaders to be catalysts for positive change. Join more than 1,000 of your chamber peers to experience the unmistakable energy of ACCE's Annual Convention, with unmatched learning and networking opportunities. Get ready to connect with the profession's thought leaders, influencers and partners who will highlight the strategies, trends and best practices that will inspire your organization's next success story. 

Registration opens Monday, March 2.


General Schedule  |  Convention Hotel  |  Convention Pricing  |  Convention Scholarships  |  Exhibitor/Sponsor Prospectus


 

General Schedule 
Schedule subject to change.

Monday, July 13 Tuesday, July 14 Wednesday, July 15 Thursday, July 16
2-6 p.m.
Registration Open
7 a.m.-5 p.m. 
Registration Open
7 a.m.-5 p.m. 
Registration Open
7 a.m.-Noon 
Registration Open
4-5 p.m. 
First-Timer Orientation
7-8 a.m. 
Grab & Go Breakfast
7-8 a.m. 
Grab & Go Breakfast
7:30 a.m. 
Coffee & Donuts
5-6:30 p.m. 
Welcome Happy Hour
8-9:15 a.m. 
Plenary Session/Annual Meeting
8-9 a.m. 
Plenary Session
8-10:15 a.m. 
Educational Content
7 p.m. 
Networking Dinners
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 
Expo Hall Open
9 a.m.-2 p.m. 
Expo Hall Open
10:15-11 a.m. 
Brunch
  9:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. 
Educational Content
9:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. 
Educational Content
11 a.m.-Noon 
Closing Plenary Session 
  2-4:30 p.m. 
Educational Content
2-4:30 p.m. 
Educational Content
 
  5-6 p.m. 
Awards Reception
8:30-10:30 p.m. 
Closing Party 
 
  6-7 p.m. 
Awards Show
   
       

Convention Hotel

The Omni Dallas Hotel is the exclusive hotel for #ACCE20. Shining in the heart of downtown Dallas, the Omni connects via sky bridge to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, site of all the convention sessions (unless otherwise noted), and is close to popular restaurants, shops and the Dallas Arts District. 

$245 USD/night single/double | BOOK YOUR ROOM
This specially-arranged convention rate is valid through June 19, 2020.

 

2020 Convention Pricing

Each #ACCE20 full registration provides access to workshops, plenary sessions, the expo hall, some meals* and the Welcome Happy Hour. An additional fee is required for the Awards Reception & Show ($25/person) and the Closing Party ($55/person). 

*Continental breakfast (Tuesday & Wednesday), Buffet lunch (Tuesday & Wednesday), Brunch (Thursday)

Registration opens Monday, March 2; all prices listed in USD.

  Early Bird
(through 5/18/20)
Standard
(AFTER 5/18/20)
Full Registration $809 $900
Horizon Member Staff $734 $734
In-State $709 $809
International/Special Rate/SEAN $650
Non-Member Full Registration* - $1,000
Single Day Registration/Horizon CEO - $439

*If your organization or business is not a member of ACCE, contact Anissa Starnes at astarnes@acce.org for information about registration.

Convention Scholarships

Don't let the cost of registration prohibit you from accessing best practices, emerging trends and strategies for success. Applications for each scholarship program are due 5 p.m EST on April 20, 2020.

New! Dick Upton Emeritus Scholarship

The Dick Upton Emeritus Scholarship was created by Dick and Moira Upton to encourage and support individuals who aspire to pursue a successful career in organization management. Upton, who enjoyed a 55-year career as an accomplished chamber and trade association executive, credits ACCE's development programs and activities for enhancing his professional skills and abilities. In 2008, Upton was honored with ACCE's Life Member Award. Read more about Dick Upton.

Two scholarships will be awarded and will cover the convention's registration fee, three hotel room nights at a convention hotel and up to $600 travel expenses. Chamber professionals of all levels and disciplines, who have been in the industry at least three years, are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to individuals currently working at the chambers Upton served during his 34-year chamber career: Sioux City, Clinton and Dubuque, Iowa; Wichita, Kan.; Minneapolis, Minn. and Dallas, Texas.

Click here to access the application and review the eligibility criteria and selection process.

New! Emeritus Scholarship

The Emeritus Scholarship, created by the ACCE Foundation, is made possible by long-time members of ACCE, who have since retired from the chamber profession. ACCE is grateful for the support of: Dick Upton, CCE, IOM (Dallas), Marianne Virgili, CCE, IOM (Glenwood), Glenn West CCE, IOM (Austin) and Gary Toebben, CCE (Los Angeles), along with current ACCE Foundation chair Roy Williams, CCE, IOM, president & CEO of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber.

Scholarships awarded will cover the convention's registration fee, three hotel room nights at a convention hotel and up to $600 travel expenses. Chamber professionals of all levels and disciplines, who have been in the industry at least three years, are encouraged to apply. 

Click here to access the application and review the eligibility criteria and selection process.

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 the chamber executives in their state and region. If you are a State Executive Association interested in partnering with ACCE to award a scholarship to the ACCE Annual Convention, complete the application for the SEAN scholarship.

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