ACCI 2020 Annual Conference

May 19-21, 2020 ~ The Westin Arlington Gateway ~ Arlington, VA, USA

Call For Proposals






  • Registration - TBA
  • Membership - required to attend
  • Registration fees - Early Bird through April 20, 2020
    • Professional Members - $XXX Early Bird until 4/20/20; $XXX after
    • Student / Retiree - $XXX Early Bird until 4/20/20; $XXX after
    • Receive $100 discount off registration for staying at the site hotel (details in registration form)
  • Registration Terms & Conditions - The Fine Print

Hotel Information

  • Site hotel general information: The Westin Arlington Gateway, Arlington, VA, USA
  • Rate is $185 plus 13.25% tax until April 20, 2020.
  • Receive $100 discount off registration for staying at the site hotel.
  • A small block of rooms at the Federal Per Diem is available. Call the ACCI office for details.
  • Students needing to share a room, please contact the ACCI office for more information.

Notes: You may extend your stay at ACCI's contracted rate up to three (3) days either side of the contracted dates of May 17-23, 2020, subject to availability.


  • The Westin Arlington Gateway does not provide shuttle service.
  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
    • Distance from hotel: 5.5 miles
    • Uber/Lyft estimate: $19 (one-way)
    • Taxi estimate: $20 (one-way)
  • Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)
    • Distance from hotel: 21 miles
    • Uber/Lyft estimate: $43 (one-way)
    • Taxi estimate: $50 (one-way)
  • Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)
    • Distance from hotel: 39 miles
    • Uber/Lyft estimate: $92 (one-way)
    • Taxi estimate: $90 (one-way)
Consumers Interests Annual Proceedings
  • Presenters (both oral and poster) are required to submit to the proceedings, except in special circumstances
  • Proceedings are due approximately 5 weeks after the even
  • How to submit instructions will be shortly before the event
Exhibit / Sponsor
  • Exhibitor / Sponsor Prospectus - coming soon
  • University Events - coming soon
  • Also contact us about In-Conjunction-With (ICW) meeting opportunities


  • First Timers Welcome - this is the time for all new attendees to meet ACCI's leadership, ask questions about the conference, and meet and greet other new comers!
  • Oral Sessions - How much time do I have to present?
Presenter Information
  • Detailed Presenter (Oral and Poster) Information HERE (coming at a later date)
  • We respectfully request that you use these templates
    • Slide Template
    • Poster Template The maximum size this year is 4 ft. high by 8 ft. wide. The template has been set to dimensions that can print up to this size, though you do not need to print it this large.


Conference Committee

  • Dee Warmath, Ph.D., Chair, Assistant Professor, University of Georgia
  • Karen Duncan, Ph.D., ACCI President, Associate Professor, University of Manitoba
  • Nilton Porto, Ph.D., 2020 CIA Editor, Assistant Professor, University of Rhode Island

About ACCI

  • The mission of ACCI is to enhance consumer and family economic well-being.
  • Board of Directors

Goals of the Conference

  • Learning about programs and research in the wide field of consumer science,
  • Networking to learn what others are doing,
  • Motivation to become refreshed, stimulated in your own work, and to keep up the new connections made here.

Conference Objectives: At the end of the conference, participants will be able to: (1) name at least three new research projects of which they were unaware; (2) describe at least three new professional contacts; and (3) explain ACCI’s mission and vision, and identify at least one way in which you could become active in support of work in the consumer's interest.

For More Information: Contact ACCI Office, 2840 West Bay Dr #141, Belleair Bluffs, FL 33770, (727) 940-2658 x 2002, [email protected]