ACCI 2018 Annual Conference

May 17-20, 2018 ~ Sheraton Sand Key Resort ~ Clearwater Beach, FL, USA

Make Reservation first, Register second to get $100 discount (using discount code provided IN registration form)


Featured Sessions

  • General Session Presenters 
  • Post-Conference - Enhancing Discoverability of Your Articles
  • Dinner Cruise - $65 per person, guests welcome!  Please register for this early as we may run out of room.
  • Journal Best Paper Session - coming soon
  • Business Meeting agenda - coming shortly before conference







Frustration Busters

  • Register - HERE
  • Membership is required to attend the ACCI Conference. While this appears to be new, non-member fees in years past were always registration + membership cost. Thus, the pricing has not changed, only the way you login will look a bit different this year. 
  • Registration fees are the same as 2017! Early Bird through April 17, 2018
    • $500 Early Bird Professional Member; $550 after April 17, 2018 (including hotel discount)
    • $600 Early Bird Professional Member if you stay at another hotel; $650 after April 17, 2018
    • $325 Early Bird Student or Retiree; $350 after April 17, 2018 (including hotel discount)
    • $425 Early Bird Student or Retiree if you stay at another hotel; $450 after April 17, 2018.
  • Registration Terms & ConditionsThe Fine Print
  • #1 Make your hotel reservation first and make a note of the confirmation number as you will be asked for it during the online registration process.
  • ONLY use Google Chrome! Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer will simply not work correctly.
  • Plan enough time to do all of these things as an incomplete registration will not be saved for later editing.
  • You must be a member to register. If your membership is not up to date, you will be able to become a member at the beginning. You will receive two receipts, one for membership and one for conference. We can, upon request, provide you with a consolidated receipt.
  • There is a "check box" to request a consolidated receipt. Kindly do not request a consolidated receipt if you are not including any membership dues or renewals.
  • If you have trouble, call us right away. We can save you frustration.
Hotel Reservations
  • Site hotel: Sheraton Sand Key Resort - Clearwater, FL, USA SOLD OUT
    • Overflow hotel: Clearwater Beach Marriott Suites on Sand Key
      • Rate is $199 per night
      • Book HERE
      • Rate ends May 4, 2018
  • Rate is $194 plus 13% tax until April 15, 2018.
  • Receive $100 discount off registration for staying at the site hotel.
  • To make hotel reservations, you must call the hotel directly at (727) 595-1611 and use ACCI 2018 or reservation code AE13AA for ACCI's Annual Conference.
  • -OR- make your reservation online by clicking HERE
  • 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 15-21, 2018, subject to availability. There is no resort fee and no charge for parking at the hotel or for internet anywhere on property. A one night's deposit will be charged at the time the reservation is made.


Consumers Interests Annual Proceedings
Exhibit / Sponsor

Know B4U Go


  • 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 Presenters) Information HERE
  • 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

  • Sheri Worthy, Ph.D., Chair, Professor and Head, University of Georgia
  • Robin Henager-Greene, Ph.D., Board Liaison, Assistant Professor, Whitworth University
  • M.J. Kabaci, Ph.D., Instructor, Montana State University
  • Kristi Warran Scott, Ph.D., University of Georgia
  • Lorna Saboe Wounded-Head, Ph.D., 2018 CIA Editor, Assistant Professor, South Dakota University
  • Ann Woodyard, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Georgia
  • Andrew Schmulow, Senior Lecturer, University of Western Australia
  • Jessica Parks, Student Representative, Ph.D. Student, University of Georgia

About ACCI

  • The mission of ACCI is to enhance consumer and family economic well-being by promoting excellence in research and educational programs.
  • 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]