ACCI 2021 Annual Conference

May 18-20, 2021, via Zoom Meetings


Knowing that many schools still have travel bans and budgets are restricted this year, the Board of Directors made the difficult decision to postpone Las Vegas and return to a virtual conference format in 2021. More people will be able to participate, and we know we can hold an engaging, meaningful conference showcasing world-class research.
Call for Proposals
  • Closed
Virtual Conference Features
  • Featured Research Sessions (Posters) will be recorded with time to meet the authors and ask questions built into the conference schedule.
  • Oral Sessions will take place throughout the conference as per usual.
  • Symposiums focusing on the economic impacts of the pandemic and diversity and inclusion.
  • Fees have not been determined yet
  • Registration - will open on or about March 1


Conference Committee

  • Nilton Porto, Ph.D., Chair, Assistant Professor, University of Rhode Island
  • Robin Henager, Ph.D., ACCI PresidentAssistant Professor, Whitworth School of Business
  • Lu Fan, Ph.D., 2021 CIA Editor, Assistant Professor, University of Missouri
  • Dee Warmath, Ph.D., Board Liaison, Assistant Professor, University of Georgia
  • MJ Kabaci, Ph. D., Instructor, Montana State University
  • Sharon DeVaney, Ph.D., Editor, FCSRJ,  & Professor Emeritus, Purdue University
  • Brenda Cude, Ph.D., Professor, University of Georgia
  • Elizabeth Kiss, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Kansas State University
  • Isha Chawla, Student Representative, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Maryland

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].