ACCI 2021 Annual Conference

May 18-21, 2021, via Zoom Meetings

Presenter Instructions and Templates HERE.
All Presenters (Oral, Poster, & Symposia Panelists) must register
by May 1, 2021.

Orientation information for all attendees HERE.
During the orientation, we will review all the logistics for the conference and discuss the flow and technology.

Program Highlights

  • More than 40 Oral Research sessions and 30+ Featured Research sessions.
    Full Conference Agenda Now Live at (All times are Eastern and subject to change.)
  • Exciting Named Lecture Keynote Speakers
    • Esther Peterson Consumer Policy Forum Lecture - John Sabelhaus, Ph.D.
    • Colston E. Warne Lecture - Dena Gromet, Ph.D.
    • Rhoda Karpatkin International Consumer Fellows Program Lecture - Jennifer Angus, Ph.D.
  • A free short course presented by Bureau of Labor Statistics Senior Economist, Geoffrey Paulin, PhD, and colleagues on the newest Consumer Expenditure Surveys (CE) and microdata for users.

  • Symposia focusing on the economic impacts of the pandemic.

  • JCA Live, a session with the Special Issue Editors to share information about research being done around specific topics.

  • Sessions offered for CFP® Board CE credit, including an Ethics course.

  • Networking time to talk with fellow researchers and share ideas and inspiration!

The full schedule will be published very soon,  but the conference schedule overview is now available: Schedule at a Glance.

Registration Information

Ready to register? Click HERE.

Member Pricing
Early Bird
March1 – March 31
after April 1
Professional $200 $250
Students & Retiree $75 $75

Non-member Pricing



Conference Committee

  • Nilton Porto, Ph.D., Chair, Assistant Professor, University of Rhode Island
  • Robin Henager, Ph.D., ACCI President, Assistant 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].