Call for Proposals 

Oral, Poster, Symposia




  • Registration will open on or about January 1, 2019
  • Membership is required to attend the ACCI Conference. 
  • Registration fees - Early Bird through April 18, 2019
    Prices will be finalized by November 20, 2018
    • $XXX Early Bird Professional Member; $XXX after April 18, 2019 (including hotel discount)
    • $XXX Early Bird Professional Member if you stay at another hotel; $XXX after April 18, 2019
    • $XXX Early Bird Student or Retiree; $XXX after April 18, 2019 (including hotel discount)
    • $XXX Early Bird Student or Retiree if you stay at another hotel; $XXX after April 18, 2019.
  • Registration Terms & ConditionsThe Fine Print
Hotel Reservations
  • Site hotel: The Westin Arlington Gateway, Arlington, VA, USA
  • Rate is $179 plus 13.25% tax until April 18, 2019.
  • Receive $100 discount off registration for staying at the site hotel.
  • To make hotel reservations, you must call the hotel directly at (888) 627-7076 and be sure to state it is 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 19-25, 2019, subject to availability. 


  •  Coming soon
Consumers Interests Annual Proceedings
  • Presenters, both oral and poster presenters are required to submit to the proceedings, except in special circumstances. Proceedings are due about five weeks after the conference. 
  • Here is how to submit - coming soon
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
  • 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

  • Lorna Saboe Wounded-Head, Ph.D., Chair, Assistant Professor, South Dakota University
  • Rui Yao, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Missouri
  • Kyoung Tae (KT) Kim, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Alabama
  • Kristi Scott, Ph.D., Economist, Social Security Administration
  • Robin Henager Greene, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Whitworth University
  • Sheri Worthy, Ph.D., Professor and Head, University of Georgia
  • Robert Kerton, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor Emeritus / Adjunct Professor, University of Waterloo
  • Yilan Xu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Illionois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Jesse Jurgenson, Student Representative, Graduate Assistant, Iowa State University

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]