ACCI 2020 Annual Conference





  • Registration - Register HERE
  • Membership - required to attend
  • Registration fees - Early Bird through April 20, 2020
    • Receive $100 discount off the prices below for staying at the site hotel (details in registration form)
    • Professional Members - $700 Early Bird until 4/20/20; $750 after
    • Student / Retiree - $399 Early Bird until 4/20/20; $450 after
  • Registration Terms & ConditionsThe Fine Print


The Westin Arlington Gateway

  • Reservations:
    • Online: HERE
    • Phone: (703) 717-6200 (Mention the group name, American Council on Consumer Interests, when making reservations by phone to receive the group rate and book in our block.)
  • Rate is $185 plus 13.25% tax available 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.
  • General hotel information: The Westin Arlington Gateway, Arlington, VA, USA

Notes: You may extend your stay at ACCI's contracted rate up to three (3) days pre or post 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)
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  • 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 event
  • 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
    • NEW Oral Presentation Slide Template
    • NEW Poster Presentation 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
  • Yoko Mimura, Ph.D., Liaison, Associate Professor, California State University, Northridge
  • Brenda Cude, Ph.D., Professor, University of Georgia
  • Elizabeth Kiss, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Kansas State University

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].