Invest in your chamber and invest in yourself: The ACCC Annual Conference provides a forum for chamber professionals from across Colorado to educate themselves and elevate their chambers through keynote speakers, break-outs and lots of networking. Learn best practices in the chamber industry. Hear timely information from state and national leaders that will affect your chamber and your community. Get inspired with fresh ideas and new perspectives. Make lasting connections with chamber peers, your best resource for information and experience.
Conference Agenda Sneak Peak
This preview represents highlights only, and the schedule is subject to change. Additional keynotes, panels, roundtables, networking and discussion opportunities are in the works!
Tues. October 25 3 p.m. | Chamber 101 - Led by Anissa Starnes, IOM, YGM Total Resource Campaigns Designed for New Chamber Pros and first-time Conference attendees
4:30 p.m. | Welcome Reception - Hosted by Visit Aurora followed by Dine-Arounds at the Stanley Market
Back by popular demand: Immediately following the reception, enjoy a meal at one of the Stanley Market's many award-winning eateries with a small group of 5-8 chamber peers hosted by ACCC board members. Everyone will know someone by the end of the evening.
Wed. October 26 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. | General Sessions & Workshops: Featured Speakers, Panels, Roundtables & Breakouts
Elizabeth Garner, CO State Demographer - Understand trends that are shaping our state and affecting the business climate of tomorrow.
Failure Awards - Your chance to hear from your peers about some of their proudest moments as well as their biggest bloopers.
Cher Haavind, Dept. Director, Colorado Department of Labor & Employment - Workforce, Family & Medical Leave Insurance, Secured Savings, and Grants: Learn about resources available to chambers, and hear from chamber peers about how they access these resources.
Don't Be Afraid of the A-Word - Monique Theiry of the US Chamber & Loren Furman, CEO of the Colorado Chamber share how chambers can engage on advocacy at the state and federal level. Plus, a preview of the 2023 Colorado Legislative Session and Election Predictions.
5-8 p.m. | Annual Chamber Performance Awards, Silent Auction, Dinner & Reception
Don't forget to nominate yourself & your team by Sept. 30: Click here for the Nomination Form
Thurs. October 27 8 a.m. - 12 noon | General Sessions & Workshops
Dave Kilby, President, Western Association of Chamber Professionals - The ABCs of Chamber Success:What it will take for chambers to succeed in 2023 and Beyond: A tour of chambers in the West, their successes, best practices, and cautionary tales.
Communications Strategies: Telling Your Story & Communicating Your Value - Panel of chamber peers moderated by Cathy Lucas, APR, Principal, Strategic Narratives.
Stepping into Equity, Diversity & Inclusion - Michelle Campbell, CEO of Diverse Talent and Founding executive director of Colorado REACH.
Taking Care of Yourself & Your Team - Retention is top of mind for every business, including chambers. Anissa Starnes will share tools for keeping your team, your volunteers, your board, and yourself energized and engaged.
Register Early & Save: $450 per person if registered by October 7
Register your whole team and SAVE MORE: ($25 off your second registration; $50 off your third; $75 off your fourth!)
Registrations are transferable so there's little risk to you.