Frequently Asked Questions about the Annual International ACCT Conference and Exposition

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When is the 2022 Conference?

The 32nd Annual International ACCT and Exposition will be held on February 10th – 13th in Cleveland, OH | USA.

Where is the ACCT Conference held?

The 32nd Annual International ACCT Conference and Exposition will be hosted at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown and the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland, OH | USA.

Why is it important for attendees to stay at the host hotel?

Below are a few reasons why we would like to see you at our host hotels:

Greater informal networking opportunities will happen here (as this is where a majority of attendees and exhibitors are saying and frequenting). Never underestimate the power of bumping into a peer, mentor, vendor or future employer!

The Hilton Downtown Cleveland is hosting all workshop sessions and is conveniently located near countless things to do, see and eat downtown – its a beautiful walkable city!

You can get caffeinated right in the hotel lobby. So, get up early and get your favorite morning beverage or afternoon pick-me-up without even walking outside!

If you book in our group block at the host hotel in 2022 on or before the cutoff date (January 12, 2022) you will be entered into our raffle. The winner will receive a complimentary 2022 full conference registration, three (3) nights of conference hotel lodging at the Hilton Downtown Cleveland, as well as a $25 gift card. 

Finally, and most importantly ACCT appreciates YOU and your support in staying in our host hotels. By doing so we are able to keep attendee fees and hotel costs down for future events.

What is the closest airport to the host venues?

What are my parking options if I'm driving in?

Exhibitors: information about over-sized parking is in the digital Exhibitor Services Kit that your company should’ve received a week or so ago from Alliance Decorating Services. That would’ve gone to whoever is directly listed as the point of contact for your booth purchase.

The Hilton Downtown Cleveland offers both self-parking and valet parking options that are in the Huntington Garage which is directly connected to both the hotel and convention center.

$ 32 / day Self-parking with in and out privileges
$ 42 / day Valet 

What our host venues tell us they are doing about the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Click to see Hilton COVID19 protocols, and what the Hilton Downtown Cleveland advises it has in place. The Huntington Convention Center tells us they are continuously researching and hosting meetings again. For up to date information on how they are hosting meetings click here. Additionally, Visit Cleveland has launched a program called CLEAN Committed. Click here to learn more about this program as well as search local businesses that have vowed to adhere to established health protocols in the interest of keeping staff and patrons healthy.

What is included in my general conference attendee fee?

The attendance fee grants admittance to the Exhibit Hall Thursday – Saturday, Admittance to the Annual General Meeting, access to a plethora of workshop sessions over the course the event, Open Forum Lunch Discussions, Evening Networking Events, as well as entry to the ACCT Awards Ceremony. The Certifications, Trainings, and Pre-cons do require an additional registration as they are not included in the general conference admittance fee.

What is the attendee cancellation policy?

Cancellations must be submitted in writing by email to melissa@acctinfo.org. All cancellations received by ACCT on or before January 17, 2022, are entitled to a refund, minus a $150.00 processing fee. Cancelling a paid registration in order to accept a complimentary or discounted registration is only allowed on or before January 17, 2022, and will be subject to the $150.00 processing fee. No refunds or credits will be given to registrants who cancel after January 17, 2022, or who fail to attend the Conference – absolutely no exceptions will be made for any reason, including illness, medical, family emergencies, or weather conditions. Substitutions for paid registrants may be made at any time. However, written notice is required, and for complete accuracy, must include all pertinent changes for the substituting attendee. Should a full refund for the registration fee be required to the original attendee’s credit card, then all required credit card information for substituting attendee must be provided in order for the new transaction to be processed at the same time. No payment changes will be accepted at a later date. Service Crew applicants please see application form for waivers and exceptions. Should ACCT be forced to cancel the event all registered attendees shall receive a full refund. Any exceptions to this policy must be approved by the ACCT Events Director and Executive Director.

Are scholarships available?

A limited number of scholarships are available on a first come, first serve basis.  These scholarships cover full registration fees only.  Scholarships do not cover lodging or travel. All applications and reference letters must be sent to ACCT Events Director, Melissa Webb by no later than October 8th, 2021. Persons that have previously received a scholarship are not eligible. Click here to submit a Scholarship application.

How do I become an on-site volunteer?

Click here to learn more about on-site volunteering as well as submit an application to be a Service Crew “Yellow Hat” Volunteer.

How do I learn more about becoming an exhibitor at the annual conference?

Click here to learn about Exhibiting at an ACCT Annual Conference.

What are some of the conference sponsorship opportunities?

Click here to see sponsorship opportunities. Click here for 2022 conference sponsorship opportunities. Have something in mind that isn’t listed? We are always open to exploring unique new conference partnerships! Contact ACCT Show Management at events@acctinfo.org.

Where can I register for the inspector certification exam (ICE) or see other upcoming testing opportunities?

See all ICE testing opportunities here.

What are the conference locations for future years?


Cleveland, OH
Host Hotel:  Hilton Cleveland Downtown
Conference Dates:  2/10 -2/13/22
Portland, OR
Host Hotel:  Hyatt Regency Portland at the Oregon Convention Center
Conference Dates:  2/9 -2/12/23

2021 Virtual Conference Content is available until January of 2022

When is the deadline to register?

You can register now and will still have access to all of the content until January of 2021. This link is for ACCT Member registration rates. If you are a non-member interested in registering for the virtual conference click here. Please contact events@acctinfo.org should you have any questions.

How do I get into the virtual conference if I registered for the event?

How do I navigate this virtual conference?

We’ve prepared an informative video for you to have a better understanding of how to get around the virtual event. https://acct.informz.net/acct/pages/virtual_conference_101

Who do I contact if I can't get into the virtual attendee hub?

Please contact ACCT Event Management by e-mail: events@acctinfo.org or via phone: 480.998.9770 ext. 270 for attendee or 480.998.9770 Ext: 280 for exhibitor sponsor questions.

I registered for a pre-conference session how do I access it?

Once you log into the virtual attendee hub you will be able to access all of the sessions that are part of your registration via the “All Sessions” tab by date.