Each year ACRA presents a dynamic and multifaceted convention to bring together CRM practitioners and those in related fields. Our annual meeting is a prime venue to exchange ideas and meet new colleagues. It is through member participation that our conference program can expand each year, bringing new ideas and evoking teamwork as we strive to make our industry stronger. Our 24th annual conference will be held at the Netherland Plaza Hilton Hotel in Cincinnati, Ohio, from September 6‒9, 2018. This year’s conference theme—Local Voices, National Trends: Heritage Transforming Communities—highlights Cincinnati’s place as a national leader in historic preservation at the local level and places a focus on Section 106 and CRM bringing local voices into the federal process.
The Call for Sessions has passed, and a draft schedule can be downloaded here. Hotel rooms can now be reserved for the discounted hotel rate of $129.00/night! Click here to book online, or call 800-678-8946 and use the code “ACRA” to get the special conference room price.
Conference registration is now open! Early bird conference registration is available until July 15th 2018, and firms will receive a registration discount on firm registrations after the first one. For those needing a paper registration form, one can be downloaded here. Register today to reserve the lowest rates!
Please feel free to download and disseminate our Save the Date flyer at CRM events to encourage new attendees at the conference!
If you have questions about conference planning or would like to get involved, please contact Conference Committee Chair Kerri Barile.
More details on planned sessions and events for Cincinnati will be available by May. In the meantime, our 2017 conference provides a good guide to the types of events and programming we offer. Last year's conference in Philadelphia had an attendance of over 170 CRM practitioners, experts, business-owners, managers, students, and people in associated industries! ACRA's 2017 Conference was held at The Warwick Hotel in beautiful Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the theme was Continental Congress to Capitol Hill—Sustaining a Strong CRM Industry, reflecting the significant historical roots of our host city and the importance of our field. Take a look at last year's conference pictures and put this on your calendar today!