Schedule at a Glance

Schedule at a Glance

We are excited to offer thought-provoking sessions and engaging networking experiences for you! Please check back for updates on the conference schedule, relevant STEM society discussion topics, and a lineup of thought leaders and presenters. 

Attendees can receive up to 8.25 CAE and 2 CMP credits for participating in the sessions.

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Wednesday, July 22

All times are listed in Eastern Time. 

10–11:15 am Keynote: Emotional Intelligence for Extraordinary Leadership

Steve Gutlzer Emotional IntelligenceView the ACCESSE20 keynote speakers
11:15–11:30 am Break
11:30–12:30 pm Emerging Marketing Trends to Fuel Member Engagement and Growth
  Data: Full of Changes, Full of Potential for Growing Membership andsusta Event Attendance
  How Experiential Design Uses a Million Tiny Touchpoints to Bring Event, Digital, Culture and Other Dream Experiences to Life 
CMP approved provider
12:30–1:30 pm Lunch
1:30–2:30 pm AI in Scholarly Publishing – From Potentially Disruptive to Progressive
  Developing High-Performance Leaders in Your Organization 
  Boldly Navigating through Economic Headwinds - Recession and Financial Implications of COVID-19
2:30–3 pm Break
3–3:55 pm Lessons Learned During a Global Pandemic Panel Discussion
4–5 pm Virtual Happy Hour Networking Events



Thursday, July 23

All times are listed in Eastern Time. 

10–11:15 am Keynote: Understanding the Importance of Allyship: How we can leverage young professionals to change our organizations from within.

Damita Snow Allyship keynote addressView the ACCESSE20 keynote speakersElena Gerstmann, PhD, FASAE, CAE Allyship keynote address
11:15–11:30 am Break
11:30–12:30 pm Care and Feeding of the Board of Directors: Tricks and Tips for Your Survival
  The 3 Pillars of a Good Website: UX, Search and Design
  Codes of Ethics for Members: What You Always Wanted to Know, But Were Afraid to Ask
12:30–1:30 pm Lunch
1:30–2:30 pm The Future of Sustainable Meetings - How Practical is it? 
CMP approved provider
  The Effect of the Pandemic on our Approach to Member Recruitment and Engagement Panel Discussion
  AIP TEAM-UP: What Organizations Can Do to Address Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Disparities in Your Field
2:30–2:45 pm Break
2:45–4:30 pm The Professional Journey to CEO: A Discussion on the Path to Landing the Top Job

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The keyword that comes up again and again at CESSE is trust. Our community members meet through our hallmark events and continue the conversations well beyond. Whether you are looking for a sounding board to help you work through a challenge, tips and advice on industry practices, or referrals to other people who have a solution you can use, CESSE is here to be, or become, your professional network of choice.

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