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The key word 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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Future Meeting RFP Process

Request for Proposals for ACCESSE 2020

Submission date: May 4, 2018

Proposals will be reviewed and boiled down to a short list by the CESSE Meetings Management Team during the two weeks immediately following the submission date. Site visits will be scheduled and conducted in late summer or fall, with the goal of selecting a destination decision by September 2018.

CESSE uses the following criteria when evaluation and selecting a host destination:
  1. Direct flights from beltway cities where most CESSE members reside.
  2. Provided value-added opportunities which complement the learning at the conference, allow attendees to engage with the local scientific and engineering communities, and which foster shared experiences that further develop and reinforce the value of the CESSE network.
  3. At least meet the concessions outlined in the RFP
  4. Availability of preferred meeting dates
  5. Offered room rates under $200.00 US per night
  6. Use venues (no more than two meeting venues and two hotels) that are within proximity (less than two blocks) to one another, are easy to navigate and provide informal areas where attendees can connect with one another
  7. Destination costs do not exceed expected revenue
  8. Demonstrated partnership and good working relationships between the CVB and the hotels
  9. A variety of restaurants within walking distance of hotel/meeting facility
  10. Identified potential offsite venues, speakers and experiential learning resources which could be utilized for conference events
  11. Recently renovated (5 years for hotel and 5-7 years for convention center)
  12. Offered on-site volunteers to fulfill the roles such directional staff, dine around assistance, coordination of printed rosters, etc.
  13. Venues that are no more than one hour to/from the airport and offer various means of ground transportation

Request for Proposal Documents:

Please contact Liz Swanson, CESSE Meetings Manager, at liz@cesse.org with any questions that you may have regarding the ACCESSE20 and proposal submission process.