Annual Conference


ACCP’s 2023 Annual Conference will focus on driving corporate social impact work forward through change, thinking creatively and collaboratively, and leaving attendees feeling inspired and energized to tackle the post-COVID landscape. Demands on CSR & ESG professionals continue to increase as corporate purpose remains a high priority for employees, consumers, and investors. Yet, many practitioners are being asked to do more with less while responding to changing needs and increased responsibilities.

This year’s Conference promises an inspiring experience that will encourage practitioners to view this moment of change as an opportunity to learn new and unique approaches, better support the community at large, integrate with more areas of the business and move the work forward in positive ways. We’ll stimulate creative thinking, elevate innovative practices, share thought-provoking ideas and strategies, and foster peer sharing to further advance knowledge and effectiveness in the corporate social impact profession.

Join us as we embrace this moment and propel purpose.


Times and session blocks are subject to change


Monday, October 16
1:30–2:30 PMPre-Conference Sessions:
Block 1
2:30-3:00 PM

Connection Activity

3:00-4:00 PMPre-Conference Sessions:
Block 2
5:00–5:30 PMNewcomers Reception
5:30–7:00 PMKick-Off Reception

Day 1

Tuesday, October 17
7:30–8:30 AMBreakfast
8:30–9:45 AMOpening General Session
9:45–10:15 AMRefreshments in the Exhibit Hall
10:15 – 11:45 AMWorkshops
11:45 – 12:00 PMBreak
12:00 – 12:30 PMSpark Sessions & Fireside Chats
12:30 – 2:00 PMContinuing the Conversation Lunch
2:00 – 2:15 PMBreak
2:15 – 3:15 PMLearning Labs
3:15 – 4:00 PMRefreshments in the Exhibit Hall
4:00 – 4:30 PMSpark Sessions & Fireside Chats
4:30 – 5:30 PMPlenary Sessions
6:00 – 7:30 PM​Evening Reception
7:30 – 8:30 PM​Community Dinners

Day 2

Wednesday, October 18
7:15–8:15 AMBreakfast
8:15–9:15 AMPlenary Sessions
9:15–9:30 AMBreak
9:30–10:30 AMCSR Marketplace LIVE Learning Labs
10:30–11:00 AMRefreshments & Exhibits​
11:00 – 12:00 PMLearning Labs
12:00 – 1:00 PMLunch
1:00 – 1:45 PMMember Groups and Topical Discussions
1:45 – 2:00 PMBreak
2:00 – 2:30 PMSpark Sessions & Fireside Chats
2:30 – 3:00 PMRefreshments & Exhibits​
3:00 – 4:30 PMWorkshops
4:30 -4:40 PMBreak
4:40 -5:30 PMClosing General Session
Pre-conference program will offer professional development learning opportunities focused on soft-skills growth for CSR and ESG professionals.

Session Types

General Sessions

General Sessions will bring together all participants and be led by notable individual speakers on topics broadly applicable to corporate social impact professionals. These sessions will challenge ways of thinking, drive inspiration, and provide best practices.

Plenary Sessions

Our plenary sessions will focus on current corporate social impact topics of interest through a panel discussion featuring multiple viewpoints and approaches from either differing industries, size of organization, or by stakeholder groups. There will be two blocks of plenaries offering a choice to participants on the topic most relevant to them.


Aligned with ACCP’s content priority areas, workshops are an opportunity for presenters to provide an interactive experience for Conference attendees. These sessions will include a range of hands-on activities, through workbooks or guides, personal plans, assessments, small group discussions, or mini on-site projects. 

Learning Labs

Learning labs are presentations that take attendees on a deep dive through a real-world example or case study into program elements or recent CSR/ESG trends.

Spark Sessions

Spark sessions will share multiple case studies around a central topic to showcase various methods of delivery and perspectives. Each case study is approximately 10 minutes in length and will be presented consecutively in a lightning round format. 

Fireside Chats

Fireside chats are conversations conducted interview-style to delve into various career journeys of mid-to-senior level CSR professionals. 


Embrace The Moment
Propel Purpose
Join us in Denver for our 2023 Conference

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