Annual Conference

Kick-off Day

Please note all times are in Mountain Time and are subject to change.You can find room assignments and session information in the Conference App. View our website for descriptions of our Session Types and for PDFs of this Attendee Guide.

Monday, October 16

The Pre-Conference activities from 1:30 - 4:00 PM are for CSR Practitioners Only.
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Pre-Conference Session – Block 1

Speaker:  Tes Cohen

Have you ever wondered what your purpose in life is? In this reflective session, go through a journey of self-discovery with a series of prompts to craft your unique life purpose and explore how to live out that purpose more fully. 

Speaker: Jennifer Forman

Beginning with materiality, we’ll explore how ESG programs and practices support overall business strategy and what steps lay the groundwork for managing a company’s impact on people and planet. We’ll touch on climate resilience, DE&I, human rights, data management, and the power of procurement.

2:30 – 3:00 PM
Pre-Conference Connection Activity
3:00 – 4:00 PM
Pre-Conference Session – Block 2

Speaker:  Tes Cohen

Burnout can impact your ability to be a rested leader. This dynamic workshop provides space to refresh your view of rest and re-energize yourself to participate in your respite actively. Show up as the leader you want to be, personally and professionally.

Speaker: Jennifer Forman

You’ll learn about rapidly evolving global ESG frameworks and regulations, right-sizing your sustainability report, and rethinking how we communicate about environmental and social programs. Expect to discuss emerging global regulation, policy advocacy, customer vs. employee perspectives, and supporting top-line revenue.

4:00 - 5:30 PM
Exhibit Hall Opening

Take advantage of this time to visit with our exhibitors, who all work with purpose-driven companies and have unique expertise in helping corporate social impact professionals meet their goals.

5:00 – 5:30 PM
Newcomers Reception

If this is your first ACCP Conference, we invite you to join us early for the Welcome Reception. You’ll be greeted at 5:00 pm by ACCP staff, ACCP Board Members, and fellow first-timers. It will be a great way to make a few connections before the main event begins!

5:30 – 7:00 PM
Welcome Reception

Generously hosted by our Lead Sponsor, Gilead Sciences.

On Monday evening, we invite you to join us for a Welcome Reception after checking in at the ACCP table anytime from 5:30 – 7:00 PM. Drinks and heavy appetizers will be provided. This is an opportunity to meet other Conference attendees, reconnect with colleagues and peers, and introduce yourself to the ACCP team.

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