Annual Conference

Speaking Information


The main goal of ACCP’s Corporate Citizenship Conference is to connect our attendees to new ideas and professional resources and challenge them to think differently about the work of citizenship.

In 2018, ACCP introduced The Corporate Citizenship Guide, a comprehensive body of knowledge for corporate citizenship professionals, designed to support our goal to be a career-long resource for individuals in the field. This foundational document captures the knowledge required to be a successful corporate citizenship professional today. The Conference content will be built around the components of The Guide.
In 2021 we are focusing on the following areas of the body of knowledge:

ACCP’s Request for Proposal process serves to identify speakers for the 2021 Conference, held both in-person and virtually. Conference attendees are CSR practitioners looking to learn from real-world experiences and bring back actionable takeaways. Speakers with first-hand CSR experience and direct knowledge of the field or a non-practitioner with a corporate co-presenter are preferred. Due to our limited capacity, we prefer submitted presentations have the flexibility to work in both in-person and virtual situations.

Speaking Opportunities

ACCP offers three types of educational sessions, outlined below, during Conference. Attendees do not sign up for sessions in advance, instead deciding day-of which sessions to attend. Our audience is eager to participate, so speakers should allow an ample amount of time for questions and discussion.

Plenary Session Information

We will offer two 60-minute Plenary Sessions in 2021. We are seeking panel presentations and workshops for 2021 sessions. 

Learning Lab (Breakout) Information

Learning Labs are 60-minute breakout sessions that happen throughout the Conference. The presentation format of Learning Labs is customizable, and speakers can choose to present in several formats: PowerPoint, panel, interactive workshops, or other approved formats.

The Keynote/General Session Information

Keynote/General Session speakers open and close each day of Conference. All Conference attendees make up the audience for the 60-minute sessions. We are seeking engaging and informative speakers that cater to all CSR practitioners regardless of experience, industry, or region.

COVID-19 Information

Due to current COVID-19 guidelines in place in Houston, and with member safety top of mind, we are opening registration to our in-person event with attendance limits in place, to allow for social distancing. Due to social distancing laws, speakers who are registered for the full Conference may be considered ahead of single-day speakers.

Speaker Preparation Timeline

(subject to change)

April 30: RFP submissions close
Early June: Selected speakers notified
June 30: Speaker agreement due
July 30: Session details finalized
November 3–4: Conference, Houston TX
December 7–9: Virtual Conference

Travel and Lodging

ACCP’s preference is that speakers fly in the evening before their speaking engagement. Lodging, airfare, and transportation may be negotiated on a speaker-by-speaker basis.

Honoraria and Fees

ACCP has a tradition of using educational conference sessions as a platform for innovation in the field of corporate responsibility. As ACCP is a nonprofit organization, we benefit from speakers who are willing to share their expertise without expectation of payment in the spirit of networking, a purpose for which ACCP was founded. Your participation helps educate and mentor participants while granting you valuable professional exposure. *Please note speakers with fees will still be considered. Please note ACCP is unable to give full Conference attendance tuition in exchange for speaking.

Rules of Engagement and Solicitation

Your participation in the ACCP Conference is greatly appreciated, and we know our conference community benefits from the inclusion of professionals working both in and with corporate citizenship. To ensure the best experience for all our attendees, we have a strict ‘no solicitation’ policy for all our attendees, speakers, and guests.

Book Signing

ACCP encourages speakers to bring books to sign, sell, and/or give away. Please take special note that ACCP is not responsible for this process. Upon request, ACCP will provide a table, but it will be the sole responsibility of the speaker to facilitate this opportunity.

Speaker Agreement

If selected, speakers must sign a speaker agreement provided electronically by ACCP and return it prior to the stated deadline. The speaker agreement includes preparation deadlines and more information on Conference participation. Marketing and website promotions can be discussed prior to agreement signing. Any possible legal issues will be addressed on a speaker-by-speaker basis, so please let us know if you have any concerns when you submit your RFP form.

RFP Submissions close:
April 30, 2021

Please email any questions and RFPs to

Thank you for your submission.