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Four Points Sheraton Hotel, Schiller Park IL (next to O’Hare)

September 16 & 17, 2008


A forum for organizations and institutions to come together to discuss ways to collaborate on matters of common interest


Transform Conversation to Action

Expect to contribute ideas, find synergy with others, and come out with a collective plan for action.


Imagine the possibilities

Develop new alliances to benefit the experiential/adventure world in the areas of public policy and the research we need to show that our programs and methodologies are effective.


Join the Conversation

None of us is as strong as all of us—we know this and teach it on a daily basis. It’s time for us to live it.


Why are we doing this? To develop new alliances to benefit the experiential/adventure world


The experiential world’s issues are complex and difficult for a single organization to tackle. However, by working together, our achievements will be greater than our individual efforts. Imagine how many people we represent when you consider our collective staffs plus the numbers of participants whose lives we have touched. We all work on our own issues, in our own ways, but this is a time to imagine what we can accomplish together and how we can build our collective influence to sustain and expand our programs.

Summit participants will come up with strategies to transform conversation to action. Expect to contribute ideas, find synergy with others, and come out with a collective plan to move us forward. We can make a difference in our world in ways that will draw attention to the benefits of experiential and adventure programming and expand our influence. We will identify the unique assets of each organization and institution present and how they can best contribute to this whole, as well as places where those who cannot be present can join in afterwards.

Take a leadership role in building a better world. Participate in collaborative crafting of principles, guidelines, and actions to create an agenda to move forward.


Come to the Summit!



Tuesday, September 16                          Wednesday, September 17

1:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Meeting                   7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m. Breakfast

6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Cash Bar                  8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Meeting

7:00 p.m. Dinner                                    12:00 p.m. Meeting adjourns



Site and Lodging Information

The site for the meeting is the Four Points Sheraton Hotel, adjacent to O’Hare Airport (847-671-6000). Hotel reservations must be made directly with the hotel. A room rate of $125 plus taxes is available to meeting attendees only until September 2, 2008. Rooms reserved after that date will be at a higher rate. Reservations may be made by calling 847-671-6000 and tell them you are attending the ACCT meeting or visiting



Dinner on Tuesday night and breakfast on Wednesday morning will be provided to participants. Other meals are on your own.


Travel and Ground Transportation

• O’Hare airport is the closest airport to the site. There is free shuttle service to the hotel.

• For those flying into Midway Airport, a fee based shuttle goes from Midway to O’Hare, then you can get the free shuttle to the hotel.

• For those driving, the hotel is located at 10249 West Irving Park Road, Schiller Park, Illinois, at the corner of Irving Park and Mannheim Roads.



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