ACA International’s 2021 Annual Convention & Expo is back as a live in-person event July 28-30 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
The annual convention will feature education and business solutions as well as important accounts receivable management (ARM) industry updates. There will be fun activities too, including an awards breakfast and keynote, the Dinner with Strangers event as well as a Topgolf outing hosted by ACA’s Political Action Committee.
“Our team is excited to connect industry professionals for our annual convention,” said ACA CEO Mark Neeb. “Caesars Palace in Las Vegas will be a hub for learning, networking, vendor exhibits and much more, and it will signify the importance of being together again and looking ahead to the industry’s future.”
ACA has an exciting lineup of main stage presentations, which will showcase tips to reinvigorate your leadership skills and achieve work-life balance as well as important updates on how ACA is helping members succeed.
Kicking off the main stage presentations, Dick Vermeil will captivate the audience with behind-the-scenes stories and inspiring life lessons as he discusses the common-sense leadership principles that he learned and continually refined over his 15 seasons as an NFL head coach. Vermeil’s presentation, “Seven Common-Sense Principles of Leadership from Coach Dick Vermeil,” is at 3:30 p.m. PDT Wednesday, July 28.
The following afternoon, ACA leadership and special guest speakers will take the stage for the special in-person ACA Huddle at 3:45 p.m. PDT.
Meet ACA’s advocacy and compliance teams in person and ask your burning questions in a lively discussion moderated by ACA board member Rick Perr, co-managing counsel at Kaufman Dolowich Voluck LLP. The panel includes Leah Dempsey, ACA’s vice president and senior counsel of federal advocacy, Andrew Madden, ACA’s vice president of state unit and government affairs, Issa Moe, ACA’s general counsel, Colin Winkler, ACA’s corporate counsel, Travis Johnson, principal at 1607 Strategies, and Mark Brennan, partner at Hogan Lovells in Washington, D.C.
On Friday, July 30, Keynote Amy Vetter will present “Business, Balance and Bliss: How B3 Method Can Transform Your Life.” Vetter’s presentation will help attendees gain the inspiration and tools to create a sense of work-life harmony, cultivate greater human connection with your customers, teams and colleagues, and practice mindfulness at work—both online and offline—for greater focus and productivity.
ACA also curated an extensive education lineup with sessions ranging from legal and compliance topics to operations and networking skills for the accounts receivable management industry.
Other featured events at the convention will include the welcome reception, Expo 2021, Innovation Stage, Blueprint Quality Management System workshop, a Women in Collections reception and meet-ups for young professionals and first-time attendees of the event.
ACA’s Convention will close with a celebration for 2021/22 President Kevin Baich. Emceed by Past President Roger Weiss, the night will begin with a reception and dinner, installation of officers on ACA’s Board of Directors and Baich’s vision for his year as president. Magician Murray Sawchuck from America’s Got Talent will perform.
Visit ACA’s 2021 Convention & Expo website for all the details and share your excitement and experience during the event on social media using #ACAConv21.