WHO WE ARE:
The ACCA is the ultimate gathering place for anyone interested in or involved with the LGBTQ+ content creation industry. The annual conference is an event for all LGBTQ+ media! This event is unique in that it strives to bring together publishers, editors, freelance writers, bloggers, influencers, advertising agencies, streaming services, and anyone else who works with LGBTQ+ content. We have an exciting conference program taking shape for you in the welcoming city of Cedar Rapids. Cedar Rapids is in the heart of Iowa's Creative Corridor, the home of two local Pride Festivals. And yes, there is an LGBTQ+ bar in Cedar Rapids — and a second one 25 minutes away in Iowa City.
THE ACCA'S MISSION:
For the past year the ACCA has been aiming to bring together active and aspiring LGBTQ+ content creators, publishers, editors and media professionals to grow and strengthen the LGBTQ+ content creation community and industry as a whole. To do this the inaugural ACCA will offer educational, informative and inspirational speakers encouraging attendees to think BIG!
With LGBTQ+ content creators and media professionals leading the way in innovative thinking and trends, it's important we stay on top of the changes in the content space. We are excited to continue to grow the mission of the Aequalitas Content Creators Association — with you.
WHO IS IT FOR:
We've taken special care to format the conference in a way that allows two full days of panels, sessions and activities specifically designed for those creating content — starting with the welcome reception!
ACTIVE & ASPIRING:
The ACCA Conference will feature speakers that will talk about the ins and outs of content creation, new technologies and industry trends. If you want to learn the best way to craft a story, we have you covered! If you are experienced, we know even the best content creators recognize things they need to improve on, and we're bringing the best content creators and industry pros to help you take things up a notch!
We are so excited to feature a diverse selection of speakers and panels sharing their expertise, analysis, and predictions for future content trends. This is going to be one of the most exciting focuses of the conference and you'll want to be there for it!
Our program includes some of the top movers and shakers in LGBTQ+ media today, and some of the brightest emerging voices, too. This is an unprecedented opportunity to network with your peers, learn something new, and have some fun at the same time.
The AAA 4-Diamond rated Hotel at Kirkwood Center is part of Kirkwood Community College where new chefs are trained for the hospitality program at the hotel. So it's no surprise the food is amazing!
The hotel has passed rigorous inspection protocols for their AAA 4-Diamond rating, and we will be operating the conference under the Linn County Public Health guidance.
We will require all attendees to provide proof of vaccination to attend this event (prior to or at check-in).
What is included
--- Attendance at the conference and conference functions listed on the schedule below (including food items and drinks when mentioned).
--- Airport transportation to/from the Conference Hotel and to the overflow hotel.
--- Transportation to/from off-site events.What is not included
--- Food and drinks not mentioned specifically in the program
--- Extended reservations past the contracted check out date
--- Added attendees that have not been registered and paid
--- Room Service charges
--- Bar tabs
--- Airfare to/from the conference.
--- Hotel room, but we have worked out a special ACCA rate of $136/per night at the AAA 4-Diamond Hotel at Kirkwood Center
(not including $2 CVB fee and 12% tax). Space is limited so book early or you might end up in the “overflow” hotel. Do not book through the hotel's generic site, instead use this LINK
that already has the special pricing built in.