October 23-26, 2014
June Cotte, Ivey Business School
Stacy Wood, North Carolina State University
Conference email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are delighted to welcome you to the 2014 North American Conference of the Association for Consumer Research, to be held at the Hilton Baltimore, from Thursday, October 23 through Sunday, October 26. The conference theme is Back to Fun. It is inspired by a desire to recognize the fun that is inherent in being a consumer behavior scholar and, especially, in being a part of this community. To that end, we will focus on research that inspires passion in its pursuers and field-building sessions that help protect that passion (or re-kindle it) for professors at all career stages. We will embrace the paradox that when we have fun and don’t take ourselves too seriously, we have a better chance at doing seriously rigorous and seriously interesting research.
Baltimore is an eclectic and charming waterfront city. The Hilton Baltimore is across the street from Camden Yards—the award-winning home of the Baltimore Orioles—and just one block off of Baltimore’s famous Inner Harbor that features the National Aquarium, Port Discovery Museum, Chessie (sea monster) paddle-boat and speed-boat rentals, historic parks, street performers, and a bevy of restaurants and bars. Baltimore is served by an international airport (BWI), but is also only a one-hour drive from Washington Dulles International airport (IAD) for those traveling internationally. In other words, Baltimore is fun.
The main events of the conference include:
IMPORTANT CONFERENCE DATES & DEADLINES
Friday, April 25th, 2014, before midnight Central Standard Time (CST): Deadline for Film Festival submissions. Please note that starting with the 2015 ACR Conference, filmmakers should likely plan on an earlier submission deadline, to align with the rest of the conference submissions.
Early July 2014: Notification of acceptance of all entries.
Friday, July 25, 2014, before midnight CST: Submission deadline for revised entries for publication in the Proceedings.
Early August 2014:Preliminary program posted on ACR website.
Mid-August 2014: Conference registration (as well as registration for Doctoral Symposium, ACR Workshops, Mentorship Sessions, and social events) begins on the conference website (see ACR website athttp://www.acrweb.org/acr/public/index.aspx).
Monday, September 1, 2014, before midnight CST: Submission deadline for trailers of accepted films.