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Join Us for ACA 2009
March 1 - March 4 in Philadelphia, PA
Whatever made you successful in the past won't in the future.
-- Lew Platt, Former CEO, Hewlett Packard
Understanding the forces that lead to innovation has never been more important than now! Join us and a
world-class roster of presenters and participants who will share powerful insights into
creativity and the understanding that comes from real-world drivers of innovation. With the world economy
in crisis, now more than ever, creative and innovative solutions are an absolute
necessity for growth and survival. It is only from creative minds that the new technologies, new industries,
and new paths to wealth can emerge.
Exploring Places, Crossing Boundaries, Breaking Through
Solving today's problems and anticipating the problems of the future requires both new ways of thinking and
new ways to apply that thinking. Join us in exploring the real-world dynamics of deliberate creativity that
drive great ideas -- from research
through strategy, tactics, and tools to implementation, crossing the boundaries of culture, industry, gender,
language, and breaking through old conventions with new ideas, inventions, and possibilities. This conference
is a must for anyone interested in creativity and innovation.
Business has only two basic functions: marketing and innovation.
-- Peter F. Drucker, Author
Conference Registration Rates
These conference registration rates include entrance to all general and concurrent sessions,
conference materials, the welcome reception, breakfasts, lunches, breaks with great snacks,
and the farewell dinner. For Conference Menus,
click here. Special registration rates are available for single day
registration and discount student registration.
- Early Bird Rate for ACA Members Only (through December 31st, 2008) -- $500
- General Registration for ACA Members (January 1st - March 2nd, 2009) -- $550
- General Registration for Non-Members (through March 2nd, 2009) -- $600
A piece of Philadelphia history, the Marriot Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown hotel
opened after a grand $75 million restoration, recapturing the grandeur of its 1926
origins and placing it among the premier hotels in Philadelphia. Catering to both business &
leisure travelers, this elegant historic Philadelphia hotel
is ideally located in the heart of Center City across from City Hall and within walking
distance of the Financial & Historic
Districts, Avenue of the Arts, and renowned restaurants & shopping. For more information,
The ACA conference attendee rate at the hotel is $149.00 (single or double) for
room reservations made on or before Monday, February 9th, 2009. Reservations should be made
by calling Marriott reservations at 1-800-321-2211 or 1-215-496-3200.
Space is limited so reserve your room as soon as you can.
Please note that ACA decided to move the location of the 2009 annual conference
to Philadelphia to make the event more affordable for participants during the current global economic
conditions. Due to this
plans, the proposal submission deadline was extended until December 1, 2008, and proposal acceptance
notifications were sent out in mid-December. Have questions? E-mail ACA Director of Conference Planning Jill Morris at
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