ACR 2020 conference registration

If you have a current or an expired ACR membership, please log in here before registering for the ACR conference.

  • Non-member conference fees include a one-year ACR membership.
  • Expired memberships will be automatically renewed for one year with your non-member registration.

All costs are quoted in U.S. Dollars. The fee is all-inclusive.

ACR Member $59
[Non-member including membership fee: $154]
Student/Retired ACR Member $25
[Student/Retired non-member including membership fee: $65]
Doctoral Symposium Registration $15
[Doctoral Symposium registration deadline is 9/17/2020]
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Recording and Sharing Policy:*

ACR Conferences provide a forum for scholars to share unpublished work in progress that has not yet received the full scrutiny of a journal review process. Taking photos of slides or otherwise recording, duplicating, or sharing voice or visual content requires the explicit and advance permission of the presenter.

  I acknowledge ACR’s recording and sharing policy.
Attendance Preferences:

To help us best plan the conference, please let us know whether you plan to participate in the following events (all events listed below are included in the conference registration fee):

Thursday, October 1, 2020 | Early Career Workshop

Please submit questions for the panelists here.

Knowledge Forums :

Deadline for registering knowledge forum interest is September 29, although most sessions allow for day of drop-in for conference attendees.

Friday, October 2 | Knowledge Forums - 12:00-1:15pm EDT USA

Consumer research often fails to have broad impact. We propose a framework that identifies potential reasons (implicit boundaries) and solutions (boundary-breaking opportunities); we illustrate this framework with an example; we discuss additional reasons, solutions, and examples in small groups moderated by the organizers; we summarize these discussions in plenary.
This interactive session will bring together researchers representing various paradigms, methods, and approaches to studying maladaptive consumption, and ACR attendees interested in investigating the topic. We will assess the main questions studied in the literature, in order to identify issues that have received less attention and develop cross-paradigmatic collaborations.
Consumer engagement in politics can be direct (e.g., political donations, campaign merchandise purchases) or indirect (e.g., politicized consumption, policy advocacy). This forum brings together thought leaders from CP, CCT and Strategy to identify these behaviors, integrate extant knowledge, and envision a path forward for this promising but underexplored research domain.

Saturday, October 3 | Knowledge Forums - 9:30-10:45am EDT USA

This roundtable brings together a diverse group of senior academics to offer guidance to early-career researchers who are interested in studying technology in consumer research. Discussants will talk about theoretical, methodological, empirical and substantive (e.g., publication process, career management) challenges in this research area.
This tutorial will address practical aspects of planning and executing field experiments. We will use examples of successful and failed research projects to illustrate a toolkit for field experiments. We will then engage in a facilitated discussion of ways to apply the toolkit to participants’ research questions.
The global health landscape has been changing rapidly. This has created the need for a new, integrated perspective on consumer-relevant health topics through the lens of psychology, marketing and economics. This roundtable will discuss emerging topics, methodological approaches, and future directions on consumer health and medical decision-making.
This roundtable aims at providing a platform for discussing strategies for knowledge dissemination pertaining to consumer research, in particular consumer culture theoretics and transformative consumer research, for better policy-making concerning governance of consumption-related issues in relation to social and environmental sustainability.

Saturday, October 3 | Knowledge Forums - 11:00-12:15am EDT USA

The goal of the forum is to explore the factors that have made ACR culturally successful but ultimately vulnerable. Tiffany White will moderate six scholars and an active audience to discuss ACR’s unique research culture, and the impact on that culture of publication norms, successful collaborations, global heterogeneity, and the demands from university promotion systems.
Should we all stop collecting data on Amazon’s Mechanical Turk? It is rife with problems including non-naivety, bot-panics, fraudulent responses, and bored workers. This knowledge forum provides some fun exercises to help researchers, old and new, wean themselves from their M-Turk habit, and consider some alternatives data collection methods.
This interactive knowledge forum focuses on financially vulnerable consumer segments frequently excluded from financial decision-making research (e.g., low-income consumers, unbanked or underbanked, credit invisibles). Participants will discuss how consumer researchers can enhance theories, models, and participant samples to be more inclusive of financially vulnerable consumers and improve their financial well-being.
What can we discover by applying linguistic methods to consumer research? This Knowledge Forum introduces and discusses the multifaceted opportunities of applying linguistic research methods to explore language in the marketplace, and employs a hands-on workshop approach to sprout novel research ideas that use multiple methods of linguistic inquiry.
Virtual Happy Hours:

Virtual Happy Hours will take place daily at 7:00 pm in three time zones: USA (New York - EDT), Europe (Paris), Asia/Australia (Sydney)

Thursday, October 1, 2020 | Virtual Opening Reception

USA (7:00 pm EDT USA)
Europe (7:00 pm Paris)
Asia/Australia (7:00 pm Sydney)

Friday, October 2, 2020 | Virtual Happy Hour Reception

USA (7:00 pm EDT USA)
Europe (7:00 pm Paris)
Asia/Australia (7:00 pm Sydney)

Saturday, October 3, 2020 | Virtual Closing Night Reception

USA (7:00 pm EDT USA)
Europe (7:00 pm Paris)
Asia/Australia (7:00 pm Sydney)
Proceedings Format:

How would you like to receive the ACR 2020 Conference Proceedings?

Shipping rates: United States: $10, Canada: $40, Mexico: $50, Europe/South America: $60, Asia/Middle East/Africa/Australia: $70

PLEASE verify your full mailing address on your web account soon after the conference. The Proceedings will be mailed to the address in your profile. Copies returned as undeliverable will be reshipped for a fee.

ACR Commitment to Conference Safety and Inclusiveness

ACR reminds our members, participants, and stakeholders: Our conferences are convened for the purposes of sharing research, developing knowledge, and promoting career development for all. The harassment of others, especially those where an asymmetry of power exists (such as junior colleagues, doctoral students, or conference staff), undermines the principles of scholarship at the heart of our activities and is inconsistent with our ideals. Consequently, harassment is considered by ACR to be a serious form of professional misconduct.

The following policy statement outlines expectations for all those who attend or participate in ACR conferences. These are existing norms and standards that reflect our shared goals of mutual respect in knowledge creation within a diverse community.

All participants at ACR conferences are expected to:

  • Follow the norms of professional respect that are necessary to promote the conditions for free academic interchange.
  • Be proactive to speak up to stop harassment of others, if witnessed.
  • Alert conference personnel if you see an occurrence of harassment, especially where asymmetries of power exist (e.g., where the harassed participant is not in an easy position to protect themselves).

Unacceptable Behavior:*

Behaviors considered unacceptable can include a single intense and severe act or multiple persistent or pervasive acts that are demeaning, abusive, offensive, or create a hostile professional or workplace environment. Harassment may include unwanted sexual solicitation, physical advance, or verbal or non-verbal conduct that is sexual in nature; it may also include threatening, intimidating, or hostile acts; circulation of written or graphic material that denigrates or shows hostility toward an individual or group; epithets, slurs, or negative stereotyping based on group identity.

A central email and phone number (+1 218-209-2313) has been set up with the Ombuds-team monitoring the email, phone calls, and texts during the conference.

To ensure a safe space at our conference, ACR does not accept registrations from individuals who have been found guilty of workplace harassment.

ACR may take any action to address those who violate our principles. Penalties may include verbal warning, ejection from the meeting without refund or other measures ACR deems appropriate. Retaliation for complaints of inappropriate conduct will not be tolerated. Notifying the ACR does not constitute or replace a notification to local law enforcement and all violations of the law should be reported to local law enforcement.

  I agree to abide by ACR’s Standard of Conduct while participating in the ACR 2020 Conference.
  I have not been found guilty of workplace harassment by any institution.

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Refund Policy:

Due to the unique and virtual nature of the conference which gives you unlimited access to the conference over an extended period, there are no refunds this year.

Please send an e-mail to to request a hard copy of the registration form if you are unable to register online.

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