2020 Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Contact ACR? 
  • Please email all program-related queries to: acrparis2020@gmail.com     
  • Please email all administrative questions, such as those regarding submissions, hotel, payment, registration, dietary restrictions, cancellation issues and special needs to: acr@acrwebsite.org
ACR Mailing Address:
           Rajiv Vaidyanathan, Executive Director
           Association for Consumer Research
           115 Chester Park, 30 West College Street
    Duluth, MN 55812

How do I login?

As of January 2018, ACR has begun using a new conference submission system, which is NOT linked to your ACR membership account. If you have not created a new account and password for this conference submission system you must create one before proceeding.  
If you have forgotten your login or password, click the link provided on the login page and follow the instructions to have your login information emailed to you. 

All authors must adhere to the following honor code:

ACR endorses ethical standards for research conduct.
  • At the time of submission, you will be asked a) to indicate whether your research received an approval or a waiver from your Institutional Review Board (IRB), and b) if it did not, to explain why no such waiver or approval was obtained. At the time of submission, you will also be asked to make the following pledges: 1) that the research paper, session, or poster represents accurately the data that you collected for this research project, 2) that the research submitted to the conference is your own original work, and 3) that you understand that the research submitted may be run through anti-plagiarism software.
  • A particular paper may only be submitted to one track.


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.

Attendees are encouraged to immediately report instances of harassment during the conference to the ACR Executive Director, Rajiv Vaidyanathan (rvaidyan@d.umn.edu; (218-393-9626) and to the conference co-chairs of the current event, either in person or by leaving a message for them at the Registration Desk. 

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.

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Becoming an Association for Consumer Research member is simple. Membership in ACR is relatively inexpensive, but brings significant benefits to its members.