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The 2006 North American Conference of the Association for Consumer Research

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The 2006 North American Conference of the Association for Consumer Research will be held at the Renaissance Orlando Resort at Seaworld in Orlando, Florida, from Thursday September 28 through Sunday October 1, 2006.

As in past years, the conference will provide a multi-topical forum for scholarly presentations, discussions, and collaborations on consumer behavior. However, the format of this year’s conference will be slightly different from previous years. The opening reception will take place on Thursday evening as usual. However, in a shift from previous ACR conferences, regular presentation sessions will take place only on Friday and Saturday, with Sunday being reserved for research meetings, informal discussion of sessions, etc. Please note Sunday is still an official scheduled conference day.

Additional specific information on submissions of special sessions, competitive papers, working papers, roundtables, and films is provided below.

As in the recent past, there will be five main forums for the presentation and discussion of research and scholarly thought.

Special Topic Sessions: provide opportunities for focused attention on cutting-edge and important topics. Successful sessions offer a coherent perspective on emerging substantive, theoretical, or methodological issues.

Competitive Paper Sessions: include papers that represent the completed work of their authors. The ACR conference co-chairs assign accepted papers to Conference sessions that reflect similar scholarly interests.

Working Paper Track: Participants typically present preliminary findings from the early stages of a research program. Authors distribute their papers and display their findings poster-style in a plenary session.

Roundtables: Encourage intensive participant discussion of consumer research topics and issues.

Film Festival: presents edited video recordings on topics related to consumer behavior. This year’s Film Festival theme is “Making an Impact.”


Submissions for competitive papers, working papers, roundtables, and special topic session proposals must be received no later than Friday March 17, 2006. Notification of acceptance in these four categories will be made by Friday July 14, 2006. The entry deadline for Film Festival submissions is Friday June 30, 2006. Notification of accepted films will be Monday July 31, 2006.

To give as many people as possible the opportunity to participate in ACR 2006, note the requirement that each ACR participant may present in Special Topic and/or Competitive Paper sessions no more than twice during the duration of the conference.

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