Accelarate 2020 - Accela's Virtual Conference & Training

Calling all govtech leaders reimagining the future of government.  


At Accelarate 2020, we will be talking about key themes we feel are the foundation of reimagining government success into the future:  

  • Transformation – the ability of government to adapt quickly and digitally execute
  • Trust – how public-private partnerships are here to stay and needed to continue bolstering government:citizen engagement and satisfaction
  • Technology – the power of the cloud to speed rapid implementation and deliver data and information to influence decisions
  • Our Customers – civic champions who, throughout this pandemic and before, have been called on to pivot in inspirational and impactful ways

Accelarate 2020 will be a 100% virtual conference and training event hosted October 5-9 on an online platform that enables the delivery of rich and engaging content, experiences and discussion. It will continue to be a hub to connect in meaningful ways with Accela leadership and product experts.

When you come, you’re going to be inspired by the creativity that other cities are using to get the best out of Accela.”

-Onome Eghagha, Business Process Lead, City of Barrie

Conference Agenda

Monday Oct. 5


Tuesday Oct. 6
Conference; Mainstage and Breakout Sessions; Exhibit Hall, Accela Experience Center and Partner Pavilion


Wednesday Oct. 7
Conference; Mainstage and Breakout Sessions; Exhibit Hall, Accela Experience Center and Partner Pavilion; Awards Party and Happy Hour


Thursday Oct. 8


Friday Oct. 5

Interested in Being an Accelarate 2020 Sponsor? 

If you are an Accela Technology Alliance Partner, Certified Services Partner, or Value Added Reseller, we hope you’ll join us at Accelarate. Partnerships are essential to not only elevating citizen services, but to making Accelarate thrive! Email us today at to discuss sponsorship packages that will help get your company representatives and brand in front of hundreds of Accela customers and govtech decision-makers.


It’s a perfect opportunity for networking. You meet so many professionals from other cities and counties. It’s an opportunity for everyone to come under one roof, which is awesome.”

-Joe Payyapilly, Sr. Application Programmer/Analyst, Maricopa County

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Accelarate starts on October 5, 2020

Call for Presentations

The Call for Presentations for Accelarate 2020 is now open!


This year’s Accelarate will be fully virtual and we’re looking for fantastic content to share with what we expect to be a larger-than-ever audience. The event will feature two days (Oct. 6th and 7th) of Accelarate programming such as general session keynotes, breakout sessions, networking, polling, surveys, chat rooms and of course, the Accela Experience Center (AEC). In addition, we will also be offering three days (Oct. 5th, 8th, 9th) of online training which consist of a variety of trainings for both admin and general Accela users.


You are invited to submit ideas to present during one of our breakout sessions. These will be pre-recorded sessions about innovative ways you leveraged Accela solutions to address an internal process, navigate a regulatory challenge, or improve the citizen experience in your community.


Topics to focus on include:

  • Citizen Engagement
  • Data and Analytics
  • Using the Civic Platform for COVID-19 Response
  • Cloud Readiness and Migration from On-prem
  • Accela Tips, Tricks and Best Practices


Have an idea but not sure where it fits in? Learn more about what we’re looking for and submit your idea anyway; we can help find a great place to fit the topic.


Selected presenters will receive one complimentary* conference pass to Accelarate 2020 per accepted proposal. We look forward to reading your submissions. Reminder, the deadline is July 17th, so submit your idea today!

[On The Blog] We’re Taking Accelarate 2020 Virtual and Welcoming All Govtech Leaders

The year 2020 is nothing if not an opportunity for companies to think, innovate and deliver products and services differently. Accela has been reimagining how we can connect the influencers and doers in our industry with the needed technology solutions and partnerships that have the ability to buoy our communities, address citizen demands and position governments as leaders in creating the change and guidance we need. For the last several years, our annual industry-leading conference and training event, Accelaratehas served as a hub for our customers and partners to connect in meaningful ways with Accela leadership and product experts. Accelarate 2020 will be no different in that regard, however, I am very pleased to announce that this year we’re taking it a step further and broadening the reach, the audience and the impact. Read our new blog to find out how.