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August is heating up and so are the events at Accela! This month’s roundup brings an inside look at what you can expect at Accelarate 2023, who won our annual Accela NEHA Scholarships, current discussions on designing products for inclusion and accessibility, as well as some of the exciting collaborations happening within Accela User Groups.

Accelarate 2023 – Connected in Purpose

The Accelerate 2023 conference is quickly approaching, and it is a powerful chance to network with others in-person (say goodbye to Zoom screens!). The event will be filled with what you’ve come to expect from Accelarate, plus these new additions:

  • Extended Community Live interactive Q&A session with product experts
  • Enhanced Accela Experience Center, with sponsoring Partner booths too
  • Accelabration! – An evening event that celebrates our valuable customers

In case you missed it, here are the details:

September 24-27, 2023
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
National Harbor, Maryland

And back by popular demand, Accela U trainings will be offered during the 2023 conference. Join us for a half-day or full-day session, including hands-on, solution-specific and technical education training on the last day of the conference, September 27th.

We’ve also rounded up these e-learnings to help you prepare for Accela U:

Introducing the Recipients of Accela’s Scholarship for the NEHA 2023 Annual Educational Conference

Meet the winners of the Accela Scholarship for the NEHA 2023 AEC! This scholarship recognizes creative thinkers who offer smart solutions to an essay prompt covering innovation and best practices in environmental health. We are thrilled to be bringing these bright minds to this year’s AEC! Learn more about our winners and how Accela is showing up at the 2023 AEC.

Designing for Inclusion and Accessibility in Govtech: A Journey of Empathy and Collaboration

At Accela, we believe that designing for inclusion and accessibility is not just a professional duty; it is a social responsibility. Inclusive design ushers valuable insights leading to innovative solutions. Keep reading to learn about Nova Wehman-Brown’s experience with inclusion and accessibility and how she applies those experiences to her work at Accela.

Listening and Learning: How Accela User Groups Are Elevating Customer Success Accela

User Groups provide the opportunity for our customers to get the most out of their Accela investment and to network with like-minded colleagues. The collaborative nature and willingness to share in these groups spark conversations and problem solving. Check out what Accela User Groups are up to across the country and how to get involved.

Upcoming Trainings

Whether you’re an administrator, developer, business analyst, inspector, partner, or anything in between, we have courses available to help you do your job faster, better and more confidently.

Sign up early for the following training events! Space is limited.


Civic Platform Records and Mobile Administration

August 8-10

This course prepares you to build and maintain all facets of record type configuration within the Civic Platform.


EMSE Scripting Level 1

August 8-9

The EMSE Scripting Level 1 course is designed to help you learn the basics of EMSE scripting and understand the relationship between configuration and scripting.



Civic Platform User Experience Administration

August 15-16

This course prepares you to configure and maintain the user experience for the Civic Platform.



Accela Certified Professional Level 1 Test-Out

August 17

The ACP Level 1 Test-out option is available for Agency Administrators who meet the ACP Level 1 requirements.



Citizen Access Administration

August 22-23

Learn how to configure and maintain Citizen Access for your agency.



Ad Hoc Reports

August 24

This training provides participants with the skills and knowledge to use the Ad Hoc tool to prepare, manage and deploy low to medium level reports.



Writing Accela Reports in SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)

August 28-31

This course is an interactive introduction to writing reports in SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS).


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