2017 ACCT Conference: The Search for Adventure


The 27th Annual International Association for Challenge Course Technology Conference & Expo will take place Feb. 2-5, 2017, at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa in Savannah, Ga. It will serve up a mix of workshops, certification courses, and trade show under the theme, “Search for Adventure.”

The staff of Adventure Park Insider at ACCT. L to R: Liz Mettler, Rick Kahl, Olivia Rowan and Sharon Walsh.

The conference opens with keynote speaker Jonathan Ronzio. An adventurist, international speaker, and entrepreneur, Ronzio is best known for directing and starring in the award-winning adventure philanthropy documentary, “Between the Peaks.”

Workshops will be offered in three tracks: Canopy/Zip Line Tours, Facilitation & Programming, and Industry & Business. Workshops will begin with pre-conference programming on Feb. 2, running throughout the conference, and following up with post-conference workshops on Sunday, Feb. 5.

ACCT will offer several certification courses as part of the pre- and post-conference activities. These include:
• OSHA 10 Hour Construction Course
• Petzl PPE Selection, Inspection, & Management:
Competent Person
• Wood Pole Inspection & Safety
• Commissioning: It’s Not an Inspection, It’s a Process
• Machine Operator Certification Course
• The Fundamentals of Rigging
• ACCT Inspector Certification Prep Course & Exam

Those interested in the ACCT Inspector Certification program are encouraged to visit www.acctcertifications.com to determine their certification eligibility.

Scholarships are available, and will cover conference registration fees and a pre-conference workshop. Those wishing to apply must demonstrate an intention for a continued career in the challenge course field, interest in projects that contribute to the challenge course industry above and beyond employment in the field, demonstrate a passion for the industry, and a need for financial assistance. Scholarship applications are available at www.acctconference.com.

The 2016 conference brought nearly 1,100 builders, educators, and challenge course, zip line, and adventure park operators to Lost Pines, Texas. The 2017 conference could exceed that figure.

Registration for the 2017 conference is available online at www.acctconference.com.

Visit the Adventure Park Insider team at booth #1015!


About Author

Sarah Borodaeff is the digital editor and project manager for Adventure Park Insider magazine. A professional ski bum and former zip guide, Sarah enjoys any excuse to talk about outdoor adventures.

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