Ascendant CSS 2019 Miami Conference Registration & RSVP

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If you have not done so, you are also encouraged to sign up for our Office Hours, which offer the opportunity for a one-on-one consultation with one of our subject matter experts. A few slots are still available, click here to register.

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Conference Portal

As a reminder, please log into the conference portal, which will allow you to receive all conference material, information, and updates to the agenda, speakers and special events. This portal can be easily accessed on your laptop, phone, or tablet. To login, follow the instructions below:

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  2. Click “Sign In”
  3. Click “New User? Sign In Here.
  4. Enter your company email address. If you have multiple addresses, please use the one this email was sent to.
  5. Click Sign In.
  6. A system-generated email will be sent with a secure link that will allow you to enter ACM and establish a password. We only support Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, so if either of these browsers are not your default, you will need to copy and paste the secure link into the browser.

For existing ACM subscribers, you will find access to the conference portal in your current subscription. Or, if you have attended an Ascendant conference in the past and signed in to the portal, you have full access to the conference by logging in with your user name and password.

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