SAN LUIS OBISPO — Conference and event organizers now have the added assurance that Cal Conference & Event Planning (CEP) is One-Stop Shop Certified.

The recently awarded certification confirms that CEP meeting planners will have one point of contact for all services, one all-encompassing contract and one itemized bill at the conclusion of the event or conference.

The certification is provided through the Association of Collegiate Conference and Event Directors-International (ACCED-I). ACCED-I is the only professional association dedicated to collegiate conferences and events. It is valid for five years, with self-certification required every year.

CEP hosts more than 125 conferences and events at Cal Poly each year, offering facilities and conference services to university departments and external organizations.

Services include coordination of indoor and outdoor facilities, reservations, food and beverage, registration and reporting, event staffing and many other functions. CEP can accommodate groups from 50-500 attendees for events spanning 1-10 days, including recurring events.

About Cal Poly Conference & Event Planning

Cal Poly Conference & Event Planning, a commercial service of the Cal Poly Corporation, offers a wide variety of facilities and conference services. It serves university departments as well as external organizations, professional associations and agencies. It also provides campus housing accommodations during the summer. For more information, visit

About Cal Poly Corporation

Cal Poly Corporation is the non-profit auxiliary organization to Cal Poly, providing self-supporting, innovative, and high-quality services to the university and assisting the institution in achieving its educational mission. For additional information, visit or call 805-756-1451.

About Cal Poly

Founded in 1901 and part of the renowned California State University system since 1960, Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive polytechnic public university located in San Luis Obispo, Calif. Known for its Learn by Doing approach, small class sizes and open access to expert faculty, Cal Poly is a distinctive learning community whose 21,000 academically motivated students enjoy an unrivaled hands-on educational experience that prepares them to lead successful personal and professional lives. For more information, visit

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