"Since 1953, the American Council on Consumer Interests, ACCI, has been a leading membership organization for academicians and other professionals involved in consumer and family economics.
The mission of ACCI is to enhance consumer and family economic well-being."
"The Association for Consumer Research (ACR) was founded in 1969 by a small group of consumer behavior researchers whose informal meeting at the Ohio State University led to the vision of a yearly conference devoted to the study of consumer behavior. Today, ACR’s mission is to advance consumer research and facilitate the exchange of scholarly information "
"Focusing on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner, and community leader, members develop skills for life through character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation."
"The organization provides an opportunity for group expression and group action to deal with the problems of importance to family and consumer sciences. It provides the opportunity for an exchange of ideas and materials as well as a sharing of expectations for the profession."