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Exhibitor Information

Monday, August 20 | 12:00pm CT - Expo Hall Sales Open

Friday, October 19 | 8:00am - Exhibitor Load-in

Friday, October 19 | 4:15pm - 5:15pm - Partner Meeting & Training

Saturday, October 20 | 10:30am - 12:30pm : Expo Hall Grand Opening

Saturday, October 20 | 4:45pm - 6:45pm : Expo Hall Networking

Sunday, October 21 | 7:30am - 9:00am : Breakfast in Expo Hall

Sunday, October 21 |2:00pm - 3:45pm : Expo Hall Networking

Sunday, October 21 | 3:45pm - 9:00pm : Exhibitor Tear-down

Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista

1751 Hotel Plaza Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Hotel Accommodations: Event Room Rates start at $179 per night. Please book your rooms online through the AACS Event portal or contact the hotel directly at 800.782.4414. Please make sure you mention you are a part of AACS so you reflect on our room block. Deadline for the AACS Room Rate is October 3, 2018.

Don’t fall victim to a scam. Neither the hotel nor a third-party organizer will contact you to book your hotel room.

Who attends: School owners, directors, managers, and marketing/admissions, and financial aid and compliance professionals.

Why they attend: School owners are looking to maximize their educational experience through Government Relations updates and collaboration, school to school networking and panel discussions. and educational breakout sessions.

What to expect:

  • Annual Meeting of the Membership
  • Expo Hall Activities to Drive Traffic to your booth
  • GRC Silent Auction
  • Partner/Attendee Private Meetings
  •  Interactive Networking Activities
  • 2018 Board of Directors Election and By-laws Vote
  • Annual Owner’s-only Dinner
  • Regional CEA Educator Program
  • The latest news from Washington, D.C. and your GRC Committee

Booths are currently available to AACS Partners/Sponsors, and will open to all Members Monday, August 20th at 12:00pm CT. Please use the form on the bottom of this page to purchase your booth and/or additional name badges.

To view the floorplan prior to any booth assignments, please click the diagram below. Please note: The floorplan will change as Partners select their booths.

10’x10′ booth and 6′ tabletop includes two (2) participant badges. Exhibitor badges allow for full access to the AACS Annual Convention & Expo (including all Sessions, Meals, and Activities).

Additional badges can be purchased at a discounted exhibitor price of $275.00.

Note: Due to the security standards set forth by Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista and AACS, we need a complete list of all persons attending. Please ensure ALL names are listed on the form below. NO ONE will be admitted without a valid name badge.


Member Pricing
10′ x 10′ : $2,050
10′ x 20′ : $4,140
10′ x 30′ : $5,940
10′ x 40′ : $7,740
6′ Tabletop: $1,500
Corner Premium : $175

Non-member Pricing
10 x 10 : $2,380
10 x 20 : $4,842
10 x 30 : $6,990
Corner Premium : $210

Friday, October 19

Load-in / Set-up | 8:00am – 5:00pm
Partner Meeting | 4:15pm – 5:15pm
Regiception | 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Owners-only Dinner | 7:30pm – 9:45pm Partners can attend with the sponsorship of a table.

Saturday, October 20

Expo Hall Grand Opening | 10:30am – 12:30pm  
Expo Hall Networking | 4:45pm – 6:45pm 

Sunday, October 21

Expo Hall Breakfast | 7:30am – 9:00am 
Expo Hall Networking | 2:00pm – 3:45pm
Tear-down | 3:45pm – 9:00pm

An exhibitor kit with access to the schedule, shipping information/labels, AV order forms and more will be available soon.

Order forms for all A/V needs will be available soon.

Drayage shipping information will be available soon.

Direct Shipping Information:

 Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista
1751 Hotel Plaza Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
HOLD FOR (Your Name)
Group Name and Dates

Multiple packages within a single shipment should be numbered in sequence (i.e. 1 of 3, 2 of 3, 3 of 3).

Additional sponsorship opportunities for the 2018 AACS Annual Convention & Expo are still available.

100 Drink Tickets (with sponsor logo) to disburse from your booth: $1,500.00
Customized Networking Breaks: $5,000.00
Welcome Reception Entertainment: $,1000.00 (plus booking fees)
GRC Fundraiser Entertainment: $1,000.00 (plus booking fees)
Owners Dinner Table Sponsor : $900.00

Event Advertising:
Email Blast prior to Convention/Event (1): $1,000.00
Event App Splash Screen Bundle: $3,500.00
Event App Push Notification during the Convention: $750.00 per notification
4’x8′ Banner: $1,000.00
Customized 4’x8’Banner: $1,500.00
Commercial Loop: $1,000.00
Gift Bag Insert: $250.00 each

Exhibits and Promotions:
GRC Trip Sponsor: $3,200.00
Room Drop: $2,500.00 plus cost of goods dropped
Official Event Photographer: $2,500.00
WiFi Lounge: $5,000.00
Mobile Charging Station: $2,000.00

If you would like to be a sponsor, please contact or call 480.281.0431 for more information.

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