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Exhibitor Information

Friday, October 19 | 8:00am - 5:00pm : Exhibitor Load-in

Friday, October 19 | 4:30pm - 5:30pm : Partner Meeting & Training

Friday, October 19 | 5:30pm - 7:00pm : Registration & Reception

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

Saturday, October 20 | 4:45pm - 6:15pm : Reception in Expo Hall

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

Sunday, October 21 |1:45pm - 3:15pm : Expo Hall Networking

Sunday, October 21 | 3:15pm - 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 Owners-only Dinner
  • Regional CEA Educator Program
  • The latest news from Washington, D.C. and your GRC Committee

Booths are currently available to all AACS Members. 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 | 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Regiception | 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Owners-only Dinner | 7:00pm – 9:00pm Partners can attend with the sponsorship of a table.

Saturday, October 20

Expo Hall Grand Opening | 10:30am – 12:30pm  
Reception in Expo Hall  | 4:45pm – 6:15pm 

Sunday, October 21

Expo Hall Breakfast | 7:30am – 9:00am 
Expo Hall Networking | 1:45pm – 3:15pm
Tear-down | 3:15pm – 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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