American Association of Cosmetology Schools » 2018 CEA & AMP Annual Convention Exhibitors

Exhibitor Information

Tuesday, May 15 | 11:00am CST - Exhibitor Booths Open for General Sales

Saturday, July 14 | 7:00am - Exhibitor Load-in

Sunday, July 15 | 10:45am - 12:45pm : Showcase Grand Opening

Monday, July 16 | 12:15pm - 2:30pm : Scavenger Hunt Door Prizes and More

Monday, July 16 | 2:40pm - 9:00pm : Exhibitor Tear-down

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

4455 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89169

Hotel Accommodations: Event Room Rate is $69.00 per night (Sunday – Tuesday) and $159 per night (Friday – Saturday). Please book your rooms online through the AACS Event portal or contact the hotel directly at 800.473.7625. 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 June 29, 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: Career Educators who are in audience use the products in their schools, teach students how to use them and have a major influence with owners to purchase. Public school cosmetology teachers also attend; They are typically the final decision makers at their schools. Our teachers thrive on engaging activities and hands-on, group collaborations and their passion to learn and grow is at the core of it all.

Admissions and Marketing Professionals seeking the newest trends and processes to enhance schools’ enrollment and attendance. They look for innovative ways to create relationships within the industry in-order-to deliver the next generation of professionals.

Why they attend: Educators are continuously looking for new products & trends, live demonstrations, unique ideas to bring back to their students, and fun ways to network with fellow attendees and the members. Its all about education: Starting with new ways to enroll passionate students to developing them into the next superstar within their personal journey.

What to expect:

  • Ongoing educational demonstrations in the Showcase
  • Focus on new products, educational methodology, and interactive opportunities
  • Incorporating the importance of social media within the classroom
  • Partner Members sharing of what they can offer in terms of new product lines, teaching techniques, and current trends
  • “Teacher of the Year” ceremony to recognize excellence in teaching innovations
  • Expanded versions of our fabulous scavenger hunt
  • New member/school mentor program

Booths are currently available to 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.

Two (2) participant badges are included with each 10×10 booth. This  registration gives full access to the convention (including all Sessions, Meals, and Activities).

If you have more than two (2) people attending the convention, please register your additional participants below at a discounted attendee price of $275.00.

Note: Due to the security standards set forth by the Hard Rock Hotel and AACS, we need a complete list of all persons attending. Please ensure ALL names are provided when registering. NO ONE will be admitted without a valid name badge.

2018 BOOTH PRICING

Member Pricing
10 x 10 : $1,600
10 x 20 : $3,000
10 x 30 : $4,300
10 x 40 : $6,000
Corner Premium : $175

Non-member Pricing
10 x 10 : $1,920
10 x 20 : $3,600
10 x 30 : $5,160
10 x 40 : $7,200
Corner Premium : $210

WHAT: Share your latest styling technique, product or demonstration with all of our career educators in a 15 minute stage slot in the expo hall during showcase hours. This is meant to be a “commercial” to pique the attendee’s interest and entice them to visit your booth.

*Please note, all presentations will include a mic but NO OTHER AV WILL BE PROVIDED in order to make sure they are quick, raw demonstrations.

WHY: Our teachers thrive on engaging activities and hands-on experiences and their passion to learn and grow is at the core of it all, so this is a great opportunity for YOU to be the teacher. This audience is continuously looking for new products & trends and unique ideas to bring back to their students so this is your time to make an impression…It’s all about education here!

HOW: Fill out the application and submit with your information if you are interested. There are 14 slots available and a team will choose the the top 14 applicants based on the presentation topic. We will get back to you either way to confirm your participation.

Click here to apply today.

Saturday, July 14

Check-in / Set-up | 7:00a
Partner Meeting | 4:00p – 4:45p
Helluva Welcome Party | 5:00p – 7:30p

Sunday, July 15

Showcase Grand Opening | 10:45a – 12:45p  Demo Stage inside Showcase
Showcase Reception | 5:45p – 7:30p  Demo Stage inside Showcase

Monday, July 16

Showcase Breakfast | 7:30a – 9:00a  Demo Stage inside Showcase
Showcase Networking | 12:15p – 2:30p  Demo Stage inside Showcase
Tear-down | 2:40p – 9:00p

Click here to download the official Exhibitor Kitwith access to the schedule, shipping information/labels, AV order forms and more.

Please use the form below to request power, A/V, and other accommodations. Please note: some requested items may result in additional fees.

Click here to download the A/V order form. Once completed, email form to ryan.raeber@encore-us.com.

Advance Shipping Information

(Your Company Name & Booth Number)
CEA Annual Convention
c/o Teamwork Event Specialists
451 Mirror Court Suite 106
Henderson, NV 89011

Additional sponsorship opportunities for the 2018 CEA & AMP Annual Convention are still available.

Receptions/Breaks/Meals:
100 Drink Tickets (with sponsor logo) to disburse from your booth: $1,500.00
Customized Networking Break: $5,000.00
Networking Break with Branded Water Bottle (with sponsor logo): $5,000.00
Opening General Session Entertainment: $5,000.00
Exhibitor Showcase Reception Entertainment: $1,500.00 (plus booking fees)

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
Schedule-at-a-Glance Banner Advertisement: $1,500.00
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:
Room Drop: $2,500.00 plus cost of goods dropped
Official Event Photographer: $2,500.00
Photobooth in Your Booth: $3,500.00
WiFi Lounge: $5,000.00
Mobile Charging Station: $3,000.00
Message Board in Interactive Area: $2,000.00
Selfie Board in Interactive Area: $2,000.00

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

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