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2018 AACS Annual Convention & Expo | October 19 - 22, 2018


Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista | Orlando, FL

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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

2019 School Leaders Summit & Capitol Hill Day | Dates to be announced soon!


Washington, D.C.

Who attends: Financial (recruitment, admissions, financial aid), school owners, and
management.

Why they attend: This audience is looking for expert strategies and best practices in school
financing, Government relations, leadership, and Family-owned business planning.

What to expect:

● An intimate gathering of table top displays within the General Session allows members
to interact with School Owners, while being a part of the all-important agenda
● Members’ presence at this event insures to our school owners that they have an
invested interest in their plight
● Networking focus group
● Networking opportunities virtually begin when members arrive and do not end until Hill
Day (this includes meals, sessions, cocktail parties, dinners, and Hill Day).

2019 CEA & AMP Convention | June 22 - 25, 2019


MGM Grand | Las Vegas, NV

Who attends: Educators who are the actual audience using the products in the schools,
teaching students how to use them, and also have a major influence with owners to purchase.
Public school cosmetology teachers also attend, who typically are 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.

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.

What to expect:

● Ongoing educational demonstrations in the expo hall
● Focus on new products, educational methodology, and interactive opportunities
● Incorporating the importance of social media within the classroom
● Member 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
● Local schools open house
● New member/school mentor program

2019 AACS Annual Convention & Expo | September 27- 30, 2019


MGM Grand | Las Vegas, NV

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

 


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