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2018 School Leaders Summit & Capitol Hill Day | April 9 - 12, 2018

Omni Shoreham Hotel | Washington, D.C.

To purchase a table top exhibit and/or name badges, please click here.

Who attends: school owners, management, directors and compliance/policy directors.

Why they attend: This audience is looking for expert strategies and best practices in school legal and financial audit guidelines, admissions and marketing, government relations and leadership, and the latest product services.

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 so you don’t miss a thing!
● Partner Members’ presence at this event insures to our school owners that they have an invested interest in their plight
● Interactive sessions on topics key to the future of beauty and wellness education
● Important updates from your GRC Committee
● Networking and relationship opportunities virtually begin when members arrive and do not end until Hill Day (this includes meals, sessions, cocktail parties, and Hill Day).
● The culmination of the Leader Summit will be a day spent on Capitol Hill where we will come face to face with members of Congress and their staff to discuss the critical issues facing our students and the schools that serve them. Your voice needs to be heard! Partner participation is imperative. Learn more how you can participate online add link here for Hill Day

For more detailed exhibitor information, please click here.

2018 CEA & AMP Annual Convention | July 14 - 17, 2018

(Career Educators Alliance & Admissions Marketing Professionals)
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino | Las Vegas, NV

Details and pricing available soon.

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 expo hall
● 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
● Local school students’ sneak peek at the CEA Expo
● New member/school mentor program

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

Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista | Orlando, FL

Details and pricing available soon.

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.
Partner exhibit experience will feature new trends and ideas, strategies for schools looking for business tools and fresh perspectives.

What to expect:

● Awards ceremony specifically designed to honor what our partner members provide to our attendees and their longevity in this great industry.
● Networking focus group
● Encourage new memberships of young professionals through community awareness within the industry by matching new members with industry partners.
● Meet & greet with exciting industry keynote speakers
● Silent GRC auction in the expo hall
● Business Salons/Speed Date meetings
● Concurrent and Breakout sessions

Discounted Student Tickets to America’s Beauty Show

April 28 – 30 | McCormick Place North, Chicago IL

Who attends:
America’s Beauty Show is ONLY for licensed salon professionals and students, NOT the general public. Some 70,000+ hairdressers, nail technicians, estheticians, salon owners, beauty school instructors and students, plus manufacturer and distributor personnel attend each year.

ABS is produced by the association, Cosmetologists Chicago, a non-for-profit organization with over 15,000+ members and counting. It is easily one of the largest professional events in the global beauty industry today.

What to expect:
• New product releases from major exhibitors!
• Shopping! Shopping! Shopping!
• Education – all different kinds!
• Stage presentations – View our TWO huge stages – THE RUNWAYS@ABS – CosmoProf and SalonCentric!
• Latest fashion trends from the best in the business!
• Make connections! (Bring your business cards!) Who knows who’ll meet?
• Meet beauty industry icons and talk to them!
• Inspiration you can take back to your clients and classes!
• Don’t miss the Student Conference on Monday morning at 8:30am!
• FREE admission to our co-located skin care spa show – IECSC – International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference Chicago!

Click here for the step by step process to register discounted tickets.

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