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AACS Annual Convention & Expo 2016


AACS school owners, directors, admissions, marketing and compliance professionals.

Join us November 4 – 7, 2016 for the AACS Annual Convention & Expo!


Event Summary

Date:  November 4 – 7, 2016
City:  Orlando, FL
Location:  Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista
Address:  1751 Hotel Plaza Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Convention starts Friday night with a reception for all and a dinner for owners.
Convention ends on Monday at 1:30 pm (there is an optional Title IX training done by Ed Cramp on Monday from 1:45 pm to 5:45 pm for an additional fee).

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CLICK HERE to Download / Print Manual Registration Form

Member Rate Early Bird by Sept. 23: $495 /person
Group Member Rate Early Bird by Sept. 23 (3 or more) $470 /person

Member Rate after Sept. 23: $595 /person
Group Member Rate after Sept. 23: $570 /person

Non-Member $695


Why Attend..?


Learn more about Milady’s MindTap at AACS

Gather together with other professionals and experts in the beauty and wellness education industry to learn:

…What you can do to take action in the face of regulatory threats
…The key information needed to keep schools in business and students succeeding
…Best practices and processes in admissions and retention
…How to grow your professional network and much more..!


Directions & Hotel

Orlando International Airport (MCO) is the best option for flights in for Annual.  The hotel does not provide shuttle service. The hotel is about 15 miles from the airport. A one way trip taxi fare is approx. $55. Experience a relaxing retreat within walking distance to Disney Springs™, located just steps from exciting theme parks and popular tourist attractions. Be sure to plan a pre or post stay to enjoy all that Disney and Orlando have to offer. AACS rate is available 3 days pre and 3 days post of our convention. Discounted Disney Tickets are also available to AACS Attendees.Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista

Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Discounted Room Rates:  $159 per night single/double
Book by October 10, 2016. Rate waves resort fee and includes complimentary high-speed internet access in guest sleeping room.

PLEASE NOTE:  Reference “AAC/AAZ” when booking online or by phone: 800-782-4414.

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Event Highlights

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  • Opening night Reception for all attendees and Special Owners Only Dinner

  • Board of Directors Election

  • Cimaglia Award Presentation

  • Breakfast and Lunch served daily

  • Legal Workshop with Ed Cramp and Duane Morris team on Friday (additional fee required)

  • Title IX/Clery Act/VAWA training on Monday afternoon (additional fee required)


Schedule TBA

Sessions will be offered for:

  • Owners & Managers

  • Admissions Staff

  • Compliance & Financial Aid Staff

  • Educators


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