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Schedule


Friday, September 27, 2019

Exhibitor Load-in

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Title IX Training

Presented by Katherine Brodie and Jessica High, Duane Morris LLP

Room 303
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12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Registration Opens

3rd Floor, MGM Conference Center
Foyer
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

AACS Board Meeting

Room 302
All members welcome to attend.
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

GRC Committee Meeting

Room 301
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Attendee Welcome Reception

Located in Expo Hall
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Owner's Dinner

RSVP Deadline has Closed
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Registration Hours

3rd Floor, MGM Conference Center
Foyer
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Breakfast and President's Welcome

Room 319
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

N.F Cimaglia Award

Presented and Sponsored by Milady

Room 319
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Keynote Speaker: Fatima Doman

Sponsored by Great Clips

Room 319
9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Expo Hall Opening & Lunch

Lunch served in the Expo Hall
10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Government Relations: Higher Education Legislative Update

Katherine Brodie and Kristina Gill, Duane Morris LLP; GRC Chair Neal Heller, Hollywood Institute of Beauty Careers

Room 319
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

General Participation Requirements

Presented by Kristi Cole, DJA Financial Aid Services, Inc.

Room: 318
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Real Talk For Real People

Presented by Josh Fackler, American College of Barbering

Room: 320
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Beauty Always Sells: The Prospects & Process for Selling A Beauty School to The One Right Buyer in Evolving Times

Presented by Ron Holt and Megan Banks of Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes, P.C. ; Brandon Pobiak, Avalon School of Cosmetology; Annette Hanson, Atelier Esthetique Institute of Esthetics

Room 303
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

90/10, CDR & Gainful Employment: What Every School Should Know When It Comes to Reducing Reliance on Title IV Financing

Presented by Sean Steinmarc, TFC Tuition Financing and David Mesko, Case Sabatini

Room: 303
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Government Relations: Legal Update

Presented by Meagan Garland and Jessica High, Duane Morris LLP

Room 319
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Mental Health and Disability Issues of Cosmetology Students: Recognizing and Responding

Presented by Joan Strutton, Texarkana College

Room: 318
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

The State of Social Media

Presented by Derik Parkinson, Oozle Media

Room: 320
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Joining the Family Business

Presented by Rickie Mehl, Cameo College of Essential Beauty, Yvonne Mascolo, Toni & Guy, and Mike Halmon, American Institute of Beauty

Room 303
3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p,m.

Government Relations: State Update

Presented by Brian Newman, Abingdon Strategies, LLC and Brenda Scharman, Cameo College of Essential Beauty

Room 319
3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Employment Law: Protecting Yourself and Keeping Your Employees Happy so you can Focus on Your Students

Presented by Russell Landy, Damian & Valori LLP

Room: 318
3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Social Media 101

Presented by Plus Communications and Victoria Lim

Room 320
3:45.p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Expo Hall Reception & Silent Auction Kick-Off

4:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Next Generation Meet Up

Invite Only

Room 301
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

State Relations Dinner

Sponsored by Great Clips. Invite only.

Room 319
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Registration Hours

3rd Floor, MGM Conference Center
Foyer
7:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

Breakfast

Room 319
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Pivot Point International Presentation

Presented by Paul Suttles, Senior Director, Education Implementation North America for Pivot Point International

Room 319
Sponsored by Pivot Point International
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Keynote Speaker: Gert Garman

Sponsored by Pivot Point International

Room 319
9:30 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.

Understanding Title IV Refunds

Presented by Sally Samuels, FAME; Joe Knutte, Sikich LLP; Jared Sanders, Lightheart, Sanders and Associates and Moderated by Tom Marek, Tricoci University of Beauty Culture

Room 319
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Cyber Security

Presented by Alex Burinskiy, Cengage; Ron Holt, Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile & Rhodes Law Firm; Michelle Donovan, Duane Morris LLP

Room 318
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Student-Generated Content: The Underestimated and Underutilized Social Media Strategy

Presented by Stephanie Carter, Beauty as a Business

Room: 320
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Creating and Developing Admissions Team: Lightening Talks Part 1

Presented by Jim Petrillo, Be Aveda Institutes, Joe Trieu, Evergreen Beauty College, Cathy Koluch, The Studio Academy of Beauty, and Moderated by Kim McIntosh, Crave Beauty Academy

Room 303
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Lunch in Expo Hall, Elections

Lunch served in Expo Hall

Expo Hall
Pick up your Election Ballots During This Time
12:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Exhibitor Tear Down

2:00 p.m.

Annual Membership Meeting

Room 319
Election Ballots must be returned during the membership meeting to be considered eligible.
2:15 p.m.-2:45 p.m.

Milady Presentation

Presented by Slavik Volinsky, Marketing Director and Karen Harris, Senior Account Manager for Milady

Room 319
Sponsored by Milady
2:45 p.m. -3:15 p,m.

Government Relations: BDR: Before, Now, and After

Presented by Kristina Gill and Katherine Brodie, Duane Morris LLP ; Chris DeLuca, DeLuca Law LLC

Room 319
sponsored by FAME
3:15 p.m. - 4:15.p.m.

Is Your Institution Ready for a Compliance Check?

Presented by Sally Samuels, FAME

Room: 318
3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Graduation Placement

Presented by Penny Burns, Beauty Cast Network; Jessica Gil, European Wax Center and Brenda Scharman, Cameo College

Room 320
3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p,m.

Business Governance: Why Some Family Businesses Make It and Others Don't

Presented by Frank Trieu, Evergreen Beauty College

Room 303
3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

General Attendee Reception

3rd Floor Foyer
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

N.F. Cimaglia / Pioneers Reception

Sponsored by Milady

Invite only
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

GRC Party & Silent Raffle Auction

Room 318
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Registration Hours

3rd Floor, MGM Grand Conference Center
Outside of room 319
7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

President's Breakfast & Town Hall

Room 319
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

The 2019 Beauty School Benchmarks

Sponsored by Beauty Schools Marketing Group

Room 319
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Creating and Developing Admissions Team Part 2

Presented by Jim Yates, Nuts and Bolts Training Company; Rob Thatcher, Sales Comm and Scott Spitolnick, Enrollment Resources

Room 318
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Hindsight is 20/20

Presented by Dana Persico, Long Island Nail Skin and Hair Institute, Jeremy Frederico, Frederico Beauty Institute and Moderated by Kim McIntosh, Crave Beauty Academy

Room: 320
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Hot Legal Topics - At Lightening Speed

Presented by Denise Herman., The Law Office of D.T. Herman, PA and Moderated by Michael Halmon, MBA, American Institute of Beauty

Room 303
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Vision is Key

Presented by Stacey Peters, Crave Beauty Academy

Room: 319
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Government Relations: Suing Your State

Presented by Michael Halmon, Cathy Koluch and John Turnage

Room 320
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

2020: The Race to Change Higher Education

Presented by Brooke Baran, Baran Strategy & Communications and TC Wolfe, New Century Government Affairs

Room 319
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Accreditation Visits - What to Expect

Presented by Dr. Tony Mirando, NACCAS and Moderated by Gina Kinion, Elaine Stevens Beauty College

Room 318
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

How to Sell to the Next Generation

Presented by Scott Weaver, Douglas J Aveda Institute; Frank Trieu, Evergreen Beauty College; Robert Passage, Pivot Point International; Garrett Shuler, Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology and Moderated by Katherine Brodie, Duane Morris LLP,

Room 303
11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

Keynote: Pete Hegseth

Sponsored by Milady

Room 319
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Schedule is subject to change at any time without notice.

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Registration Rates


Early Bird Rate

$550(Members)

$850(Non-members)

** Members save $25 per person when registering 3 or more attendees.

Deadline for Early Bird Registration Ends August 9, 2019

Regular Rate

$650(Members)

$850(Non-members)

** Members save $25 per person when registering 3 or more attendees.

Regular Registration will run from August 10 through September 20, 2019

Late Registration

$750(Members)

$850(Non-members)

** Members save $25 per person when registering 3 or more attendees.

Late Registration will run from September 21 through September 30, 2019

Hotel Info


MGM Grand Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV

3799 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
877.880.0880

The AACS group rate starts at $100/night (Sun-Mon) & $179/night (Fri-Sat) (+ resort fee). Deadline to book your room at the AACS Group Rate is Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

Don’t fall victim to a scam. Neither the hotel nor a third-party organizer will contact you to book your hotel room.

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Silver
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