Annual Conference

The 2022 AACS Annual Conference will take place October 13 – 16, in New Orleans. The theme of this year’s event is “Working Together to Strengthen our Future.” We are excited to gather with school owners and directors in the areas of operations, finance, compliance, admissions, marketing, and career services. From business networking to industry best practices, at the AACS Annual Conference you’ll learn from peers and industry leaders, hear the latest updates on federal and state government relations issues that impact your business, and see the newest products and innovations in the exhibit hall. Our annual conference is designed to ignite your energy to guide you through the changes and challenges to help make your school the best. See you in New Orleans!

Speaker Application

Interested in becoming a speaker?

Please carefully review the Annual Speaker Application Instructions prior to completing application.
Ready to apply? Submit your application before August 18, 2022.


Interested in becoming an exhibitor?

Click here to learn more information about the benefits of being an exhibitor.
Please click here to register as an exhibitor. 

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Schedule Overview


10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Exhibitor Set-up

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


12:00 - 2:00 PM

AACS Board Meeting

2:30 - 4:00 PM

GRC Meeting

4:00 - 5:00 PM

Attendee Welcome Reception

5:30 - 7:00 PM

Owner's Dinner

7:00 - 9:00 PM


7:45 AM - 6:00 PM

Breakfast & President's Welcome & Keynote Speaker

8:00 - 10:30 AM

Expo Hall Opening and Lunch

10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

1:00 - 2:00 PM


2:00 - 2:15 PM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

2:15 - 3:15 PM

Break in Exhibit Hall

3:15 - 4:15 PM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

3:45 - 4:45 PM

Exhibit Hall Reception Silent Auction Kick Off

4:45 - 6:30 PM


7:45 AM - 6:00 PM

Breakfast & General Session

8:30 - 11:00 AM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Exhibitor Showcase with Lunch

12:00 - 2:00 PM

Annual Membership Meeting & Elections

2:15 - 3:15 PM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

3:15 - 4:15 PM


5:30 - 6:30 PM

GRC Party & Silent Raffle Auction

7:00 - 8:30 PM

President's Breakfast & Townhall

8:00 - 10:00 AM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

10:00 - 11:00 AM


11:00 - 11:30 AM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

11:30 - 12:30 PM

Closing Keynote

12:30 - 1:30 PM
Schedule subject to change without notice.


Early Bird Rates


Special pricing available until August 19, 2022

(All registrations are non-refundable)

Standard Rates


(All registrations are non-refundable)

One-Day Pass


Friday, Saturday, or Sunday (Per Day)

(All registrations are non-refundable)



After October 9, 2022

(All registrations are non-refundable)

Hotel Reservation

Special rates with the Hyatt

AACS has secured a block of rooms at a discounted rate of $239 per night for Annual Conference attendees. This rate is valid until September 21, 2022, or until all rooms in the block are reserved. This will be a high-volume weekend at the hotel as the New Orleans Saints have a home NFL game.

HURRY & SAVE! Special rates will expire September 21, 2022

Reserve your stay today!



Area Attractions:
  • Hyatt Regency New Orleans is perfectly located in downtown New Orleans. Step just outside to the Caesars Superdome and Smoothie King Arena for sports or Champions Square for special events. Walk to the Arts District or to Bourbon Street. Or hop a streetcar to the enchanting Garden District


Golden School Awards

Do you have the finest facilities or the best school culture? Perhaps you can even be awarded “School of the Year!” The AACS Golden School Award is your opportunity to earn recognition for your school. This year we have broken schools into three tiers based on annual enrollment and you can enter in any of the nine categories for a chance to win—schools can win in multiple categories.  We know your school is amazing, so go ahead and apply—you can’t win unless you enter!

More information and to register your school today!

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