Attend CEA 2023

The Career Educators Alliance (CEA) Conference, hosted by AACS, is the most respected education symposium serving cosmetology, barber, esthetics, nail, and massage instructors from all over North America. The objective of the CEA Conference is educating, supporting, and uplifting beauty and wellness educators in their quest to improve instruction for the students they serve. Whether you’re a seasoned educator or a newcomer looking to improve your teaching skills, there’s something valuable here for you! With three tracks of informative, collaborative sessions covering classroom awareness and management, teaching methodology, and technology in the classroom, you’ll choose your complete conference experience. Select which breakout sessions you’ll attend and earn up to 13 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) while networking, learning, and having fun with fellow educators from around the county. 

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CEA Conference
Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria
2222 W Loop S
Houston, TX 77027
Learn more about our educational sessions and speaker bios by clicking below.
2023 CEA Schedule


Download the schedule here



Registration Fees:
Registration Category  Member Rate  Non-Member Rate 
Regular Registration (May 20 – July 1, 2023)  $499  $599 
On-Site Registration (After July 1, 2023)  $549  $649 

Registration Fees Include all Conference Activities, Breakfast & Lunch

Join AACS to Receive a Discount

All private cosmetology schools are invited to join AACS, If your institution is not a member please Click Here to Join.

Instructors at public institutions are encouraged to join the Career Educators Alliance and receive member pricing for the CEA Conference.  Click Here to Join


Why Houston

Houston, Texas is the country’s fourth-largest city. It’s a cosmopolitan destination filled with world-class dining, arts, hotels, shopping, and nightlife. Houston’s central US location and two award winning international airports make it a quick and easy trip from most US cities.


Book Your Hotel



AACS has negotiated a discounted room rate of $159 per night (plus taxes). This rate is available until June 22, 2023, or until all rooms in the block are sold. To make your hotel reservations use the link below or call the Royal Sonesta reservations department at (855) 463-3091. Be sure to mention AACS CEA 2023 Conference to ensure you receive the discounted rate.