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April 26-28, 2018

Chicago, IL

The Palmer House Hilton

The 2018 conference is sold out

The conference is sold out, and we are no longer accepting people on the waiting list. With about 700 people registered, the 2018 ACES conference is looking to be our largest yet! After we first announced we sold out, about another 100 got on the waiting list. We were able to make space to accommodate the vast majority of them; they will soon be notified either way. As our aim always is to provide the best conference experience possible, we cannot accept more people without creating crowded, uncomfortable conditions.

UPDATE: Please be aware that because the conference is sold out, there will be NO on-site registrations. If you were unable to join us this year, we certainly hope to see you at the 2019 ACES conference in Providence.

ACES' 2018 National Conference will be at one of Chicago’s classic hotels, just off Lake Michigan. This year, we’re meeting a little later in the spring with hopes of getting some of Chicago’s better weather.

When you’re not attending one of the great training sessions or networking with new friends, you can step right out onto State Street. You’ll be just a couple of blocks from the city’s famed Michigan Avenue, a few blocks from the Navy Pier, and a stone’s throw from major attractions like Millennium Park and the Art Institute of Chicago. You’ll be right in the thick of it!

Then on Saturday night, socialize with friends new and old at the Chicago Athletic Association, located on Michigan Avenue across from Millennium Park. It doesn’t get more Chicago than this!

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