AACO 2019 National Annual Conference

PRELIMINARY Meeting Schedule

Two and a half days of education and trade show exhibits. This program will feature COPE approved CE Sessions, the annual Banquet, Member's business meeting, networking, and special connections with our preferred sponsors. Check out the PRELIMINARY schedule listed below.

Energeyes:AACO members are always given
special pricing and discounts.

Earn up to 15 hours of COPE approved CE!

Saturday, October 19

11:00am Registration Desk Opens
12:00pm – 6:30pm Exhibits Open
12:00pm - 1:00pm Welcome Ceremony & Attendee Lunch
1:00pm – 4:45pm General Session (COPE CE)
5:00pm - 6:30pm Reception
7:00pm - 9:00pm Annual Gala (Dinner and Awards) Black-tie optional
9:00pm - 11:00pm Gala "After Party" Celebration & Dancing

Sunday, October 20

7:00am Registration Desk Opens
7:30am – 8:30 am Breakfast & Announcements
8:30 am – 6:45pm – Exhibits Open
8:00am – 11:50 Morning General Session (COPE CE)
12:00 noon -1:30pm Lunch & Exhibits
1:30pm – 2:30pm Members Business Meeting (AACO Members Only). Includes installation of new board members
2:30pm – 3:00pm “Minute to Win It!” Prize Drawing - Must be present to win prizes!
3:00pm -4:50pm Afternoon General Session (COPE CE)
4:00pm - 5:00pm Retail Brand Meetings by Invitation Only (Walmart Town Hall)
5:15pm - 6:45 Attendee "Happy Hour" with Exhibitors
Free evening for networking & sponsor scheduled dinners *

Monday, October 21

8:00am – 9:00am Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:00am - 10:00 Exhibit Hall Hours
9:45am – 12:30pm Morning General Session (COPE CE)
12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch, & Closing Remarks
1:30pm – 3:15pm Afternoon General Session (COPE CE)

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registration and pricing


Early Registration (before August 31)


Regular $125.00

Associates $75.00


$250.00 (includes a trial membership through 2/20)

After August 31st, registration rates increase, so be sure to register early!



Thank you to our 2019 Diamond Level Title Sponsor