CCSA Annual Convention

August 25-28, 2017
The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa | Scottsdale, AZ


Come join the excitement as we take over Scottsdale, Arizona for 4 days of learning, inspiration, education, networking, shopping, ideas, techniques, trends, friends, fun, food and more.  Our annual conference has become a favorite among studio owners and suppliers alike.  

 

NEW LOCATION ANNOUNCEMENT

(01/27/2017) Sometimes it's difficult to make something great even better. But the CCSA has done it! We're changing the venue for our 2017 convention to the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa- Scottsdale, Arizona. The CCSA has had a contract in place for our 2017 convention with Camelback Inn and Spa in Scottsdale for many, many years. In December of 2016 they informed us that they could not accommodate our scheduled convention due to unforeseen construction scheduled on their property.

This is not the news we ever want to hear. And it sent us into a panic for a bit - Camelback has been a part of the CCSA history and is a special place for all of us. It is filled with memories and magic. We've also already spent hours of our time and energy planning for this year's event to create a special event to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the CCSA. And many of our members have already started planning their travel and time off. So, taking these items into consideration we began our search for a replacement venue.

Not long after our search began a clear leader began to emerge, The Westin Kierland, just a few miles away in Scottsdale, stood out as the perfect place to move our celebration for 2017. A beautiful venue, strong brand, and top of the line convention facilities; Kierland (as they call themselves) had it all. During our January board meeting we came to an agreement and started the contract process.

There are many amazingly positive attributes that came to light as we began our search. Although Camelback has been a warm part of our history, it is also very spread out between exhibit hall, guest rooms and classrooms. Kierland is all located under one roof. No need to step outside into the August Scottsdale heat to move between spaces. And your rooms are just a short walk and elevator trip away.

Kierland also has more room for us to grow. The 2015 convention at Camelback highlighted our growth through the years and we have had issues with space in our planning stages. Kierland has plenty of space for us now and for any future events.

When staying at Camelback our members are pretty isolated with only limited resort options for food and shopping. Kierland is located within walking distance to countless restaurants, shopping, a pharmacy, and grocery. The resort is located on their own golf course, offers a resort pool with wave machine and a lazy river, as well as a top-rated spa right on site. Kierland has so much to offer and we are thrilled to have secured this amazing location for 2017 as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the CCSA.

We are making improvements this year, and this is only the first of many.

CCSA Convention - 20 years of Connecting, Educating, and Inspiring has begun to evolve and take shape and we are even more excited to start rolling out the details to our members. Our convention dates have not changed from our original timeline.

Pre-Con's August 25
Regular Classes August 26-28

You can find more information on The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa on their website:. The CCSA staff and Board Members are open to any questions you may have regarding this change and we will be releasing more details and schedules soon.

   


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CCSA Today Magazine
Preview Guide
    

TIMELINE 

2016
5-Dec thru 31-Dec Convention Savings Plan open to join
2017
24-May Convention class schedule/Preview Guide published
1-Jun Convention Exhibitor online registration opens (6/1-8/1)
8-Jun Convention Attendees online registration opens to savings plan participants (6/8-6/14)
15-Jun Convention Attendees online registration opens to general public with Early Bird pricing (6/15-7/6)
6-Jul Early bird pricing ends at midnight
7-Jul Regular pricing begins (7/7-8/8)
25-Jul No refunds after this date
1-Aug Convention Exhibitor online registration closes
8-Aug Convention Attendees online registration closes
25-Aug CON – Pre-cons
26-Aug CON – Regular
27-Aug CON – Regular
28-Aug CON – Regular

 

 (Coming Soon) Please check the FAQ for questions before contacting us directly.  

Many answers can be found there. 
*  The CCSA reserves the right to make any changes to pricing, classes, description and pages published here.
IMPORTANT:  There is a $50 cancellation fee per person if you register and then cancel.  
We accept no cancellations after July 25th, 2017.  

 

 

Misc Information: Exhibit Hall Map
  Map of Convention Center
  2017 Convention Press Release
 

Future Conventions:

2018 - St. Charles, MO

2019 - TBA

2020 - St. Charles, MO

       

Attendee Questions? Email laura@ccsaonline.com  |  Exhibitor Questions?  Email dena@ccsaonline.com