Come join the excitement as we take over Charleston, SC 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.  


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May 25th-June 1st Special Registration open for Convention Savings Plan Participants only
June 2nd-July 1st

Early Bird Registration

July 2nd-August 23rd Regular Convention Pricing Registration open
August 23rd Registration Closes at 4:00 PM CST


Please check the FAQ for questions before contacting us directly.  
Many answers can be found there. 


When you register, you MUST select the classes for all attendees.  Popular classes fill up quickly.   You can find a list of all classes above by clicking the "Preview Guide" button.  


2016 Convention Savings Program - Opens October 1st, 2015



We heard your request for a savings program for convention.  Although we have not come up with the 'perfect' solution to fit all your needs, we are pleased to announce our new Early Convention Savings Account.  You can now pay for your convention registration months before convention.    Our program will allow you to put $375 into a savings account to use toward your convention registration.  You'll save money and get a very valuable advantage! 

How it works:

Starting on October 1st we will open this program for registration.  You will have until October 30th to enroll.   We will not accept any participants after this date.  Payments will begin withdrawing on November 15th.    

You choose to either pay a onetime fee of $375 or you can select 6 monthly payments of $70 each (*1).  Both options will afford you a credit of $375 (*2) toward your convention costs.  The onetime payment option will bill on November 15th.  Monthly payment options will bill on the 15th of November, December, January, February, March and April. 

You may use a credit card or e-check for withdrawals. 

The only item you can save for at this time is single studio member registration.  It is simply a savings plan for which you can start putting away money for the 2016 Convention. 

And even better, you will be allowed to register for convention one week before it opens to the general membership. 

Savings Program participants will be able to register May 25th – June 1st before the general membership is able to register.  You’ll use a special code well provide for you.  At this time you will register for convention and select your classes, add Pre-Convention (Pre-Con) classes, raffle tickets & additional attendees.  Early Bird registration will open to the general membership on June 1st

See additional terms and conditions below. (*3,*4, *5, *6,*7)          

Click HERE to enroll in the 6 month Convention Savings Program

(*1) Monthly payment options have processing fees included.  The total out of pocket for you will be $420, of which you will receive a credit of $375 towards your convention registration. 
(*2) You will receive via email a discount code to use when registering.  You must use this code to apply your credit amount.  $375 will cover registration for the first attendee you are registering at the Early Bird price of $375.  Early Bird pricing ends on July 11th and the price goes up to $425.  If you do not use your code by July 11th, you will be responsible for paying the difference of registration costs.
 (*3) By participating you are not registered for the 2016 CCSA Convention.  You must register on our website by logging in when registration opens. 
(*4) No refunds from this account will be made.  If you make your payments and cannot attend convention you have the option of trying to sell your convention registration to another CCSA Member.  The CCSA will not be responsible for this transaction or transfer of funds.  You must alert the CCSA if you choose to sell your registration with details including buyer name, studio, and email and phone number.   
(*5) These funds can only be used for Convention fees, not towards hotel, transportation or other items. 
(*6) By participating in this program you are not guaranteed class selection.  Class selection is based on a first come, first served basis through registration.  If a class is full when you decide to register, you will be prompted to select another class.
(*7) Any payments returned for insufficient funds will be accessed a $25 charge. 





If you miss the registration deadline (August 23rd), you can register onsite at convention on September 9th-12th at the Registration Booth.







*  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 29th.  



Misc Information: Exhibit Hall Map
  Map of Convention Center
  Map of Hotel
  Convention Exhibitor & Show Information
  Previous Convention Photos
  2016 Convention Press Release



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