The Education Conference & Trade Show has some serious career-boosting power when it comes to education and networking! This year's line-up of education is better than ever, there are more exhibitors, and a ton of prizes will be given away to attendees. 


  • 7:45 AM I Registration Opens
  • 8:00 AM I Trade Show Floor Opens
  • 9:00 AM I Education Sessions Begin
  • 11:30 AM I Luncheon & Murder Mystery Performance
  • 1:45 PM I Education Sessions
  • 3:30 PM I Drawings & Grand Prize


**Price Increases October 5, 2021*

  • Full Access Ticket: $75
    • Includes ticket to luncheon, access to the trade show floor & education sessions.
  • Limited Access Ticket: $45
    •  Includes access to the trade show floor & education sessions.

SESSION descriptions:

This year we have incredible speakers bringing relevant & important topics. To view the speakers, full descriptions of classes & more see the details below.

9:00AM - 10:00AM

Speaker: Keisha Martin, Director of Training at Griffis/Blessing, Inc.

Occasionally, a situation can be so out of the norm that it is hard to understand if anyone’s expectations are within reason or has there been a complete lapse in understanding what we can control within the four walls of the leasing office. This class will provide a walk-through of how to best handle difficult situations and difficult people with the overall goal being satisfaction for all parties involved. This class with be centered around both customer service and how to manage expectations. 

We live in a fast-paced ever-changing world. We are being asked to do more with less and in less time than ever before. It is a workplace imperative that we become efficient and effective in all our tasks. However, we do not need another way to create a to-do list. We need instead to focus on improving prioritization and eliminating distractions in our daily work. In this workshop, we will discuss the importance of focusing on the tasks that truly matter, the importance of delegation, and how to prioritize our tasks. It is time we stop feeling overwhelmed and start feeling in control of our calendar.

10:15AM - 11:15AM

Hear from several Regional Maintenance Directors about all things Maintenance. Is there a specific question you would like these "industry titans" to answer? Click here to submit your questions.

Eric Geist
Greystar Real Estate Partners

Terry Lyons
Griffis/Blessing, Inc.
Dustin Halcomb
Weidner Apartment Homes
Speaker: mark tschetter, tschetter sulzer pc

With so much changing in our legislative session, this year and the very heavy anti-landlord laws passed you will not want to miss this Legal Update from Mark Tschetter of Tschetter Sulzer PC. More information about the specific topics covered will be available as the Trade Show gets closer.

1:45pM - 2:45pM

Speaker: Rebecca Resendes, Signal 88 Security

Learn to de-escalate with this hands-on, scenario-based training session. You'll learn tips, tricks & techniques on how to handle some of the toughest situations. Communication and how to respond is the key to success in any circumstance!

Speaker: steve wunch

In a world... where technology is on a rapid pace to improve customer interactions – we cannot forget how important the human element is to ensure that the Customer and/or Employee Experience is #AMAZING! Join Steve Wunch, for a humorous, yet insightful look at how technology has the opportunity to improve processes, expedited results, automate the experience and keep pace with the way our customers are changing their buying behavior. Will AI replace humans at Leasing Offices in the near future?

Well, it MAY if you don’t leverage your opportunity to be HUMAN:
“N” volved


prizes -

There are several opportunities to win some fantastic prizes at this year's Trade Show!

  • Grand Prize - $500 CASH (2 opportunities)
    • During registration, you will receive a Grand Prize game card. To qualify, you must attend one education session and visit the required booths on the card.  
      • All cards are due to registration by 3 PM to qualify for the cash prize!
    • Grand Prize is sponsored by, ASR Companies & Xfinity Communities
    • You do not have to be present to win!
  • Murder Mystery - $500 CASH
    • There will be an opportunity to solve the mystery. Clues will be given out before the Trade Show, on the trade show floor, and during the luncheon. Attendees will have the opportunity to guess who the murderer is, all those who guess correctly will be entered into a drawing and one lucky winner will randomly be selected to win $500 cash!
  • Education Session Prizes - $50 CASH/SESSION
    • All attendees in the education sessions will be entered into a drawing for $50 cash! At the end of each session, a winner will be drawn. 
    • You must be present to win!

exhibitor information -

Thank you for securing a booth in the 51st Education Conference & Trade Show! We are excited to gather together for a day of fun, networking & education! Below is some important information for the show, please review and if you have any questions email Director of Events & Advertising, April Allen at

**Trade Show Booths are SOLD OUT**

Rules & Regulations:

  • Non-exhibiting suppliers are not permitted entrance to the show. If you have not secured a booth, please click here to download the contract.
  • Outside food & drink are not permitted to be brought into the hotel.
  • All exhibitor feeds must be paid in full by September 30, 2021. If you are unsure if your booth has been paid, please call the AASC Office at 719.264.9195.
  • All exhibitor booths must be set up by the time the exhibit hall opens at 8:00 AM on Thursday morning.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

  • 2:00 PM I Exhibitor Set-Up
  • 5:00 PM I Supplier Happy Hour (Dutch Treat)
    • Rawhide Sports Bar

Thursday, October 28, 2021

  • 7:45 AM I Registration
  • 8:00 AM I Trade Show Floor Opens
  • 11:30 AM I Luncheon & Red Herring Performance
  • 3:30 PM I Drawings & Grand Prize
  • 4:30 PM I Exhibitor Breakdown


This year’s Trade Show theme is The 20s Are Roaring...Again! An Education Conference & Trade Show to DIE for! Anonymous judges will select winners for the following awards based on the theme:

  • Best Use of Product to Support the Theme
  • Best Overall Theme/Costumes
  • Most Original

The three winning companies of the contests above will get $250 off their booth price for the 2022 Trade Show.