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Congressional Summit & Hill Day

Each year, AACS hosts a Congressional Summit & Hill Day in Washington, D.C.  Attendees gather in the nation’s capital to receive briefing from Members of Congress, their staff and administration, and Department of Education officials.  AACS members take this opportunity to stand together and share their knowledge of our sector of education with Members in Congress on Capitol Hill. As a highly regulated industry, it is important that AACS members actively engage elected officials and agency officials.

In 2024, attendees heard from special guest speakers Representative Burgess Owens and Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, and received important legislative and regulatory updates from AACS executive leadership and the AACS Government Relations Committee. Attendees also enjoyed a special sponsored outing to see Shear Madness at the Kennedy Center!

Download the Industry Leave Behind Sheet here.

Download the expanded Congressional Paper here.

View the 2024 Congressional Summit & Hill Day schedule of events here.

Each year, AACS hosts a Congressional Summit & Hill Day in Washington, D.C.  Attendees gather in the nation’s capital to receive briefing from Members of Congress, their staff and administration, and Department of Education officials.  AACS members take this opportunity to stand together and share their knowledge of our sector of education with Members in Congress on Capitol Hill. As a highly regulated industry, it is important that AACS members actively engage elected officials and agency officials.

In 2024, attendees heard from special guest speakers Representative Burgess Owens and Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, and received important legislative and regulatory updates from AACS executive leadership and the AACS Government Relations Committee. Attendees also enjoyed a special sponsored outing to see Shear Madness at the Kennedy Center!

Download the Industry Leave Behind Sheet here.

Download the expanded Congressional Paper here.

View the 2024 Congressional Summit & Hill Day schedule of events here.

Hotel Reservations

AACS has negotiated a discounted rate of $159 per night (plus taxes) at the Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria. Use this link to book your stay:

CEA Conference

Opening Keynote Speakers

Master Coach Gerry Watkins and Master Coach Quentin McCain, have long-standing, proven track records in getting their clients results. They are both trained in the world renowned, Tad James method of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Time Line Therapy, and Hypnotherapy. Coach Gerry is an international speaker and a business tycoon with over 30 years experience as a business owner and the founder of the very successful “ICONS” salon consulting business. He’s a former owner of six Toni and Guy salons that generated 7-figures yearly, and a business training and coaching company. Coach Q is a master at his craft. In addition to being a Master NLP Coach, he is a Maximum Performance Coach, international speaker, trilingual, and the author of the Amazon #1 Best-Seller, “Think on These Things.”
Gerry and Quentin first met at one of the top 10 Toastmasters clubs in the world. Gerry served as Quentin’s speaking mentor for a short time when Quentin first joined the Toastmasters club. As the relationship grew, it became a mutually beneficial alliance with Gerry’s top tier leadership expertise and Quentin’s mastery in the coaching field.
Coach Gerry and Coach Q share the core values of collaboration, results and integrity in their businesses, and in how they work with their clients. They have teamed up to incorporate their unique and dynamic styles to bring their clients the very best in business coaching, master performance coaching, and results achievement. Together they bring a mix of skills, humor, and massive results to their teachings that help business owners from all walks of life perform better, Master their thinking, and make more money. They are committed to ensuring clients achieve the results they desire. They are here to guide you on your journey to success!