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Thursday, January 10
 

1:00pm

 
Thursday, January 24
 

1:00pm

 
Sunday, March 3
 

9:00am

Legal Workshop
Private colleges must navigate a variety of complex laws and regulations everyday.  Beyond federal and state higher education laws, schools must comply with labor and employment regulations, privacy protections laws, and disability rights laws, just to name a few.  Join AACS General Counsel Edward Cramp and the Duane Morris Higher Education team for a full day of information about the latest legal and compliance issues that school owners need to stay on top of to effectively operate their school(s). Ed and his team will take questions from the floor, so be sure to come prepared with the toughest questions you can think of. This 8-hour long seminar will include lunch with the Duane Morris team and all funds raised will benefit AACS.

Additional registration and fee required. Click here to register.


Sunday March 3, 2019 9:00am - 5:30pm
Washington Ballroom
 
Monday, March 4
 

7:00am

Registration
Monday March 4, 2019 7:00am - 8:00am

8:00am

Opening Breakfast
Monday March 4, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am
Crystal Ballroom

9:45am

New Title IX and Existing Clery Act Regulations
The New Proposed Title IX Regulations, Sexual Assault Prevention and Emergency Response

Whether your institution has 50 students, 500, or 5,000, campus safety must be a priority. This important session will not only cover an overview of the proposed revisions to Title IX compliance, but also the legal requirements of the Clery Act and strategies for developing and implementing vital policies, procedures, and programs.

Speakers
avatar for James Moore

James Moore

Senior Advisor for Clery Act Compliance and Campus Safety, U.S. Department of Education
James Moore is the Senior Advisor for Clery Act Compliance and Campus Safety Operations at the United States Department of Education. He serves as the Federal Government’s leading expert on the Clery Act, the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, and other campus safety and crime... Read More →


Monday March 4, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
Crystal Ballroom

11:00am

Process, Procedures, and Accountability in a Creative World
Beauty professionals can make clients look and feel beautiful 100 different ways, but building processes and procedures are often a weak spot in our industry.

Not having defined processes or employees who do not follow procedures can lead to student issues, accreditation problems, and/or affect the profitability of the school.

This session will provide fellow school owners with examples and strategies for how to identify processes, built operational procedures and establish Accountability levels that staff can follow.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Bracken

Dave Bracken

Chief Operations Officer, Bene's Career Academy


Monday March 4, 2019 11:00am - 12:15pm
Harrison

11:00am

Succession Planning Panel
Moderators
avatar for Garrett Shuler

Garrett Shuler

Executive Director, Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology

Speakers
avatar for David Mesko

David Mesko

Director of the Career Colleges Group, Case | Sabatini
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Ron Salmon

Partner Emeritus, Salmon Sims Thomas & Assciates
avatar for Jim Petrillo

Jim Petrillo

Owner, Aveda Institutes South


Monday March 4, 2019 11:00am - 12:15pm
Wilson

12:15pm

Break and Exhibitor Networking
Monday March 4, 2019 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Crystal Ballroom

12:45pm

Federal Regulatory Update / Lunch
AACS is honored to have two of the leading experts from the Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education present the latest information and guidance from both the Offices of Policy, Planning and Innovation and Federal Student Aid – Gregory Martin and Cynthia Hammond respectively. Key topics to be presented and discussed to include: a) the status of the Department’s issuance of a Final Rule on Gainful Employment and 2019 GE Disclosure Template requirements; b) transitional, interim guidance on institutional compliance with the Borrower Defenses and Financial Responsibility regulations; c) the latest interpretive guidance on the pro-ration of institutional charges for student kits; d) 2019 Federal Negotiated Rulemaking; and more.

Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Hammond

Cynthia Hammond

Assistant Director, Policy Liaison and Implementation, Federal Student Aid, U.S. Department of Education
Cynthia Hammond has been at the Department of Education for more than 18 years.  In the past 8 years she has been working with Federal Student Aid’s Office of Policy Liaison and Implementation and is currently the Assistant Director of that office.  Cynthia interacts with all... Read More →
avatar for Gregory Martin

Gregory Martin

Policy Analyst, Office of Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department of Education
Gregory Martin works on the Policy Development Team in PPI, Office of Postsecondary Education under Lynn Mahaffie.  Previously, he was a Training Officer with Federal Student Aid (FSA) in Region III, Philadelphia, a position he held from 1995 until 2014.  Prior to that, Greg was... Read More →


Monday March 4, 2019 12:45pm - 2:15pm
Crystal Ballroom

2:30pm

Addressing State Legislative Threats: An Overview of 2019 Legislative Activity and Best Practices
Occupational licensure reform – including deregulation and hour reduction bills – has impacted AACS member school in a number of states.  Will 2019 bring more legislative activity in this area?  This panel discussion will review 2019 state legislative trends of interest and concern to all AACS members.  More importantly, AACS members and state association representatives will share best practices on how they are addressing specific legislation and threats.

Moderators
avatar for Brian Newman

Brian Newman

AACS State Relations Advisor, Abingdon Strategies

Speakers
avatar for Frank Trieu

Frank Trieu

Owner, Evergreen Beauty College
avatar for Cathy Koluch

Cathy Koluch

Owner, The Studio Academy of Beauty


Monday March 4, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Crystal Ballroom

4:00pm

5:00pm

Addressing State Legislative Threats: The Role of State Associations
The session will feature AACS members who were recently involved in efforts to establish a state association.  They will explain both the impetus for establishing the association and the challenges that they faced.  Additionally, state association representatives from established associations will discuss sustaining an effectively legislative advocacy program and recommended ways for schools to effectively engage with state legislators and regulators.    

Moderators
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Brenda Scharman

Owner, Cameo College Of Essential Beauty
Brenda Scharman is second generation school owner of Cameo College of Essential Beauty, a single campus in SLC, Utah. She’s been the owner for nearly 35 years training in 7 core programs and numerous advanced short courses. Brenda holds an instructor license in each program offered... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jill Kohler

Jill Kohler

President, Penrose Academy
As President and Founder of Penrose Academy, Jill is dedicated to educating and empowering the next generation of professionals. With her experience and endless enthusiasm for business and technical education, Jill and Penrose Academy prepare students for extraordinary careers. She’s... Read More →
avatar for Anthony Civitano

Anthony Civitano

Executive Director, New York State Beauty School Association
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Tricia Seil

Owner, Capri Beauty College


Monday March 4, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Crystal Ballroom

6:30pm

Opening Reception
Sponsored by FAME.

Sponsors

Monday March 4, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Washington Ballroom
 
Tuesday, March 5
 

8:00am

AACS' Legislative & Regulatory Message & Priorities (Part 1) / Breakfast
Key members of the AACS Board and Government Relations Committee will review with all attendees the final 2019 Beauty & Wellness Education Day Legislative & Regulatory Priorities, including additional conversation on the latest versions of AACS’ Issue Briefs and Talking Points.

Speakers
avatar for Neal Heller

Neal Heller

AACS Government Relations Chair, Hollywood Institute Of Beauty Careers
avatar for Tom Netting

Tom Netting

AACS Public Policy Advisor, Akerman LLP


Tuesday March 5, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Crystal Ballroom

9:00am

Pivot Point Presents...
Speakers
avatar for Alcott Czubek

Alcott Czubek

Senior Director of Sales, Pivot Point
Passionate about his mission as Pivot Point International, Inc., Senior Director of Sales, Alcott Czubek says that he wants to create exceptional and unsurpassed educational experiences foreach school and each student. Because the cornerstone of Pivot Point education is teaching the why... Read More →
avatar for R.W. Miller

R.W. Miller

VP of Domestic Sales and Field Education, Pivot Point
An industry veteran, R.W. Miller has 40 years of professional beauty industry experience. While beginning his career as a stylist (proud graduate of the Florence School of Hair Design in Florence, Kentucky), R.W has spent the majority of his career in senior leadership roles with... Read More →

Sponsors

Tuesday March 5, 2019 9:00am - 9:30am
Crystal Ballroom

9:30am

House & Senate Education Committee Staff Discussion
The House and Senate Education Committees have set their agendas for the 116th Congress and higher education policy oversight and legislative revisions (reauthorization) are key priorities on their respective agendas. Given these priorities, AACS has invited four top-level staffers from each of the Committee offices to come and share their perspectives with us. During this important session we will hear directly from the individuals responsible for the day-to-day planning, development, and roll-out of higher education policy, what their goals and objectives are, what proposals are being formulated to go into any HEA reauthorization bills, and most importantly, where things stand with the key provisions important to you our membership and your students and institutions.

Robert Moran, Education Policy Director, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee (Majority)
Mary Nguyen Barry, Senior Policy Advisor, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee (Minority)
Katherine Valle, Senior Policy Advisor on Higher Education, House Education and Labor Committee (Majority)
Alex Ricci, Professional Staff Member, House Education and Labor Committee (Minority)

Sponsors

Tuesday March 5, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Crystal Ballroom

10:30am

Break and Exhibitor Networking
Tuesday March 5, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Crystal Ballroom

11:30am

Federal Legislative Update
All indications are that the 116th Congress will spend a considerable amount of time focused upon higher education oversight and policy discussions – looking both at the current Administration’s actions and the impact of their policy changes on the integrity and accountability of institutions as a result.  AACS’ public policy advisor will share the latest on the Education Committees’ actions and the legislation introduced that impacts students, schools, and taxpayers.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Netting

Tom Netting

AACS Public Policy Advisor, Akerman LLP


Tuesday March 5, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Crystal Ballroom

12:30pm

Lunch
Lunch

Tuesday March 5, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Crystal Ballroom

1:15pm

AACS' Legislative & Regulatory Message and Priorities (Part 2)
Speakers
avatar for Tom Netting

Tom Netting

AACS Public Policy Advisor, Akerman LLP
avatar for Neal Heller

Neal Heller

AACS Government Relations Chair, Hollywood Institute Of Beauty Careers


Tuesday March 5, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Crystal Ballroom

2:15pm

Congressman Lloyd Smucker Shares His Views on Higher Education
As the new Ranking Member of the House Education and Labor’s Higher Education and Workforce Investment Subcommittee, Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-11-PA) will play a critical role in helping shape the development of proposed revisions to the Higher Education Act (HEA) and address oversight concerns the Democratic majority have already indicated that they will be focusing on in the weeks and months ahead.  Given this focus on higher education policy, AACS is honored to have Rep. Smucker come and share his views with us on what we can expect, what we can do to assist he and the other Committee members and the process to reauthorize the HEA begins anew, and enable us to share with him the distinct characteristics of our students and schools that make our community unique so that they are taken into consideration when the new proposals are developed.

Speakers
avatar for Lloyd Smucker

Lloyd Smucker

(R-PA), U.S. Representative
Congressman Smucker serves as the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Investment. As a member of the Committee on Education and Labor, Rep. Smucker has spent the past two years making it a priority to strengthen Career and Technical Education (CTE... Read More →


Tuesday March 5, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Crystal Ballroom

3:00pm

Afternoon Coffee & Exhibitor Networking
Tuesday March 5, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Harrison

3:45pm

How to Manage Millennials and the Next Generation Workforce
Speakers
avatar for Sudhey Taveras

Sudhey Taveras

Avitus Group
Sudhey Taveras is a Senior Human Resources Business Partner with Avitus Group for over two years. She has an 18 year record of achievement improving the reach and delivery of Human Resource Management Services in both the corporate (public and privately held companies) and nonprofit... Read More →


Tuesday March 5, 2019 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Harrison

5:00pm

Delivering Your Message on Capitol Hill
Armed with the knowledge of latest happenings in Washington and the latest AACS positions, messaging, documents, and talking points, this final session will help you coordinate a plan for your Hill meetings.  Planning and preparation will lead to an efficient use of your time with Members and staff, resulting in you delivering your request(s) effectively and achieving results!

Sponsored by Milady.

Speakers
avatar for George Miller

George Miller

(D-CA), Former U.S. Representative
George Miller serves as Senior Education Advisor to Cengage Learning.  In this role, he provides strategic council to CEO Michael Hansen and the Executive Team on a wide range of issues, including public policy and business strategy.  Prior to joining Cengage, George served as a... Read More →

Sponsors


Tuesday March 5, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Crystal Ballroom

6:00pm

AACS PAC Reception - By invite only.
To RSVP or to submit a Prior Authorization Form for 2019, please email info@beautyschools.org.

Tuesday March 5, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Washington Ballroom
 
Wednesday, March 6
 

6:30am

Hill Day Check-in
Wednesday March 6, 2019 6:30am - 7:00am
Hotel Lobby

7:00am

Transfer to Capitol Hill
Wednesday March 6, 2019 7:00am - 7:30am
TBA

8:30am

Education Committee Staff Briefing
Wednesday March 6, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Senate HELP Committee Hearing Room - 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building

10:00am

Hill Day Meetings
Wednesday March 6, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm
Capitol Hill

4:00pm

Transfer to Hotel
Wednesday March 6, 2019 4:00pm - 4:15pm
Peace Monument
 
Wednesday, March 20
 

1:00pm