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2018 APP Conference and Expo DATES ANNOUNCED!

23nd Annual Conference 2018 Dates Announced!

July 15 — July 20, 2018, Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino – save the date!

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2017 APP Conference and Expo DATES ANNOUNCED!

22nd Annual Conference 2017 Dates Announced!

June 11 — June 16, 2017, Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino – save the date!

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BVLA Raffle winners announced!

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BVLA Raffle winner announced!

Congratulations Eva Nieto of Maya Modification !

Thanks to BVLA for their generous donation to our #app2015 raffle

As some of you are aware, BVLA’s raffle prize was inadvertently left off in the 2015 Conference Raffle. We have been working with Nick and the team at BVLA to come up with the best way to remedy this. Generously, Nick and BVLA, understand that mistakes happen and we have moved forward to establish this special raffle, which is open to all attendees of the Conference. This does not include vendors or vendor workers unless they were also registered as general attendees. This does include all regular attendees whether or not they participated in the onsite raffle.

FROM NICK AND EVERYONE AT BVLA:

BVLA is proud to support the APP and offer this $5000 WHOLESALE jewelry prize to all 2015 Conference attendees.

• The sole winner will be able to order anything we make up to the $5000 value!!

• We wish to thank the APP for this opportunity and wish you the best of luck.

YOUR RAFFLE NUMBER IS YOUR REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION NUMBER!

The Winner will be drawn and recorded by BVLA. Attendees can check safepiercing.org or our Conference attendees Facebook page after Noon on August 20th to view the video and see the drawing of the winner.

The APP is sorry that this mistake occurred and is happy that we could work out a solution which is beneficial to all involved. Good luck!

—Team BVLA

Our 20th Annual Conference and Exposition will be in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 7-June 12, 2015

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Our 20th Annual Conference and Exposition will be in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 7-June 12, 2015. Our classrooms will once again fill with attendees from all over the world. Piercers, Studio Owners, Vendors, and Health Inspectors will all come together for a week of education and peer-to-peer sharing. Whether you are an experienced practitioner or a new piercer, you will be able to learn core requirements for a successful piercing career or update your skills and ensure your knowledge is current.

You do not have to be an APP member to attend the Conference!*

The Exposition is the only one of its kind in this country. Nowhere else can you find this range of great jewelry, products, and body piercing related services all in one spot. 2015 Conference we expect our Vendors will donate generously (as in past years) to our Raffle – in past years, total value of prizes has exceeded $60,000; with more than 200 individual prizes donated.  Social events for the week include an Opening Party, a Banquet Dinner, Yoga, and more…

*some restrictions apply to the Exposition and Members Only & Piercing Technique courses/roundtables

Be sure to continue checking this website for the most up-to-date information about the Conference, as information is confirmed and materials become available! 

For a review of the 2014 Conference – please click here. 

HOTEL ROOM BLOCK OPENS DECEMBER! 

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Conference Announcement 11/17/2014

Association of Professional Piercers Announcement 11/17/2014

Hello Members:
As many of you know, the work that goes into planning each year’s conference is a tremendous feat. When a conference ends, the planning, and logistics of next year’s conference begins.At the end of our 2014 conference, The APP was in the final stages for moving to a new location for 2015.After much consideration the Board has agreed that the new location will not ultimately suit the needs of our attendees and vendors. The primary concern is the lack of loading options due to the building of The Link. This was an unforeseen facility change. When first contracted the Link was viewed as an asset to attendees but final planning for the area was yet unknown.

Since immediately after the 2014 event all options have been explored, including whether the Flamingo could be made to work. The feedback and written proposal received from our Exhibitor Services company, in mid October, was the final deciding factor. We have been offered space, during the same dates, at Bally’s.

Once the negotiations are finalized we will make a formal announcement about the move. The room block link should be active, per usual, at some time in December.

We are issuing this update in hopes of preventing anybody from booking right now based on the dates and location listed on The APP website- in the unlikely event that the dates are moved as well as the location.

We are all very excited for next year’s 20th anniversary conference, and we thank you for your understanding as we deal with the wonderful growing pains of conference attendance sharply increasing the past two years.

SINCERELY,

THE APP BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Brian Skellie – President
Cody Vaughn – Vice President
Jef Saunders – Membership Liaison
Steve Joyner – Legislation Liaison
Christopher Glunt – Medical Liaison
Ash Misako – Outreach Coordinator
Miro Hernandez – Public Relations


 

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Conference 2015 Dates Announced!

June 7 — June 12, 2015, Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino – save the date!

Our 20th Annual Conference and Exposition will be in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 7 — June 12, 2015. Our classrooms will once again fill with attendees from all over the world. Piercers, Studio Owners, Vendors, and Health Inspectors will all come together for a week of education and peer-to-peer sharing. Learn the core requirements as a new piercer just starting to work in the industry — or update your skills and information as an experienced practitioner. You need not be an APP member to attend the Conference!*