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General Conference Information

What are the official dates of the 2018 Fantastic Sams Convention?

The official dates are September 30 to October 2, 2018.

Where is the 2018 Fantastic Sams Convention being held?

The convention will be held at Red Rock Resort and Spa in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Who should attend the 2018 Convention?

Salon Owners, Salon Managers, Salon Stylists, Regional Owners, Regional Staff, Suppliers/Vendors, and Fantastic Sams Salon Support Team should attend.

When is the first event?

The first official event is the Supplier Fair at 1:00pm on Sunday, September 30, 2018, followed by our Opening General Session at 3:30pm.

When is the last event?

The 2018 Fantastic Sam’s Convention officially concludes on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 with the Awards Reception, Dinner & Dance.

Registration Information

What is included in my Attendee registration fee?

The Attendee Full Convention registration package fee ($375 for Salon Owners, Salon Managers, Salon Stylists, Regional Owners, and Regional Staff through August 19, 2018) includes:

  • Name badge
  • All General Sessions and Educational Seminars
  • A Host of Top Industry Speakers
  • Welcome Reception
  • Supplier Fair and Live Floor Show Demonstrations
  • Two Luncheons
  • ASA Awards Reception Dinner & Dance

What is included in my Guest registration fee?

You must be a guest of a Salon Owner, Salon Manager, Salon Stylist, Regional Owner, Regional Staff who has registered as a full-paid convention attendee and must not be in an industry-related position. Co-workers or associates in the industry do not qualify. Guests must be at least 18 years of age. Due to limited seating, guests will not be allowed to attend General Sessions or Educational Seminars and will not be eligible for raffles or prizes given during the Tradeshow.

See Registration page for complete details.

The Guest Convention registration package fee ($240 for guests of registered attendees) includes:

  • Name badge
  • Welcome Reception
  • Tradeshow
  • Two Awards Luncheons
  • ASA Awards Reception Dinner & Dance

How do I know if I'm registered?

All attendees will receive a confirmation by email after you complete the online registration process. The confirmation verifies your name as it will appear on the name badge, and is your receipt for registration and any technical workshops you have signed up for. If you have any questions, please reach out to us via email at Registration@UMEProductions.com OR call us at (760) 798-2957, ext 112.

What is included in my Supplier registration fee?

Supplier Registration packages vary based on sponsorship level. All Basic Booth Packages include:

  • 5 Tradeshow passes for Sunday and Monday 
  • 10 x 10 Booth
  • Sunday Welcome Reception for 5
  • Monday Lunch for 5
  • Phone App Listing
  • Sell and ship from booth

How will I receive my badge?

We will have an official Fantastic Sams Convention Registration Desk located in the Event Center at the Resort. There, you will receive your badge and convention materials. Attendees will not be allowed to pick up other attendee's badges/materials.

I have a question or problem regarding my registration.

We're here to help!
Call us at (760) 798-2957 ext 112
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What if I need to cancel my registration?

Cancellations must be received in writing via email to us at Registration@UMEProductions.com prior to August 1, 2018 and are subject to a $75 processing fee. Refunds will be processed 30 days after the Convention. Registrations are nonrefundable after August 1, 2018.

What if I need to send someone else in my place?

Attendees/Guests may transfer registrations but all requests must be placed to UME Productions before September 1, 2018 to Registration@UMEProductions.com.

Hotel & Travel Information

Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa

How do I make a hotel reservation?

The venue for this year's convention is the enchanting Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa. We have secured a Fantastic Sams Convention group discount rate of $185 per night through 11:59pm on August 29, 2018, on a space-available basis. It is recommended that you book early to secure your reservation. 

Can I get a discount on my airfare to the Convention?

Yes. Fantastic Sams has secured discounted airfare for our group through United Airlines and Delta Airlines. See the Travel page for details and discount codes.

What airport should we fly into?

You will fly directly into Las Vegas, NV which is also known as McCarran International Airport. The airport code for Las Vegas is LAS.

How do we get from the airport to the hotel?

UBER, Lyft, Taxis and shuttles run 24 hours a day from Las Vegas' McCarran Airport to Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa. You can expect to pay anywhere from $18 - $45 for round-trip shuttle or one-way taxi and UBER rides. The resort also offers a complimentary airport shuttle . Details are on the Travel page. 

What is the weather like in September in Las Vegas?

The weather in late September can range from the low 60's to the upper 80's  Fahrenheit. The air conditioning will be running in the Convention center so it is recommended to bring a sweater with you to indoor events. 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Red Rock Resort
Sept 30 - Oct 2, 2018
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