Join us at the 2018 National Association of Consumer Shows Annual Convention! 
This is the premier education and networking event for any and all individuals involved in the production of consumer shows. 
Owners, management, show staff, and all industry stakeholders are invited and welcome at the convention. 
Bring the team! Discounts are available for multiple registrants from the same company.


Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities are available -- with new packages and pricing! This is the perfect opportunity for your facility or company to showcase all that you have to offer this important buying group. 
Many of our exhibitors are convention centers and facilities from the country; we also welcome any organization who helps support consumer show producers (decorators, advertising agencies, insurance companies,promotional product supplier, etc.).


2018 NACS Awards Program


As part of our annual convention, NACS recognizes the "BEST of the BEST" in the consumer show industry. The NACS Awards program is designed to recognize outstanding achievements in the consumer show industry. Each award category is open to all shows regardless of size and budget. The Awards are judged by a panel of producers and other show industry professionals. This program provides an opportunity to promote our industry and the impressive work of our members.  Click HERE or the button below for more details

View the complete convention schedule by scrolling down this page. 
You can also download/print the full convention brochure HERE.

Lodging Information - Reserve your room now!

A block of rooms at a discounted rate has been reserved for NACS convention attendees and participants at our host hotel, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Downtown Pittsburgh.  Anyone participating in our convention should book a room at this property.  It is the responsibility of each individual to reserve their own room (and as soon as possible), either by calling the hotel directly at 800.222.8733 or online HERE.

Convention Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites - Downtown Pittsburgh
One Bigelow Square, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15219, USA

Standard Room (single/double) Rate: $169
Room rate is exclusive of applicable state and local taxes.  Be sure to confirm hotel cancellation, deposit, and other policies at the time of booking.

To make a room reservation, please call 1.800.222.8733 and indicate you are with the NACS Annual Convention for discounted rates.  Our discounted rates are available three days prior, and three days post event based on availability for those interested in extending their stay.

Or reserve a room online HERE.
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LODGING RESERVATION DEADLINE: TUESDAY, JUNE 5 -- but we strongly encourage you to book your room right away (DO NOT DELAY).  The room block has a limited number of rooms and they will be available only until the block becomes full or the deadline (whichever comes first).  Rooms are not guaranteed up until the deadline if the block is fulfilled.

NACS members receive discounted pricing to attend and exhibit/sponsor. If you are not a current NACS member, no problem!  Apply for NACS membership with your convention registration and we will honor the discounted member rate!  Membership must be applied for FIRST for the discounted rate to apply.  If you have any questions about the process, please call the NACS office at 800.728.6227 and we'll be happy to help.


A lot of time and efforts went into the creation of this fantastic annual event.  This year's convention was planned by dedicated volunteers who comprise the 2018 NACS Convention Committee.  Please help us thank these individuals for their contributions!

Co-Chairs: Carolyn Alt, Renee Concilla, & Mariya Moore
Committee Members: Sanjay Ahuja, Sharon Altland, Jim Barczak, Taylor Boerstler, Jacqui Bomar, Les Gray, and Elizabeth Unruh

Thank you for your interest in NACS and our 30th annual convention.  We look forward to seeing you in Pittsburgh in June!