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AOAP Conference & Exposition and DIA Convention

NOTE: All conference session times are shown Pacific Standard Time

**  AOAP and Diversity in Aquatics 2021 Are going VIRTUAL with a very unique and interactive platform!  You will NOT want to miss it!  (All session times are listed in Pacific Time Zone)
Interested in holding your management training or small conference in conjunction with the AOAP Conference, please contact Juliene Hefter or 262-894-9772

The Association of Aquatic Professionals is busy planning the 10th Annual Conference and Exposition along with Diversity in Aquatics for their 9th Convention. Our goals are to offer you the best educational and networking experience available at the most reasonable cost to you and your organization. You have a number of choices to register for the conference and trade show.

2021 Annual Conference and Exposition: February 15-18, 2021 and 2021 Diversity in Aquatics Convention: February 17-20, 2021

(All sessions will be offered in Pacific Time Zone)

AOAP and DIA are excited to announce an amazing Virtual Conference for 2021!  We will be using a unique and exciting platform to offer attendees and exhibitors the most interactive options available.  Not only that, but, you will be able to actually meet with other attendees for networking and social opportunities as well as actually meet and talk to exhibitors in our virtual expo hall that will include you actually entering the companies booths and talking to representatives via video chat!

After a great amount of discussions and evaluation, AOAP has made the very tough decision and is moving the 2021 AOAP Conference to an online virtual conference.

As a nation we are in uncertain times and this move to a virtual experience may cause you some added stress. Please know our team of professionals is here to ensure this is a smooth and easy process for you.

 The platform that we are going to be using will be a very unique and very interactive platform for all presenters, attendees and the exhibitors! 

 The interactive ability of the platform that we will be using is so wonderful.  You will be able to attend not just 1 session at a time, but, also every session that AOAP will be offering including the Keynote, Endnote and all of the regular sessions!  Plus, we will have:

 An interactive exhibit hall where you will actually be able to enter a companies booth and have a live conversation with company representatives

  1. An actual social
  2. A Virtual cork pull and silent auction
  3. The ability to interact with the speakers live (if taking the session at the time and date listed in the brochure)
  4. The ability to ask questions and get answers
  5. The ability to network with any and all of the attendees in “meeting rooms”
  6. Plus, so much more!

At this time the board has announced a lowering of the price for this option to encourage as many people to register as possible. 

The new fees, including up to 1.2 CEUs will be:

AOAP Member:  $299

Non-Members:  $339 (includes a 1 year AOAP Membership)

Additional options:

Up to 2.4 CEUs (additional $20)

Up to 3.6 CEUs (additional $40)

Up to 4.8 CEUs (additional $60)

Up to the maximum number of CEUs offered for all sessions attended (additional $80)

We will be providing additional information within the next couple of weeks.

AOAP Attendee Registration Rates: (with payment)

(Full Conference registrations include:  All regular conference sessions (you do not have to choose just 1 per time spot), Live Keynote, Live Endnote, Virtual Exhibit hall where you will be able to actually chat with representatives from each company, Social networking opportunities, virtual cork pull, plus so much more!

* Please note No refunds or credits can be provided for registrations once you are registered.


AOAP Exhibitor Registration Rates:
* Please note No refunds or credits can be provided for registrations once you are registered.

Commercial Member Rates:
1st Booth: $875

Non-Member Rates:
1st Booth: $1,125


The virtual exhibit hall will allow you to actually chat with attendees and set up meeting times as well.  You will actually have a virtual booth that you will be in and when attendees want to meet with you then will “enter your booth” for live chats.  You may allow a number of people into your booth at any given time.  You will be able to do other things while you wait for booth visitors and set up times in advance to meet with attendees.  You will also be able to have up to 2 employees of your company attend any of the virtual conference sessions throughout the week as well as the keynote and endnote and the social networking opportunities.  Or, set up games and activities for your booth visitors to participate in!

Join us in partnership with the Association of Aquatics Professionals (AOAP) and Counsilman Hunsaker for our Virtual Convention, February 18-20. This year’s theme THE INTERSECTION: RACISM, SOCIAL JUSTICE AND AQUATICS is focused on the impact of COVID-19 and the ongoing quest for social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in aquatics. There has never been a more relevant time to help organizations succeed in their efforts to strengthen diversity, equity, and inclusion. However, while many organizations use these words as they strive to become more diverse, many leaders are uncertain about the steps needed to turn dialogue and intention into action. Come and be a part of the discussion, workshops, research and best practices on how we, as aquatic professionals can use aquatics as our vehicle to help to repair the root causes of oppression which create barriers and limited participation in our field. So, register today!

DIA Attendee Registration Rates: (with payment)

(Full Convention registrations include:  All DIA regular convention workshops in a live virtual forma, entry into the AOAP virtual exhibit hall to meet and chat with company representatives, workshops Thursday – Saturday)

* Please note No refunds or credits can be provided for registrations once you are registered.

Registration Fees:

$100 regular pricing to attend Thursday – Saturday events as well as our Awards Celebration

$25 additional choice for the Wednesday Networking Event in Conjunction with AOAP

$25 Sponsorship Option for other aquatic professionals to be a part of the convention 

Click Here to Register to attend the DIA Convention


 * 2022 Annual Conference & Exposition: February 7 – 10, 2022
* TradeWinds Island Resort, St Pete Beach, FL

* 2023 Annual Conference & Exposition: TBA

* 2024 Annual Conference & Exposition: February 12 – 15, 2024
* Grand Sierra Resort, Reno, NV

* 2025 Annual Conference & Exposition: February 3-6, 2025
* TradeWinds Island Resort, St Pete Beach, FL

* 2026 Annual Conference & Exposition: TBA

Exhibitors: We are excited that we will be able to offer you a venue to promote your products and services to our conference attendees. Exhibit Hall information is now available on the exposition page of the website.

* Become a Member to qualify for Member Rates for the Conference and Exhibit Hall. In order to qualify for a member rate for a booth your company must be a commercial/corporate member of AOAP and be logged into your member account.