THE SUNLESS SUMMIT 2019 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

(Schedule is tentative as of July 1, 2018, and subject to change.)

SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 2019

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Registration | Planet Hollywood Convention Level
Follow the signs in the casino to the convention level then follow the signs from there to our registration table which will be setup outside Green Room.

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM | Welcome Session
We will kick things off with an update on ASTP happenings by the Founder of ASTP, Shonna Dexter, and a Jam Session with our Director of Member Development, Jenn Dieas. We're gonna get you in the right mindset to make the most of the next two days!

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM | Welcome Reception
Vendors, attendees and pre-registered guests welcome to attend. Mix and mingle with your fellow industry professionals and get excited for the next two days of networking and learning! Your ticket for the welcome reception is included in your registration fee.


MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2019

8:00 - 9:00 AM | Continental Breakfast & Late Registration
ASTP will provide a light continental breakfast each morning of the event to include pastries, gluten-free pastries, yogurt, granola, fruit, juices, coffees and teas.

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | SPONSOR SHOWCASE
We are bringing sunless product and service vendors and the professionals who live and breathe this industry together in one room. Wander about, ask questions and learn from vendors how they can help you grow or improve your business. 

List of sponsors scheduled to attend will be added as the event nears!

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM | Lunch Break
Attendees and vendors alike will be on their own each day for lunch. Planet Hollywood offers an array of dining choices to fit any budget. Use this time to grab a bite with a vendor, fellow industry pros or guests who have joined you in Las Vegas. 

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Sponsor Breakout Sessions
Throughout the day, sponsors will have the opportunity to present on the topic of their choice. The session titles will be available to review 30 days prior to the event and attendees will have the opportunity to pick and choose what they would like to attend.

6:00 PM | Presenting Sponsor Classes
On Monday evening, each of our Presenting Sponsors - MaxiMist and Norvell - will be offering technical classes. Click here to see the details!


TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2019

8:00 AM | Continental Breakfast
ASTP will provide a light continental breakfast each morning of the event to include pastries, gluten-free pastries, yogurt, granola, fruit, juices, coffees and teas.

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM | General Session | Vendor/Sponsor Panel Discussion
Back by popular demand! We will again host a panel discussion by some of our vendor sponsors who will answer your industry-related questions. It's your opportunity to hear the hottest topics discussed by those "in the know".

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM | Transition / Break

9:45 AM - 12:00 PM | Breakout Sessions
Industry professionals share their knowledge on a wide range of topics to spark your creativity and help your business grow.

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Lunch Break

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM | Additional Breakout Sessions

Current speakers and topics include...

Diversity in the Tanning Industry | Presented by Jena Mehlberg, Sun Cheaters
In the tanning industry, women like Jena are too often overlooked. They aren’t marketed toward and are mostly ignored. "Black people don’t tan, Spanish women don’t tan, mixed women don’t tan...the message is that unless you’re an attractive white woman, this isn’t for you." Jena's session will focus on how we can be more inclusive in our marketing efforts and will include an overview of a case study she is conducting on how women of all shapes, sizes and colors feel as a whole with their experiences in the beauty and tanning industry. 

How to Create Gorgeous Content for Social Media without Being a Photographer | Presented by Kate Cryder, Gypsy
How do you show your best work on instagram or Facebook? How can you brand yourself on these platforms to connect with your dream clients? Set yourself apart with the way you are visually viewed with a photography game plan. Create great content even when you aren’t a professional photographer. Show off your tans in a unique way that connects to your mission and branding.

Creating Residual Income from Your Current Customer Base | Presented by Jennifer Lancaster, Jenergy
Jennifer has built residual income for five years in her business. She is passionate about teaching women how to let go of excuses, therefore transforming their lives and businesses. The thought seeds that we plant in our minds harvest into actions and situations in our lives and businesses. Jennifer believes that not enough women take the time to develop these seeds and that as women, we deserve abundance and prosperity so that we can contribute to future generations to come. Her session will both inspire and teach you mindset tricks to help you grow.

What is Your Salon DNA? | Presented by Carissa Serylo, SprayChic Airbrush Tanning
No, not DHA. DNA. Company culture is found at corporate gigs but have you considered rounding out your sunless biz by identifying its DNA? Providing an amazing spray tan is one thing but accompany that with superb client service and you will set yourself apart. Carissa will help you identify the philosophies that are important to you individually and that you can build your business on.

Be the Shit, Without Shitting on Others | Presented by Elysa Weissbaum, Glow Boss
As the sunless industry has become a quickly growing field, you may notice that simply put, you aren’t the only one. We as sunless professionals want to believe that the sun (not the harmful kind, of course) shines from everywhere – but what happens when your friend opens their own business? Or your client branches out? What about when there’s a new spray gun in town? Remaining confident in your work, humble in your actions and keeping kindness in your words are just a few simple keys to continue your success. During this session, we want to nail down how to combat feelings of doubt, throw trial out the window and how to strongly grow, by staying in our own lane!

Growing Your Business: Are You Unintentionally Turning Clients Away? | Presented by Brandi Tindall, SunnaTan Guru
Whether you’re a new business owner or a seasoned spray tan veteran, your goal is client satisfaction and retention. You’re a straight up hustler and work hard to build your business! But are you unintentionally turning clients away? Are you getting in your own way and hindering your business potential? In this session, Brandi will identify common pitfalls, help you look at your business from a client’s perspective AND share her top tips of how she grew her business to six figures in just one year! 

 

MORE SPEAKING ANNOUNCEMENTS TO COME! STAY TUNED!

 

6:00 PM | Kristyn Pradas of Pradas Glow - Additional Registration Required
Each year we invite "celebrity spray tan artists" to join us and share their industry experiences, tips and tricks. This year's featured presenter is Kristyn Pradas of Pradas Glow. Click here for class details and sign up information!


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2019

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM | Continental Breakfast & Networking
Start your morning with more networking and a light breakfast provided by ASTP. Come and go as you please.

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM | Keynote Presentation
We end on a high note and get everyone ready to go back home and IMPLEMENT what they've learned to make 2019 an amazing year for the sunless industry and your own business!

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM | Golden Gun Awards & Sponsor Giveaways
Stay until the end! Must be present to win!


**SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE**