2023 Virtual American Circus Educators Conference

Saturday November 11th – Sunday November 12th, 2023

12-8pm Eastern Time/ 11am-7pm Central Time/ 10am – 6pm Mountain Time/ 9am – 5pm Pacific Time

An exciting weekend of online learning and connection for circus educators! Get ready for virtual presentations, workshops, discussions, and social events that will inspire and reinvigorate!

EdCon alternates between an in-person conference and a virtual conference. Even years (2022, 2024, etc) are in-person at a different host venue each time. Odd years (2021, 2023, etc) are held online for maximum accessibility and convenience.

Jump to:
+ Registration
+ Schedule Information
+ Volunteering
+ Sponsor the Edcon
+ Presenter Application

Schedule Information

The 2023 virtual conference includes:
+ Presentations, panels, and workshops on topics relevant to circus educators: all sessions will be recorded and made available to attendees until Nov 25th!
+ Interactive social events
& interest group meetings

YOU MUST BE REGISTERED (PURCHASED A TICKET) IN ORDER TO SIGN UP FOR SESSIONS. Please note that access to sessions and Zoom links is not immediate after registering. Sessions happen over Zoom, via the Sched.com online system. Sched invitations are sent within 48 hours of registration.


The EdCon is priced on a sliding scale with the goal of accessibility to all:

Ticket PriceLevel Description
$30If you are just meeting your costs of living (bills, rent, etc). (You may be unemployed, not working at all at any job.)
$50If you are meeting your costs of living, but don’t have much extra. (You may be underemployed, working part-time at any job.)
$75If you are comfortably meeting all of your costs of living. (You may be fully employed.)
$100If you are comfortably meeting all your costs of living, and additionally able to contribute to savings, make donations to worthy causes, etc. (You are likely fully employed.)
$150If you want to help others attend the conference in addition to your own ticket cost.

Volunteers and presenters receive complimentary tickets to the entire event!

If these pricing levels are not accessible to you, please contact info@americanyouthcircus.org.


Attendees must be ACE (or AYCO) members in order to register, as membership supports our organization in fostering year-round connection for this special community. Professional membership is available on a sliding scale, $25-100. Find out more about membership and perks here. If you are not yet a member, you can become a member at the same time you register at the link below!

Earlybird registrantsthose who register before October 1st at 11:59pm Pacific Time will be receiving a special swag surprise in the mail (only available to US-located attendees).

Volunteer Application

Volunteers are expected to put in a minimum of 6 hours of volunteer work over the course of the event, and will in return be given a free virtual pass. Volunteer time will primarily consist of introducing and assisting presenters over Zoom, so a general tech-savviness is required.

ACE is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse conference, and would like to particularly invite BIPOC folks and those who hold other marginalized identities who might not otherwise have access to the conference to apply.

The volunteer application is still open – we are looking for a few more helping hands!

Become a 2023 virtual EdCon sponsor! This year, ACE is offering 3 levels of sponsorship.

After October 15th, we will only be accepting additional Banner-Only Sponsors ($50).

Banner Level: $50

Have your logo on the banner of the EdCon website! Attendees will see this whenever they navigate to Zoom events. You will also receive a thank you social media shoutout from ACE.

Swag Level (includes Banner): $150

Put your logo on a special swag item that will be sent to participants of the EdCon! Your logo will hold a physical place in today’s virtual world – you’ll be remembered for years to come. Logos may be edited to one color and approximately 1.25’’x1.25’’. 

Room Name Level (includes Swag and Banner): $500

Have a Zoom Room named after you/your organization! The schedule and website will refer to a certain Zoom room as the “Your Organization” Room.

Email info@americanyouthcircus.org to become a sponsor!

Presenter Application

Are you a subject matter expert or passionate about a specific area of circus? We’re looking for presenters to share their expertise at the 2023 Virtual EdCon! We invite you to apply to share your valuable expertise and experience with your colleagues and peers! Presenters get a special discounted admission to the event.

The presenter application opened August 1st. Extended deadline is October 11th at 11:59pm Pacific Time.