2024 ACE EdCon

Friday October 18th – Sunday October 20th, 2024

Join us for 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.




A jam-packed 3-day schedule filled with workshops, panels, roundtables, social events, and more! Please note that access to session sign ups goes through our scheduling app: SCHED and is not immediate after registering. Sched invitations will be sent to all registered attendees within 30 days of the conference start.



Our workstudy volunteer program supports the development of future circus educators by making the learning and networking opportunites of EdCon accessible, along with a behind-the-scenes view! Workstudy volunteers are primarily those transitioning from youth to professional (ages 18-26). Volunteers earn a complimentary pass in exchange for helping at the event. Accepted volunteers will receive a discount code via email. Do not register until you hear back from us.



Calling all Experts! If you are a subject matter expert with a unique perspective, skillset or experience, we  encourage you to apply to be an EdCon presenter and share that knowledge with the circus community! New and returning presenters are all welcome. Presenters must be ACE members and must attend the conference, as EdCon is by and for the community. What type of topics can you present on? We’re looking for experts that want to share on: 
– Apparatus Training and Technique
– Body Care for Circus Artists
– Diversifying Teaching for All Body Types
– Business of Circus
– Branding, Marketing and Social Media for Circus Practitioners 
– Studio Management and Operations
– Mental Wellness in Circus
– Youth and Social Circus
– Safety, Rigging and Safe Practices in Circus
– Show creation, casting and design

If so, we’d love for you to Apply to share your expertise at this year’s EdCon



Are you a circus or circus-adjacent brand that wants to be a part of this year’s EdCon? If so we’d be thrilled to have you as a sponsor.  This year, ACE is offering 3 levels of sponsorship.

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

Swagger – $150
Energizer – $250 (6 available – 2 sponsors per day)
Socializer – $350

Educator – $500

Community Builder – $1,000

Email edcon@americancircuseducators.org to become a sponsor!


If you are registered and still looking for housing, contact us to see if we can help connect you with other who want to share! Email EdCon@americancircuseducators.org.

1. Airbnbs will often be the best deals and the closest options to stay, even with all of the extra fees.
2. Neighborhoods to look for on Airbnb if you’re looking for places that are within a 20 minute walk (listed in order from closest to farthest):  
3. Neighborhoods to consider if you’re willing to make a short drive (listed in order from closest to farthest):  
4. Places to avoid (due to huge influx of traffic from ACL, unless you are excited about being in the fray): Downtown, 
5. There is no reserved group hotel booking for this EdCon. Most hotel rooms close to Shine Fitness Studio (10-15 minute drive away) will be around $250 – $350/night for a double bed room. If you’re willing to stay somewhere about a 20-30 minute drive away, there are options that go down to $150/night for a double bed room.
6. If you want to do a homestay, keep us posted! If you already know someone locally, reach out to them directly.