The International Pole Convention, founded in 2009, is the original annual event celebrating the pole dance and pole fitness community with hundreds of attendees, all-star performances and featured product and service exhibitors brought to a new city every year.
2014 has brought new ownership,management and focus to this classic event with more opportunities to expand.
In 2015 we head to the Crescent City to experience true Southern hospitality and enjoy incredible art, culture and food as we laissez les bon temps rouler, a Cajun term for "let the good times roll!"
International Pole Convention Blog!
Stories about and by PoleCon speakers, pole stars and exhibitors
Our event schedule includes an all day exhibitor hall full of amazing products and services, pole and other aerial showcase performances, free workshops, talks by pole, fitness and nutrition experts (listed below in detail in our interactive, Google calendar) and the Hall of Fame Games! Network with the pole community during lunch, included in your admission, and enjoy the extraordinary nightlife only found in vibrant New Orleans.
The fun officially kicks off Thursday night for the opening party hosted by Cleo the Hurricane, FREE with your All Access Pass!
AFAA payments are processed through their website and listed two months prior to the event. You do not need to have an All Access Pass to attend these certifications.
On Friday night, check out the Pole Sports Championship USA Competition, the only US-based competition recognized by the International Pole Sports Federation as a qualifying event for the World Championship.
This is a separately ticketed event,
click here to purchase your tickets.
You do not need to have an All Access Pass to attend this event. If you are a competitor at this event, you do need an All Access Pass to attend other PoleCon activities. If you have any questions about sponsoring or competing at this event, please contact Pole Sports Championship USA directly.
Details of performers in showcase performances subject to change.
No time for the Google Calendar? Check out our handy-dandy cheat sheet and see all the paid workshops and their associated level (beginner/all levels, intermediate, advanced) at a glance in this pdf. Click here to view or download.
Video from Previous Events
A few images from the West Palm Beach, Florida event.
Check out products and services from your favorite pole, fitness and nutrition industry vendors! Interested in showcasing your product or service by exhibiting at the International Pole Convention? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
To pick and purchase your booth click here. Price includes: 2 All Access Passes to PoleCon, 10ftx10ft booth, pipe and drape with a small cardboard sign with your company name, 1 table, 2 chairs and 1 wastebasket. Upon paying for your booth you will receive a packet of information via email to complete your registration.
Enjoy workshops by pole stars and fitness experts from around the world!
You must buy an All Access Pass to attend paid pole and non-pole workshops. You may participate in paid workshops workshops if you only buy a 1 Day pass, however those workshops must be on Friday or Saturday only and be all on the same day as your pass (Friday or Saturday). To take Sunday workshops and participate in the Thursday night opening party, you must have an All Access Pass. Junior Attendees (5-17 years old) may attend with a parent/guardian who also has a valid All Access Pass, no day passes are available for Junior attendees.
Click here to buy your All Access or Day Pass
All workshops are available for purchase at the links below, additional details regarding each workshop and the level (beginner, intermediate, advanced or all levels) can be found in the interactive Google Calendar accessible in the "Event Schedule" section above.
All pole workshops are held on 45mm chrome Xpole stages (not lites) 2 people to a pole, 11 student poles for a maximum of 22 people in a 2250 sq ft room. All non-pole workshops are limited to 36 people and are also held in a 2250 sq ft room. Yoga mats are provided in both pole and non-pole rooms. Please arrive at least 10 min before your scheduled workshop to check in with the room monitor and bring a printed copy of your ticket to the workshop with you. Please promptly exit every workshop to allow the next class to start and take photos or chat with your workshop leader pole star and friends in the hall.
The workshops are listed for sale per day in chronological order per room (Pole Room 1, Non-Pole, etc.). The system is very smart so you may open all windows at once (Friday/Saturday/Sunday) and as you add workshops (limit one spot per person per workshop; you may buy an unlimited amount of workshops) it will group them in one shopping cart.
Full list of workshop leaders (alphabetical by first name) teaching paid pole or non-pole workshops or certifications:
AcroBrandon • Alessandra Marchetti • Amanda Rose • Ashley Fox • Becca Buck • Cleo the Hurricane • Crystal Belcher • Dakota Fox • Danielle Romano • Deb Roach • Derick Pierson • elevatED • FabPole • Head Over Heels • Heidi Coker • Jamilla Deville • Karol Helms • Kelly Yvonne • Kenneth Kao • Kristy Sellars • Liquid Motion • Lisette Krol • Marlo Fisken • Michelle Mynx • Michelle Natoli • Michula • Natasha Wang • Nicole the Pole • Pantera • Phillip Deal • Phoenix Kazree • PoleMoves • Rafeala Montanaro • Roz the Diva • Samantha Star • Sasja Lee • Seanmichael Rau • Suwasit • Tracee Kafer • Terri Fierce • Vertical Joes/Torwa Joe
Our Sponsors for this event
Our sponsors represent the best products and services in pole, fitness, nutrition and wellness. Click on their logos to learn more.
Interested in becoming a sponsor to promote your business? Click here to download our pdf of sponsor levels and advertising options. Email email@example.com to feature your business.
Opening night reception on Thursday; free non-pole workshops, talks, performances and access to the exhibit hall all day Friday and Saturday with lunch included; more free workshops, talks, performances and access to the exhibit hall until noon on Sunday with breakfast. All payments are securely processed through SimpleTix. Single day entry passes also available for Friday and Saturday.
Yes! The International Pole Convention celebrates the diverse pole community. Want to perform as a single act, a doubles routine or a group? Email firstname.lastname@example.org with a link of a representative performance and your concept by March 15th.
Workshops with international pole stars will go onsale in January through this website. We will announce they are open for purchase via social media and our newsletter. The free non-pole workshops as well as space in all the talks are available in person on a first come, first serve basis. Review your program booklet and the event schedule online for times and room location. Signs are posted throughout the Convention to help find your way.
Every year the convention is held in a different city. In 2015 we will be in New Orleans, Lousiana USA at the Hyatt Regency. Book online at this link for a discounted room rate. All Convention activities will be held in the hotel. Come for the Convention and stay to enjoy New Orleans!
Yes! There are some volunteer spaces available to help with pole cleaning during performances, checking in workshop rooms and other genderal duties. Volunteers receive a special discounted rate to attend the Convention. To indicate your interest in volunteering email: email@example.com and put "Volunteer" in the subject line.
We are seeking experts in the pole, fitness and nutrition industries to lead free non-pole workshop classes as well as conduct talks on topics of interest to our attendees. Topics may include topics such as: how to build highly functioning teams, how to correctly spot athletes of all sizes and abilities, injury prevention, social media for studio owners. Have a great idea? Email your 250 word or less abstract, brief (not more than 100 words) bio and any relevant links by November 15th to: firstname.lastname@example.org with "Speaker" in the subject line.
Men and women of all ages and fitness levels are welcome. If you are under 18 you must have a parent/guardian present wth a valid All Access Pass to participate in any workshops. If you are press or a photographer please contact us ahead of time at email@example.com with "Press" in the subject line.
The Hyatt Regency New Orleans is approximately 12 miles away from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport with flights daily from many locations and several options for transport from the airport.
Click here for a special, discounted rate of $155 per night per room (for up to 4 guests) when booking. All Convention activities will be held at the Hyatt Regency.