International Pole Convention
June 2-5, 2016

New Orleans, Lousiana

Hyatt Regency

About the Event

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 visited 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!"

Stay tuned for info about 2016!

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Event Schedule

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.

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.

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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 exhibit@poleconvention.com


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.

Click here to buy all workshops for Friday

Click here to buy all workshops for Saturday

Click here to buy all workshops for Sunday

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 sponsor@poleconvention.com to feature your business.


Frequently Asked Questions

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 info@poleconvention.com 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: info@poleconvention.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: info@poleconvention.com 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 info@poleconvention.com with "Press" in the subject line.

No refunds or exchanges. Purchaser must show ID at registration. A limited number of passes will be sold during the Convention.

Pricing Packages

Choose the option best for you!

Day Pass (Friday or Saturday)

  • Free non-pole workshops and talks on one day (Friday or Saturday) and access to paid pole and non-pole workshops
  • Lunch Friday or Saturday
  • All star performances that day
  • Access to the Exhibitor Hall that day
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All Access Pass Junior (5-17) Attendee (Thursday-Sunday)

  • Free non-pole workshops and talks Friday-Sunday and access to paid pole and non-pole workshops
  • Welcome reception Thursday night, Lunch Friday and Saturday, Breakfast Sunday
  • All star performances and Access to the Exhibitor Hall
  • **Must be with a parent or guardian with an All Access Pass at all times**
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The 2015 International Pole Convention will be held at the Hyatt Regency, New Orleans

Event Location

  • Hyatt Regency, New Orleans
    601 Loyola Ave
    New Orleans, LA 70113 USA
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Travel Info

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.