International Pole Convention
June 2-5, 2016

Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth Convention Center

All About PoleCon

Recap of 2015 and looking towards 2016

The International Pole Convention (PoleCon), celebrates the diversity of the pole dance/pole fitness community. Come to learn, share and grow with men and women of all shapes, sizes, ages, ethnicities and fitness levels then stay for the community. #poleconisforeveryone

2016 PoleCon Updates

PoleCon 2016 will have 90 min Pole Star Workshops!

No free workshops or seminars during the FREE lunch!

No timing conflicts between free workshops and paid workshops!

No extra charge for our special evening event!

We promise there will always be too much going on during PoleCon with awesome non-stop showcase performances, amazing free workshops and seminars, an awesome group of vendors to shop from and the best pole instructors from around the world teaching you for 90 minutes.

2015 RECAP

Press and Testimonials

Why come to PoleCon?

Newspaper Articles and Reviews

• At New Orleans pole dancing convention, organziers 'would like the public to see that there are lots and lots of options' The New Orleans Advocate

• Pole dancing a fitness fad for people of all 'walks of life, shapes, sizes and fitness levels' The New Orleans Advocate

• PoleCon... Epic! United Pole Artists

• Pole Sports Championship comes to New Orleans The Times-Picayune

• International Pole Convention a Hit! Pole Championship Series Blog

• PoleCon 2015 Review Bad Kitty Blog

• PoleCon's Return to Pole Industry United Pole Artists

What our Attendees, Performers and Workshop Leaders are Saying

"Start saving your money for International Pole Convention 2016. I can tell you now it's going to be bigger and beven more spectacular. THIS is the event you need to get too."—Philip Deal, workshop leader and performer

"It was another amazing weekend of pole and performances by industry leaders only to top it off by it being hosted in amazing New Orleans. Colleen Jolly ran it like a well oiled machine and just the way one would expect. All the performance spots delivered greatness and personally my fav was the Sexy Pole Showcase... took the stage to new levels breaking barriers--even kicking them down--unlike any other large scale event I have attended in the past." –AccroBrandon, workshop leader and performer

"I felt blessed to be among such diverse talent from near and far and was able to listen and participate in discussions... I believe there is enough space in this arena to support a variety of styles... I look forward to the next PoleCon. Keep up the love and no filters!" —Bonita Patterson Harlow, attendee

"Pole is for everyone. And this weekend was epic and amazing." —Ms. Vegas, attendee and performer

"Well that's a wrap. 3 days, 14 workshops, 62 bruises, multitude of new moves, hundreds of new friends and millions of dynamite memories!!! Thank you, FABULOUS JOB!!!"—Denise Chick, attendee

International Pole Convention Blog!

Stories about and by PoleCon speakers, pole stars and exhibitors

Event Schedule

Details about free and paid workshops at PoleCon

Our event schedule, published in January 2016, 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 calendar and available on the app). Network with the pole community during lunch, included in your admission, and enjoy a Texas-sized nightlife.

You must buy Weekend or Day 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 Weekend 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.

Check out our handy-dandy cheat sheet (available in January) to 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 last year's for reference.

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. Yoga mats are provided in the non-pole room and the free workshop room. 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.

Previous workshop leaders include the following:

AccroBrandon • Alessandra Marchetti • Amanda Rose • Ashley Fox • Becca Buck • Cleo the Hurricane • Crystal Belcher • Dakota Fox • Deb Roach • Derick Pierson • elevatED • FabPole • Head Over Heels • Heidi Coker • Jamilla Deville • • Jeni Janover • Josiah "BadAzz" Grant • 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 • Philip Deal • Phoenix Kazree • PoleMoves • Rafeala Montanaro • Roz the Diva • Samantha Star • Sasja Lee • Seanmichael Rau • Suwasit • Tracee Kafer • Terri Fierce • Vertical Joes/Torwa Joe


Sell your product or service at PoleCon!

Interested in showcasing your product or service by exhibiting at the International Pole Convention? Email for more info!

OR CLICK HERE to buy your booth online using our interactive map and a credit card! If you are having trouble with the map please click the link "having trouble with the map." All booths are 10ftx10ft and have pipe and drape, a table, two chairs and a wastebasket. Each booth includes two Weekend Passes to PoleCon and the ability to put marketing or other swag into our attendee gift bags. Want to do a payment plan? Email us for details!

Booths are only $675 until 12/31 so buy TODAY!

Not sure if your business is right for PoleCon? Past exhibitors include apparel/shoes/jewelry/accessories, aerial equipment, grip aids, events, affinity groups, training organizations and tools for the studio owner like insurance and legal services: Artista Active Wear • BeastlyBuilt • Black Girls Pole • Body+Pole • Bombshell Pole Magazine • Cleo the Hurricane • Dangerous Curves • DerbySkinz • DV8 Couture • elevatED • FabPole • FirmGrip • Glitter Heels • Grounding Flight Aromatherapy • Imaging Studios • International Pole Sport Federation • Insurance 4 Pole Dancers • It Works: That Crazy Wrap Thing • Kristy Sellars: the Key to Training • LeeLee Jewels • LegalShield • The MightyGrip Brand • Mika Yoga Wear • Nicole the Pole • Pantera Blacksmith • PoleBuff • Pole Dance Jewelry • Pole Expo • Pole Poised • Pole Pressure University • Pole Sport Organization • Skylar Mynx: Artist • Twindom 3D • Twisted Polerina • United Pole Artists • U.S. Aerial • Vertical Exploration Foundation • XPole • Yogabela

What our Exhibitors are Saying

"Thank you for working so hard to make this weekend happen. It was a well organized event and I am happy to have been a part of it... you are a brilliant woman and I am looking forward to working with you again." —Lian Tal Lebret, Body and Pole, exhibitor

"We had a great time at the event and look forward to next year!! I have been vending at events since 2008, and you and your team went far above and beyond what I have experienced elsewhere! The food setup was definitely a welcomed surprise. Your announcers/hosts were fabulous." —Nissanne Morrison, DerbySkinz, exhibitor


2016 Event Sponsors

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 to feature your business.


Frequently Asked Questions

Opening night reception on Thursday; free non-pole workshops, seminars, performances and access to the exhibit hall all day Friday and Saturday with lunch included; more free workshops, seminars, performances and access to the exhibit hall until noon on Sunday with breakfast. All payments are securely processed. Single day entry passes also available for Friday and Saturday.

Pay for workshops are separate and clearly marked. Free workshops are free/included with your pass. Day passes are only good for the day assigned. Please only purchase pay-for workshops on the day you have a day pass otherwise you will be asked to pay the difference for a weekend pass in person.

Yes! The International Pole Convention celebrates the diverse pole community. Want to perform as a single act, a doubles routine or a group? Email with a link of a representative performance and your concept by February 15th.

Special PoleCon Organized Showcases include: Artistic/Contemporary, Pole Masters (40+), Pole Comedy, Men of Pole, Sexy Pole, Lyra, PowerFlow, Troupes & Groups, Up & Coming Stars. More information on details of showcases including all general rules and those specific to showcase (i.e., Pole Comedy should be entertaining, how to get props approved and costuming requirements) will be posted soon. Please identify which showcase you prefer in your email.

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 seminars 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 2016 we will be in Fort Worth, TX USA at the Fort Worth Convention Center. All Convention activities will be held in the Convention Center.

Yes! Volunteer spaces are available and include the foolowing duties: pole cleaning during performances, checking in attendees to paid workshop rooms, set-up, clean-up, assisting with registration/information desk and other genderal duties as assigned. Volunteers receive a 20% discount to attend the Convention when committing to two, 2-hour shifts (4 hours) over the course of the weekend. You will sign a contract agreeing to volunteer to receive the code. For more information and to sign up, email: and put "Volunteer" in the subject line. Volunteer positions are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

We are seeking experts in the pole, fitness, nutrition and general business to lead free non-pole workshop classes and seminars on topics of interest to our attendees. Topics may include: 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 1st to: 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 who also has a valid Weekend Pass to enter the Exhibitor/Performance area in our Main Hall and to participate in any workshops (free or paid). Parent/guardian does not need to purchase a pay-for workshop that the minor purchases however, they must be present while minor is in the workshop. If you are press or a photographer please contact us ahead of time at with "Press" in the subject line.

No refunds. A limited number of exchanges possible not less than one month before event (i.e., you can no longer go to PoleCon and want to transfer the ticket to a friend). Purchaser must show ticket or proof of purchase and ID at registration. A limited number of passes will be sold during the Convention.

Tickets to PoleCon

For group sales (5+ people) contact PoleCon directly for our group pricing. Tickets on sale now! Early Bird pricing (20% discount) good until 12/31

Day Pass (Friday or Saturday Only)

  • Free non-pole workshops and seminars on one day (Friday or Saturday). Access to buy to paid pole and non-pole workshops
  • You must have a Day Pass or Weekend Pass to buy workshops
  • Lunch Friday or Saturday
  • All star performances that day
  • Access to the Exhibitor Hall that day
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Weekend Pass Junior (5-17) Attendee (Thursday-Sunday)

  • Free non-pole workshops and seminars Friday-Sunday. Access to buy to paid pole and non-pole workshops
  • You must have a Day Pass or Weekend Pass to buy 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 a Weekend Pass at all times**
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The 2016 International Pole Convention will be held at the Fort Worth Convention Center, Fort Worth, TX

Event Location

  • Fort Worth Convention Center
    1201 Houston Street
    Fort Worth, TX 76102 USA
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Travel Info

The Fort Worth Convention Center is approximately 17 miles away from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Aiport with flights daily from many locations and several options for transport from the airport.

A discounted rate of $149/night (for singles and doubles) or $159/night (for triples and quads) for the Sheraton Forth Worth (across the street from the Convention Center) is available at this link.