International Pole Convention
June 1-4, 2017

Atlanta, Georgia

Hyatt Regency Atlanta

All About PoleCon

Recap of 2015 and 2016 events; looking towards 2017

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

2017 PoleCon will be in Atlanta, Georgia June 1-4th!

Tickets on sale NOW! Exhibitor and sponsor info available August 1

2016 RECAP

PoleCon 2016 was a Texas-sized good time! Check out our video!

2015 RECAP

Press and Testimonials

Why come to PoleCon?

Newspaper Articles and Reviews

• FORT WORTH –The International Pole Dancing Convention is coming to Fort Worth in June 2016. The Star-Telegram

• Pole-dancing convention wraps its legs around Fort Worth The Dallas Morning News

• There is a Pole Dancing Convention Coming to DFW in June KLUV Station

• Polecon - a pole dancing convention - coming to Fort Worth Fort Worth Business

• A Most Unusual Event is Coming to Fort Worth Fort Worth Business

• 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

"WOW! What an epic weekend. I honestly think this is the most fun that I've had at any pole event to date. Colleen Jolly, I thank you immensely for bringing International Pole Convention back."–Phoenix Kazree

"Thank you! For an awesome event! Amazing Showcases! Loved the free stuff! Loved the vendors! And I got to meet like minded individuals in a no judgement zone! I know it's hard to put on a perfect eventm your tireless efforts are not in vain!"–Isake McCloud-Bradshaw

"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 January 16, 2017 for the 2017 event) includes an all day exhibitor hall full of amazing products and services; pole and other aerial showcase performances; free movement-based workshops; free talks by pole, fitness and nutrition experts; and paid pole and non-pole workshops (clearly marked). Network with the pole community during lunch—included in your admission to PoleCon.

You must buy Weekend or Day pass to purchase and 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 PoleCon with a parent/guardian who also has a valid Weekend or Day Pass, no day passes are available for Junior attendees. Parent/guardians do not need to pay for a workshop only their Junior attendee is taking but must be present in the same room at all times.

All pole workshops are held on 45mm chrome Xpole stages (not lites) 2 people to a pole, 11 student poles (1 separate instructor pole) 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 and current workshop leaders include:

123Poling • AccroBrandon • Alessandra Marchetti • Amanda Rose • Amber Wolf • Amy Hazel • Apollo Sa'Deek • Ashley Fox • Becca Buck • Carlos Franca • Cleo the Hurricane • Crystal Belcher • Dakota Fox • Deb Roach • Derick Pierson • elevatED • FabPole • Head Over Heels • Heidi Coker • Irmingard Mayer • Isis Diamond • Jamilla Deville • Jeni Janover • Jonathan Nosan • Josiah "BadAzz" Grant • Karol Helms • Kelly Yvonne • Kenneth Kao • Kristy Sellars • Liquid Motion • Lisette Krol • Lux ATL • Maggie Ann • Marlo Fisken • Michelle Mynx • Michelle Natoli • Michula • Mone't Ha-Sidi • Nadia Sharif • Natasha Wang • Nicole the Pole • Oliver Pavick • Pantera Blacksmith • Philip Deal • Phoenix Kazree • PoleMoves • Rafeala Montanaro • Roz the Diva • Samantha Star • Sarah Jade • Sasja Lee • Seanmichael Rau • Shaina Cruea • Suwasit • Tracee Kafer • Terri Fierce • WorkIt Fitness • 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!

For more information on becoming and exhibitor click here to download our pdf of exhibitor information, sponsor levels and advertising options.

Booths are on sale now! Click here to purchase online. Ready to put down a deposit but not pay for the whole booth? Email us for a promo code to book with 50% down!

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, it was an awesome event!! I don't think you understand how excited I am about Atlanta!!! " —Leslie Arenas, Glory of LA, exhibitor

"Thanks for an amazing PoleCon 2016! Everything was so well organized. Sarah Murray and I had a wonderful time sharing information about Pole for a Purpose. Looking forward to 2017 already." —Kelly Jayne, Pole for a Purpose, exhibitor

"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 exhibitor information, 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 December 15, 2016.

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 2017 we will be in Atlanta, Georgia at the Hyatt Regency. All Convention activities will be held in the Hyatt Regency.

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 1, 2016 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 on workshops or on Weekend Passes for ANY REASON WHATSOEVER. A limited number of transfers/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 to whom you may do a private sale). 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 July 1 for 2017 event!

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
  • FOOD: 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
  • FOOD: 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 2017 International Pole Convention will be held at the Hyatt Regency, Atlanta, GA

Event Location

  • Hyatt Regency Atlanta
    265 Peachtree Street NE
    Atlanta, GA 30303
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Travel Info

The Hyatt Regency is in heart of downtown Atlanta near the Peachtree Center MARTA Station, Centennial Olympic Park, the CNN Center and the Georgia World Congress Center. Fly into Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) for daily flights from many locations.

A discounted room rate of $109/night (for singles and doubles) or $134/night (for triples) is available at this link.