National Technical Seminar Registration

AACT’s National Technical Seminar will take place October 7-9, 2024 at the Hyatt Lodge, Oak Brook, Illinois.

Schedule and Information

Visit our Schedule page for the detailed program. In addition to educational presentations, the 2024 seminar will include:

Optional Chocolate Tempering Demonstration will take place at the hotel on Monday afternoon, beginning at 1:00pm. Experts will demonstrate techniques and best practices, giving participants practical tips to take with them. The session will include time for participant Q&A.

Iron Confectioner Competition will take place at the hotel on Wednesday afternoon. Two three-member teams will each create three different types of confections in one hour based on a secret ingredient. The confections will then be evaluated by a three-member panel of judges for originality, flavor and appearance.

Supplier tabletops will take place on Tuesday afternoon and are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. All supplier personnel must be registered for the conference and paid in full. Electricity is available by prior arrangement; please note your electricity needs when registering for the tabletop. Shipping information is available by clicking here.

Hotel reservations must be made directly with the Hyatt Lodge. Click here to reserve your room now, or call +1 (630) 568 1234 and ask for the AACT 2024 National Technical Seminar room block to receive the group rate. Staying in the group room block helps us keep your seminar costs low — we appreciate your support. Room availability is not guaranteed after September 18.


Registration Fees: Earlybird price (before Aug. 12) / Paid after Aug. 12

Regular (non-member) registration fee: $690 / $740

National Chapter Member reduced fee: $580 / $630

Student fee (accredited, post secondary):  $200 / $250

Supplier Table:  $315 / $415

Optional Demo:  $50 / $75

Register now: