The following quotes are from exhibitors that participated in the 2012 AOAP Exposition:
"The 2012 AOAP show was a fantastic experience from an exhibitor standpoint. Attendee traffic was good and the show was very well run. We look forward to this show building on its initial success".
"Excellent turnout. Far exceeded my expectations".
"Great attendance, lots of energy, will be glad to attend next year".
"Knowledgable crowd with buying power!"
"Great conference! Very well thought out, and as a exhibitor it was a conference I would gladly sign up for again". Anne Somerfeld CYA Ground Graphics
"I was pleasantly surprised with the number of visitors we had at the booth during the first ever show. The schedule was well thought out and the many ways by which you drove attendees to the trade-show floor/exhibitor booths was great."
"It was nice and appropriate that exhibitors were invited to all educational sessions and socials."
"You can tell the AOAP Board has a good feel for what is needed to meet the needs of their aquatic professionals. Thank you for a great conference". Sue Nelson/USA Swimming Facilities Department
Some quotes from the attendees' perspective:
This conference is a must for well-rounded aquatics professionals. The education sessions feature some of the best in the business. You will not walk away disappointed. Christopher Whipple Manager of Lifeguards University of Maryland - College Park
"Star studded cast of aquatic pros from around the country paired with top flight educational sessions and trade show. I would recommend this conference to anyone in the business." Algreatus "Gator" Batton
One of the best conferences I've attended as an aquatic professional! Michelle Bernardi Aquatics Manager Four Seasons Association Bloomington, IL
One of the best - if not the best - Aquatic based conferences I have ever attended. Jeff Fryer, Aquatic Director River Road Park and Recreation District, Eugene, OR
The 2012 AOAP conference created an amazing atmosphere to network, engage, learn and grow as aquatic professionals. Becky Hulett City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department
AOAP did a fantastic job at providing this much needed resource for aquatics professionals! I would highly recommend attending this conference. Tara Eggleston, M-NCPPC Department of Parks & Recreation
The AOAP Conference rejuvenated my energy for the upcoming season. I am anxious to implement some techniques and strategies in my company's training this year!" -Michelle, Employee Developement, Aqua-Guard Management
Best Aquatics Conference I have even attended! P.J. Mallon, Aquatics Manager, MWR Naval Station Everett, WA
The 2012 AOAP Conference was spectacular. The amount of aquatic knowledge and information was awesome. There is no way an aquatic professional can attend and not return home inspired to make a difference. Kelly Martinez City of Phoenix
The AOAP Conference provided me opportunities to learn and grow both personally and for the benefit of my staff. That helped renew my motivation to continued efforts in development of staff and public awareness. Kari Harberts City of Plano
This conference is a gathering of who's who in Aquatics.
Sometimes you can feel like your drowning with aquatic information; but once you come here, it’s like a breath of fresh air and it all comes together.
I filled a notebook with ideas and up to the minute information from the classes that I attended! I feel informed, motivated, and inspired to meet the challenges of everyday life at the pool.
What an educational experience! So many important experts in one location, the wealth of experienced learned was priceless!
Greatest little conference in Texas!
The AOAP Annual Conference provided great speakers on topics that will benefit every aspect of our Aquatic Center. Networking with professionals from around the nation will help ensure the safety and enjoyment of our community around the water.
An engaging dynamic event.
The vendors in the exhibit hall were helpful and informative. I learned a lot from them and look forward to building a relationship with their companies.
Sessions/speakers were top notch! I left with several "nuggets" to easily implement upon my return to our Department. Exhibit hall had a great variety and the whole Conference was very well organized! I'll be back!
What a great opportunity for aquatic professionals to gather and share their knowledge, wisdom and ideas with each other. The aquatics profession is truly a family.