What is AST?

Watch this short video to learn more about this two-day annual conference designed specifically for residential painting contractors.

18th Annual Advanced Shop Talk (AST) …. Where Contractors Share Best Practices

July 28 – 29, 2017

Hyatt Regency at the Arcade
Cleveland, Ohio

Registration Is Open!!

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AST 18 Full Brochure

Cleveland Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

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Call the Hyatt Regency Hotel directly at 1-888-591-1234 and ask for the special PDCA Annual AST Conference Group rate of $155.  Or make your hotel reservations online. Simply click on the link below.

Hotel reservations must be received on or before 5 pm (Eastern Time), Wednesday, July 5, 2017.

For visitor information on the Greater Cleveland area visit their website at

AST 17 – San Deigo, CA – 2016

What is Advanced Shop Talk (AST)?

Advanced Shop Talk (AST) is our annual 2-day conference held in July. As a peer driven organization, we look to fellow members as well as our sponsors to help provide relevant content every year. While the conference location changes from year to year, the 2-day event is always worth the trip, but don’t take our word for it. Listen to what two members have to say about their experiences at AST 15 in Denver. Then be sure to mark your calendar now for our next conference. We hope to see you there.

Past Conferences

San Deigo, CA – 2016

Providence, RI – 2015

Denver, CO – 2014

Baltimore, MD – 2013

Chicago, IL – 2012

Chicago, IL – 2011