Location: Robert Mann Rugs in Denver, Colorado
Dates: October 21-22, 2021
Join ARCS at Robert Mann Rugs in Denver, Colorado, October 19-23, 2021, for a whole week of incredible content with the biggest names in the industry! The week kicks off on Tuesday and Wednesday with an ARCS class on Finishing Processes by Robert Mann’s own Quality Control Manager, Andrija Malbasa. Thursday through Friday, October 21– 22, is the official event, Rug-A-Palooza! Saturday we’ll be getting back on the wash floor for BYOB (Bring Your Own Boots).
Thursday - Friday, October 21-22 - Rug-A-Palooza:
Rug-A-Palooza is THE event for rug education, problem solving, great discussions and networking with all the industry experts.
- Wednesday - A full day of lively talks on general rug industry topics. Hear from textile conservationists, rug dealers and other insights on the history of the industry in the US, how rugs are made, what is being offered in the market today and so much more. These conversations will be exciting with plenty of time for Q and A.
- Thursday - All about the hands-on experience. We have demonstration stations set up for you to test your hand at washing, stain removal with Randy Hyde, repair with Robert Mann’s team, dye bleed treatments with Ben Knause, blocking with Andrija Malbasa and more!
- Friday - A full day of short talks and presentations, panel discussions, and town hall meeting style with lots of audience participation on the topic of ‘How to set up a rug wash plant'. This covers dry soil removal systems, dry room function and design, wash floor surfaces and styles, and wash plant work flow.
- We are offering specialized sessions on more advanced topics such as hands-on wool dying, rug structure analysis and appraisal theory throughout the three day event.
- Non-Members: $1300
- ARCS Members: $700 first person; $525 second person from same company; $350 third person from same company
- Lunch, drinks and snacks are included each day
Sponsorship opportunities available: swag, lunches, happy hour, raffle prizes!
Please feel free to contact us with any questions by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Group Hotel Information:
Radisson Hotel Denver Central
4849 Bannock Street
Denver, CO 80216
Room Rates: $89 + tax (WIFI and Breakfast included) Two Queen bed or One King bed
“This is certainly a conference to not miss, aside from being in one of the most impressive operations in the world, you will be surrounded by an immense amount of knowledge that will directly influence your operation the day you get back. After attending the last conference I would not miss the opportunity to attend the next.” – Aaron Glazier, Certified Clean Care, Athens, Georgia
“My wife and I went to last Rug-A-Palooza in 2018 and are excited to go to the up and coming event at Robert Man's world-class facility. It was a great event with old and new friends gathering and commiserating about our love for all things woven. Having a great time at the event, with informative speakers and a great round table discussion with participants patiently answering everyone's questions, is a given. What really sets these events apart from other seminars is that the participants are all willing to answer and thoroughly explain any questions you may have. Denver is an amazing town too. The food scene is amazing. The mile-high city has many offerings.” – Ron Kholler, RH Kholler Oriental Rug & Carpet Cleaning, Poulsbo, WA