2024 Atlantic-Oase Professional Conference - Elevate Your Business


We are so excited to host the 8th Annual Atlantic-Oase Professional Conference in Denver, Colorado this year on October 23-24, 2024! For any additional questions or concerns please contact our Marketing team at 330-274-8317 x7 or marketing@atlantic-oase.com. We look forward to seeing you! 

Conference Information Booklet - Click here to view!

Informational booklet contains information regarding:
• Schedule
• Featured classes
• Things you need to know
• Things to do around the Denver area
•  How to get there

1. Register for the 2024 Professional Conference - Click here to register!

2. Pay for your registration

There will be a link to pay on the "thank you" page after registering. You will also receive a confirmation email within 2 business days of registering. You may also use the link in that email to pay for your attendance cost. 

PLEASE NOTE: Your registration fee does not include the cost of accommodations or travel. We are offering a discounted room block at The Rally Hotel and a link will be provided in your confirmation email for booking. There are a limited number of rooms available at the hotel and will be on a first come, first serve basis. You do not have to stay at The Rally Hotel for the event, you may stay at any hotel of your choosing.


Things you need to know::

Where: The Rally Hotel - 1600 20th Street, Denver, CO 80202

Hotel Accommodations: The Rally Hotel - 1600 20th Street, Denver, CO 80202 - booking link will be provided after registration is completed. Discount rates are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Nearby Airports:
 Denver International Airport (DEN)

 You will be resposible for getting to the hotel. We suggest using the Airport Rail to Union Station, but Uber, Lyft, and car rentals are available at the airport as well.

How to use the Airport Rail from Denver International Airport to Union Station:
Upon arrival follow signs to the Transit Center entrance. Purchase a ticket to Union station via the A Line at the kiosks ($10.50). Trains arrive every 15 minutes and the ride takes about 37 minutes to get to Union Station (there are 6 stops between the airport and Union Station). Union Station is a 7 minute walk to The Rally Hotel. For more in-depth information about the Airport Rail and how to find it, watch this video!

Optional Atlantic-Oase Pond Tour

This year we are offering an optional Pond tour around the Denver area with local contractors before our regular scheduled festivities! For those attending who would like join our Pond Tour, please make sure to check The Pond Tour box when registering and add additional night to your stay. 

Pond Tour Details:

Date & Time:
Wednesday, October 23, 2024 – 9:00am - 3:00pm (approximate times)

We will be providing transportation to each location along the Pond Tour route, but you will need to get to our pickup location on your own. Starting pickup location will be at The Rally Hotel - 1600 20th Street, Denver, CO 80202

Cost: $75/person
Cost of the tour includes transportation and lunch. Spots are limited, on a first come, first-serve basis.

Tour Details:
Join Atlantic-Oase staff and local Denver water feature contractors on a tour of their most prized water feature builds. Explore the city, gain insight on Denver contractors building techniques and style. Lunch and refreshments will be provided to all attendees. 

Featured Sessions::

Keynote Speaker  - Jim Davidson is a resilience expert who has survived not just one epic mountain disaster, but two. From his real-world survival experiences, he distills hard-won lessons about forging the resilience to overcome change, challenge, and uncertainty. His latest book, The Next Everest, was published in six international editions and was selected as an Amazon Editor's Pick. Jim's survival memoir, The Ledge, was a New York Times Bestseller. Jim has scaled high peaks from Argentina to Nepal, and from Bolivia to Tibet. While leading expedition teams around the globe, Jim has guided his teammates through storms and setbacks to reach lofty summits. The U.S. National Park Service has commended Jim twice for volunteering on successful high-altitude rescues in Colorado and Alaska.

From his 42 years of adventures, Jim shares compelling stories and practical tips about how to persevere and how to endure uncertain times through resilience strategies and post-traumatic growth. Davidson provides motivating keynotes and interactive workships on resilience, teamwork, leadership, and change management. His energizing messages have been shared in-person and virtually with audiences in more than 35 countries.

Sales Mastery: Contractor Communications - Eric Triplett, The Pond Digger, Train with Triplett & Helix - Eric Triplett is the driving force behind Train With Triplett (TWT), a coaching program dedicated to empowering contractors to take control of their businesses, maximize profits, and maintain a balance with their personal lives. TWT was born out of Triplett’s two decades of experience in supporting contractors through their challenges and triumphs. Triplett's career is built on a foundation of authenticity and transparency. He openly shares his experiences, including both his successes and failures, to help others avoid the mistakes he made along the way. This genuine approach has earned him a loyal following and significant influence in the contractor community.

Renowned for his candid and passionate teaching style, is a sought-after speaker and coach in the contractor community. At this year's Atlantic Oase Annual Conference, he will be leading a pivotal session on "Contractor Sales Communications." This session will address the common issue of contractors conveying unclear messages without realizing it, offering actionable insights for improvement.

How to Effectively Market Water Feature & Large Lake and Pond Services in Your Market - BJ Linger, Outdoor Network - BJ started his pond company in 1999 looking to feed his passion for water features, and for 20 years he has designed and built and or collaborated on hundreds of projects in 17 different states and 4 different countries in his travels, even winning some awards along the way. His journey into the marketing world started in the pond industry building a couple of websites for friends with similar pond businesses. Today they have hundreds of clients that they handle all aspects of digital marketing for. To put it bluntly "I know your business", because he's just like you! A contractor at heart! Join him in his class to gain some knowledge that will help you grow your business' digital footprint into the future!

Learn how to effectively market your water feature and pond/lake service business locally, this class will focus on Targeted Advertising, Google Business Listings, Websites, Social Media and how to get Referrals from existing clients.

Boost your Sales with Effective & Compelling Marketing  - Laura Reale, President of BlueGreen Marketing & President of AquaReale - with a Master’s Degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern University, has over twenty five years of experience as an entrepreneur and marketing consultant. She previously ran a successful marketing firm before joining her husband’s pond business, AquaReale, as president. Laura used her marketing skills to grow AquaReale from $250,000 to $1.6 million, with email marketing as one of the top business earners. Recognizing the demand for her expertise, Laura founded BlueGreen Marketing to help other contractors and landscapers with their marketing needs. She offers a variety of techniques to attract and retain clients and frequently speaks and writes on email marketing.

Discover how AquaReale brought in over $250,000 in sales in 2023 using email marketing! Join Laura Reale as she shares the secrets behind their success. Learn the do's and don'ts of email marketing, craft compelling messages, and effectively nurture leads with weekly tips and monthly newsletters. See firsthand why email marketing is their top strategy for gaining recurring clients and driving business growth. Don’t miss this opportunity to transform your email marketing approach and boost your sales!

What is Personal Branding and How Can It Grow Your Business - Isaac Mashman -businessman, author, coffee addict, creator, podcast host, private investor, and speaker. Known for his work in personal branding and individual reputation management, Isaac is the founder of Mashman Consulting Group, out of Little Rock, Arkansas. He is an investor through his businesses, Mashman Properties, and Mashman Investments, the author of Personal Branding: A Manifesto on Fame and Influence, and a renowned podcast guest as well as host. 

 In today’s competitive marketplace, establishing a strong personal brand is crucial for entrepreneurs, executives, and professionals alike. Delve into the concept of personal branding and its profound impact on business growth. Explore how to strategically craft and manage their personal brand to enhance credibility, influence, and market positioning.

Mastering Koi Keeping - Shane Hemphill, Co-Owner of Art of the Yard, Since a young age, Shane has harbored a deep fascination for koi fish. His expertise in the species has significantly enhanced his water feature business, elevating it to new heights for his clients. In 2024, Shane clinched the top spot in the Best in Size #1 category at the All American Koi Show, a testament to his profound understanding as he can proudly identify every type of koi.

In this class, join Shane in uncovering the allure of koi fish as you explore optimal habitat construction and the diverse types of koi, distinguishing between domestic and imported varieties. Gain practical knowledge on creating ideal pond environments, feeding strategies, and the cultural symbolism attached to these captivating aquatic beings.

 Life with a ProfiClear - Sean Bell, Southeast Regional Sales Manager & Jim Chubb, Director of Product Training & Systems

Its automatic, it cleans itself, well almost. Learn details on what the Proficlear filter is and it isn’t. Jim and Sean will walk you through the specs of the filters, how to properly size it for your application, Installation and Maintenance tips as well as and what to really expect after initial setup so that you can cover that information when selling the system.

Perfect Profitable Bog Filtration - Sean Bell, Southeast Regional Sales Manager & Demi Fortuna, Director of Product Information

Discover the untapped potential of bog and wetland filters, where misconceptions about construction and filtration capabilities prevail. Explore innovative construction techniques that have revolutionized water quality standards, benefiting projects both in the US and globally. Optimize cost-efficiency with Atlantic Water Matrix Blocks and Pump Vaults, ensuring streamlined operations without compromising on quality. Gain clarity on the differences of bog and wetland filtration versus Oase filtration methods, empowering informed decision-making for enhanced water clarity.

Clear Water Pond System is the Best in the World - Change my Mind? - Sean Bell, Southeast Regional Sales Manager, Jim Chubb, Director of Product Training & Systems, & Kyle Weemhoff, Southwest Regional Sales Manager

Its not just marketing talking points, we lived with it before we started marketing it. This panel discussion is made up with members who have lived with and experienced firsthand what the Clearwater Pond System is all about. From the disappearance of the yearly clean out to learning what a truly clean pond looks like. This is your chance to question the panel and hear it for yourself.

Elevate your offerings with Lake Therapy - Jordan Meissner, VP of Water Technology & Frayne McAtee, VP of Business Development

As the global leader in water features, we are taking another step towards ground breaking lake management with new innovative lake therapy products. Discover how these proprietary formulations can add another revenue stream to your business and another offering to your customer base with quick and sustainable results. Improve your results, save time, reduce site visits, and exceeed all of your lake and pond management goals. 

2025 New Products - Presenter TBD

As another year approaches, so do our newest offerings of innovative, quality products being released in 2025. Discover what we have store in for you!

Enhancing Distribution of Atlantic-Oase Products - Kyle Weemhoff - Southwest Regional Sales Manager, Tyler Fisher - Northeast Regional Sales Manager & Todd Rosendahl - Northwest Regional Sales Manager

Distributors willl discover a wealth of resources—from marketing materials to product training—designed to bolster your success as a distributor. Learn how to enhance your interactions with us through effective communication and continuous learning strategies. Gain insights into our personalized support system, including our straightforward warranty process and accessible customer service. Learn more about our contractor rewards program and discover how to best get inventory updates. Join us and empower yourself to excel in distribution with valuable knowledge.