Find Yourself in the Center of the Action!

Considering coming to DAX this year? Good idea! Each year, thousands of garment decorators - just like you - come to DAX to see everything that is new in the industry and learn the latest tips & tricks. Stay ahead of your competition with a trip to DAX and you'll profit from your experience every day.


DAX Chicagoland 2018 at a Glance:

Dates: April 27-28, 2018

Pre-registration Ends:
Apr 22nd, 2018
(After this date, admission will be charged and seminar prices go up.)

Trade Floor Hours:
Friday, April 27: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday, April 28: 10:00AM - 3:00PM

Seminar Hours:
Friday, April 27: 8:30AM - 3:35PM
Saturday, April 28: 8:30AM - 1:50PM

Tinley Park Convention Center
18541 Convention Ctr Dr
Tinley Park, IL 60477

Room Reservations:
(708) 444-1100
Ask for DAX rate

Register On-Line

Bringing Children

Exhibit at DAX

Cancellation Policy

DAX is staffed by SMR Software
(218) 326-0890

Schedule of Events
Thursday April 26, 2018
Exhibitor set-up - Trade Floor Not Open
8:30 AM -
12:00 PM
Beyond The Basics: Specialty Embroidery Techniques Hands-On Experience - presented by Katie Wubben - Cost $85/early /$99 regular
8:30 AM -
4:30 PM
Getting Back to the Fundamentals of Screen Printing - presented by Charlie Taublieb - Cost $200 early/ $220 regular
1:00 PM -
4:30 PM
Tackling Transfers - From Sublimation To Vinyl - presented by James M. (Jimmy) Lamb - Cost $85 early/$99 regular
Friday April 27, 2018
8:30 AM -
9:50 AM
Unlock the Potential of the Promotional Products Industry - presented by ASI - FREE Seminar
Boost Your Sales & Design Creativity with CorelDRAW & the TRW Design Wizard - presented by The Rhinestone World - FREE Seminar
Beyond Basic: How to Take Your Heat Printing Business to the Next Level - presented by Stahls' ID Direct - FREE Seminar
10:00 AM Trade Floor Opens
10:20 AM -
11:40 AM
Equipment & Supplies for a New Screen Printer: What you need for success! - presented by Terry Combs- Cost $35 early/$40 regular
Special Effects Without Special Equipment - presented by Charlie Taublieb- Cost $35 early/$40 regular
12:30 PM - 1:50 PM
How To Add Sublimation To Your Business - presented by James M. (Jimmy) Lamb- Cost $35 early/$40 regular
Digital Marketing: Growing Your Business with Social Media and Email Marketing - presented by Aaron Montgomery- Cost $35 early/$40 regular
1:30 PM -
5:00 PM
Artwork For Screen Printing - presented by Dane Clement- Cost $85 early/$99 regular
- 3:40 PM
Finding New Niche Markets because you are a Digital Decorator - presented by The 2 Regular Guys!- Cost $35 early/$40 regular
Your Customers Are Talking - Are You Listening? - presented by Kristine Shreve- Cost $35 early/$40 regular
5:00PM Trade Floor Closes and the Party starts!
6:30 PM -
9:30 PM
Night Shift: Embroidery Digitizing- Designs from Concept to Completion - presented by Erich Campbell - Cost $85 early/$99 regular
Saturday April 28, 2018
8:30 AM -
9:50 AM
Start/Expand Your Business with Rhinestones, Heat Transfer Vinyl, and Sign Vinyl - presented by The Rhinestone World - FREE Seminar
OKI Secrets to Success: How to Create Your Custom Apparel Empire - presented by Coastal Business Supply - FREE Seminar
90 Minutes to Transfer Profit - presented by First Edition. - FREE Seminar
10:00 AM Trade Floor Opens
10:20 AM - 11:40 AM
Embroidery Machine Maintenance & Repair for all Brands and Models - presented by Bill Garvin - Cost $35 early/$40 regular
20 Useful Photoshop Tips & Tricks - presented by Dane Clement - Cost $35 early/$40 regular
12:30 PM - 1:50 PM
Fearless Embroidery - Presented by Ed Levy - Cost $35 early/$40 regular
Price It Right: It's a Business Not a Hobby (Rhinestones, HTV, and Sign Vinyl) - presented by Matt Vassallo - Cost $35 early/$40 regular
3:00 PM Trade Floor Closes