Self Storage Association Events


July 20th, 2016

Founded in 1975, the Self Storage Association is the official trade organization and voice of the United States and international self storage industry. Its mission is to promote the highest standards of professionalism, conduct, honesty, integrity, and ethical business practices in the self storage field. One of the main ways that they promote this mission is through Self Storage Association events, which take place both nationally and on individual state levels. The following is a summary of some upcoming events.


2016 Fall Conference and Trade Show

This national event will take place September 6 through 9 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. It will feature Kenneth M. Wooley, Sr., and Spencer Kirk, two leaders and visionaries in the self storage industry, as keynote speakers. Those interested in attending can register online and take advantage of discount hotel rates through the SSA website ( In addition to a trade show with a large number of exhibitors, the event’s full schedule of activities includes roundtable discussions and engaging workshops.

Self Storage Valuation and Acquisition Course

This event attracts a wide variety of people. For example, it will include those interested in acquiring a self storage facility, looking to secure financing, needing assistance with reviewing a property tax bill, or valuing assets for disposition. The goal of this course is to help people understand deals and transactions. It will take place at the US Grant Hotel in San Diego, California, from October 3 to 5, 2016. Online registration for this course is open until September 9, and all attendees will receive two customized financial modeling tools. The instructors for this course are Robert Francis, CPM, who has over 35 years of experience in the operation and management of investment real estate, and Jeffrey Humphrey, ASA, Senior Vice President of Asset Management at Devon Self Storage Holdings (US) LLC.

2017 Executive Ski Workshop

This is one of the Self Storage Association events that mixes business with pleasure! It will take place at The Peaks Resort and Spa in Telluride, Colorado, from January 23 through 26, 2017. Attendees will be able to take advantage of quality educational programs, peer-to-peer networking, and world-class, luxury accommodations. This workshop attracts more than 175 large and mid-size self storage owners and operators, and it allows attendees to actively promote their businesses in an upscale environment. Over the event’s four days, there will be a variety of workshops. These workshops will include information and education as well as important industry updates. The Executive Ski Workshop is usually a sold-out event. If you’re interested, register as soon as possible and secure a discount rate for a hotel room before the cut-off date, January 1, 2017.

Other Events

In addition to these events, state-level Self Storage Association chapters host local events on a regular basis. For more details, check with the state association located nearest to you.

Finally, should you find yourself in need of extra storage space in southwest Missouri, Eastway Storage Center would be happy to accommodate your needs. We are proud to boast high-quality storage facilities, a helpful staff, and a convenient location just off Highway 65. Give us a call at 417-864-7867 or contact us online to learn more.