Foundations Entertainment University Pre-Amusement Expo (Dallas, TX) Seminar Program March 12-13, 2017 – its 15th Year as the #1 Ranked Industry Educational Program! Speakers: 200+ years of industry experience. Includes free passes to Laser Tag Convention and Amusement Expo.

Sheraton Dallas Hotel is already 85% SOLD OUT.

March 12-13 Dallas TX Sheraton Dallas Hotel
Sunday/Monday-2 Days/2 Evenings.  Foundations Attendees Receive FREE Amusement Expo Pass to Tuesday Seminars & Trade Show ($175 Value) and also includes Laser Tag Seminars ($225 Value) and Laser Tag Convention Trade Show. In addition, every Foundations attendee will receive a FREE 1-year subscription to Tourist Attractions & Parks Magazine ($49 Value). Additional Value Total = $449. WOW WHAT A DEAL!

Early Bird Registration for Foundations University/Amusement Expo is $395 and for you procrastinators, regular registration is $495.  Registration is up on

Frank ‘the Crank’ still has dozens of FREE Scholarships available.  Email [email protected] if interested.
Total value 
with scholarship = $944.

Attend Foundations University prior to Amusement Expo on an AEM Scholarship. Note that every Foundations Sponsor and Speaker also has a limited number of full scholarships available.

Three Foundations graduates quotes:

Holland Sullivan of Black Gold Productions in Georgia, said attending Foundations Entertainment University is a vital step in FEC operations. “Before you drive a car,” he said, “you get a driver’s license; before you open an FEC, you attend Foundations.”

Lonnie Sobel of Chinatown Fair: ‘‘Very informative!  Thank you very much for everything!!!  What you all teach at Foundations is STUPENDOUS!!!  Thank you all for sharing.

Watching all of the YouTube interviews and slides made me feel like I was there again with all my new best friends and family hanging out right beside me. I didn’t get “to do a YouTube video; I guess time just ran out; however, I would have said simply:

You have to go if you are in this industry; it will give you a whole new perspective on everything. Thanks Frank and Jerry and Linda and EMBED and Betson and everyone else who influenced me into being there!  Until we meet again, I will miss all of you, teachers and students alike!  

I thought I knew a lot about this industry from what my 40+ years of experience had taught me.  However, these 3 days taught me how little I really knew, and how much more I need to learn to get where I want to be. I know these 3 days at Foundations will be a turning point for turning my dreams and expectations into realities!!’

Scott and Brenda Damico, Damico Entertainment, Celina, TX:‘We have learned so much in these 3 days!  We would have made many costly mistakes had we done this on our own.’

Check out Foundations video below.

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The Laser Tag Convention is Coming March 14-16, 2017

The Laser Tag Convention is heading to Dallas, Texas this March and is co-located with Amusement Expo. 

This exciting show is the ultimate convention designed with the laser tag entrepreneur in mind. With three separate education tracks for developers, traditional operators, and tactical operators, every seminar is focused on helping laser tag businesses succeed. 

The trade show will showcase the best laser tag equipment, attraction, and supply vendors the industry has to offer. Whether you’re looking for laser tag packs, party supplies, arcade games, or anything else to make your facility more incredible, the Laser Tag Convention trade show vendors have what you need!

Engaging Developer and Operator Seminars 

Utilizing some of the greatest consultants and successful operators in the industry, the Laser Tag Convention education seminars are a wealth of information for attendees.

These are just some of the speakers and topics that will be covered in the seminars:

  • Jerry Merola – The Ten Essential Steps For Successful Entertainment Center Development
  • Jimmy Chapman – Coin Op, Redemption Counters and Cranes – Grabbing and Holding on to Profits
  • Beth Standlee – The Anatomy of the Company Party
  • Dave Sexton – Profitable Arcade Layouts
  • Armando Lanuti – How to Build and Design a Memorable Laser Tag Arena
  • Dan Mascola – Analyzing Customer Behaviors to Maximize Sales
  • Robert Peppard – Mobile Laser Tag Operations and Obstacles
  • John Pittmann – Starting Your Own Combat Laser Tag Business
  • Kevin Ekmark – Successful Social Media Marketing
  • Simon & Elaine Bak – Facebook Group: What You Missed that May Have Cost You
  • …and many more!

Join Us for the Laser Tag Convention Reception 

Come join us for a social mixer Tuesday Night before you head out on the town in beautiful Dallas!  The Laser Tag Reception will have a cash bar and hor d’oeuvres to enjoy.  This reception immediately follows the Round Table Industry Discussion.

Each convention registrant will receive one free drink coupon for the reception. 


Interactive Round Table Industry Discussion 

This year’s special guest host for the Laser Tag Reception will be none other than George Carter III, the inventor of Laser Tag! 
This lively gathering is designed to allow any convention attendee to ask whatever they wish to either the moderator or operators in the room.
Operators in attendance will also be called upon to help answer questions.  Come join this spirited group of highly opinionated characters and have your questions ready!

Visit the Trade Show Floor  

Included with every registration is a 2-day badge to get you onto the convention trade show floor where you can see the latest and greatest laser tag equipment our industry has to offer!
We can’t wait to see you and learn more about your laser tag business goals!
To see the entire show floor, click the image to the right.
As always…keep cranking!
Frank ‘the Crank’ Seninsky
Cell 732 616 5345