4700 Emperor Blvd.

Raleigh-Durham NC 27703




Sheraton Imperial

4700 Emperor Blvd I-40
Durham, NC 27703
(919) 941-5050

ASta | aste

316 W Millbrook Rd #105
Raleigh, NC 27609
(919) 322-0609

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Welcome to the ASTA Expo FAQ page! Here you’ll find answers to the most common questions about our event. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us.


General Information

Q: What is the ASTA Expo?
A: The ASTA Expo is an annual event that brings together professionals from the automotive aftermarket industry for training, networking, and discovering the latest innovations.

Q: Where and when is the ASTA Expo 2024 taking place?
A: The ASTA Expo 2024 will be held in Durham, NC at the Sheraton Imperia Hotel from September 26-28th.

Q: Who should attend the ASTA Expo?
A: The Expo is designed for automotive repair professionals, shop owners, technicians, and industry vendors. It offers something for all levels of experience and areas of interest.



Q: How do I register for the ASTA Expo?
A: Visit our registration page at www.astaexpo.com and click on the “Register Now” button. Follow the instructions to select your tickets and complete your registration.

Q: What are the registration fees?
A: Registration fees vary based on membership status and the types of tickets purchased. For detailed pricing information, please visit our registration page.

Q: Where is the “Shop Pass”?
A: Our registration form will automatically adjust your ticket price to the “shop=pass rate” when you purchase 4 or more tickets, in the shopping cart.

Q: Who qualifies as an Educator? What about an apprentice?

Educator: This ticket is for anyone currently employed by either a High School or Community College, as an automotive instructor only.

Apprentice: A free apprentice ticket applies to a shop employee who is also currently enrolled in either a high school or community college program, or a certified apprentice program.

Q: Can I join ASTA during the registration process?
A: Yes! Non-members can join ASTA for only $100 at the time of registration, allowing them to access member pricing and benefits. See section below on Membership and Benefits for more details.

Q: What is included in the registration fee?
A: Your registration fee includes access to training sessions, networking events, social activities, and lunches. Some sessions and events may require additional tickets.


Sessions and Events

Q: What types of training sessions are available?
A: The Expo offers a variety of sessions, including full-day Thursday classes on complex topics, and shorter sessions on Friday and Saturday covering a wide range of subjects in the automotive industry.

Q: Are there special events at the Expo?
A: Yes, we have several networking and social events, including a pre-party at Rush Hour Go-Karting, a Friday Night Pizza Party, and a Saturday Night Closing Party. Additional events like the Women’s Dinner and Scotch Tasting are available as add-ons.

Q: Do I need to register for specific sessions in advance?
A: Yes, we recommend registering for specific sessions in advance to ensure your spot. You can make changes to your session choices through our event app after completing your registration.


Membership and Benefits

Q: What are the benefits of ASTA membership?
A: ASTA members enjoy discounted registration fees, access to exclusive training programs, networking opportunities, and ongoing savings through various member programs.

Q: How do I renew my ASTA membership?
A: Membership renewal is automatic after the first year at the regular membership price of $350. Members will be notified prior to renewal and can manage their membership through their account on our website.


Travel and Accommodation

Q: Are there hotel accommodations available for Expo attendees?
A: Yes, we have partnered with several hotels near the event venue to offer special rates for Expo attendees. Visit our travel and accommodation page for more details and booking information.

Q: How do I get to the event venue?
A: Detailed directions and transportation options are available on our travel and accommodation page. Our venue address is: Sheraton Imperial RDU, 4700 Emperor Blvd I-40, #282, Durham, NC 27703

Additional Information

Q: How can I stay updated on the latest Expo news and updates?
A: Follow us on social media, subscribe to our newsletter, and check our website regularly for the latest updates on sessions, speakers, and special events.

Q: Who can I contact for more information?
A: If you have any other questions, please contact our support team at events@astaua.org or use the contact form on our website.

Thank you for your interest in the ASTA Expo 2024! We look forward to seeing you there.