Prospective Exhibitors

Connect, engage and learn at AEC 2017

The Annual Education Conference and Trade Show is CSBA's premier leadership development program — delivering practical solutions to help governance teams from districts and county offices of education improve student learning and achievement. Partner with us as we deliver more than 200 sessions and a state-of-the-art trade show floor to provide the critical resources to help education leaders navigate complex policy and leadership issues.

Exhibitors contribute to the success of CSBA's annual conference through the many solutions they provide to schools with their products and services. Partner with CSBA to provide education leaders with resources to effectively manage and lead their school districts and county offices of education. With more than $62 billion to spend equipping and managing their school sites, these governance team members need to hear from you.

What will you get out of exhibiting at the 2017 Annual Education Conference and Trade Show?

  • The chance to connect and build relationships with attendees.
  • The time to engage your audience and illustrate links between your services and the needs of their schools.
  • An opportunity to earn the confidence and business of public education decision makers.

2017 dates and location

November 30 - December 2, 2017

San Diego, CA

Top 5 reasons to exhibit

  • Reach more than 2,500 key decision makers (school governing board members, top-level administrators, facility managers and business officials) in California's K-12 school system who collectively spend more than $50 billion annually to equip and maintain thousands of school buildings.
  • CSBA connects YOU with attendees through an interactive online exhibitor guide, onsite conference program, and other sponsorship opportunities, including the availability of hospitality receptions.
  • Complimentary exhibitor table talk session.
  • Attendee list to market directly to registered participants prior to and after the conference.
  • Dedicated trade show time with hosted coffee/pastry and dessert breaks that are guaranteed to drive attendees to the Trade Show floor.

What others are saying

"We partner with CSBA because we value having our name known by school board members. This is the place where we come to be known by key decision makers because when a recommendation is made by a superintendent, the board will know who we are, what we do and that we provide quality services."

Tahir Ahad, President, Total School Solutions

"The 2009 Trade Show was a TREMENDOUS success for Dave Long & Associates.  We made multiple contacts that resulted in business contracts.  The Trade Show gave us the opportunity to meet and greet and have conversations with old friends."

Dave Long, President, Dave Long and Associates

“Talking with many educational decision makers and working with a well-organized exhibit team made for a successful event experience. We had many valuable conversations and the exhibit team was fantastic, thank you.”
Craig Mayhew, Field Services Director, Assessment Technology Incorporated

"This trade show was way better than we expected. We thought we wouldn’t get a good traffic because our booth was located at the back, but we’re actually very pleased. We’re thinking about getting involved this year since it will be at Moscone Center in San Francisco and we’re right next door!"

Melinda Watanabe, Director of Business Development and Marketing

“As a 14-year sales veteran I’ve been to many trade shows over the years, but none as well organized and attended as the California School Boards Association’s conference. The entire process was smooth and the conference staff was very helpful and welcoming. The “exhibit hours and events” were well planned and encouraged lots of traffic from the attendees! I had a number of qualified leads from this conference. I have already signed up for next year!”

Sue Kober, Regional Sales Director, Chartwells

“We’ve had very good traffic in the past and we’ve been extremely successful in reaching them, as evidenced by our need for larger booths to hold more visitors.  I feel we are getting good traffic in the hall throughout the day, and our participation in the table talks has been very successful, also.”

Barry M. Schuster, President, Universal Seating Co.