How do I register for the virtual 2021 Annual Education Conference?
Phone: (864) 641-6838
What is the registration timeline?
Early registration: June 8, 2021 to August 13, 2021
Regular registration: August 14, 2021 to December 2, 2021
What will I have access to at virtual AEC?
When you register to attend the virtual conference, you will have access to General Sessions and a selection of breakout sessions, from the comfort of your home or office.
If I pay for the in-person conference, will I also have access to the virtual offerings?
No. Registration for the in-person attendance does not include access to the virtual conference.
How do I pay for my registration?
Credit card: CSBA accepts MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover with expiration dates after December 31, 2021. Please do not include credit card information in emails; provide a telephone number so we can call to obtain that information.
Check: Before October 1, 2021, make your check payable to California School Boards Association, c/o West America Bank; mailing address P.O. Box 1450, Suisun City, CA 94585-4450. The registration rate applied will be the rate corresponding to the date payment is received. After October 1, 2021, CSBA will not accept mailed checks as a form of payment until onsite at conference.
Can I pay my AEC registration with a Purchase Order?
No. CSBA does not accept purchase orders. Please see CSBA’s Payment Policy here.
How do I register a pending board member or superintendent?
Each district/COE will have up to (2) Pending Board Member placeholders and (1) Pending Superintendent placeholder. Simply select the pending designation you would like to register at this time and CSBA will contact the district/county to obtain the pending board member or superintendent’s name after the elections.
How do I update my district roster?
Please contact the CSBA Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org to update your roster.
I am an individual who would like to register myself, and need my CSBA Member ID to register. Who should I contact?
Please email the CSBA registrar at email@example.com to obtain your CSBA member ID.
I am an Executive Assistant who would like to register my board and superintendent, and need my CSBA Company ID to register. Who should I contact?
Please email the CSBA registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain your CSBA Company ID.
What pre-conference and one-day activities are available virtually?
Student Board Member Program – Wednesday, Dec. 8
Orientation for New Trustees – Wednesday, Dec. 8
Legal Symposium – Wednesday, Dec. 8
Who can attend the conference?
CSBA’s 2021 virtual Annual Education Conference is available to CSBA member districts and county offices of education. We encourage district board members, student board members, superintendents, executive assistants, and district staff to attend.
I have already registered but I am no longer able to attend AEC; can I transfer my registration?
Yes. Attendees can transfer their registration to someone in their same booking ID (i.e. company or district) until the virtual registration deadline (Thursday, Dec. 2) by emailing email@example.com.
How do I edit my registration?
If you would like to make any changes to your registration prior to the conference (i.e. pre-conference activities), please log back into the AEC registration site to update your registration and/or call the Maritz AEC customer service line at (864) 641-6838.
Will my LEA’s CSBA membership dues payment affect my AEC registration?
Yes. School districts and county offices of education must have paid their CSBA membership dues in full on or before September 15, 2021 in order to attend AEC. If dues are unpaid, all registration(s) for that district or country office of education will be cancelled and a refund issued, minus the 25% processing fee.
How can I promote my organization at AEC?
CSBA offers numerous opportunities for exhibiting, sponsoring, or advertising your organization. To learn more about exhibiting, please visit the exhibitor page or email Laura Bohannon at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please visit the sponsors page or email James Collins at email@example.com. Please note: CSBA has adopted a No Suitcasing Policy* to protect its exhibiting companies from those who attempt to solicit business in the aisles, other companies’ booths, or public conference areas.
*No Suitcasing Policy: CSBA will not permit suitcasing, which is when non-exhibitors canvas, solicit, hold conferences, or distribute literature or other promotional devices during the conference.
General Conference Questions
How will I access the virtual 2021 Annual Education Conference and Trade Show?
You will receive an email in November with your login credentials and the AEC platform website link.
What accommodations are available to people with disabilities in attendance at AEC?
To request accommodations, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where can I find a schedule?
A schedule of the virtual conference will be available on the AEC platform. Virtual conference registrants can access all program information on the AEC platform prior to the start of the conference.
How do I access breakout session handouts?
All session handouts will be available via the AEC platform.
What are the pre-conference activities this year?
We will be offering 3 pre-conference activities on Wednesday, December 8, 2021: Student Board Member Program, Orientation for New Trustees, and Legal Symposium. More information will be available on the AEC website.