CSBA’s Annual Education Conference and Trade Show will be held this year:
San Francisco Moscone West Center
800 Howard St.,
San Francisco, CA 94103
The conference will be held from Thursday, November 30, to Saturday, December 2, 2023.
The pre-conference program begins on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, at 8:30 AM, when students partake in the one-day workshop and ice cream social.
Students participating in and presenting a conference session or panel discussion from Thursday, November 30, to Saturday, December 2, 2023, will be asked to arrive 45 minutes before the start of their respective session.
Student Supervision Policy
During the one-day Student Board Member Program on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, students attending the training will be supervised by CSBA staff between 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM.
A chaperone is not required for a student to participate but is recommended for those under the age of 18 years. All student registrations must include emergency contact information to participate. A chaperone may accompany a student for the pre-conference one-day program and must be registered with the student.
Information for Students Attending Alone/No Chaperone
Anyone not registered as a chaperone at the event is not permitted entrance beyond the registration foyer of the conference. It is recommended that students arrive at the San Francisco Moscone West Center at least 30 minutes before the start of any conference programming to collect their registration materials.
For drop off or pick up, please use the entrances located on 4th and Howard.
FAQs for Chaperones
What is the difference between a Chaperone and an Emergency Contact?
A chaperone will remain on-site with the student. Emergency contact is not required to be on-site but will be the first person contacted in the event of an emergency.
Emergency contact information will be required when completing the student registration.
A chaperone must check in at registration to receive their badge credentials and wait in the adjacent seating while the SBM program is in session. Chaperone registration includes breakfast and lunch provided in their designated area.
Who qualifies as a Chaperone?
A chaperone can be a parent, family member, legal guardian, board member, superintendent, or employee of the student’s school district or County office of education who is not registered to attend one of the following Pre-Conference workshops: Orientation for New Trustees, Board Presidents, Executive Administrators, Advanced Board Member, Legal Symposium, or Ethics Training.
How do Chaperones register?
A qualified chaperone is a parent, family member, or legal guardian who must be registered in the registration portal with the student registration. Chaperones must register and purchase a chaperone ticket.
A chaperone attending the conference and qualifies as a board member, superintendent, or employee of the student’s school district or County office of education must be registered separately and select a Chaperone “add on” during the registration process in the registration portal.
Chaperones and students must check in at registration to receive their badge credentials.
What can Chaperones expect on-site?
Chaperones may escort their students to the meeting room.
Chaperones are encouraged to allow students to engage with their peers during this learning opportunity. There will be seating available for chaperones outside of the meeting room.
Chaperone registration includes breakfast and lunch. These meals will be distributed separately from the student program.
Will a Chaperone be allowed to attend any conference sessions from Thursday through Saturday?
Chaperones not registered as AEC attendees may not attend breakout sessions, ticketed functions or receptions but can attend the general sessions and the trade show. Chaperones of students chosen to present at a breakout session that occurs during the conference days (November 30 – December 2) may attend the specific breakout at which their student is presenting.
FAQs for Students
Is there a dress code?
Most attendees wear business attire during their time at the conference. Please note that the conference is at a convention center where there can be varying degrees of temperature.
Will students/participants be allowed to use cell phones at the conference?
CSBA recommends that the use of personal cell phones or other electronic communications devices during any of the official conference sessions and workshops be limited to emergency calls. Participants should step out of the room to take calls or to text as needed.
Emergency Contact Numbers
San Francisco Moscone West Center | (415) 974-4117
Tracy Rogers-Tryba, Director, Trainings | (916) 669-3339
Shandi Fraser, Director, Conferences | (916) 601-2940