2018 Annual Conference

The KASB Annual Conference is the largest gathering of elected school board members and district leaders in Kansas. Special-topic pre-conference sessions, outstanding speakers, breakout speakers and vendor exhibits - the KASB Annual Conference is a great opportunity to network with colleagues from across the state, sharing ideas of what worked and what didn’t work!

The annual conference features a trade show, and suppliers and manufacturers of school equipment, products and services are invited to participate. Please contact Andrea Hartzell for details!

KASB seeking presentation proposals for Annual Conference

KASB is proud to provide the highest quality educational leadership for boards of education in Kansas. The KASB Annual Conference is the association’s flagship event, providing intensive learning and networking experiences that bring together hundreds of Kansas board of education members, school district leaders and content experts.

The 2018 Call for Proposals is now open! KASB is seeking engaging, creative and thoughtful submissions. What are your success stories? What strategies are working? Mercury 7, Gemini I and Gemini II districts are strongly encouraged to submit proposals!

Presenting at the KASB Annual Conference is a great way to tell your story! We know all districts are working on innovative ways to improve student success from pre-K to post graduation in addition to addressing the challenging social and emotional needs of young people.

We encourage KASB member entities to take this opportunity to share best practices, effective strategies that lead to student success, and expand understanding of emerging issues in education. The best presentations honor the governance role of boards of education, include the voice of school board members and the leadership team and give participants time for interaction and questions.

The 60-minute presentations will be given on Saturday, December 1. At least one quarter of the program should be devoted to questions and answers. In designing your program, consider using any one of the following formats: single speaker, panel, or some other program structure. If there is more than one presenter, include all of the information for each individual.

The deadline for submitting a proposal is July 13, 2018; we expect available slots to fill up early, so please submit your proposal as soon as possible!

Your presentation should fall into at least one of the following strands:

• Advocacy and Community Engagement
Advocating for public schools and community engagement go hand-in-hand when creating opportunities for the success of all students. These sessions will focus on the strategies, structures and partnerships school districts and communities are using to advocate for their students at the local, state and/or federal levels.

• Aligning to the Kansans Can Vision
The Kansas State Board of Education’s Kansans Can vision for our schools includes these outcomes and measures: Kindergarten readiness; Individual Plan of Study based on career interest; high school graduation rates; postsecondary success; and social/emotional growth measured locally. Presenters will share how they are aligning their system to meet these outcomes and how they are measuring progress and success..

• Efficient and Effective Practices
Boards of education and school leadership teams all across Kansas evaluate and reallocate resources to improve student success. These sessions will focus on how planning, innovation and collaboration can support improved efficiency and effectiveness.

• Foundations of Boardsmanship
Boards of education have several functions that help ensure a successful school system. These include (1) establishing the vision for the district; (2) setting priorities and goals; (3) creating policies; (4) hiring and evaluating the superintendent of schools; (5) holding the superintendent accountable for accomplishing district goals; and (6) helping build support for public education. These sessions will equip new and experienced board members with foundational skills for basic boardsmanship.

• Policy/Legal
Societal trends, community pressures and changing circumstances impact both the quality and equality of education offered to our students. These sessions provide the latest guidance and information on legal issues and policy matters relating to school law, student and staff issues.

• School Redesign
As part of the Kansans Can School Redesign Project, schools have launched redesign efforts to align to the needs of students and prepare students for post high school success. The redesign project categorizes these schools into three groups: Mercury, Gemini I, and Gemini II. These sessions will showcase some of the innovative ideas these schools are putting in place.

About the Trade Show

The Convention features a Trade Show, on December 30 Exhibition Hall of the Overland Park Convention Center. A Friday Night Reception provides four hours for attendees to register early, visit vendors, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, beverages, music and door prize giveaways. On Saturday, exhibitors may sponsor a lunch table.

Suppliers and manufacturers of school equipment, products and services are invited to participate. More than 500 school board members, superintendents and guests attend the KASB event.


NEW IN 2018

  • One DAY SHOW
  • Sponsor a Saturday Lunch Table

Back for 2018!

  • Purchase an ad in the Conference Program
  • Sponsor a Friday Night Raffle Item

Exhibit Hours

Friday, November 30
Bus/Vehicle ONLY Move-In & Registration
Booth Set-Up & Exhibitor Registration
Exhibits Open/Reception 3-7 p.m.
End of Show 7:00 p.m.
Tear Down/Move Out 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 1
Networking Lunch [Exhibitors Can Sponsor a Table] 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Vendor Workshops [Limited Spaces] 12:15-12:45 p.m.


Exhibit Space Pricing

Booths Early Bird
After Oct. 5
Single $600 $650
Double $850 $925
Triple $1,025 $1,125
Bus Rates Early Bird
After Oct. 6
24' or less $650 $700
25'-34' $700 $750
35'-39' $750 $800
40'+ $800 $850

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