2019 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!

2019 Conference Breakout Session

Call for Proposals COMING SOON!

The 2019 KASB Conference Housing Bureau will open on September 9, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

We are again using a Housing Bureau system in 2019. There will be one website everyone will use to make reservations or be put on a waiting list (much like NSBA). The housing reservation system will be live on Monday, September 9 at 8 a.m. at www.kasb.org/ConfHousing19.

You will see exact room availability at the Hyatt Regency as well as the two overflow hotels to be announced.

Sleeping Room Cancellation Policy 

  • DEPOSIT: A deposit equal to one night's stay (including tax) is required to hold each guest’s reservation. Such deposit shall serve to confirm the reservation for the dates indicated, and upon check-in shall be applied to the first night of the reserved stay.
  • CANCELLATION AND REFUND OF DEPOSIT: These deposits are refundable if notice is received no later than October 22, 2018 and a cancellation number is obtained.
  • NAMES ON RESERVATIONS: Each reservation must be accompanied with the name for each room. There will be no multiple bookings under one name. All names are required at the time of booking. Name changes on guest room reservations will be accepted.

We are hopeful that the cancellation date of October 23 will allow those who were not originally in the conference headquarters or overflow hotels to have more time to make reservations in advance of the conference.

2018 Conference Housing Changes

We are using a Housing Bureau system. There will be one website everyone will use to make reservations or be put on a waiting list (much like NSBA). The housing reservation system will open up on Monday, October 1 at 8 a.m. at www.kasb.org/ConfHousing18. You will see exact room availability at the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel as well as the three overflow hotels: The Hyatt Place, The Holiday Inn and the Courtyard by Marriott. We chose these hotels based on their proximity to the Sheraton and the Overland Park Convention Center as well as for their amenities and price.

Sleeping Room Cancellation Policy Change

The other change we wanted to let you know about is the cancellation policy for sleeping rooms. Many hotels, including the ones KASB uses for our conference headquarters and overflow hotels, have enhanced their reservation policies. This has caused KASB to adjust our policies as well in order to any avoid penalties and fees. These changes help ensure KASB meets its contractual obligations to the facilities and doesn’t incur any financial penalties.

Changes are as follows:

  • DEPOSIT: A deposit equal to one night's stay (including tax) is required to hold each guest’s reservation. Such deposit shall serve to confirm the reservation for the dates indicated, and upon check-in shall be applied to the first night of the reserved stay.
  • CANCELLATION AND REFUND OF DEPOSIT: These deposits are refundable if notice is received no later than October 22, 2018 and a cancellation number is obtained.
  • NAMES ON RESERVATIONS: Each reservation must be accompanied with the name for each room. There will be no multiple bookings under one name. All names are required at the time of booking. Name changes on guest room reservations will be accepted.

We are hopeful that the cancellation date of October 22 will allow those who were not originally in the conference headquarters or overflow hotels to have more time to make reservations in advance of the conference.

HOUSING BUREAU RESERVATIONS WILL OPEN ON OCTOBER 1, 2018 AT 8:00 A.M. 

Go to THIS LINK to make your reservations! 

This is the only way to get reservations in the Conference Block.

About the Trade Show

The Convention features a Trade Show, on Saturday, December 7. This show has two exclusive exhibitor breaks and a Networking Lunch in the exhibit hall.

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.

Exhibit Hours-NEW in 2019!
Friday, December 6
• Bus/Vehicle ONLY Move-In & Registration Noon-2 p.m.
• Exhibitor Set-Up Limited Opportunity-Ask for Details
Saturday, December 7
Booth Set-Up & Exhibitor Registration 8-10 a.m.
• Exhibits Open/Networking Lunch 10 a.m-3 p.m.
• Tear Down/Move Out 3:00 p.m.

Resources and Forms Coming Soon!

  • Exhibitor Kit (pdf)
  • Sponsorship Options (pdf)
  • Food Crawl Options (pdf)
  • Exhibit Space Contract (pdf)
  • Utilities Order Form-Century II (pdf)
  • Booth Furnishings Form-Helgerson Co. (pdf)
  • Shipping/Receiving Form-Helgerson Co. (pdf)

2019 Floor Map Coming Soon!

Non-Colored Spaces are Available

Vendor List