2018 Annual Conference


How to Reserve Your Room

You must be registered for the conference and receive a confirmation I.D. number before you can reserve your housing.

Annual Conference early registration and housing opens October 18, 2017 for National Connection and CUBE Districts only. General registration and housing opens October 25, 2017.


Once you have registered for Annual Conference, you can reserve your room by visiting the conference housing website or calling 800-616-8210.

List of Hotels

You must be registered for the conference and receive a confirmation I.D. number before you can reserve your housing.

Click here for Important Housing Information for NSBA Council of School Attorneys Law Seminar Attendees.


COSA School Law Seminar

Please join us in San Antonio for the 2018 School Law Seminar! The COSA room block will close on Friday, January 5. After that date, registrants may contact the housing bureau directly at 1-800-616-8210 to reserve a room.

Pre-Conference Workshops


All pre-conference workshops are ticketed events. They are open to all conference registrants, and tickets must be purchased in advance.

Morning Workshop Sessions | 9:00 AM  - 12: 00 PM

No. 1: Building a Rock-Solid School Board-Superintendent Partnership

Schedule At-A-Glance

As of August 21, 2017

Friday, April 6

8:00 AM

6:00 PM

Attendee Registration (Exhibitor 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM)

9:00 AM

12:00 PM

Pre-Conference Half-day workshops

NSBA Campus Expo

NSBA Study Hall in action at annual conference.

Your "Back to School" Experience

Visit this year's NSBA Exhibit Hall, transformed into the Campus Expo.

Exhibit Hours

Saturday, April 7

10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Exclusive Exhibit Hall Only: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Future Annual Conference Dates and Locations

Mark Your Calendars for Future Conference Dates and Locations


San Antonio, TX: April 7–9


Philadelphia, PA: March 30 – April 1


Chicago, IL: April 4–6

Attendee Demographics

93% of attendees are school board members, superintendents, or district administration staff.

  • 54% of survey respondents said they approve, recommend or oversee their district’s purchasing process.
  • Total buying power at Annual Conference is $142 billion.

For Exhibitors/Sponsors

Building Your Brand Recognition

School districts across the country are looking for industry partnerships with innovative ideas that can improve student achievement with lean budgets. NSBA brings the buyers to you at this annual conference. Efforts include -

Become a Sponsor

Exhibitor Prospectus & Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in building your brand awareness at National School Boards Annual Conference 2018? Click here to download the 2018 sponsorship opportunities and exhibitor prospectus guide for more in-depth information.


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