“From my very first ASBO International Annual Meeting, I brought back numerous relevant materials and ideas that I could quickly implement in my district. Twenty-five years later, I continue to find many cost-saving ideas and best practices.”
 
Barbara Salatto
Associate Superintendent for Management Services
Patchogue, New York

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The Value of Membership

"ASBO International's engaging and empowering environment helped me perfect my school business management voice. Attending the Annual Meeting & Expo, Executive Leadership Forum, and Eagle Institute made me better equipped to face district challenges and to find real and lasting solutions that help students achieve excellence."
 
Earl P. Burke, MBA, Hinds County School District, Mississippi
Member since 2007

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First-Time Attendees

Before the Conference

Is this your first ASBO International Annual Meeting & Expo?  We’ve pulled together details to help you plan your trip to Phoenix.

Event Information

Annual Meeting & Expo
September 23–26, 2016

Click here to register.


ASBO International has reserved a room block for our attendees.  Click here to reserve your room or call 888.625.4988. (Tip: Reserve your room by August 30 to ensure the group rate.)

Sheraton Grand Phoenix
340 N 3rd Street
Phoenix, Arizona
 

Other than the receptions on Friday and Sunday night, most of the events take place in the North Building of the Phoenix Convention Center.  The convention center is just a block from the Sheraton.

View a map of Downtown Phoenix.

Click here for more hotel and transportation information.

What to Bring?

Some ideas:

  • Business cards (for easy networking and to enter vendor raffles in the Exhibit Hall).
  • ​Electronics and chargers (to take notes on your tablet in the meeting rooms).
  • Comfortable and professional attire. (You’ll be doing a lot of walking between sessions, and conference centers can often be chilly, so we encourage dressing in layers and wearing comfortable shoes.)

Plan Your Schedule

Review the Annual Meeting & Expo program schedule and workshops and seminars and sign up for any activities that require pre-registration (note: workshops, seminars, and optional tours require advance registration). 

Bringing a guest? Keep them entertained with these fun things to do while you’re busy at the conference. Then meet up with them at the Welcome Mixer (guests are welcome to attend all social events)! 

During the Conference

Registration Hours & Information

Hotel signage will guide you from the hotel to the registration area, located on the Lower Level of the Convention Center.

Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Monday: 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Collect your badge and registration packet from the registration desk. Also, grab a “First Timer” ribbon at the ribbon bar nearby. These ribbons attach to your badge so you can quickly see who else is attending for the first time. 

Wi-Fi Access: Connect to the “ASBO International” network using “ASBO2016” (case sensitive) for the password.

Download the Annual Meeting & Expo mobile app (available in August) to organize your schedule, and keep an eye out for your amDaily (Annual Meeting Daily) email for important updates and highlights during the conference.
 

Networking 

Be social. Attend the Welcome Mixer, Exhibit Hall Opening Reception, Exhibit Hall lunch, and many more events to connect with your peers. Follow us on Twitter and tweet #ASBOAM16 to share your experiences with others!
 
Browse the Exhibit Hall. Network with vendors as you play the Exhibit Hall Game and enter our raffle drawing for a chance to win fun prizes!
 
Exhibit Hall Hours
Saturday: 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 11:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.


Professional Development

Learn how to turn challenges into successes through the riveting stories of two inspiring general session speakers.

Earn up to 16 CPEs throughout the conference as you enhance your school business skills!

After the Conference

Tell Us What You Think

Look for an attendee survey to arrive in your inbox on Monday afternoon after the conference. We’d love to hear about your experience, what you enjoyed, and what we could improve for next year.
 

Keep in Touch

Stay connected with your new contacts on ASBO’s online networking community, the Global School Business Network
 

Be Rewarded for Your Hard Work 

Redeem your CPEs from the education sessions you attended. You’ve already put in the time, so make sure you get credit for your efforts!  
 

Make Plans to Join Us Again 

We’d love to see you again—registration for the 2017 Executive Leadership Forum will open at the 2016 Annual Meeting & Expo! Click here for future annual meeting dates and stay tuned for 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo updates. 

Still have questions? Email us or call 866.682.2729 x7080.