“I thoroughly enjoy attending the Annual Meeting & Expo to network with others and gain valuable professional development. I love learning how the states are similar and different. I had not attended since 2008 and I was glad I decided to attend this year. I'm always able to think of different ways I can do things.”

Dianna Groskreutz
Business Services Coordinator

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The Value of Membership

"I could not have survived 30 years in school business without the support I've received from ASBO. No matter how much you may think your problem is unique, it's not. I've always found support from colleagues facing the same issues no matter where they work, and I've shared solutions. We have a lot to learn from one another, so I value my memberships in Tri-State ASBO, New Hampshire ASBO, Vermont ASBO, and ASBO International."
—John Aubin, South Burlington School District, South Burlington, Vermont
Member since 1992

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Greenlight Guide to Getting Approval

Validate Your Need to Attend

What is the value in attending? How is this conference different from other conferences? What topics are relevant to our biggest challenges?

Get the green light to attend ASBO International’s Annual Meeting & Expo and fuel up on these valuable takeaways:

  • Liespotting skills that help build trust among your community. Gain insight from certified fraud examiner Pamela Meyer in the First General Session, “Liespotting: Finding the Truth, Building Trust that Lasts.”
  • Higher goals for your CAFR and budget. Learn how to build a quality budget and CAFR that can give your school system national recognition during Friday’s seminars.
  • A game plan for healthcare. Get the scoop at Friday’s workshop, “What’s Next for American Healthcare Reform Legislation?”
  • Answers to address your toughest industry challenges. Take a seat at a roundtable discussion, where you can present your specific questions to education vendors and service experts during Sunday’s Clinic Tables.

View the schedule for a complete list of sessions and workshops.

Register by July 28 and save $100!

Get Ready

With Quick Prep

  1. List the top five critical challenges or issues in your school district.
  2. State how your role positions you to address these issues and what your responsibilities are in relation to them.
  3. Review the 2017 workshops and seminars, and list the titles that relate to your list of challenges in #1.
  4. Anticipate roadblocks by calculating the time out of the office, event costs, or travel expenses. Refer to testimonials below for support.
  5. Write a short business case or justification letter outlining how these sessions and contacts will help you contribute to your district’s strategy to address critical issues.

Download the sample business case letter.

Get Set

With Peer Support

Is this conference worth the cost?

“In a tight budget environment, ASBO International’s Annual Meeting & Expo continues to offer many ideas in a variety of fashions. From the vendor exhibits, to deep session discussions, to casual conversations with colleagues, it's very easy for my district to benefit from my attendance. The benefits FAR exceed the cost!
Donna Delvin, PRSBA, Business Manager, Dallastown Area School District, Dallastown, PA

Is this conference worth the time out of the office?

“Attending the annual meeting provides me, in just four short days away from the office, with insightful professional learning from colleagues or content experts; inspiration and motivation from keynote speakers; connections with existing and new vendors for district needs; quality time to learn from colleagues around the world; and participation in award recognition programs of shared best practices and achievement . . . all under one roof.”
Brian Allen, Chief Financial Officer, Worcester Public Schools, Worcester, MA

Are there tangible takeaways that will benefit our school system?

“During the workshops I learned several things that will help save money and help my district to become more efficient. This was a win-win for me and my new connections.”
Linda Darling, Business Manager, Lebanon Community Schools, Lebanon, OR

You’ve been to this meeting before. What else is there to learn?

“Just when I thought I knew everything I need to know about ACA, I attended Friday's session and learned new strategies.”
Maryanne Crawford, CPA, MPA, SFO, Director of Administration, South Kingstown School District, Wakefield, RI

What if I recently attended a regional meeting?

“This is the one conference where I can really get a feel for what is happening in other states and countries regarding school finance. Here I find many of the strengths and weaknesses of school finance in our state.”
Kevin Kolb, Associate Superintendent, Gratiot-Isabella RESD, Ithaca, MI

Do you have to attend in person?

“The impromptu learning that comes with being in the same place with so many of my colleagues from different parts of the world provides some of the most valuable takeaways.”
Charles Brazeale, Ed.D., SFO, City of St. Charles School District, St. Charles, MO

Go and Learn!

Register for the Meeting.

We’d love to help you get the greenlight to attend! If you'd like help with your meeting preparation, email Theresa Boulware, membership manager, or call 866.682.2729 x7080.