The Value of Membership

"Membership makes me a better business leader for my district. I’m able to connect with colleagues, participate in outstanding professional development, stay informed, and reap the benefits of the vast resources ASBO International offers."
 
Christi Schaefbauer, Mandan School District, North Dakota
Member since 2010

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Things to Do

Optional Tour

Dallas Cowboys Stadium Tour

Friday, October 23
9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

AT&T Stadium is more than the home of the Dallas Cowboys, it's also the world's largest domed structure, an art museum, and a classroom. Beginning at the Main Club, your tour stops include a private suite, the print media press box, the Cotton Bowl office vestibule, and the Dr. Pepper Star Bar or the Ford Motor Company Fountain. Next, you’ll visit the stadium’s event level to see the field, the Miller Lite Club, the post-game interview room, and the locker rooms. 

Cost: $60 per person

Purchase your Dallas Cowboys Stadium Tour ticket.

Gaylord Texan Dining Discounts

We've collaborated with the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center to offer more cost-effective dining options. The following restaurants will offer attendees 15% meal discounts!

Riverwalk Cantina Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Zeppole   Dinner
Texan Station   Lunch and Dinner
Old Hickory Restaurant, food station, and in-room dining are excluded.        
 
  • 15% discount will start with dinner service on October 22 and will conclude with breakfast service on October 27.
  • Please inform the wait staff that you are with ASBO International and show your conference badge at the time of ordering to receive the discount. Retroactive discounts will not be offered once a check has been closed.
  • The discount does not apply for group reservations of 15 people or more or any size reservation that would require a private room. 
  • The discount does not apply to alcoholic beverages due to Texas Alcohol Beverage Control regulations.

Explore Grapevine on Your Own

Hop on the Grapevine Visitors Shuttle to discover downtown’s finest restaurants, shops, and attractions. The shuttle picks up from the Gaylord Texan at the top of each hour and day passes cost $5. Click here to view routes and learn more.  

While you’re exploring the city, show your Annual Meeting & Expo badge at any of these participating shops and restaurants for instant discounts! 

Guest Programs

Bringing a guest with you to the annual meeting? Registered guests are welcome to attend the general sessions, welcome mixer*, and exhibit hall. The following programs have been designed specifically for guests.

*Must be 21+ to attend the welcome mixer

Book Club: Mrs. Kennedy and Me by Clint Hill

Saturday, October 24
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Join us for an engaging discussion of Clint Hill’s intimate memoir, Mrs. Kennedy and Me. The author, a former Secret Service agent, details his relationship with First Lady Jackie Kennedy in the years surrounding President Kennedy’s assassination.  

Dallas History

Sunday, October 25
11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Discover the rich and colorful history of Dallas in this educational and entertaining presentation. Author and speaker Rose-Mary Rumbley will guide you through the region’s historical milestones and delight you with stories of the city’s past. 

Art of Reflexology

Monday, October 26
9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

There are over 7,000 nerve endings in our hands and feet that have a powerful impact on our state of well-being. In this enlightening workshop, participants will discover how reflex points on the hands and feet are believed to treat the entire body. In addition to a reflexology demonstration, participants will also learn how to properly administer hand and foot massages.