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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Things to Do

Optional Tour

Desert Jeep Tour and Hike

Friday, September 23
9:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m.

Experience the awesome beauty of the pristine Sonoran Desert as your cowboy guide takes you on a four-wheel drive across Arizona’s stunning terrain. Learn some of the secrets of the desert’s inhabitants, as your guides demonstrate how the Cavalry and the Native Americans used the abundant desert plants to survive. Don’t forget your camera—you will witness some of the best panoramic views that Arizona has to offer during the nature hike. This tour is the perfect blend for those who are not only interested in an adventure but also appreciate the cultural background and history of the desert.

Cost: $172 per person

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Explore Phoenix

Visit this website to make the most of your visit! This go-to guide provides everything you need to know about Phoenix, from tips about transportation and attractions to suggestions for things to do, as well as a neighborhood restaurant map!

Get a feel for the hotel and conference center location: 

Guest Programs

Bringing a guest with you to the annual meeting? The welcome mixer, general session, and exhibit hall are all open to registered guests. The following programs have been designed specifically for guests.

Branding Like a Cowboy

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

Participants can make their mark in Phoenix, and bring it home on a keychain! After a brief introduction on the branding process, guests can choose from a large selection of authentic miniature branding irons to create a custom souvenir.  

Su Vino Wine Tasting

Sunday, September 25
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Su Vino Winery in Scottsdale is the second installment of the award winning winery founded in Grapevine, Texas. Su Vino is a family owned and operated winery located in the Arts District of Downtown Scottsdale, and is an award winning winery with a twist. Not only have they won over 40 medals for their wines, but they are the first winery in the Scottsdale area and the first to offer customers the opportunity to have wines made specifically for them and their palate.

Guests will have an opportunity to do an exclusive wine tasting with their own personal sommelier from Su Vino Winery. The sommelier will be able to teach your guests all about the different types, flavors, and fermentation processes of each wine while they sip, relax, and enjoy each other's company.