WASBO hosts numerous conferences, workshops and seminars each year, and a number of these events provide opportunities for vendors to exhibit their products and services. The following conferences, listed by calendar month, include an exhibit area.
- WASBO Facilities Management Conference
- WASBO Annual Spring Conference and Scholarship Golf Fundraiser
- Custodial & Maintenance Conference
- Midwest Facility Masters Conference
Held each year in late February or early March, the Facilities Management Conference features an exhibit hall for vendors to showcase products and services. Historically, the Facilities Conference Exhibit Hall runs concurrently with the conclusion of the Wisconsin School Safety Coordinator's Annual Conference, as well as the WASBO Transportation and Bus Safety Conference, affording vendors the opportunity to visit with attendees from all three conferences. The Exhibit Hall features over 100 vendors and is designed primarily for table top exhibits (there is no pipe and drape, and exhibitor spaces are 8' x 4'). In addition to exhibiting, there are numerous sponsorship opportunities available to increase your organization's visibility. Early sponsors receive priority exhibit booth registration. View more information on sponsorship.
The WASBO Facilities and Transportation Conferences combined bring together well over 250 attendees with job functions such as Director of Buildings and Grounds, Facilities Manager, Director of Engineering and Safety, Custodial Services Director, Safety & Security Director, Maintenance Supervisor, Director of Finance, Chief Business Officer, and Transportation Supervisor.
General exhibitor registration for the 2019 show will open December 7, 2018 at 8 AM.
WASBO Annual Spring Conference and Scholarship Golf Fundraiser www.wasbo.com/spring
WASBO's Spring Conference is held each year in May and rotates between Green Bay, Wisconsin Dells, and LaCrosse. It is WASBO's largest exhibitor event of the year, bringing together over 125 vendors from many different aspects of school operations. This pipe and drape exhibit hall features 8' x 10' exhibitor spaces and dedicated Exhibit Hall time for attendees to interact with solutions providers. In addition to exhibiting, there are numerous networking opportunities, including the WASBO Scholarship Golf Outing, and sponsorship opportunities available to promote further contact with District Professionals. Early sponsors receive priority exhibit booth registration. View more information on sponsorship.
The WASBO Annual Spring Conference and Scholarship Golf Fundraiser brings together over 250 District Professionals with responsibilities including business services, finance, budgeting and accounting, technology, buildings and grounds, engineering, maintenance, transportation, food service, custodial services, safety and security, district operations, and human resources.
General exhibitor registration for the 2019 show will open January 9, 2019 at 8 AM.
WASBO's Custodial & Maintenance Conferences are typically offered two to four times per year in June and/or July. The locations for each conference are held at different schools, and are moved to different regions of the state over the course of several years to allow for greater school district participation. While each conference is unique, programmed by the district staff hosting the event in concert with the WASBO Facilities Committee, the emphasis is on practical and hands-on knowledge that custodial and maintenance personnel can implement in their respective districts. Typically both indoor and outdoor exhibit space is available to allow for display and demonstration of larger equipment. The number of vendors varies due to space considerations at each site and typically features between 20-30 organizations. In addition to exhibiting, there are several sponsorship opportunities available.
Each Custodial & Maintenance Conference draws custodial and maintenance personnel from the region; conference attendance can vary from 125-300 or more depending upon location.
Each year in late October or early November the Midwest Facility Masters Conference brings together facilities directors, school operations managers, and school business professionals from a multi-state region to gain a new perspective on technology, processes and best practices for the facilities decisions facing school districts. Roughly 200 individuals attend and come from Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana and Missouri. This event features an exhibit hall with over 120 pipe and drape and 8' x 10' exhibit spaces. In addition to exhibiting, there are numerous sponsorship opportunities available to increase your organization's visibility. Early sponsors receive priority exhibit booth registration. View more information on sponsorship.
Exhibitor registration for the 2018 conference is SOLD-OUT.