IASB Annual Convention & Trade Show

75th IASB Annual Convention logoAs we do every year, we are planning our Annual Convention—researching and booking keynote speakers who will inspire you, exploring presenters for Pre-Convention workshops on the most pressing topics you’re facing today, opening our Trade Show for exhibitors to book a space to showcase their products and services to you, and last but not least—asking you, school board members, to submit high-quality presentation proposals for education sessions.

While it may seem like a time when we don’t know what the future holds or when we will be back to normal, we do know this: The 75th IASB Annual Convention will unite education leaders from across Iowa, just like it does every year, and you will leave armed with new strategies and tools to be your best on the board. Because no matter what our country is going through, students and communities need you to continue provide exceptional leadership for our public schools.

We invite you to save the date, Nov. 18–19, 2020, and we look forward to seeing you in person at our 75th Annual Convention.

Key Dates

Deadline extended! June 28: Call for Presentations closes
August 28: Convention registration opens
August 28: Housing Bureau hotel blocks open
September 4: Sponsor logos due
October 2: Program ads due
November 18:
Delegate Assembly & Pre-Convention Workshops
November 19: Convention


Plan your trip to the IASB Annual Convention with directions, skywalk maps and parking information.

Each year IASB partners with area hotels to offer a discounted rate for the IASB Annual Convention. We are using a housing bureau for all room reservations to streamline the process and provide excellent customer service for our members. Hotel room blocks will be available beginning August 28.

Deadline extended! We know these are uncertain times, but we hope the Call for Presentations for the 75th IASB Annual Convention brings a smile to your face as you think back to all the innovation and positive outcomes your school board achieved over the past year. We invite you to submit a high-quality presentation proposal that will help your fellow board members succeed. Submissions are due Friday, June 28.


Reach Iowa's educational market by exhibiting at the state's largest education trade show! Learn more about exhibiting, sponsorship and advertising opportunities.

Find answers to your pressing questions about exhibiting at IASB's 2020 Trade Show.

You can now submit your contracts for the trade show through the Exhibitor Portal. Exhibitors who submit contracts and payments early will have access to prime booth selections.

IASB has designed sponsorship and advertising opportunities that allow you to choose the events that best meet your needs, and increase name recognition and traffic to your booth.

  For convention questions, visit our convention contacts page, email Lou Ann Gvist or call (515) 247-7064.

Convention attendees earn
20 Better Boardsmanship credits!

Learn more about
Better Boardsmanship Awards