Exhibitors and Sponsors

IASB Convention and Trade Show

Nov. 20-21, 2019

Trade Show Hours & Dates
Nov. 20, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
Nov. 21, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
*Times subject to change

Iowa Events Center
Des Moines, IA


Aug. 7: Hotel room blocks open
Oct. 29: Last day to reserve rooms at the guaranteed conference rate. Rates may go up after 5 pm.

Trade show materials now available!

Returning exhibitors have first priority until May 10. New and returning exhibitors will be able to create a profile and submit your contract, view the floorplan and manage your exhibitor console.

Last day to cancel an exhibit booth without penalty is Oct. 18.

Exhibitor Portal


Why should you exhibit?

As a provider of school services and supplies, your best opportunity to meet the decision makers is at the annual IASB Convention and Trade Show. For 74 years, IASB has attracted school board members and school administrators to Des Moines each fall. Last year, 174 vendors exhibited in front of more than 1,000 Iowa education leaders from 284 school districts and all nine area education agencies.

Contact Information

Jeff Rohrick
(515) 247-7047

Trade show At-a-Glance

Exhibit Set Up
—10 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Member-Vendor Social—3:30–5 p.m.
Your chance to interact and network with attendees in a relaxed, informal environment. This will draw the biggest crowd since there are no competing sessions and complimentary refreshments!

Trade Show Hours
—9 a.m.–2 p.m.
*Times subject to change

Exhibit Hall and Refreshments
Extended morning breaks give attendees time to visit with you and learn about your products or services.

Networking and Grand Prize Drawings
A great opportunity to network with Iowa education leaders. Many attendees will be present for the chance to win a grand prize!

Exhibit Tear Down—2–5 p.m.

Booth Details

Booth Specs
10’ x 10’ Single Aisle Booth—$815
10’ x 10’ Single Corner Booth—$865
New! 10’ x 15’ Corner PLUS Half Booth—$1,200
10’ x 40’ Bus Booth—$2,980

Booth Placement

Returning exhibitors from 2018 have first priority through May 10. Booth assignments are based upon availability. Full payment required to receive booth assignment. Sharing of booths prohibited.

Exhibitor Food and Beverage Regulations

To remain in compliance with Iowa Events Center's exhibitor regulations, please read the information regarding food and beverages (including alcoholic beverages).

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Last day to cancel an exhibit booth without penalty is Oct. 18.

IASB Convention Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities

November 20-21, 2019
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. All convention sponsors will see their company logo in the printed convention programs. All sponsorship and advertising arrangements are subject to approval by the Iowa Association of School Boards (IASB).


Become an Advertiser or Sponsor

Sponsorship Opportunities

Opening General Session—$2,500 SOLD
Help kickoff convention on Thursday morning—during our opening event! Company name announced to over 1,000 attendees. Company name and logo featured on signage at room entrance, on table stanchions, in PowerPoint presentation and in a full-page ad in convention program.

Second General Session (Lunch)—$3,000 SOLD
Popular luncheon on Thursday. Company name announced to over 1,000 attendees. Company name and logo featured on signage at room entrance, on table stanchions, in PowerPoint presentation and in a full-page ad in convention program. Includes two lunch tickets.

Student Talent Sponsorship—$500 SOLD
Sponsor a student music group and help pave their way to perform at the opening general session! Your sponsorship will cover their travel costs. Great way to extend your visibility with your company name and logo on screen during the group’s performance and in the convention program.

Be an exclusive sponsor of the wireless internet access throughout the convention and trade show for attendees and exhibitors. This is a best value item—it covers both days! Your company’s website opens as home page for every browser opened on Wednesday and Thursday. Name and logo on signage at the Internet Café and in a one-third page ad in convention program.

Member-Vendor Social—$2,000 ea.
A popular event! Get maximum visibility by sponsoring this informal, fun and relaxing social in the Exhibit Hall on Wednesday. Company name and logo on signage at room entrance, at refreshment tables and a half-page ad in convention program. Company name announced during reception. Multiple sponsorships available.

Exhibit Hall Breaks—$2,000 ea. ONLY ONE LEFT!
On Thursday sponsor refreshment breaks for attendees. Company name, logo and booth number featured on signage at door, on refreshment tables and in a half-page ad in convention program. Morning and afternoon opportunities available.

New! Fresh Popcorn Cart—$750 SOLD
Don’t miss this chance to draw additional attendees to your booth with the smell of freshly popped buttery popcorn! The Iowa Events Center will provide a popcorn cart, popcorn, oil, bags and training. Company responsible for preparing the popcorn; cart will be placed beside the exhibit booth. Prominent signage with company logo displayed by the cart. Popcorn available all day on Thursday.


Pre-Convention Workshops$500 ea.
Sponsor one of our pre-convention workshops focused on important topics. Company name and logo on signage at room entrance, at refreshment tables and in convention program. Morning and afternoon sponsorship available.

Delegate Assembly—$500
The IASB Delegate Assembly and Annual meeting brings together 500 board members and superintendents to set the legislative platform, nominate candidates for the IASB Board of Directors, and conduct the annual meeting. Company name and logo on signage at room entrance, and at refreshment table. Company name announced during session.

Advertising Opportunities

Advertising in the convention program is a great way to drive additional traffic to your booth and promote your products and services. Programs are distributed to every attendee—more than 1,000 education leaders who use it to plan their daily activities. Space goes quickly, so view our advertising/logo specs and reserve your spot today!

Ads are due Oct. 4.

Back cover, full-page—$1,500
Inside front cover, full page—$1,250
Inside back cover, full page—$1,250
Interior, full-page—$1,000
Interior, half-page—$500
Interior, one-third page—$300
Imagine your company logo, custom printed and positioned at the entrance of one of the most heavily trafficked areas at convention—the escalator! This is a high visual impact opportunity at a reasonable price. Graphics are 2’x2’ and feature anti-slip material. Four opportunities available. Company provides artwork; IASB handles production and installation.

Two-day prime locations on Wednesday and Thursday, and a unique way to showcase your business! Your company logo, messaging, slideshow or video projected on a 27’ x 15’ wall just outside meeting rooms. Make your company stand out! Multiple opportunities available.

Lanyard—$1,500 SOLD
Each attendee receives a lanyard (with your company’s logo) for the duration of the convention. One-third page ad in convention program.

Tote Bags—$1,500 SOLD
Promote your company on the popular take away tote bag available to all attendees. One-third page ad in convention program.

Pens or Notepads—$500 ea. SOLD

Company logo on pens or notepads available to all attendees. Your company name will go home with them!