2021 Trade Show

76th IASB Annual Convention and Trade Show

November 17–18, 2021
Iowa Events Center
Des Moines, IA


We are so excited to be holding an in-person Convention and Trade Show! As we return to in-person events, IASB is committed to ensuring member, exhibitor and staff health and safety. We are monitoring public health conditions and will announce any safety protocols as we get closer to November.

Trade Show Hours & Dates
Wednesday, Nov. 17, 3:30–5 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 18, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
*Times are subject to change

Key Dates

May 6: Trade Show Open for Exhibitors
August 4:
Convention Registration & Hotel Blocks Open
September 20: Sponsor logos due
October 4:
Booth Assignments Released
November 17:
Pre-Convention Workshops & Member-Vendor Social
November 19: Annual Convention & Trade Show

You can now submit your contract for the Trade Show! Exhibitors who submit contracts and payments early will have access to prime booth locations. Be sure to review the 2021 IASB Annual Convention & Trade Show Regulations prior to submitting your contract.

Submit Your Contract

The contract is a fillable PDF. Once completed, email the contract to convention@ia-sb.org. Then, print a copy of the contract and mail it along with your payment to IASB.
 

Booth Assignments

Due to potential floor plat changes related to COVID-19 restrictions, IASB will be assigning booths in 2021 to address mitigation requirements needed for the IASB Trade Show.

IASB will make every effort to assign booths for repeat exhibitors in similar areas requested from prior years. Keep in mind, if the floor plat changes due to spacing restrictions, this may not be possible.

Priority placement will be provided for repeat exhibitors, sponsors, and the submission date of the contract AND payment.

IASB will release the exhibitor floor plat September 15, 2021. At this time, COVID spacing consideration for exhibit booths should be in place for the November trade show.
 

Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities

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. Learn more now!
 

Engage Your Target Audience at Our Trade Show

The IASB Annual Convention and Trade Show is the premier event of the year for governance teams from Iowa public schools. You’re invited to join us Nov. 17–18 as we deliver powerful learning sessions and a state-of-the-art trade show that provides education leaders with critical resources.
 
As a provider of school services and supplies, our Trade Show is your best opportunity to meet these education leaders. For 76 years, the Annual Convention and Trade Show has drawn school board members and school administrators to Des Moines each fall. In 2019, over 1,100 Iowa  education leaders from 286 school districts, all nine area education agencies and two community colleges attended the Annual Convention and Trade Show.
 

Attendee Statistics

70% - school board members
20% - superintendents/administrators
6% - school business officials/board secretaries
4% - district staff
 

Reasons to Exhibit at the 2021 Trade Show

  1. Target your market – educations leaders from across the state
  2. Meet face-to-face with your customers
  3. Build lasting relationships
  4. Expand your customer base
  5. Take advantage of exclusive sponsorship and advertising opportunities that give your company added exposure
  6. Showcase your newest products and services
 

Booth Details

Due to potential floor plat changes and the need for flexibility in assigning booth spaces, this year only we’re offering both corner and inside booths at the same price. We will make every effort to assign booths for repeat exhibitors in similar areas and with similar booth types requested from prior years.

Booth Specs
Each booth is 10’ wide x 10’ deep. Booths are $815 each, and you may reserve additional booths at the cost of $815 per booth.  
10’ x 40’ Bus Booth—$2,980
 
Exhibitors are an important part of our event and contribute to the overall success. Members say it’s one of their favorite parts of convention.
 
In 2019, the Trade Show featured 159 exhibitors. 86% of our Trade Show exhibitors were returning exhibitors.
 

Trade Show/Exhibitor Resources

FAQ Sheet—Find answers to your pressing questions about exhibiting at IASB's 2021 Trade Show!

2021 IASB Annual Convention & Trade Show Regulations—A must-read for prospective exhibitors!

Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities—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.
 

Contact Information

Ask Me! Jeff Rohrick
(515) 247-7047
 
2019 Convention Exhibitors
 2019 Convention Exhibitors
2019 Convention Exhibitors