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2021 KSBA Annual Conference

(Update: 1.12.2021)

The Kentucky School Boards Association will host its 2021 Annual Conference April 23-25 in Louisville at the Kentucky International Convention Center. KSBA's Annual Conference is one of the largest state gatherings of education leaders, traditionally drawing nearly 1,000 school board members, superintendents and other stakeholders. The event features three days of inspiring keynote speakers, informative breakouts, an engaging tradeshow and a variety of networking opportunities. 
More information – including a detailed conference schedule and easy online registration – will be available in the weeks ahead. We encourage you to revisit this webpage periodically for the latest conference news and updates.

Call for session proposals
KSBA is now accepting proposals for a limited number of workshop presentations at KSBA’s 2021 Annual Conference. The downloadable proposal form must be submitted no later than Jan. 25, 2021. Session proposals may be submitted by mail (260 Democrat Drive, Frankfort, KY 40601) or via email to Laura Cole
Proposals submitted after the deadline and/or not meeting all criteria will not be considered.
2021 student banner artwork will be digital 
District involvement is at the heart of what makes KSBA events a success. KSBA once again invites school districts to design banners for display at the Annual Conference. The banners are a very important contribution to the conference, reminding attendees why we have gathered.
Banners, however, are going to be a bit different this year as we are requesting all artwork be digital. Rather than mailing in a canvas banner, we are asking districts to submit a digital version that can be used in our conference communications, displayed around the convention center, included in the app, and in a variety of other ways. Ideally, banners will be produced as part of your students’ learning activities. 
Click here to download banner information, complete with instructions, criteria and art specifications. Banner artwork must be submitted electronically no later than March 31, 2021. KSBA cannot guarantee inclusion of banner art that is submitted after the deadline and/or does not meet criteria.

Call for student involvement at annual conference
Student performers are featured throughout the conference, most often at the start of general sessions. Districts may download a student involvement proposal form and submit for consideration. All submissions must be received by February 12.

Hotel Information
The host hotel for the 2021 Annual Conference is the Louisville Marriott Downtown, connected by covered pedestrian walkway to the Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC). A limited number of rooms are available for board members and superintendents at a special conference rate so book now at the links below.
Host hotel: (room block reserved for school board members and superintendents)
Louisville Marriott Downtown
280 West Jefferson Street
Louisville, KY 40202
Overflow hotel: (room block reserved for school board members and superintendents)
Hyatt Regency Louisville
320 W. Jefferson Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Overflow hotel: (room block reserved for conference attendee overflow and exhibitors)
SpringHill Suites Louisville Downtown
132 E Jefferson Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
Overflow hotel: (room block reserved for conference attendee overflow and exhibitors)
Fairfield Inn & Suites Louisville Downtown
100 E Jefferson Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40202

For conference trade show exhibitors: If your company/organization wishes to participate in the 2021 Annual Conference as an exhibitor, you may contact Matt McCarty for more information.

Safety is our top priority
KSBA is working closely with the conference sit and host hotels to ensure a safe event for all in attendance. Measures will be taken to offer an experience in adherence to evolving state and federal public health guidelines. Attendees will be encouraged to do their part to protect themselves and fellow guests from the spread of COVID-19.

If you have any questions about this conference or any of KSBA's training events, please contact KSBA Director of Board Team Development Laura Cole at 800-372-2962 ext. 1122.

See below for photos from the 2020 Annual Conference. 

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