Industries recognize the important role school board members play in education in their communities. Through our Affiliate Member Program, KSBA provides opportunities for private sector partners to connect. Private sector partners and other education-focused groups also can reach board members through advertising in the award-winning Kentucky School Advocate and sponsorship at various KSBA events, including the Winter Symposium, Annual Conference and Summer Leadership Institute.
For questions regarding all KSBA marketing opportunities and affiliate partnerships, please contact:Matt McCarty
Community Engagement &
Creative Services Manager
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KSBA Affiliate Program
KSBA offers multi-level affiliate membership options for companies and nonprofits interested in building year-long relationships with Kentucky school board members.
All affiliates enjoy member rates on advertising and exhibit space at KSBA events. In addition, affiliate members access priority registration for all KSBA conferences, inlcuding the KSBA annual conference, an event that brings an average of 1,000 education leaders from across Kentucky to Louisville each spring.
Event Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities
If you are interested in exhibiting or if you have questions about our trade show opportunities, please contact KSBA's Matt McCarty. Matt can be reached directly at 502-783-0074 or via email
. If you are not already on our exhibitor email list, please email Matt to be added.
Summer Leadership Institute
Marriott Griffin Gate, Lexington
July 15-16, 2022
This summer training opportunity brings more than 300 board members, superintendents and education leaders to Lexington each July. Registration information for exhibitor space and sponsorship opportunities will be made available to affiliate members and general exhibitors beginning in the spring.
Marriott Louisville East
Dec. 9-10, 2022
Join approximately 400 board members, superintendents and education leaders for a two-day intensive training in Louisville. Registration for exhibit space and sponsorship opportunities is available to affiliate members and general exhibitors beginning in the fall. Winter Symposium sponsorship opportunities, including prices, will be made available in fall 2022. Check back soon.
KSBA Annual Conference
Galt House, Louisville
February 24-26, 2022
One of the largest education events in Kentucky, the KSBA annual conference brings together more than 1,000 board members, superintendents and education leaders from around Kentucky for three days of professional development, meetings, receptions and a trade show. Annual Conference 2022 sponsorship opportunities, including prices, will be made available later this year. Note: Registration for exhibit space for our affiliate members and general exhibitors traditionally occurs in early January. Booth space at the annual conference is limited and typically sells out quickly.
Advertising in the Kentucky School Advocate Magazine
The Kentucky School Advocate is the only publication that reaches Kentucky’s 850-plus board members at their primary address. Published 10 times annually, the Advocate generates original and timely content tailored to Kentucky school board members, administrators and other education policy makers.
Our readers serve as decision-makers and influencers for Kentucky educational services, a billion-dollar industry. Facilities projects alone represent over $600 million in annual spending. Collectively, school districts are the largest employer in Kentucky.
The Kentucky School Advocate has a circulation of nearly 2,000, with distribution to school board members, district administration, state education officials, legislators and education advocates. Reader surveys show that 98 percent of respondents read the Advocate.