Industries recognize the important role school board members play in education in their communities. Through our conference trade shows and Affiliate Member program, KSBA provides opportunities for private sector and other education-focused groups to connect. Private sector and education-focused groups can also reach board members through advertising in the Kentucky School Advocate and sponsorships at various KSBA events, including our Annual Conference, Summer Leadership Institute and Winter Symposium.
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, including the KSBA annual conference, an event that brings an average of 1,000 education leaders from across Kentucky to Louisville each year. Please contact Matt McCarty if you are interested in learning more about KSBA's Affiliate Member program.
Join Our Exhibitor Email List
Are you new to Kentucky or just new to KSBA conferences? You can stay up to date on important deadlines and sponsorship opportunities by filling out our Exhibitor Email Form. When added to the email list, you will receive updates on trade shows and sponsorship opportunities for all three KSBA conferences. Email updates will also let you know when exhibitor registration opens for each trade show. You can find information on when we typically send email information on each conference below. For specific trade show or sponsorship questions, please contact Matt McCarty.
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 fill out our Prospective Exhibitor Form.
Summer Leadership Institute
Marriott Griffin Gate, Lexington
July 14-15, 2023
This summer training opportunity brings together more than 300 board members, superintendents and education leaders each July. Registration information for exhibitor space and sponsorship opportunities will be made available in April with exhibitor registration expected to begin in mid-to-late May.
Louisville Marriott Downtown
Dec. 8-9, 2023
Join approximately 400 board members, superintendents and education leaders for a two-day intensive training in Louisville. Registration information for exhibitor space and sponsorship opportunities will be made available in September with exhibitor registration expected to begin in mid-October.
KSBA Annual Conference
Galt House, Louisville
March 1-3, 2024
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, networking and a trade show. Sponsorship opportunities, including prices, will be made available in November with exhibitor registration expected to begin in early January.
Booth space at all three conferences is limited and typically sells out quickly. Securing a sponsorship before general exhibitor registration begins is the best way to guarantee the opportunity to reserve a booth while also helping to support members.
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.
For questions regarding all KSBA marketing opportunities and affiliate partnerships, please contact:
Community Engagement &
Creative Services Manager