News & Press: Breaking News

Education Summit & Expo Conference Rescheduled

Friday, March 27, 2020  
Posted by: Jacqlene McAllister

April 3, 2020 Update - ASBO is currently making plans to host a Virtual Education Summit during the originally schedule conference dates. More details to follow! 

 

ASBO New York continues to monitor the rapidly changing situation related to the spread of COVID-19 for our school districts and for our own events. We understand that concerns for public health, among other issues, are affecting our members. Our main priority is the health and safety of our association community. We have made the difficult decision to postpone our Annual Education Summit & Expo, originally scheduled for May 31-June 3, 2020 in Saratoga Springs. The conference will be rescheduled for November 15-18, 2020 in Saratoga Springs and combined with the SBMW. The Expo trade show will be moved to the November conference along with programming and special events. This will come with challenges and opportunities to maintain and enhance the attendee and vendor experience, but ASBO is committed to making a superb conference meeting the needs of all of our members. These unprecedented times call for preparations for unprecedented events.

 

As we form a more concrete plan for the new conference, ASBO staff will be contacting each stakeholder group regarding the rescheduling of the conference and the options therein. Thank you for your understanding.


We understand those who had hotel reservations at the Saratoga Hilton may have received a notice from them - we apologize for you receiving that notification prior to an announcement from us. That was sent prior to our final decision to cancel. All hotel reservations have been canceled for attendees, with the exception of the Embassy Suites- attendees must cancel their own reservations at this hotel. 


Please note, the SBO Leadership Academy sessions originally planned for May 30-31 will be moved to an online course format, possibly with moving the workshops to a weekday. 


These kinds of decisions are never easy to make. Thank you to the ASBO board, all of our volunteer chairs, committees, and speakers for your leadership, flexibility, and support.


The ASBO New York staff are working remotely and continue to be available via email, so please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.