New Your State School Boards Association

Registration is NOW OPEN for NYSSBA's 91st Annual Convention and Educational Trade Show in New York City, October 21-24, 2010. To celebrate our final year in NYC, we're excited to announce these distinguished speakers:

2010 Convention Promo Book

Keynote Kickoff

Jeb Bush


Sunday Celebration

Diane Ravitch


America's Promise During

Uncertain Times

  The Death and Life of the Great American School System


Toni Arasi
Evaluating the Superintendent in the Age of Accountability

Emily Cohen
Uncovering Key Issues in Collective Bargaining

Barbara Coloroso
The Bully, the Bullied and the Bystander - Breaking the Cycle

Edwin Darden
Zero Tolerance Policies
At the Crossroads of Sexual Identity Issues

Baruti Kafele
Empowering African American Male Students

Jim Spellos
Google-licious: How to Find Anything on the Internet

GET MORE THAN EVER for your money this year with:
  • Over 100 education seminars, with repeats of the most popular sessions so you don't miss out.
  • Hot-topic featured sessions focused on the topics that matter most to you – including superintendent evaluations, Google tools, student health and bullying education, and zero tolerance.
  • Ample opportunities to network with your colleagues from around the state, including our highly popular popcorn break!
  • More than 160 trade show vendors showcasing the latest products and services that will benefit your district.
And more early bird convention opportunities on Thursday!
  • 14th Annual Pre-Convention School Law Seminar: Always popular, this event sells out quickly! Topics include collective bargaining, a stateside view on the state of education, bullying and sexting, a year in review, web-based employment decisions, and back to basics on student residency. Sponsored by NYSSBA and the New York State Association of School Attorneys. (separate fee)
  • 2nd Annual Pre-Convention Media Seminar: Districts in Distress – Persuading Your Public: Sometimes the decisions a school board makes in the district's best interest can anger a vocal minority and generate a backlash of bad publicity. Learn how to create positive public buy-in for tough decisions by examining communications theories, case studies and strategies. (free for conference registrants)
  • School Foundations for a Brighter Future: Learn how your school district can start and sustain a school foundation that can provide extra dollars and community support for programs and items your students will benefit from but may have been cut from your budget. (free for conference registrants)
  • The Key Work of School Boards: The Key Work of Schools Boards, developed by NSBA, is a governance framework based on the premise that excellence in the classroom begins with excellence in the boardroom. These eight courses will provide board members with the tools to be effective in their role as community leaders. (separate fees for each workshop)
  • Fiscal Oversight Fundamentals: Complete your mandated fiscal training at Convention - take one or more modules on Thursday and Friday! (separate fee for each workshop)


Early Bird Registration (postmarked by July 31)

  • Member district, per person: $399
  • Nonmember district, per person: $798


When your district has 6 or more paid registrants, you receive 1 additional free registration!

HOTEL DETAILS: Rooms sell out quickly, so make your reservations quickly!

Convention Headquarters Hotels
  • Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers - 811 7th Ave, $248/night (single or double); $278/night (triple); $308/night (quad)
  • Manhattan at Times Square Hotel - 790 7th Ave, $248/night (single or double); $278/night (triple); $308/night (quad)
To make reservations at the convention headquarters hotels, you MUST be registered for the convention before making your room reservations.

Other Hotels
  • Flatotel - 135 W. 52nd St, 212-887-9400, $275/night (queen), $285/night (king), $305/night (2 doubles)
  • New York Hilton, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, 212-586-7000; $345/night single or double
  • Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, 1605 Broadway, 212-977-4000; $285/night single or double
  • Omni Berkshire Place, 21 East 52nd St.  at Madison Avenue, 212-753-5800; $309/night single or double
Room blocks have been secured at each of these other hotels. For reservations, please call the hotels directly.


Contact: NYSSBA's Leadership Development Department at 1-800-342-3360 or via email at
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