Leadership Summit

Event Information

The Leadership Summit is ACSA’s premier professional development event for school leaders. This annual gathering of educators at all levels of administration is a celebration of the entire profession.

The conference agenda will now be spread out over the week of Nov. 2 with a library of on-demand sessions released early in the week and live programming broadcast on Nov. 5 and 6.

For five days, this event provides opportunities for invaluable networking and offers professional development on current critical leadership and educational issues.

Attendees will be able to participate virtually in vital conversations around Leadership, Equity, Mental Health, Distance Learning and Technology.

The virtual system we will use also has interactive exhibition features and includes plentiful opportunities for sponsorship exposure, all while attendees connect from the comfort and safety of their home or office.

Live Online Event Nov. 5-6 | On-demand Sessions All Week

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Registration Fees:

Early Registration (through Sept. 30):
ACSA Member: $229.00
Non-Member: $299.00
Out of State Attendee: $229.00
Retired Member: $99.00

After Sept. 30:
ACSA Member: $259.00
Non-Member: $329.00
Out of State Attendee: $259.0
Retired Member: $99.00

Upcoming Leadership Summit Dates/Locations:

2021: Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Nov. 4-6


Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Elizabeth Smart
Child Safety Activist

Elizabeth Smart spent nine months in captivity after being abducted from her home at age 14 in 2002. She has since gone on to become an accomplished activist and author, launching the Elizabeth Smart Foundation in 2011 and authoring a book, "My Story," in 2013.

Hamish Brewer
Principal, Author

Hamish Brewer known as the relentless, tattooed, skateboarding principal from Northern Virginia isn't your normal principal. Brewer is high octane, constantly calling on his students to "Be Relentless. He has become known as an educational disrupter who transcends the status quo and typical educational norms. He's an award-winning principal at both the secondary and elementary school levels, and the bestselling author of "Relentless - Disrupting The Educational Norm," published in 2019.

Donna Porter and DJ Batiste
Teacher and Student Inspirational Speakers

Donna Porter has dedicated her life to the field of education, and has gained a breadth of wisdom and experience that she now pours into audiences across the nation. Early in his life, DJ Batiste was kicked out of Head Start. Some years later, he was in Juvenile Detention and leading a large violent gang in Mississippi. High School came around, and after constant suspensions and trouble with the law, he was introduced to Conscious Discipline in a single moment, by his beloved teacher, Donna Porter.

Event Schedule

Schedule of Events

View the 2020 Virtual Conference Agenda and Registration

Access the 2019 Leadership Summit Schedule for conference materials and presentations.

Access the 2018 Leadership Summit Schedule for conference materials and presentations.

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Sponsors & Exhibitors

ACSA Leadership Summit puts you in touch with the people who drive purchasing at every level of the education market. Principals, senior district administrators and other school-based leaders who determine spending on transportation, and staff development.
This mix of principals and central office administrators is strategic for sponsors because today's decentralized school market demands that organizations market to all levels of the school community.

Book your booth today by filling out the exhibitor contract

Exhibitor FAQ'S

  • What is the difference between being an exhibitor vs sponsor?
    • Exhibitors are companies that are on the trade show floor interacting with attendees
      Sponsors are companies who give more money to gain more exposure at events taking place during the conference. All Sponsorships include an exhibit booth
  • What are the Trade Show hours?
    • The Trade Show will be open on Thursday, November 5th from 7:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. and Friday, November 6th from 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
      Mandatory set-up is Wednesday, November 4th from 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m
  • What will attract attendees to the Trade Show Floor?
    • Dedicated hours, morning coffee, drawings throughout the day, first evening reception, membership activities, tables for networking
  • How many exhibitor badges am I allowed?
    • 10 badges max. Extra badges cost $500.00 each. Exhibitors receive 2 complimentary badges per booth and 4 for some sponsorships (see contract for details)
  • Do you offer lead retrieval services in the exhibit hall?
    • No, we do not offer any lead retrieval services
  • Do you provide an attendee list?
    • Yes, pre and post attendee list. This will be sent out one month before the show and a few weeks after the show.
  • Booth Furnishing
    • ACSA Leadership Summit's official trade show decorator is TriCord. The Exhibitor kit will be available TBD.
    • Included in your booth:
      • Standard 8x10 Booth in Exhibit Hall
      • Standard Booth Sign
      • Standard Pipe and Draping
      • 6ft table
      • 2 charis
      • 24 hour general guard service

Covid-19 Response

  • ACSA Response
    • The health and safety of our members and the communities they serve are of paramount importance. ACSA will continue to closely monitor the fluid and rapidly evolving situation and continue to make decisions about group gatherings driven by the most recent advice from public health experts.
  • Registration and Cancellation details for exhibitors
    • Cancellation causes a substantial disruption in the assignment of booth space and planning of the Expo. Cancellations must be made in writing to ACSA's Exhibits Manager. Cancellations received in writing by October 1st, 2020, are eligible for a refund. Cancellations received after October 1st, 2020, will not receive a refund.
    • Should the Expo be canceled for reasons beyond ACSA’s control, EXHIBITOR will be refunded in full within 60 days of cancellation. EXHIBITOR agrees to hold ACSA harmless from any claims for damages incurred as a result of cancellation.
  • Release of Liability
    • Company understands that their attendance and participation in the above event could pose a risk of exposure to COVID-19 or other contagious or infectious diseases. Company freely assumes any risk of harm or injury that their attendance or participation in the event may cause, and releases ACSA from all liabilities, costs, and damages that may incur thereby.

Interested in becoming an Exhibitor?
Contact Us

Laura Bohannon, CMM, CMP - ACSA Exhibits Manager

Amber Pankey - Exhibits Assistant

Call: (775) 446-5700

Exhibitor/Sponsorship Resources

Floor Plan Link
Exhibitor Contract
Event Schedule Link


  • Exhibitor Profile due date
    • Two weeks before the conference, October 22nd
  • Badge order due date
    • Two weeks before the conference, October 22nd
  • Hotel Information
    • TBD
  • Show Decorator (TriCord) Discount Deadline
    • TBD

Let us know if you'd like to receive information about sponsorship opportunities in general or at a specific event by contacting Celisse Muller.

Articles & Videos

Articles & Videos

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