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.

For 2.5 days, this event provides opportunities for invaluable networking and offers professional development on current critical leadership and educational issues.

Nov. 5-7, 2020
Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Call for Proposals

Interested in presenting at the 2020 Leadership Summit? Submit your proposal today! Proposals are due by July 15, 2020.

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Upcoming Leadership Summit Dates/Locations:

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

Hotel & Travel

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San Diego, CA

Hilton San Diego Bayfront

1 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101

Please check back in August for information on booking this hotel. We will keep this page updated as the event gets closer and the COVID-19 situation continues to develop.

Sitting on the breathtaking San Diego waterfront, the Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel in downtown San Diego is the perfect setting for our annual Leadership Summit. This AAA Four Diamond Award-winning hotel boasts 165,000 sq. ft. of elegant indoor and gorgeous outdoor event and meeting spaces. Rising 30 stories above San Diego Bay, the Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel is a spirited blend of San Diego’s coastal influences, style, innovation and of course the unmistakable vibe.

Event Schedule

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Leadership Summit—Schedule

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:

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