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Connect with potential clients across Ohio

Reserve your booth space today!

For over 60 years, the OSBA Capital Conference and Trade Show has attracted thousands of educators and school administrators to Columbus each fall. The 2016 Trade Show boasted 554 booths, and Capital Conference attendance was more than 9,200. It is the largest education related-trade show and second largest educational conference in the U.S.

Exhibitors get a chance to meet leaders from public school districts across Ohio who decide which products and services to purchase for their districts — decisions that amount to $16.2 billion annually. The 2017 Trade Show runs Nov. 13-14.

You can learn more about the Trade Show’s affordable booth prices or review the list of 2016 exhibitors. Check out the OSBA Trade Show online exhibit reservation system. In this online system, you can view an interactive trade show floor plan, reserve and pay for booth space and review your company’s information. Contact Wanda Bloch at (614) 540-4000 to learn more.

Booth purchase includes:

  • 10′ wide by 10′ deep fully draped exhibit booth
  •  7″ by 44″ signage with company name and booth number
  •  2016 post-conference attendee list
  •  complimentary listing in the Capital Conference Guide if you submit your booth registration by July 31, 2016
  • complimentary listing in the event app

Booth furnishings and electricity must be purchased separately through the show decorator.

Exhibitors: Beware of housing “pirates”
OSBA has become aware of a fraudulent practice with people posing as OSBA representatives for the OSBA Capital Conference and Trade Show. These people do NOT represent OSBA and they may be trying to steal your credit card number and money. An exhibitor reported to OSBA that she was contacted by a company representing itself as OSBA, offering to sell them a booth in the trade show or get hotel rooms for them.

What you need to know: OSBA staff does not call exhibitors or district staff to book your hotel reservations. OSBA uses Passkey as our exclusive housing service provider. If you are contacted by anyone via phone, fax or email asking if you need a booth or a hotel room for Capital Conference, please get as much information as you can and pass it on to us. If you have questions, please contact Wanda Bloch at (614) 540-4000.

2016 Capital Conference
quick facts

number of attendees

districts represented

who attended
school board members
business managers
curriculum directors
transportation supervisors
school technology directors

 Reach more than 4,000 key decision makers in 93% of Ohio school districts


40% school board members

41% other administrators (supervisors, principals, directors)

 • 12% superintendents

10% treasurers

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