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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 more than 9,200 in attendance. It is the largest educational trade show and the second largest educational conference in the nation. See who the 2017 exhibitors are.

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 by checking out the OSBA Trade Show online exhibitor 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.

Booth purchase includes:

  • 10′ wide by 10′ deep fully draped exhibit booth
  •  7″ by 44″ signage with company name and booth number
  •  2017 post-conference attendee list
  •  complimentary listing in the Capital Conference Guide if you submit your booth registration by May 31, 2017
  • complimentary listing in the event app

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

Exhibit hours:

Sunday, Nov. 12 – Exhibitor Move-in 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 13 – Exhibitor Move-in 7 – 9:30 a.m.
(Exhibitors will be asked to exit from 9:30-10 a.m. and will be allowed access to the hall again at 10 a.m.)
Exhibit hall open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 14 – Exhibit hall open 10 a.m. – 3* p.m.
Exhibitor Move-out 3 – 8 p.m.

*Any exhibitor packing up or moving out before 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14 will be subject to penalties including, but not limited to, loss of booth preference or exhibiting privileges in subsequent years. Please wait until the designated time of 3 p.m. before packing up or moving out of the exhibit hall! Any flooring that has been installed by an exhibitor in their booth space must be removed during move out hours or you will be charged a service fee for this removal.

Contact Wanda Bloch at (614) 540-4000 to learn more.

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

Over 80% of all public school district superintendents attended.


37% school board members

44% other administrators (supervisors, principals, directors)

 • 11% superintendents

 8% treasurers

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