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2017 “Design to Align for Success!” Conference @ McClellan Conference Center
Mar 6 – Mar 8 all-day

CLICK HERE to Nominate a "Superintendent of the Year" NOW - Established in 1990, this award recognizes an individual Small School District Association member superintendent who has, over a significant period of time, made an outstanding contribution to small school district leadership and management.  The award is made in the name of Charles Binderup, who was an outstanding small school district superintendent in California (aka Binderup Award). The cutoff date for submittal is Friday, February 10, 2017.

McClellan Conference Center
5411 Luce Avenue
McClellan, CA 95652

Lions Gate Hotel Accommodations or you may call (877) 539-7070 by 2/12/2017 and be sure to mention Group Code SSDA17 ~ $95.00 per night.

The SSDA "Design to Align for Success!" Conference is the hub of small school district activities and has delighted members every year since 1983. Typically held in March, the Conference is scheduled to allow small school district superintendents, trustees and chief business officers the most flexibility to attend the Conference without interfering with their school and work responsibilities. The Conference includes education workshops providing insightful, cutting edge information on critical issues affecting small school districts and updates on how current legislation will impact school district operations and financial conditions.  It also includes a trade show with over 50 exhibiting Associates who promote a variety of discounted services and products necessary to run an effective district.  It is a time for learning, networking and sharing feedback on successful small school district strategies and practices. The 34th Annual Conference will feature more than 30+ workshops, two pre-conferences, keynote speakers, dinner and reception. This event will be held at the beautiful McClellan Conference Center on March 6-8, 2017 this is the conference you don’t want to miss.


Registration Form - Printable copy if paying via P.O. (early bird pricing extended through 1/31/17)
Online Registration - 3% credit card processing fee will be assessed

Trade Show Dates: March 6-7, 2017
McClellan Conference Center
5411 Luce Avenue, McClellan, CA 95652
Associates - You MUST be a member of SSDA to exhibit at this event

Booth Availability - printable floorplan - Latest update 1/05/17

  • (5) Double Booths
  • (3) Premium Booths
  • (6) Standard Booths
  • (2) Charging Stations

Online Exhibitor Registration - 3% credit card processing fee will be assessed

Exhibitor Application - printable form

Exhibitor Prospectus - If you have any additional needs outside SSDA's Scope of Work - listed on the "Booth Availability" link above (shipping, electricity, etc.) this must be purchased through American Exposition Services (AES).  Once you reserve your booth, you will be receiving an email from AES asking if you need additional items for your booth (outside of SSDA's Scope of Work).  AES may be reached at (916) 925-9376 or at

AES Resource and Ordering System - you must contact AES directly to receive your password (916) 925-9376.

Online Sponsorship Opportunities - 3% credit card processing fee will be assessed

Lions Gate Hotel Accommodations or you may call (877) 539-7070 by 2/12/2017 and be sure to mention Group Code SSDA17 ~ $95.00-$129.00 per night.

SUPERintendent Boot Camp – July 16-18, 2017 @ Lions Gate Hotel
Jul 16 – Jul 18 all-day

32nd SUPERintendent Boot Camp ~ Leadership & Fundamentals
(Hosted by SSDA and ACSA)

Lions Gate Hotel
3410 Westover Street, McClellan, CA 95652

(To receive reduced hotel accommodations of $95.00 per night, please call toll free (866) 258-5651 and mention Group Code: SSDA2017 - cutoff date is June 16, 2017)

Tentative Schedule

Registration Fee: $400.00 (Non-members $600.00)
Registration fee includes meals

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For  30+ years, this event has been one of the premier conferences for superintendents.  Each year approximately 50-60 superintendents join us for this event.  Be sure to mark your calendar and attend this great event!

This 2 1/2-day symposium is a must for both new and returning superintendents.  It provides an opportunity for experienced superintendents to welcome new superintendents to their position and offers guidance and support through presentations and interactive discussions.

Whether you are a new superintendent or new to the profession we invite you to join us for a worthwhile, relaxing and informative two days to gain knowledge and begin to create a professional network to help you become a more successful superintendent!