- Our Summer Conference 2022 was for two days in JULY at South Padre Island! We felt it was a great success!...It provided all of the districts represented and the over 35 vendors present a great opportunity to learn new things, meet other school officials and vendors, share information, and relax a bit...Here is the 22conference agenda to get a feel for the conference! The trade show vendors with links to their websites will be posted on the Summer Conference page again this year!
SUMMER CONFERENCE 2023 IS JULY 19-20th!
South Padre Island Convention Center
If you have any questions or concerns call 956.832.2412, Dan Cantu, Secretary, (Los Fresnos CISD)
-Trade Show SETUP. Thursday, Convention Center- Below is the layout of the rooms we'll be using for the Trade Show component- 40 display tables!...Vendors will be given access to the Trade show room starting Thursday at 10:30 am...Loading in and out will be from the back of the building (loading dock). Wednesday access usually not possible due to other activities using the venue. The intent of the timing is to schedule the setup period to minimize competing with the presentations...Tables will be assigned. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Dan Cantu asap. His cell is 956.832.2412. XXX Update- Layouts will be finalized XXX to reflect actual position assignments. Any agreement for changes must take place between vendors.
-District participants. Before starting to make the rounds of the Trade Show tables school district participants will be given a card to take with them as they make the rounds. Vendors will "stamp" or initial the card to ensure that everyone has visited with each of our vendors. These cards will then be collected and then used to award the door prizes at the end...
~ Save the date!- July 19 & 20th; two full days! Register NOW! We'll have 7 presentations and they will be 45-60 minutes each. The Trade show will include 40 select partners (vendors). If you can't join us both days you will still get a lot out of joining us on Thursday...more presentations, trade show & networking!! When you sign in on Wednesday and Thursday at the Convention Center we'll have coffee and continental breakfast available. This year we are having a boat cruise for our mixer! Vendors- more information regarding the Trade show can be found at the end of this page.
Thursday, 7/20..................At the SPI Convention Center; presentations, lunch, recognize, Scholarship Winners, Trade Show, Door Prizes, Etc.
~ Hotel, Host hotel is Best Western Beachside Inn, on 4500 Padre Blvd, (beach side) South Padre Island. Call today to make your reservation, 956.761.4919, group code is STASMO. To hold our discounted rate of $159 reserve by June 26th. Check in is at 3:00 pm and check out is at 11:00 am. ...20 minute walk to the Convention Center and Birding & Wildlife Center as well as Sea Turtle Rescue center are within walking distance.
~ Conference Agenda- We will have some great presentationslined up and a mixer that promises to be lots of fun!!
~ Registration, click here for a flyer that will give you all the info you need to know for the conference. This year we're using a new online platform where you can go to see the agenda, presenters, sponsors, etc. and register! All school district folks that register by July 1st will be eligible for our drawing for a 52" Flat screen TV!
Exhibiting vendors, tables still only $499 each! This includes meals, etc. for two employees. Addtl guests at $125 each.
All school district folks that register by July 1st will be eligible for drawing for a 52" Flat screen TV!
~ Vendor Supporters, thank you SO much for your past support and we look forward to your participation again. It is your support that makes it possible for us to put these conferences together and have an amazing Scholarship Program!
-Participation in the Trade Show is $499 per table (8' skirted table), w/ access to electricity. This year due to the demand we will have 40 slots available. There are also three levels of sponsorship that you can help us with so STASMO can continue to offer scholarships, ($1,000), contribute to the RGV Foodbank and support this conference. And just to clarify- Sponsorships are separate and apart from exhibiting. For those of you that can help at the Diamond level and plan to exhibit don't forget to let us know what table location you'd like- first come first granted. At the bottom of the page will be a list of vendors who have registered for a table.
-Vendors are encouraged to join us for the presentations. After every presentation there is a 15 minute break scheduled that
will give you the opportunity to network get to know the district folks present.
-to pay the registration and other conference related fee's or sponsorships via credit card (via PayPal) follow the directions in the online registration process. The email address is, firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or call Dan Cantu at 956.832.2412. There are only 40 booth slots available so reserve yours soon! Click here to see the room diagrams. Note that the vendors listed in the diagram are from the 2019 Conference. This years will be posted as we get closer to the date.