2019 Annual Conference
Connect. Learn. Enjoy the Ride.

Join Us for Our 2019 Annual Conference and Trade Show!
May 8-10, 2019, at the DECC in Duluth, Minnesota

Join us for the MASBO 2019 Annual Conference and Trade Show, the largest gathering of school business professionals in Minnesota. The conference officially starts with lunch on Wednesday, but be sure to consider two optional events on Wednesday morning: a pre-conference session, and a certification course on Special Education Funding (open to all members, separate registration required).

You can register online or download the PDF form and fax or mail it to our office. We hope to see you there!

Register for the Conference


Conference: May 8-10, 2019
Trade Show: May 9, 2019


Conference Registration Fees

Full Conference

Active or Affiliate Member: $250 (increases to $300 after April 26, 2019)
Associate Member (Sponsoring/Exhibiting): $250
Associate Member (Not Sponsoring/Exhibiting): $350
Lifetime Member: $50
School Non-member: $300

Conference registration includes:

  • All sessions, breakouts, and keynote address
  • All meals (Wednesday lunch and dinner, Thursday lunch and dinner, Friday lunch), breaks, and events

Certification Course: Special Education II

MASBO Member: $50
Non-member: $75

Requires separate registration

Additional Tickets

Retired Member ticket for Wednesday Night & Thursday Night Events, and Thursday Lunch: $50
Guest ticket for Wednesday Night & Thursday Night Events, and Thursday Lunch: $50



Agenda at a Glance

View the complete agenda

Wednesday, May 8
8:00am-5:00pm Registration
9:00am-12:00pm Certification Course: Special Education II (separate registration required)
10:00-11:30am Optional Pre-Session: Race Equity and Excellence in Education Overview, Case Studies, and Personal Reflection
11:30am-12:30pm Lunch with Opening Remarks
12:40-2:20pm Gold Mine Session Round One
2:45-4:25pm Gold Mine Session Round Two
4:30-5:00pm New Member Meeting
6:00-10:00pm The Great MASBO Gathering
Thursday, May 9
7:00am-5:00pm Registration
8:30-10:00am General Session & Keynote*
10:10am-12:00pm Breakout Sessions
12:00-1:15pm Recognition Lunch
1:15-3:30pm Trade Show*
5:00pm Wellness Walk/Run*
5:00pm Duluth Dine-Around/Dinner On Your Own
8:30pm Networking Event at Grandma's Sports Garden*
Friday, May 10
8:00-9:00am Registration
9:00-11:50am Breakout Sessions
11:50am Conference Adjourns, Grab & Go Lunch, and Prize Drawings

Please note that items on the agenda marked with an asterisk (*) are included for booth representatives as part of their exhibit booth registration. Tickets for booth representatives to attend other conference events can be purchased separately.

Thursday Keynote

Nice Bike: Making Meaningful Connections

Mark Scharenbroich

Mark ScharenbroichMix thousands and thousands of black leather, bandana wearing, tattoo bearing Harley-Davidson riders with a 100th Anniversary and one beige rental car and the end result will be the perfect metaphor for connecting with others: “Nice Bike.”

Emmy award-winning speaker, Mark Scharenbroich will take us for a fun ride on how to be effective at making meaningful connections in both your professional and personal life. His Nice Bike principle is supported by three strong actions: Acknowledging, honoring and connecting. Mark tells engaging stories focused on the relationship side of creating results, connecting administrator to faculty, team member to team member, teacher to student and student to student. Schools with a strong culture of connections drive improvements in academic performance.

Thank you, Keynote Sponsor!

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Conference Pre-Session

Race Equity and Excellence in Education Overview, Case Studies, and Personal Reflection

This session will provide an overview of why equity is important in education. Participants will learn about the systemic policy context that has led to opportunity gaps in education for students of color and American Indian students. Case studies will be provided to outline how districts can use an equity lens in their policies and practices, and the implications it had on the business manager role--both in suburban and outstate districts. Then discover how to continue on your individual journey for using your equity lens in education, and your personal understanding of race and inequality in our society.



Thank You, Conference Sponsors!


Prepayment Required
All registrations must be accompanied by full payment/purchase order to reserve your place at the event.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations received by the MASBO office at least 5 business days prior to the event are eligible for a refund of the registration fee, less a $25 processing fee. No refunds will be provided for cancellations received fewer than 5 business days prior to the event. No-shows will be billed for any unpaid registration fees.

Audio/Video Policy
Registration and attendance at, or participation at association events constitutes an agreement by the registrant to association’s use and distribution of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events and activities.

Code of Conduct: MASBO is dedicated to providing a welcoming environment for all participants, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, or religion. MASBO will not tolerate harassment of event attendees in any form. Those violating these rules may be sanctioned, expelled from the event without a refund, and/or excluded from attending future events, at the discretion of the organization.



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