General Information

Convention Attractions

Relax and Recharge Stations (Rhinelander Gallery)
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Hours: Thursday 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Relax and recharge your mobile devices and check emails while enjoying refreshing beverages.


Student Showcase (Rhinelander Gallery)
Explore the Student Exhibits in the Empire Lobby where innovative ideas are coming to life through creative students and teachers building the skills needed for the ever changing global marketplace.

NYSSBA’s Convention App (Coming September, 2020)
Download NYSSBA’s new Convention App from the App Store or Google Play. Find the full schedule of events, speaker listings, educational session handouts and a map of the meeting space and expo floor all in one place. The App will be the most up-to-date resource you can access at the Convention in October.

NYSSBA Committees
NYSSBA has formed the Resolutions, Awards and Cultural Diversity Committees to provide guidance for those particular initiatives. These committees also allow our members the opportunity to participate, work side by side with the Association, and to advise on issues, and set positions and guidelines for the organization’s activities.
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President’s Award
The NYSSBA President’s Award is given to an individual who has made significant contributions to state public education. Each year, the current NYSSBA President presents the recipient with the award during the Annual Convention & Education Expo Opening Session.
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Everett R. Dyer Award
This award is made annually to a present or former school board member who has given exceptionally dedicated service to the public school children of New York State. Presented to an individual member, the award is a means of showing appreciation to all school board members and encouraging them to aspire to the highest ideals of school boardsmanship. Selection of the award recipient is made by the Distinguished Service Award Committee.
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Convention Record
NYSSBA hosted its first Annual Convention & Education Expo in Utica in 1920. Since then, the Convention has moved around the state. Take a look at the Convention Record to learn where each Convention was held and who served as NYSSBA’s President that year.
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