Registration Info

Lodging has become very limited in the village of Lake Placid due to an overwhelming response.  Please reserve housing before registering for convention.
If you prefer more traditional housing in hotels and motels, these may be found in Saranac Lake and Wilmington which are beautiful quaint towns located within 12 miles of Lake Placid.
The village of Lake Placid contains numerous cottage, condo, townhouse and luxury home rentals. For more information, contact the agencies below or the Lake Placid Visitors Bureau at (800) 275-2243 or

Premier Properties - (518) 523-3333
Adirondack Estates - (518) 523-2519
Engel Volkers Village Rentals - (518) 523-4404
Select Sotheby's International Realty - (518) 523-3730
Or, visit where you will find more than 100 rentals available for the dates of October 11 - 14.
A complimentary shuttle service will be provided from official convention hotels as well as properties added in the village of Lake Placid and towns of Saranac Lake and Wilmington to the Conference Center at Lake Placid.

Online registration is now closed. Walks-in welcome on-site.
Registration Fees
June 15 - July 21, 2017$440$880
July 22, 2017 and after$490$980

Pre-Convention School Law Seminar$315
Pre-Convention Communications Workshop$125
Voting Delegate Attending Business Meeting OnlyNo Fee
Convention Change and Cancellation Policy
In the event your plans change or you are unable to attend, here is the process you must follow.

All cancellation or change requests must be made in writing to NYSSBA no later than Friday September 29, 2017 at
Cancellation requests received on Friday September 29, 2017 or before will be refunded their registration fees less a cancellation fee as follows:
  • Cancellation of Convention Registration = $75 fee
  • Cancellation of Pre-Convention School Law Seminar = $50 fee
  • Cancellation of Pre-Convention Communications Workshop = $35 fee

All cancellation requests received on Saturday, September 30, 2017 and beyond, will not be refunded.

NYSSBA is NOT responsible for cancelling any hotel or travel arrangements. 
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Why Attend

NYSSBA’s 98th Annual Convention and Education Expo
Taking Education to New Heights

Join us at the NEW picturesque locale of our 2017 Convention and Education Expo at the Conference Center at Lake Placid. Gain valuable knowledge for your role as a school board member in an historic Olympic venue that pays tribute to the past and embraces the future and the great outdoors.

We’re expecting more than 2,000 school board members and education leaders from across New York state to meet and learn about advocacy, technology, emerging trends and school law. Sessions will cover hot topics in education involving homelessness, heroin and opioid use, suicide, food allergies, LGBTQ and much more. You’ll be inspired by the dynamic, expert speakers who will share their expertise and offer best practices throughout the nearly 100 education sessions.

Explore the Education Expo on the 1980 arena and the USA ice rink where miracles were made. As you discover unique products and services that can enhance your school district’s performance, feel the nostalgia of Eric Heiden’s record five gold medal wins and the U.S. Hockey Team’s greatest Olympic victory ever, which happened on that very ice. Nearly 180 exhibitors will be waiting to welcome you.

As always, you’ll be able to start your convention experience early with the popular Pre-Convention School Law seminar or the intriguing and thought provoking Pre-Convention Communications workshop.

Mark your calendar for NYSSBA’s Annual Convention and Education Expo, October 12-14, 2017 in Lake Placid, New York. Registration and housing opens June 15, 2017.

See you there!

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Save the Date

Join us at Future NYSSBA Conventions
  • 99th Annual Convention & Education Expo - New York City
    Date: October 25 - 27, 2018
  • 100th Annual Convention & Education Expo - Rochester
    Date: October 24 - 26, 2019
  • 101st Annual Convention & Education Expo- New York City
    Date: October 29-31, 2020
  • 102nd Annual Convention & Education Expo - New York City
    Date: October 24 - 26, 2021
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