Marketplace Information

Explore the Solutions Marketplace

Illinois ASBO Service Associates come with ideas and expertise that help school business officials to find the best solutions for their districts. The 2024 Annual Conference features two days of dedicated time to explore the Marketplace and network with exhibitors. 

  • On Wednesday, April 24, make your way into the Marketplace immediately following the Opening General Session, connect with Service Associate members and start participating in the X Game! Enjoy a hospitality from 4:00pm to 5:30pm. 
  • On Thursday, April 25, enjoy lunch in the Marketplace and the conclusion of the X Game, starting at 1:00pm. Exhibitor prizes will be awarded at this time and attendees must be present to win.

Disco Fever in the Marketplace

Attention Service Associates! Last year's Hollywood Glam theme was a hit so this year, we're throwing it back with a disco retro theme for our exhibit hall.  Let's make it a nostalgic and unforgettable experience for all attendees! 

We encourage you to get groovy and decorate your booths to reflect the vibrant and funky era — it's a contest! Booths that creatively capture the disco vibe will have a chance to snag a "Grooviest Booth" award. Unleash your creativity and set your sights on being among the celebrated winners!  Please note: When you register, you'll need to commit to the theme in your booth design.

Marketplace Hours

Wednesday, April 24
2:30pm - 5:30pm

Thursday, April 25
11:30am - 1:30pm

Exhibit Setup

Tuesday, April 23
4:00pm - 8:00pm

Wednesday, April 24
7:00am - 12:30pm

Exhibit Teardown

Thursday, April 25
1:30pm – 5:00pm

Come Kick Back With the SAAC!

Visit the "The SAAC Hangout" near the Illinois ASBO booth to enjoy fun activities, network and get to know members of the Service Associate Advisory Committee.

Experience the X Game!

The X Game will take place on both Wednesday and Thursday in the Marketplace. Look for booths marked with an "X" to find the great items available to win! Enter the tickets in your conference packet in the prize drawing that will take place on Thursday at 1:00pm.

Questions about the X Game? Please contact Oonagh Barrow at
Please note: When you register, you will need to indicate your interest in participating in the X Game.

Engaging Minds, Shaping Dialogues for the Year Ahead

This must-attend meeting on Thursday, April 25 from 8:30am - 9:30am is for all Service Associates, it will allow you to bring your ideas to the SAAC for feedback, and learn how to get the most from your experience.

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