2021 MSBA Annual Conference

MSBA Annual Conference in cooperation with MASA

November 4-7, 2021  |  Kansas City Convention Center

In the fall, MSBA hosts the MSBA Annual Conference in cooperation with MASA – the largest gathering of education leaders in Missouri. The conference features nationally recognized speakers and nearly 100 sessions on a variety of timely topics. The Delegate Assembly convenes during the Annual Conference to adopt the legislative resolutions.

Pre-registration is Closed – Register On-site

Attend the MSBA Annual Conference to Invest in Yourself, Your District and Your Students’ Success!

This year’s conference, which will be held November 5-7 in Kansas City, is filled with sessions on hot topics, innovations, and fresh ideas! You can choose from a wide variety of concurrent sessions so you can learn about best practices, legal issues, safety protocols, policies, board governance and much more. You will also discover that you’re not alone in wanting to improve your district and can network face-to-face with like-minded people, experts, and important influencers. After the conference, you can return to your district with new ideas and approaches that will make you a more effective and efficient leader.

The 2021 Safe Schools and Colleges Forum is an excellent opportunity for local board members to learn about school safety issues, including cybercrimes and other internet threats.

The forum will be held on Thursday, November 4, the day before the MSBA Annual Conference, at the Kansas City Convention Center. The programs at the forum have been designed to provide critical information to those who govern K-12 districts, as well as law enforcement officials and those who work at colleges and universities.

The keynote luncheon speaker is Michele Gay, the co-founder of Safe and Sound Schools, and the mother of her daughter, Josephine Gay, who was one of the young students killed at the Sandy Hook School mass shooting in 2012. Other guest speakers include Dr. Amber Morczek, an assistant professor of criminal justice at Nevada State College and an expert on violence against women; and Kim Karr, a former middle school teacher who is a co-founder of #ICANHELP, which promotes a positive approach to student social media and online safety.

Cost of attending the forum is $100.

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The Education Expo, held as part of MSBA’s Annual Conference in cooperation with MASA, is Missouri’s premier education trade show.  This year it will be held November 5 and 6 at Kansas City’s Convention Center, which is a much bigger and more modern facility compared to past MSBA trade shows.  The numerous organizations and businesses that provide products, services and information will have booths for attendees to visit to learn more about what the booth sponsors have to offer.

If you’re a school board member or school district administrator, this will be the best opportunity for you to directly discuss the needs of your district with professionals from a large number of school-related industries and organizations.

If you’re a business or organization that has local school districts as clients, you’ll have access to numerous school district decision makers that can determine whether these districts will be future customers.

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Does your district have a program that is unique, innovative, and has been successful at helping students succeed? If so, your district should consider having your program be featured at the Missouri’s Future Student Showcase. 
Past student showcases have included programs that featured robotics, student mentoring, construction trades, a student-run supply center for household goods, and many, many, more. 
The showcase will be held from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, November 6, at the Kansas City Convention Center. Each participating team should send four to six students and one or two chaperones. Setup for each district’s booth begins at 8:00 am, and lunch will be served to the participants at noon. Each booth space will have a skirted table, a backdrop and access to electricity and Wi-Fi. 
Sign up by October 18 or contact Colleen Mahon at mahon@mosba.org or (573) 445-9920, ext. 340. 
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The Blue Springs Golf Club will Host FutureBuilders Scholarship Fundraiser 

The main fundraiser for MSBA’s student scholarships has a new location! 

MSBA’s FutureBuilders Foundation is excited to host our annual golf tournament Thursday, November 4, in conjunction with MSBA’s Annual Conference at Blue Springs Golf Club.

Registration starts at 9:00 am and shotgun start at 11:00 am. From golf contests to tee challenges, you will enjoy a fun-filled day as well as celebrating the successes of our public schools and recognizing the achievements of both students and school leaders. An awards ceremony and reception will follow the competition of play. Golf participation is only $100 per person per foursome.

Not a golfer? Not a problem as there are numerous ways to participate in this event aside from putting together a golf team. Prize and hole sponsors contribute to the success of our annual event.

We hope you mark your calendars for this fun and worthwhile occasion!

For questions regarding our Annual Golf Tournament, please contact Todd Smith at 573-445-9920, ext. 310 or smith@mosba.org.


Kelly Francis – Chief Marketing Officer
573-445-9920, ext. 319

Sharon Horbyk – Director, Business Development
573-445-9920, ext. 373

View Tentative Agenda
Education Expo Exhibitor Information
Golf Tournament

Don’t miss Thursday’s Pre-Conferences!

Safe Schools and Colleges Forum for $100 per person
2021 Board President Workshop

Other registration opportunities include:

2021 Board President Workshop
2021 Board Secretary Workshop
CBM New Board Member Training
2021 COSA Annual Meeting
Student Showcase
Student Video Contest
Kansas City Area Information
Kansas City Convention Center


Be sure to ask for the special MSBA Annual Conference rate.

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