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Separate Registrations: STN EXPO and Blue Bird Tech Training

Maintenance and technical training abounds this year through the STN EXPO conference portion, as well as through the Blue Bird Academy Technical Training that will take place during the STN EXPO. Attendance to both the STN EXPO and to the Blue Bird technical training require separate registrations.


The STN EXPO conference portion kicks off on Saturday, July 14, and will offer maintenance topics for those who specialize in fleet operations. The last full day of conference breakout sessions is Monday, July 16. A keynote session takes place Tuesday morning, July 17, followed by the STN EXPO trade show. A morning closing general session wraps up the conference on Wednesday, July 18.

In order to attend these sessions, attendees must register as a “Main Conference Attendee”  through the STN EXPO website. Currently, attendees can register at the Early Bird rate and save $100 off the standard conference rate ($399 rate that is valid through June 16).

In general, main conference attendees have access to:

  • All STN EXPO Conference breakout sessions, keynote sessions, general sessions, evening networking events, and the trade show.

  • Main conference attendees can additionally add to their registration and pay for the 8-hour NHTSA Child Passenger Safety Course, to be held on Saturday, July 14. Attendance for all eight hours is mandatory, in order to receive certification.

Visit our FAQs page for more information about the STN EXPO.

Blue Bird Academy Technical Training

While the STN EXPO conference portion is in full swing, the Blue Bird Academy Technical Training kicks off on Monday, July 16, and ends on Wednesday, July 18. In order to attend these trainings, the cost is $275, and attendees must register here.

Attendees to this training also receive:

  • Access to the STN EXPO trade show networking reception the evening of Monday, July 16.

  • Access to the STN EXPO trade show on Tuesday, July 17.

  • Access to a happy hour networking reception held right after the trade show.

Blue Bird Technical Training attendees do NOT have access to the STN EXPO conference portion or any other STN EXPO evening networking event. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information about the Blue Bird Academy Technical Training.

Whichever event you are attending, we’ll see you in Reno! 

Updated STN EXPO Conference Overview Now Online

Want to learn more about the Transportation Director Summit? Want to know how many special trainings will be held during the conference? The updated STN EXPO conference overview brochure has that information, plus more, at

The latest brochure includes an overview and frequently asked questions on the Transportation Director Summit, a new signature event designed exclusively for qualified transportation directors that takes place July 7 and 8. This event is followed by the STN EXPO main conference workshops that begin on July 9.

The overview also has descriptions on two special trainings that require separate registration and a separate fee from the main conference rate. These safety and security-related trainings address dispatcher training, defensible use of force on the school bus and surviving tactics for the active killer on a bus. These trainings are $149 each, and this rate is good through June 9. These trainings would be an added agenda item onto a main conference registration.

See more in the brochure, such as a daily breakdown of industry speakers, workshops, keynotes, general sessions, networking events and the trade show.

Get your approval and register today! The Early Bird Rate ($100 savings) ends June 9. Then book your hotel room at the Peppermill Resort at the conference rate of $102 per night or $128 for an upgraded room. Online hotel reservations close June 5.

We’ll see you in Reno!

Complete TSD Conference Overview Now Online

The full conference agenda, which will be included in the March issue of School Transportation News magazine, is now available on the conference website. Check out all our keynotes, general sessions and main conference workshops. And get details on the TSD Special Needs Roadeo, Trade Show Sneak Peek Preview Reception and all trade show exhibitors.

There’s still time to register online, but hurry! March 7 is the last day, but on-site registration will be available. 

See you in Frisco, Texas!


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TSD Conference
March 17-22
Embassy Suites Dallas-Frisco Hotel & Convention Center