Conference Overview

The annual North American School Bus EXPO Conference & Trade Show — known as the STN EXPO and presented by School Transportation News magazine — is scheduled for July 26-31, 2019, at the Peppermill Resort in Reno, Nevada. In its 26th year, this event welcomes transportation professionals nationwide who want to learn the latest trends in training, products and services as well as how to produce better, more quantifiable results from their transportation team and operations.

Attendees include:

Transportation Directors/Supervisors
Purchasing Agents
School Board Members
Fleet Managers
Safety Trainers
Special Education Professionals
Private Fleet Operators
Head Start/Childcare Professionals
School Bus Dealers
Driver Trainers

EXPO Tracks:

Maintenance & Technology
Management & Operations
Safety & Security
Special Needs & Head Start

STN EXPO + Transportation Director Summit Schedule Overview

As of 1/18/19. Subject to Change.

Friday, July 26
Transportation Director Summit, Day 1: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
(Application required)
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Saturday, July 27
Transportation Director Summit, Day 2: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Off-Site, Incline Village, Lake Tahoe (Application required)
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NHTSA Child Passenger Safety Course: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.*
National School Bus Inspection Training Program: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.*
Addressing Behaviors on the Bus without Missing a Stop: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. *
*Additional registration and fees may apply

Sunday, July 28
STN EXPO Opening General Session &
 Keynote with Jim Harris: 8:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Workshops: 10:45 a.m. – Noon
Lunch on Your Own: Noon – 1:15 p.m.
Workshops: 1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Monday, July 29
STN EXPO Keynote with Michael Dorn: 8 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Workshops: 9:45 a.m. – Noon
Lunch on Your Own: Noon – 1:15 p.m.
Workshops: 1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Trade Show Networking Extravaganza: 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 30
STN EXPO Keynote with Les Nichols: 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
STN EXPO Trade Show: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Lunch on Trade Show Floor)
Happy Hour Networking Reception: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Wednesday, July 31
STN EXPO Closing General Session, “Coffee’s on Us, Tips are Appreciated”: 8 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.