The School Transportation Association of Indiana (STAI) board of directors has approved holding its annual conference during STN EXPO Indianapolis, starting in June 2020.
The board approved the new location by a 13-to-1-vote. A member survey conducted during STAI’s 2018 Annual Conference indicated there was an overwhelming support for commingling the events.
“The team at STN Media is excited to work with STAI, bringing together two great organizations while strengthening the industry-leading STN EXPO in Indianapolis,” said Tony Corpin, president of STN Media Group and publisher of School Transportation News. “Our goal is to continue to provide world-class education, training and networking opportunities to our attendees. We are connecting people together to ‘Drive Forward’ the school transportation industry.”
STN Media Group, which owns School Transportation News, announced last year at the STAI conference in Fort Wayne, Indiana, that the inaugural STN EXPO Indy would be held June 7-12 this year at the downtown JW Marriott.
STN Media representatives also met last June with STAI board members in Fort Wayne to discuss a potential partnership, and negotiations continued from that point.
Details on STAI’s 2020 annual conference and STN EXPO Indy are forthcoming. The association’s 2019 annual conference is scheduled for June 24-26 in French Lick, Indiana.
“Stay tuned for the new look and direction of STAI,” commented Tim Fosbrink, the association’s current president and the transportation supervisor for Seymour Community Schools.