Leadership Conference 2024

June 9 - 11, 2024

Calgary, Alberta

Presenting Sponsor

The ASBOA Leadership Conference is THE must-attend event where those working across all school business areas come together to become better.

Whether you work in Finance, Human Resources, Technology, Transportation, Governance, Risk Management, Procurement, Facilities Management, Communications, or Engagement, you belong.

THIS IS WHERE WE, as school business leaders


Better school business leaders, means better workplaces and

even greater student experiences and success.

The program is packed with a range of sessions to hone vertical and horizontal leadership skills. Rising leaders, managers, and leadership luminaries dedicated to student success are welcome.

ASBOA Member Pricing

  • Early Bird until April 15: $1,175
  • After April 15: $1,249

Non-Member Pricing

  • Early Bird until April 15: $1,249
  • After April 15: $1,299


  • For divisions registering 3 or more staff members, a reimbursement of 7% will be issued after the conclusion of the conference.

Premium Keynote Speakers


General Rick Hillier (Ret)


Chair of the Ukrainian World Congress' Strategic Advisory Council & Former Chief of the Defence Staff of Canada


Topic: 50 Points of Wisdom For Today's Leaders


Michelle Ray

Hall of Fame Leadership Speaker

and Author

Topic: Leading in Real Time


Stéfane Marion


Chief Economist and Strategist,

Executive Vice-President, Financial Markets

National Bank of Canada


Topic: Economic update

Click here to read more about our featured speakers

Networking Reception with Vendors


June 9

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Join us for a fun-money casino at this year's networking reception where the more you interact with exhibitors, the more chances you have to win prizes. This will be a fun, engaging, and interactive evening for delegates, sponsors, and exhibitors to network.

Reception includes hot & cold hors d’oeuvres, fun money, and good times!

Twoonie Bar will be available along with free soft drinks.

Cost: Included in registration

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Pre-Conference Workshop


June 9, 2024 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.

You may remember Alberta’s most infamous media blunder, by Stephen “I’m Eating My Cookie” Ducket, former CEO of Alberta Health Services. He was a seasoned executive and yet made international news for his approach to media questioning.

Telling a compelling story or answering unexpected questions while the cameras roll can be a tall order for even the most experienced leaders.

Especially during a crisis, it is easy to lose your train of thought or become ineffective when you are answering questions from reporters. Media training can come in handy when your organization finds itself amid an unexpected crisis or has major news to share.

This session will help hone your skills and build your interview abilities needed to get you through even the most difficult situations.

Even if you’ve had media training before, refreshing your on-demand media skills goes a long way to managing the unexpected and mitigating reputational risk for you and our organization.

Note: We are accepting 4 volunteers who will have the chance to do a mock video interview for group coaching and learning.

Don't be shy - this is a great learning opportunity with and among friends!

Cost: $295 +GST                            Instructor: Shawna Randolph Register here

Hotel Information

Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre

Conveniently located 15 minutes from Calgary International Airport, we have secured a special rate of $149 per night from June 8 – June 11.

Room upgrades may be available by calling.

  • Hotel is pet friendly, with fitness room and heated pool.
  • Airport shuttle is available for $5.00 per person each way.
  • Registered guests and conference delegates receive free parking.

Businesses that care about School Business

Thank you to our sponsors.

Become a sponsor and get connected with Alberta's

education sector.

Presenting Sponsor

More Conference Information

Check back here closer to the event for event details including trade show vendors and delegates.

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