The NAIS Expo is located in the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, Halls A&B
Thursday, 7:30 AM-3:30 PM
Friday, 7:30 AM-3:30 PM

Visit the NAIS Expo for exciting programming, hands-on activities, networking opportunities, and more. Mingle with more than 200 exhibitors who invite you to explore all the latest products and resources designed to meet your school’s needs. Find everything from classroom enhancements and marketing experts to up-to-the-minute technology designed to help you solve problems and innovate.
In the Expo, you’ll find:
  • Registration
  • Complimentary lunches 
  • Networking breaks and Meetups
  • The NAIS Bookstore
  • The NAIS Makerspace
  • The NAIS Member Resource Center
  • Startup Alley
  • Complimentary Headshots
  • Wellness Zone
  • Charging stations
  • Raffles, Prizes and Giveaways!

Networking Breaks 

Join us for an afternoon snack break and engaging conversations. Connect with exhibitors who will share their expertise and resources to address your school’s needs.


Thursday, 2:30 – 3:15 PM
Friday, 2:30 – 3:15 PM
Looking to meet other educators from around the country? Come to these dedicated Meetup Spaces, where you can meet and mingle with others in your role. Grab a snack and head to one of four location to learn about the triumphs, challenges, and opportunities that you might have in common. Each group will be hosted by one of your independent school peers. 

Thursday Meetup Groups:
Heads of School and Trustees (Location: Marina Pacifica)
Assistant Heads (Location: Belmont Shore)
Advancement and Communications (Location: Rainbow Harbor)
Tech Directors and Coordinators (Location: Makerspace)

Friday Meetup Groups:
Teachers (Location: Marina Pacifica)
Division Heads (Location: Belmont Shore)
Directors of Equity/Diversity/Inclusion (Location: Rainbow Harbor)
Deans/Directors of Studies (Location: Makerspace)

Member Resource Center

Learn about Data and Analysis for School Leadership (DASL), Market View, NAIS publications, professional development, and more foundational tools and resources that will help you and your school succeed. Hear school stories, participate in hands-on demonstrations, and get all your questions answered.

NAIS Makerspace

Go on a journey through the world of making in independent schools!

Startup Alley

Visit this special section of the Expo to hear from startup companies from around the country. As you look for ways new ways to merge education, technology, and innovation, stop by to learn how these new companies can help your school!

Complimentary Headshots

Start the next step of your own leadership journey by stopping by and getting a professional headshot taken.

Wellness Zone

Take a break from the hustle and bustle to get a brief chair massage. Let your cares melt away!