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National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development 2019 Meeting & Expo

Hilton Austin, Austin, Texas
May 25 - May 28, 2019

Why Attend

NISOD’s International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence is the definitive gathering of community and technical college educators passionate about teaching and learning. Over the years, NISOD’s annual conference has provided faculty, administrators, and staff with the resources, ideas, and solutions that drive excellence in all areas of community and technical college campuses.

Come and be inspired by thought-provoking sessions and Preconference Seminars designed specifically for community and technical college educators committed to improving student achievement. With more than 300 sessions in a variety of focus areas and formats presented by your colleagues from across the world, you’ll walk away with dozens of ideas you can implement immediately.

Exhibitors and Sponsors

The International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence provides your company with an unparalleled opportunity to gain access to community college decision makers and end users. Approximately 1,100 conference participants will be in attendance and eager to learn about your newest products and services.

NISOD’s annual conference is where community and technical college faculty, administrators, and staff come together to make decisions about the future of their campuses, and to determine what they will need to be successful. Face-to-face interactions in the Exhibit Hall are powerfully effective in educating your target audience and impacting their purchasing decisions.

Why Participate in NISOD’s Annual Conference?

    Outstanding sponsorship and advertising opportunities.
    The most reasonably priced booth rates among higher education conferences.
    11.75 hours of exhibit time; 4.25 hours are dedicated exhibit time.
    High-traffic food and beverage events drive conference participants into the Exhibit Hall.
    All exhibitors and sponsors are listed in the Conference Program and Guide to the Exhibit Hall.
    All exhibitors and sponsors are featured in the Exhibitor and Sponsor Marketplace.
    Exclusive opportunities to sponsor conference events.
    Closed hours provide opportunities for exhibitor/sponsor representatives to attend sessions and private meetings.
    Conference participants love to learn about new products and services. 

    All conference events are included.

Exhibit at the 2019 Conference

 "2016 was Campus ToolKit’s first experience as an educational product exhibitor at NISOD’s annual conference. I have to admit that NISOD was everything from start to finish that other exhibitors said it would be . a very well-orchestrated conference.

As a result of the dedicated exhibit hours, the amount of traffic was unusually high and the post-conference results have been very positive. I highly recommend NISOD’s conference to every educational professional I meet.”

Join us in Austin, Texas, May 25- 28, 2019, for one of the largest and most dynamic gatherings of community college faculty, administrators, and staff.

If you offer products or services involved in any aspect of campus life, you should participate in our Exhibit Hall, an essential part of NISOD’s conference and an exceptional opportunity to showcase your products and services to 1,100 of your best prospects, including:

    Community College Presidents and Chancellors
    Vice Presidents, Provosts, Deans, and Department Chairs
    Full- and Part-Time Faculty Members
    Counselors and Librarians
    Professional Development Staff
    Plus others!

Don’t miss out on the most effective opportunity of the year to generate high-quality sales leads, build brand awareness, and cultivate customer relationships!


In the 1960s and 1970s, community colleges were proliferating and establishing themselves as major players in their local communities. They were engaged partners in economic development that earned reputations as game-changers. Students flocked to their doors for opportunities to change their lives for the better, and with them came challenges of extraordinary student diversity and increasing demands for services.

While they adeptly stepped up to these challenges, community colleges essentially stepped up in isolation. There was no widespread, organized strategy for sharing new ideas for improving teaching and learning. Hence, the market niche for a dissemination strategy was born of this developing need—a way to showcase and disseminate best practices among practitioners in the field.

Many community colleges implemented their own staff and professional development programs. However, there was an argument to be made for finding a better way to share useful information with the field, for avoiding reinventing the wheel, and for exciting faculty about teaching innovations.

In 1978, at the American Association of Community Colleges’ annual conference, the idea of identifying best teaching practices and disseminating these practices in print to community colleges across the nation was born.

A W.K. Kellogg Foundation Program Officer asked, “What are you doing to disseminate good practices to the field?” John Roueche, then Director of The University of Texas’ Community College Leadership Program, agreed that while useful information was available, practitioners’ time to delve into published research reports was likely limited, no matter how creatively the reports were prepared. NISOD was conceived conceptually and sketched out graphically on a paper napkin during a breakfast meeting as a means to identify and disseminate best teaching practices to community college practitioners.

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