Educational Expos/ School Fairs (2.0)

Educational Expos/School Fairs (2.0)

AISAP has embarked on a new initiative created to support Admission and Enrollment Management Professionals, advocate for options in private education, and provide students and families information and guidance into opportunities on the road to higher education. This program is called Educational Expos: Opportunities on the road to higher education and beyond. This program began in September of the 2016/2017 academic year and is located at various sites around the United States. These programs are heavily advertised and marketed and free and open to the public.



Dates and Locations for 2017-18 Educational Expos
(Updated weekly)

September 15, 2017: New Orleans, LA Expo hosted by Independent Schools Association of the Southwest-New Orleans

September 25, 2017: South Shore (MA) Expo hosted by Derby Academy in Hingham, MA 

October 15, 2017: San Diego, CA Expo hosted by San Diego Consortium of Independent Schools 

October 29, 2017: Raleigh-Durham, NC Expo hosted by Triangle Independent School Consortium 

April 22, 2018: Livingston, NJ Expo hosted by Newark Academy Expo - Event details to come.

April 23, 2018: Princeton, NJ Expo hosted by Princeton Academy Expo - Event details to come.

April 26, 2018: Madison, CT Expo hosted by The Country School Expo - Event details to come.


  • AISAP Member: $295
  • AISAP Non-Member: $335
  • Only Professional Development Program and Dinner (No School Fair Representation): $50
*If you are not an AISAP Member, you have the option to join now and receive the member rate through your registration. 

Interested in learning more about hosting
an Educational Expo in your school community or attending an Educational Expo? Please contact Ray Diffley at

This effort will provide several things:

  • An opportunity on a global scale to encourage schools to come together in support and as advocates of private education opportunities for parents and students.

  • An opportunity to have professional development provided by AISAP and partners for all of the attending Admission and Enrollment Management professionals.

  • An opportunity for students and parents to have premier access to break-out sessions with leading authorities and practitioners in areas related to the Admission and Enrollment Management process.  For example, there are sessions on assessment and its role in the admission process, Financial Aid, writing an essay that makes a difference, athletics and arts in the recruitment process, and the role of counselors, educational consultants, and advocacy groups.  

Sample schedule (see specific schedules for each expo below): 

  • 4:00 - 5:15 pm  Professional development session for Admission and Enrollment Management Professionals 

  • 5:15 - 6:00 pm  Light Dinner for school representatives and event set up

  • 6:00 - 8:30 pm  Education Expo (School Fair “2.0”) — a most engaging interaction with school reps, special guests, and brief, 20-25 minute breakout sessions for parents and students on key questions facing families today.

AISAP staff and partners will be overseeing and managing everything from registration to outreach, programming, marketing, and follow-up.  


Previous Educational Expos
for this year's calendar see below video

September 19, 2016, Marblehead, MA:
 AISAP/North Shore Secondary Schools' Educational Expo--this year hosted at the Tower School

Professional Development with Colby College's Dean of Admission, Dr. Matt Proto

September 20, 2016, Hingham, MA: 
AISAP/Derby Academy Secondary School Educational Expo--hosted by Derby Academy

Professional Development panel with Liz Schmitt, Chief Enrollment, and Student Affairs Officer at Miss Porter's School; Beth Whitney, Director of Admission at Fay School; and Erby Mitchell, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at The Hotchkiss School.

October 7-8, 2016, Aspen, CO:  
Aspen Country Day School Boarding School Educational Expo

Professional Development panel with Andy Hirt and Megan Cartier from The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS).

April 19, 2017: Durham, NC:
Educational Expo/School Fair hosted at Carolina Friends School

Professional Development with Emma Jones, Chief Brand Officer, Credo Higher Ed

April 20, 2017: Concord, NC:
Educational Expo/School Fair hosted at Cannon School

Professional Development with Dave Kraus, Director of Admission, Davidson College

April 23, 2017: Livingston, NJ:
Educational Expo/School Fair hosted at Newark Academy

Professional Development with David Holmes, Co-Director of the Institute on Character and Admission

April 24, 2017: Princeton, NJ:
Educational Expo/School Fair hosted at Newark Academy

Professional Development with Janet Lavin Rapelye, Dean of Admission, Princeton University

May 18, 2017: San Diego, CA:
Education Expo/School Fair hosted at Francis Parker School

Professional Development with Jennifer Mueller, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of San Diego