Educational Expos/ School Fairs


Educational Expos

You might know them as school fairs. AISAP’s Educational Expos are the next iteration of this time tested method for connecting families and schools. Our Expos include professional development opportunities for the participating schools as well as a rich and vibrant experience for families searching for the right educational option for their student.

AISAP Educational Expos provide:

  • 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.  

Take a look inside and see why and how AISAP continues to meet you where you are and continues to advance you in your work. 


Dates and Locations for 2018 Spring Educational Expos 


  • AISAP Member: $295 (Membership must be current at time of the Event)
  • 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, Director of AISAP's Center for Admission and Enrollment Management Leadership at

    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 oversee and manage all aspects of these events. -  Outreach, Registration, Programming, Marketing, Data Analysis and School follow-up. 


    Previous Educational Expos

    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 Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart

    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

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

    Professional Development with Richard Matasar, Senior Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Institutional Effectiveness, Tulane University

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

    Professional Development with Ben Bolté, Senior Search Consultant, Admissions and College Placement at Carney Sandoe & Associates

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

    Professional Development with Mark J. Mitchell Vice President, NAIS

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

    Professional Development with Chuck Lovelace, Executive Director, Morehead - Cain