Educational Expos/ School Fairs

Educational Expos/School Fairs (2.0)

On the road to recruiting your next class of students various operational strategies are implemented. School Fairs, or as we here at AISAP call them, Educational Expos, are just one of the traditional methods used by professionals around the globe to expose families to the choices available to them on the road to higher education. As our mission and role is to Elevate, Educate, and Empower you, the professional, we see Educational Expos as a time when you can not just meet new students but as well get a bit of professional development for yourself. 

AISAP Educational Expos 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.  

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. 


As of Dates and Locations for 2017-18 Educational Expos 


  • 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, 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
    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 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