Separate Registrations: STN EXPO & Blue Bird Tech Training

Maintenance and technical training abounds this year through the STN EXPO conference portion, as well as through the Blue Bird Academy Technical Training that will take place during the STN EXPO. Attendance to both the STN EXPO and to the Blue Bird technical training require separate registrations.


The STN EXPO conference portion kicks off on Saturday, July 14, and will offer maintenance topics for those who specialize in fleet operations. The last full day of conference breakout sessions is Monday, July 16. A keynote session takes place Tuesday morning, July 17, followed by the STN EXPO trade show. A morning closing general session wraps up the conference on Wednesday, July 18.

In order to attend these sessions, attendees must register as a “Main Conference Attendee”  through the STN EXPO website. Currently, attendees can register at the Early Bird rate and save $100 off the standard conference rate ($399 rate that is valid through June 16).

In general, main conference attendees have access to:

  • All STN EXPO Conference breakout sessions, keynote sessions, general sessions, evening networking events, and the trade show.

  • Main conference attendees can additionally add to their registration and pay for the 8-hour NHTSA Child Passenger Safety Course, to be held on Saturday, July 14. Attendance for all eight hours is mandatory, in order to receive certification.

Visit our FAQs page for more information about the STN EXPO.

Blue Bird Academy Technical Training

While the STN EXPO conference portion is in full swing, the Blue Bird Academy Technical Training kicks off on Monday, July 16, and ends on Wednesday, July 18. In order to attend these trainings, the cost is $275, and attendees must register here.

Attendees to this training also receive:

  • Access to the STN EXPO trade show networking reception the evening of Monday, July 16.

  • Access to the STN EXPO trade show on Tuesday, July 17.

  • Access to a happy hour networking reception held right after the trade show.

Blue Bird Technical Training attendees do NOT have access to the STN EXPO conference portion or any other STN EXPO evening networking event. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information about the Blue Bird Academy Technical Training.

Whichever event you are attending, we’ll see you in Reno.

STN EXPO Hotel Rooms Booking Fast

If you haven’t already, book your hotel room at the Peppermill Resort today for the STN EXPO! They are being reserved quickly!

The hotel is currently sold out of Peppermill Tower nonsmoking rooms at the $102 conference rate.

However, we encourage you to still book a room and continue to check with the hotel, to see if these nonsmoking rooms might become available, due to cancellations. 

The upgraded, nonsmoking Tuscany rooms at the $128 conference rate are still available.

So, don’t delay — reserve your hotel room fast!

5 Top Reasons to Attend STN EXPO; Save $100

Don’t miss this once-a-year opportunity to “Transform” with “Content, Community and Commerce.” The STN EXPO is a school transportation conference made just for you!

Secure your spot today at the Early Bird rate and save $100 off the full conference price.



  • 30+ Industry-Specific Sessions: Be inspired to do great things as you listen to a powerful lineup of presenters sharing their success stories, visions for the future, innovative best practices and much more.
  • Transportation Director Summit: Only a few seats remain for this exclusive two-day event. Register as a main conference attendee to apply for the opportunity to engage with industry leaders and dynamic speakers.
  • Connect with 1,500 of your peers from the school transportation industry. More than 62,000 square feet of space with exhibitor products and solutions from 130 exhibitors. Find the ideal solution to your real-world challenges in the trade show when you engage with hundreds of STN EXPO partners showcasing cutting-edge products and services.


Find more information at Register today! Then secure your hotel room at the Peppermill at the conference rate of $102 per night, or $128 for an upgraded room.

Final Days to Save $200 on STN EXPO Super Early Bird Registration

Just days remain to secure your spot for the STN EXPO at the Super Early Bird rate, and save $200 off the full conference price! Don’t miss valuable training, networking and community building at the best rate!

This year’s conference and trade show will feature the best experts, resources, information and solutions for your transportation operations.

  • Learn more about the 8-hour NHTSA Child Passenger Safety on School Buses training course scheduled for Saturday, July 14.
  • Not attending the NHTSA course? View details on the two four-hour training sessions being offered on the same day. Scroll down the web page with the training session information to view workshop topics listed by track.
  • The exclusive Transportation Director Summit returns! Check out the full schedule and speaker lineup. Less than 30 seats remain for this two-day event, so register as a main conference attendee, in order to apply for the Summit.
Visit for the latest information, including the keynote speakersnetworking events and the trade show. View the latest conference overview brochure. Get your approval to attend!