California Association of School Transportation Officials

School Transportation Business Management Forum

The California Association of School Transportation Officials offers a yearly event geared toward pupil transportation staff in a leadership capacity such as Driver Instructors, Dispatchers, Supervisors, Lead Mechanics, Directors and Chief Business Officials.  Attendees will learn about ever-changing laws, rules, and regulations governing school pupil transportation during workshops. They will discover the latest and greatest products at the vendor reception where industry related products and services are showcased. The Managers Forum offers an excellent opportunity for networking with colleagues, vendors, and state officials.

Attendee Information

CASTO 2023 School Transportation Business Management Forum is scheduled for October 11-13, 2023, Delta by Marriott, Garden Grove/Anaheim. This annual event provides important information for Superintendents, Chief Business Officials, Transportation Directors, Managers, Supervisors and others responsible for managing school transportation.  Workshop details and topics, will be posted soon!

Registration Information:

Registration fee is $349.00 for each CASTO member and $399.00 for non-members.  Included is attendance in all sessions/programs, Wednesday night "Welcome" Reception, continental breakfasts on Thursday and Friday. Lunch on Thursday and admission to the Exhibitors Reception.

Registration after September 16, 2023 the registration fee will increase.  The price will be $399.00 for members and $449.00 for non-members.

Spouses, significant others, and non-transportation guests will cost $75.00 which will provide access to the Welcome Reception and the Vendor Show.

Exibitor Information

Exhibit Show and Reception is scheduled for Thursday, October 12, 2023 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at  Delta by Marriott, Anaheim Garden Grove, the meeting site for the forum.

Exhibit Show and Reception:

  • Table Top Display Areas will be available to each registered exhibitor, on a first come first serve basis. There are minimal electrical outlets.
  • Set-up time will begin at 1:00 pm, Thursday, October 12, 2023.
  • Prepaid beverage tickets are available for purchase prior to the forum for $20.00 each.

Registration Information:

An exhibitor registration fee is $599.00 for each table top display. Included in this price, is one table top display at the exhibitor reception on Thursday night, attendance in all programs, continental breakfasts on Thursday and Friday, and lunch on Thursday. Since Thursday’s lunch is a sit down lunch, we will need a confirmation for lunch. $599.00 is for one person. There will be an additional charge of $75.00 for each additional person, which will includes Thursday's lunch.

Sponsorship Opportunities:

CASTO sponsorship program is designed to help minimize registration costs for forum attendees.  Sponsorships helps reduce registration costs for attendees, helps with audio/visual, room rentals, speakers, breaks, meals, administration cost, etc. 

Give-Away-Items, with your company logo, may be passed out to all attendees. The company must pay for all shipping and handling charges to the hotel. CASTO will give them to each attendee with their registration packet.  Examples: pens, mouse pads, stress squeeze buses, etc.

The cost is $500.00 to participate in the “Vendor Direct” program. This is considered a sponsorship.

Vendor Direct Program:

  • For $500.00 your company/organization will be allotted five minutes to speak to all Forum attendees prior to the Exhibit Show. No other vendor will be in the room.
  • The $500.00 goes towards conference expenses (Programs, Breaks and Meals)
  • Signage identifying your organization
  • Recognition in the Forum program

All Vendors, who participate in “Vendor Direct”, need to be lined up by 2:30 pm on Thursday, October 12, 2023

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