Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Events, panels, and more listed in Conference Preview

A 24-page preview detailing panel sessions, keynote speakers, and other special events taking place at the 2018 Joint Annual Conference in Chicago is now available online.

This will be the 86th Joint Annual Conference of the Illinois Association of School Boards, Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA), and Illinois Association of School Business Officials (Illinois ASBO). The event will carry the theme, “Leadership: Sharing the Vision.”

Information in the Conference Preview includes an at-a-glance schedule of events, time slots for panel presentations, and other on-site activities taking place November 16-18.

More than 100 panel sessions will be presented over the course of the three-day Conference. Titles, descriptions, and time slots are listed in chronological order by day and start time (see pages 6-15). The 60-minute panels will be presented at 9, 10:30 a.m., and 2 p.m. on Friday; 7:30, 10:30 a.m., and 12:30, 2, and 3:30 p.m. Saturday; and at 8:30 a.m. Sunday at the Sheraton Grand Chicago and Hyatt Regency hotels.

A number of pre-conference professional development opportunities will begin Friday morning, November 16. These events include IASB Pre-Conference Workshops (pg. 21), Illinois ASBO Pre-Conference Seminars, IASA Pre-Conference Sessions, and the Illinois Council of School Attorneys Seminar on School Law (pg. 22). A separate School Safety and Security Seminar is also available on Friday (pg. 23). These professional development workshops each require an additional fee and advance registration to attend.

There is no additional charge to attend the Administrative Professionals’ Program (see pages 16-17) taking place on Friday and Saturday. However, attendees of the training designed specifically for board/district secretaries and administrative professionals must be paid conference registrants.

Additional information on other Conference activities, including the IASB Delegate Assembly (pg. 8), Exhibition of Educational Environments (pg. 12), Conference bookstore (pg 15), Exhibit Hall (pg. 18), and Homeroom (pg. 19) are also featured in the Preview.

Further details will be available in the official Conference Program, which can be picked up onsite at the Conference registration desk in the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

Online registration is still available at early-bird rates of $485. Additional registration and housing information can be found on the IASB website.