Friday, September 2, 2016

Conference preview lists panels, events

A preview document for the
2016 Conference is now online.
A preview document describing the 2016 Joint Annual Conference is now available on the IASB website to help ensure “Leadership Starts Here” when school leaders use everything the event has to offer. Information includes a master schedule of major Conference events, plus descriptions and time slots for panel sessions and Pre-Conference Workshops.

This year’s event will be the 84th Joint Annual Conference of the Illinois Association of School Boards, Illinois Association of School Administrators, and Illinois Association of School Business Officials in Chicago.

More than 100 panel sessions are listed, with many designed to help districts save money, increase revenue, or better direct and monitor school finances.

New this year is a School Safety and Security Seminar (p. 21 of the preview) from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday, Nov. 18. A continental breakfast will kick off the seminar, to be followed by three hour-long sessions on specific safety topics.

Also new is the IASB Home Room (p. 23), which will give conference goers a chance to recharge (including their devices) as they exchange information with staff members on IASB services and offerings.

A student art show is also new, along with a music performance and Student Innovation Challenge (p. 24).

Featured again this year are tours of Chicago Public Schools, a Carousel of Panels event, professional development activities for school board/district secretaries, coffee and conversation sessions, Delegate Assembly, conference bookstore, and three highly interesting and entertaining general session speakers.

The Conference preview does not include room locations for events, but that information will be available in the official Conference program, which can be picked up Nov. 18-20 at the registration desk at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. More information about this year’s Conference can also be found here

To view the preview document, visit the Joint Annual Conference webpage . Please see the official conference program for more details. Announcements will also be made online and at specific Conference events.