Monday, October 30, 2017

Conference packets in the mail

Conference packets are now being mailed to school districts that have registered for the 2017 Joint Annual Conference. One packet is being mailed per district and will contain the following items:

  • Conference badges for paid registered attendees and guests
  • Pre-Conference Workshop confirmations-badges for registered attendees
  • School Safety and Security Seminar confirmations-badges for registered attendees
The packet does not include the official Conference Program. Nor does it include lanyards, which are replacing the badge holders. Both will be available onsite at these locations:
  • Hyatt Regency, Registration desk in the Grand Ballroom foyer
  • Sheraton Grand Chicago, Information desk on Level IV
  • SwissĂ´tel, Registration desk for the Administration Professionals’ program in the Vevey Ballrooms
Ribbons designating individual titles may be picked up at the Hyatt Regency registration desk, Grand Ballroom Level.

New conference registrations, and any changes to existing registrations, must be completed onsite after Nov. 7. Changes will not be accepted in the IASB offices after 3 p.m. on Nov. 7. Questions regarding the content or delivery of the packets can be directed to the appropriate “Conference Contacts” listed at the bottom of the page on the Conference site.

To correct badge information, e-mail Shantel Rotherham at by 3 p.m. on Nov. 7. A link will then be e-mailed to enable the changes to be submitted. New badges will be available onsite at the Conference Registration desk.

The Conference Registration desk is located in the Hyatt Regency, Grand Ballroom Level. There, conference attendees can perform these essential tasks: register onsite by payment of registration fee; make badge changes (these cannot be made at the Sheraton or SwissĂ´tel); make badge substitutions to replace a paid, non-attending conference registrant onsite by presenting the badge of the non-attending registrant; and pick up ribbons, lanyards, and conference programs. It is not necessary to check in here unless you need assistance.

To get answers to common questions about Conference events, such as which events are scheduled at which hotel, visit the the Conference site and click on pertinent headings at the top of the page, such as Education and Schedule, or Registration and Housing.

One fact not readily found there is the answer to another commonly asked question; and the answer is, yes, badges are needed for attendees' children or spouse to attend the Conference tradeshow in the Hyatt Riverside Center.