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Two Inspiring Keynote Speakers


Josh Sundquist
Opening General Session
Thursday, May 3: 10:15am – 11:45am

Hear from a bestselling Author, cancer survivor and paralympic ski racer who has brought his inspirational message to groups across the world ranging from Fortune 500 companies to schools to the White House. Josh's story will leave you inspired to meet the challenges you face every day in your organization!


Ralph Martire
Advocacy Alert Hot Topic Session
Friday, May 4: 3:10pm – 4:40pm

Ralph Martire is the Executive Director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability. Leave the Conference with new perspective on Illinois' fiscal policy and issues that are already impacting school budgets or may have implications for the future.

Hospitality Events

Conference Welcome Reception Sponsored by the Service Associate Advisory Committee
Wednesday, May 2: 5:30pm – 8:00pm

Kick off the Annual Conference with fellow attendees at Sam & Harry’s — conveniently located in the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center! Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided by the SAAC. 


Solutions Marketplace Hospitality
Thursday, May 3: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Use this dedicated time after sessions end to explore the exhibits, network, enter your X Game tickets and enjoy a hospitality before heading out to dinner.


Power of I Fest 
Thursday, May 3: 8:30pm – 11:00pm

The Conference will be in full swing Thursday night at this festival-style hospitality! Challenge your colleagues to a game of mini-golf, or enjoy a variety of other games at this memorable event!


Must-Attend Meetings

First Time Attendee & Service Associate Orientations 
Thursday, May 3: 8:30am – 9:00am

First time conference attendees and Service Associates can each get an inside view on how to make the most of Illinois ASBO and the Conference at these helpful meetings.

PDC Networking Meeting & Breakfast 
Friday, May 4: 9:20am – 10:20am

This is the biggest professional development committee meeting of the year and your chance to build your network and share your insights within a specific area of school business management. 


Service Associate Annual Business Meeting 
Friday, May 4: 10:30am - 11:15am

Give your input on the Annual Conference and learn about opportunities to make the most of your Service Associate membership at this special gathering for Service Associates.

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