Conference Events

Plan now how you will spend your time at the Conference.

schedule-01.pngEducation Sessions
Earn PD Clock hours at professional development sessions!

schedule-01.pngPre-Conference Events
Start learning and networking on Wednesday.
Find setup & dismantle times and check out exhibit hall hours & events!
Learn about how to take part in the discounted hotel rates while attending the Conference.


Opening General Session
Featuring Robert Fulghum
Thursday, May 2: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Gain inspiration from the bestselling author of All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten! Robert was a Grammy nominee for the Spoken Word Award, has performed in two television adaptations of his work for PBS, has been a speaker at numerous colleges, conventions, and public events across the United States and Europe and has authored a nationally-syndicated newspaper column.

Mentoring Sessions on Friday
Available Throughout the Day

Schedule a mentoring session with a seasoned professional to follow up on topics from the Conference or other topics of interest for your district/career. More details will be available in the spring! 

Hospitality Events

Conference Welcome Reception Sponsored by the Service Associate Advisory Committee
Wednesday, May 1: 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 Hours & Hospitality
Thursday, May 2: 2:30pm – 5:30pm

This is your time to explore the exhibits, network and take part in NEW microlearning sessions! Enjoy a hospitality and hors d'oeuvres as you experience the re-imagined exhibits.


Hospitality Event
Thursday, May 2: 8:30pm – 11:00pm

Spend a memorable evening with your colleagues!


Must-Attend Meetings

First Time Attendee Orientation
Thursday, May 2: 8:30am – 9:00am

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

Service Associate Orientation & Annual Business Meeting
Thursday, May 2: 10:20am – 11:20am

This must-attend meeting for all Service Associates allows you to bring your ideas to the SAAC for feedback, and learn how to get the most from your experience.

PDC Networking Meeting & Breakfast 
Friday, May 3: 9:00am – 10:30am

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