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!

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Start learning and networking on Wednesday.
Find exhibit hours, events and new micro-learning opportunities! 
Learn about discounted hotel rates while attending the Conference.


Opening General Session
Featuring Bronkar Lee 
Wednesday, April 29

Bronkar is a peak performance expert, author, internationally acclaimed performer, entertainment producer, and keynote speaker. He uses his authentic passion for connecting with people and his creative talents to motivate audiences, lighting a spark of possibility and delivering powerful results. Bronkar has always been fascinated by learning, as both an enthusiastic student and insightful teacher. He has learned musical instruments and languages, crafted beatboxing techniques, and mastered numerous physical skills — even to the point of breaking world records!

Second General Session
Featuring Dr. Carmen Ayala
Thursday, April 30

Dr. Carmen Ayala was appointed State Superintendent of Education by the State Board of Education effective March 1, 2019. Prior to her arrival at the ISBE, Dr. Ayala had served since 2012 as the superintendent of Berwyn North School District 98, where she steadily turned around lower-performing schools. Dr. Ayala has held a wide variety of roles in her 36-year education career. She has also held positions on numerous boards and committees, including the ISBE Bilingual Advisory Council, Illinois Women in Educational Leadership, Illinois Resource Center, and the Illinois Professional Review Panel for Evidence-Based Funding.

Hospitality Events

Conference Welcome Reception Sponsored by the Service Associate Advisory Committee

Tuesday, April 28: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Kick off the Annual Conference with fellow attendees at the Pere Marquette Cotillion Ballroom!

Solutions Marketplace Hospitality
Wednesday, April 29: 4:00pm - 5:30pm

This year, there is more time dedicated time to explore the exhibits and network with Service Associates. Enjoy a hospitality on Wednesday and micro-learning sessions on Thursday!

Evening Hospitality
Wednesday, April 29: 8:30pm - 10:30pm

End your first full day of the conference by joining fellow attendees at a hospitality event.

IASBO's Got Talent! 
Thursday, April 30: 8:00pm - 10:30pm

Witness the amazing talents your fellow Illinois ASBO members bring to the table at this conference-wide hospitality event! You won't want to miss this event that is sure to be talked about for years to come.

Must-Attend Meetings

First Time Attendee Orientation
Wednesday, April 29: 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 Annual Business Meeting 
Thursday, April 30: 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 
Friday, May 1: 8:30am - 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.