Conference Schedule

Earn up to eight PD Clock hours at professional development sessions!

Take advantage of these events inside and outside the Marketplace.
Discover the re-imagined exhibit hall, including hours and events.
Learn about how to take part in the discounted hotel rates while attending the Conference.

Pre-Conference Events


Begin your learning on Wednesday and earn credit before Conference begins.


Legacy Volunteer Project

Spend your day making a difference! Meet new people and serve a great organization.


Illinois ASBO
Golf Outing

Spend a day out on the course with your peers as you enjoy a day on the course.

open in March

Don't Miss Out - Conference Welcome Reception

Sponsored by the Service Associate Advisory Committee

Wednesday, May 1: 5:30pm
Kick off the Conference with fellow members at Sam & Harry's, conveniently located within the Renaissance Hotel & Convention Center! Hors d'oeuvres will be provided courtesy of the Service Associate Advisory Committee (SAAC).

*This reception is open to all school district attendees and Service Associate full conference registrants (Marketplace only registrants not permitted).

Main Conference Schedule

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Thursday, May 2

Registration Open

7:00am - 5:30pm
School district and Service Associate attendees can pick up their registration packets.

​Exhibitor Setup

7:30am - 1:00pm 
Setup will not be permitted after 1:00pm, as the Opening General Session will take place adjacent to the Marketplace. There will be time to re-enter prior to the Marketplace Hours.

Breakout Sessions

For detailed session information, visit the Sessions page.
8:00am - 9:00am
9:10am - 10:10am
10:20am - 11:20am
11:30am - 12:30pm

First Time School District Orientation

8:30am - 9:00am 
If this is your first Conference, don’t miss the chance to gain tips for getting the most from your experience and meet Illinois ASBO Executive Director/CEO Michael A. Jacoby!

Service Associate Annual Business Meeting

10:20am - 11:20am
Come and learn how to get the most out of your Service Associate membership. Join experienced vendors and get tips on how to best utilize your time at the Annual Conference.

​Opening General Session & Lunch

1:00pm - 2:30pm 
See your peers recognized with Foundation awards, hear the latest on the Association and show your support for incoming leaders. Then, get inspired by keynote presentation! Lunch will be available in the Exploration Hall at 12:30pm prior to the session.

Marketplace Hours, Microlearning & Hospitality

2:30pm - 5:30pm
Visit the re-imagined Marketplace — featuring microlearning opportunities throughout the exhibits as well as a two-hour hospitality from 3:30pm to 5:30pm! This is your only time to explore the Marketplace and connect with vendors.

Free Time for Dinner

5:30pm - 8:30pm
Enjoy dinner with colleagues and friends in the Schaumburg area. Find coupons and details in your packet for exclusive discounts at local restaurants.

Throwback Thursday Bash: A Night in Kindergarten

8:30pm - 11:00pm
Gather for an unforgettable evening filled with games and activities to bring you back to your childhood and remind you what you loved about Kindergarten! Plan to attend this hospitality event and experience the power of Annual Conference networking.

Friday, May 3

Registration Open

6:45am - 1:00pm

Morning Breakout Sessions

For detailed session information, visit the Sessions page.
8:00am - 9:00am
10:30am - 11:30am
11:40am - 12:40pm

PDC Breakfast & Networking Meeting

9:00am - 10:30am
This is the biggest PDC meeting of the year and your chance to build your network and share your insights within a specific area of school business management.

Lunch Provided

12:30pm - 1:00pm
Grab lunch on the go to take to your next breakout session! 

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

12:50pm - 1:50pm
For detailed session information, visit the 
Sessions page.

Goldmine Session

12:50pm - 1:50pm
Join a rotating roundtable discussion on hot topics for schools! See a list of topics.

Human Library

Throughout the Day
Registration is now open to schedule a time to learn from an experienced school business official on topics that are of interest to you.