Conference Schedule

School District
Registration

Earn up to 9 PD Clock hours at professional development sessions!

Take advantage of these events inside and outside the Marketplace.
 
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View the map, find set up and dismantle times and check out exhibit hall times and events!
 
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Learn about how to take part in the discounted hotel rates while attending the Conference.

Pre-Conference Events


Pre-Conference
Workshops

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

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Legacy Project
at Marklund

Spend your day making a difference in someone else's day! Meet new people and serve a great organization.

Make a difference

Illinois ASBO
Golf Outing

Spend a day out on the course with your peers as you enjoy a day on the course at Elgin Country Club. 

Waitlisted

Don't Miss Out - Conference Welcome Reception

Sponsored by the Service Associate Advisory Committee

Wednesday, May 2: 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).

Main Conference Schedule

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Thursday, May 3

Registration Open

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

​Exhibitor Setup

7:30am - 10:00am 
Setup will not be permitted after 10:00am, as the Opening General Session will take place adjacent to the Marketplace. There will be time to re-enter prior to the Marketplace Opening Hospitality.

Morning Breakout Sessions

For detailed session information, visit the Sessions page.
7:45am - 8:45am
9:00am - 10:00am

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 Orientation

8:30am - 9:00am
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

10:15am - 11:45am 
See your peers recognized with Foundation awards, hear the latest on the Association and show your support for incoming leaders at the Annual Business Meeting. Become inspired by keynote speaker, Josh Sundquist, a bestselling author, cancer survivor and paralympic ski racer. 

Marketplace Open & Lunch

11:45am - 1:30pm
Enjoy lunch, take time to explore the Marketplace and network with your existing and future business partners.

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

For detailed session information, visit the Sessions page.
1:30pm - 2:30pm
2:40pm - 3:40pm
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Marketplace Hospitality

4:00pm - 6:00pm
End your first full day at Conference with a valuable time of networking and hospitality! This is the perfect time to explore the Marketplace and connect with vendors.

Free Time Dinner Options

6:00pm - 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.

Power of I Fest

8:30pm - 11:00pm
Gather for an unforgettable evening filled with exciting games and prizes, a mini-golf challenge, music and more. Plan to attend this hospitality event and experience the power of Annual Conference networking! Brought to you in partnership with BMO Harris Bank & NextEra Energy.

Friday, May 4

Registration Open

7:00am - 3:00pm

Morning Breakout Sessions

For detailed session information, visit the Sessions page.
7:00am - 8:00am
8:10am - 9:20am
10:30am - 11:30am
11:40am - 12:40pm

PDC Breakfast & Networking Meeting

9:20am - 10:20am
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.

Service Associate Annual Business Meeting

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.

Solutions Marketplace Lunch

11:15am - 2:15pm
Enjoy lunch, take time to explore the Marketplace and network with your existing and future business partners and see if you’ve won in the X Game!

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

For detailed session information, visit the Sessions page.
11:40am - 12:40pm
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Advocacy Alert Hot Topic Session

3:10pm - 4:40pm
Ralph Martire — Executive Director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability
Leave the Conference with a perspective on Illinois' fiscal policy and issues that are already impacting school budgets or may have implications for the future.