Pre-Conference Workshops

Tuesday, April 28

Begin your learning before Conference officially begins.

Debt Issuance from A to Z: Important Topics Administrators Need to Know - AAC #821

This seminar features nine different sessions devoted to the most important areas of Illinois school district debt issuance, including both a lecture and panel discussion format with the opportunity for interactive discussion. Learn the basic issues during the first half and advanced issues in the second half. By the end of the seminar, you will have an understanding of the types of debt available, differences between a competitive and negotiated bond sale, bond rating criteria and how to prepare for a rating agency presentation, legal matters, common pitfalls during the issuance process and current market environment.



Sustainability for PK-12 Schools: How to Create a Sustainability Program - AAC #1889

Gain the knowledge and skills to understand, design and implement a sustainable learning environment in your district. Building systems, energy efficiency, renewable energy systems, and the legal implications associated with such operational decisions will be discussed along with their impact on the learning environment and student wellness.


Conference Welcome Reception
Sponsored by the Service Associate Advisory Committee

Tuesday, April 28: 5:00pm

After your day of learning, join your peers to kick off the Conference back at the Pere Marquette! 
Light hors d’oeuvres will be provided courtesy of the Service Associate Advisory Committee (SAAC).