Conference Events

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Opening General Session
Featuring Vince Poscente
Wednesday, May 3

Despite any challenges, Vince Poscente helps business leaders with massive breakthroughs to accelerate growth. His, “Do what the competition is not willing to do,” approach to obstacles and resilience has been used by Fortune 500 companies around the globe. As a New York Times bestselling author of eight books, which include The Earthquake and The Age of Speed, Vince is an in-demand corporate presenter, as well as an Olympian and Hall of Fame Speaker in both Canada and the USA. Vince has led expeditions to summit and name Himalayan mountains after everyday heroes. Meetings & Conventions identified Vince as "Meeting Planners' Favorite Speaker." His Full Speed Ahead and Accelerate Breakthroughs virtual or conference keynotes are delivered with energy, humor and practical takeaways.


Second General Session
Legislative Update
Thursday, May 4

This session will be focused on legislative and policy updates. Join Dr. Jacoby, Madeline McCune and Emily Warnecke as they break down what is happening in Springfield.


Do You Have a Talent to Share?

On Wednesday, May 3, Illinois ASBO's best and brightest stars
will come out to perform for one night only! 

Whatever your talent — musician, juggler, comedian, lip sync or other — you are welcome! Illinois ASBO is seeking talented (or just plain entertaining) individuals and groups to come share their routine and maybe win a prize at the Illinois ASBO’s Got Talent! event.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Oonagh Barrow for more information.



Hospitality Events

Conference Welcome Hospitality Sponsored by the Service Associate Advisory Committee
Tuesday, May 2 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Kick off the conference with fellow attendees at the Tuesday night hospitality event located at the Pere Marquette Cotillion Ballroom, within the Marriott hotel.

Evening Hospitality: Illinois ASBO's Got Talent
Wednesday, May 3 | 8:30pm - 11:00pm

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.

Learn More About Illinois ASBO's Got Talent!

Hospitality Event
Thursday, May 4 | 8:00pm - 10:30pm

Join this conference-wide hospitality event to enjoy a memorable evening with your peers!

Must-Attend Meetings

First Time Attendee Orientation
Wednesday, May 3 | 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, May 4 | 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 & Brunch
Friday, May 5 | 10:30am - 12:00pm

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.