Conference Events

Check back to see the latest updates and events schedule.
Earn PD Clock hours at professional development sessions!

Discover the re-imagined exhibit hall, including hours and events.

AC23_travel_icon.pngHotel & Travel Information
Learn about discounted hotel rates while attending the Conference.

Batter Up & Enjoy a Fun Evening With Your Peers!

Enjoy a fun evening of baseball and networking when Illinois ASBO takes over the private decks at Dozer Park on Thursday, May 4! Join us to cheer on the Peoria Chiefs when they take on the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers! Your ticket includes a great view of the game and a dinner buffet of classic ballpark food. A cash bar will also be available. Gates open at 5:35pm and dinner starts at 6:00pm. Tickets are required and must be purchased by April 21. There is a maximum of four tickets per person for this event.



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, 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. His conference keynotes are delivered with energy, humor and practical takeaways.


Second General Session
Legislative Update
Thursday, May 4

This General Session will focus on new statewide leadership and legislative issues. New State Superintendent, Dr. Tony Sanders, has been invited to address attendees. Dr. Sanders is a good friend to Illinois ASBO and a solid advocate of the Evidence Based Formula.  Following his address, Government Relations Directors Madeline McCune and Emily Warnecke will join Dr. Michael Jacoby to discuss what is happening in Springfield and what to expect by the end of the current legislative session.


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.



Swing into action in 2023!

The Illinois ASBO Golf Outing will tee off on Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at WeaverRidge Golf Course in Peoria, Illinois. The outing will feature giveaways from sponsoring companies, contest holes with the opportunity to win prizes and plenty of networking!  
8:30am — Check-In & Breakfast
8:30am — Driving Range Open
10:00am — Shotgun Start 
The waitlist for the golf outing is now open! Golf Outing sponsors receive the opportunity for Early Bird Registration, which means there are limited spots available. When registering for the waitlist, it does not guarantee you a spot in the golf outing. Registrants on the waitlist will be placed on a first come first served basis and will be contacted upon availability. Sponsors also obtain names from the waitlist to complete their foursomes.

Click here to add your name to the waitlist!

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!

Two Hospitality Events to Choose From!
Thursday, May 4 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Obed & Isaac's Microbrewery & Eatery | 321 NE Madison Ave., Peoria

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

Thursday, May 4 | Gates Open at 5:35pm | Dinner Starts at 6:00pm
Peoria Chiefs Game | Dozer Park | 730 SW Jefferson Ave., Peoria

Network in the ballpark with your peers at this fun, outdoor event! Registration is now open.

Click Here to Purchase Tickets

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.