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Opening General Session
Featuring Jason Hewlett
Wednesday, April 24

Having delivered thousands of presentations over two decades, Jason Hewlett is the only speaker in the world teaching leadership in a performance of amazing musical and comedy impressions, utilizing the legends of stage. “The Promise” is a keynote speech that feels like a show, with proven processes and immediately implementable takeaways to transform your business and leadership skills. 

Second General Session
Legislative Update
Thursday, April 25

This General Session will focus on new statewide leadership and legislative issues. Government Relations Directors Madeline McCune and Emily Warnecke will join Executive Director/CEO Dr. Michael Jacoby to discuss what is happening in Springfield and what to expect by the end of the current legislative session.

Swing into Fun, Join Us for a Day on the Greens at Our Annual Golf Outing!

The Illinois ASBO Golf Outing will tee off on Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at Cantigny Golf Club in Wheaton, 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 coming soon! 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.

Begin your conference on the right note at the SAAC Welcome Hospitality

Join the SAAC at the Welcome Reception to kickstart your conference networking! Head over to Schaumburg Public House, located in the Renaissance hotel, Tuesday, April 23 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm for your first chance to connect with fellow conference attendees.

Calling all Dancing Queens… Join Us for a Fun Evening With Your Peers!

Join fellow attendees for an eventful evening featuring a live band, dancing, a photo booth and contest prizes on Wednesday, April 24 from 8:30pm - 11:00pm in the Schaumburg Ballroom. Doors open at 8:15pm, Dancing Queen: An ABBA Salute will start promptly at 8:30pm! Don't forget your wristband and badge!

Connect & Cheers with an Evening of Networking with Peers!

Join fellow attendees for small desserts and cash bar at the Gather Bar in the hotel lobby area, Thursday, April 25 from 8:30pm - 10:30pm. Don't forget your wristband!

Hospitality Events

Conference Welcome Hospitality Sponsored by the Service Associate Advisory Committee
Tuesday, April 23 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Kick off the conference with fellow attendees at the Tuesday night hospitality event, at the Schaumburg Public House located inside the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center & Hotel.

Disco Fever Hospitality 
Wednesday, April 24 | 8:30pm - 11:00pm

End your first full day of the conference by getting groovy with your fellow attendees! This eventful evening will feature live music from Dancing Queen: An ABBA Salute, disco dancing, a photo booth and more in the Schaumburg Ballroom.  A prize will be awarded to the best dressed dancer at the disco so get out your bell bottoms and be ready to boogie!

Thursday Night Hospitality Event
Thursday, April 25 | 8:30pm - 10:30pm

Join this conference-wide hospitality event at the Gather Bar in the lobby area of the hotel to enjoy a memorable evening with your peers! Small Desserts and a cash bar will be available for attendees. 

Must-Attend Meetings

First Time Attendee Orientation
Wednesday, April 24 | 7:30am - 8:00am

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, April 25 | 8:30am - 9:30am

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, April 26 | 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.