Conference Events

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Find exhibit hours, events and new micro-learning opportunities! 
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Opening General Session
Featuring Collision of Rhythm
Tuesday, November 3

Collision of Rhythm is a duo comprised of tap-dancing classical virtuoso, Aaron Williams, and beatbox-juggling keynote speaker, Bronkar Lee. They have worked with companies like GoPro, Coca Cola, and Google, and have been featured on The Tonight Show, America’s Got Talent, and Super Bowl commercials. Though there are only two of them, they fill the stage as a 12-person ensemble would, playing 17 instruments between the two of them. Through choreographed musical pieces, audience interaction, humor, and personal stories, Collision of Rhythm delivers a one-of-a-kind perspective on collaboration, creativity, and being ignited by possibility.

Second General Session
Featuring Dr. Carmen Ayala
Wednesday, November 4

Dr. Carmen Ayala was appointed State Superintendent of Education by the State Board of Education effective March 1, 2019. Prior to her arrival at the ISBE, Dr. Ayala had served since 2012 as the superintendent of Berwyn North School District 98, where she steadily turned around lower-performing schools. Dr. Ayala has held a wide variety of roles in her 36-year education career. She has also held positions on numerous boards and committees, including the ISBE Bilingual Advisory Council, Illinois Women in Educational Leadership, Illinois Resource Center, and the Illinois Professional Review Panel for Evidence-Based Funding.

Hospitality Events

Solutions Marketplace Hospitality
Tuesday, November 3: 4:00pm - 5:30pm

This year, there is more dedicated time to explore the exhibits and network with Service Associates. Enjoy a hospitality on Wednesday and micro-learning sessions on Thursday!

Conference Reception Sponsored by the Service Associate Advisory Committee
Tuesday, November 3: 8:30pm - 10:30pm

End your first full day of the conference by joining fellow attendees at a hospitality event.

Illinois ASBO's Got Talent! 
Wednesday, November 4: 8:00pm - 10:30pm

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.

Interested in performing? Get details here.

Must-Attend Meetings

First Time Attendee Orientation
Tuesday, November 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 
Wednesday, November 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 
Thursday, November 5: 8:30am - 10:30am

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.