Conference Events

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Opening General Session
Featuring Collision of Rhythm
Wednesday, June 9

Collision of Rhythm is a high-energy, rhythmic performance duo made up of Bronkar Lee and Aaron Williams. Bronkar has traveled the world as an entertainer and keynote speaker, and Aaron is an award-winning educator and facilitator. Together they’ve empowered audiences globally by demonstrating what’s possible with a growth mindset and a passion for learning. They’ve achieved internet fame with multiple viral videos generating over 300 million total views, and they’ve shared their empowering message with a variety of organizations world-wide.


Second General Session
Featuring George Couros
Thursday, June 10 

George Couros is  an educator and an innovative teaching, learning, and leadership consultant. The author of The Innovator's Mindset, he believes we must inspire children to follow their passions, while letting them inspire us to do the same.

The Innovator’s Mindset 

If we have learned anything in 2020 and beyond, is that the best way we can deal with change is to create it for ourselves. How do we shift to focus not only on what we know, but what we do with what we know? In this talk, George will discuss the idea and characteristics of “The Innovator’s Mindset” and share persuasive examples on why this is so crucial for everyone at all levels of the educational profession. 

Hospitality Events

Conference Welcome Hospitality Sponsored by the Service Associate Advisory Committee
Tuesday, June 8: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Kick off the conference with fellow attendees at a hospitality event at Sam & Harry's! Wristband required.

Dueling Pianos Evening Hospitality 
Wednesday, June 9: 8:30pm - 10:30pm

End your first full day of the conference by joining fellow attendees at a hospitality event featuring live entertainment! Wristband required.

Hospitality Event
Thursday, June 10: 8:00pm - 10:30pm

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

Must-Attend Meetings

First Time Attendee Orientation
Wednesday, June 9: 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
Friday, June 11: 8:00am - 8:30am

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
Friday, June 11: 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.


Wednesday, June 9 | 8:30pm - 10:30pm