Conference Events

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Opening General Session
Featuring Brad Montgomery
Wednesday, May 4

Brad teaches how to Embrace Your Awesomeness to boost productivity, creativity, innovation & profits. He turns typical meetings into transformational events using humor & story. Oh, and he’s pretty funny. Brad has transformed audiences in all 50 states and on four continents. He’s spoken to dozens of banks, insurance companies, associations, hospitals and Fortune 500 businesses. His past clients include Microsoft, Verizon, the FBI (yes, that FBI) the CIA (yes, that CIA) and the IRS (where he withheld 30 percent of his best strategies).


Second General Session
Featuring Anthony S. Muhammad, Ph.D.
Thursday, May 5

Anthony Muhammad is an author and international thought leader.  He currently serves as the CEO of New Frontier 21 Consulting, a company dedicated to providing cutting-edge professional development to schools all over the world.  He served as a practitioner for nearly twenty years.  Dr. Muhammad served as a middle school teacher, assistant principal, middle school principal and high school principal.  His tenure as a practitioner has earned him several awards as both a teacher and a principal. 

Hospitality Events

Conference Welcome Hospitality Sponsored by the Service Associate Advisory Committee
Tuesday, May 3 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Kick off the conference with fellow attendees at a hospitality event!

Evening Hospitality 
Wednesday, May 4 | 8:30pm - 10:30pm

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

Hospitality Event
Thursday, May 5 | 8:30pm - 11:00pm

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

Must-Attend Meetings

First Time Attendee Orientation
Wednesday, May 4 | 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 5 | 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 6 | 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.