Public School Leaders Gather in Chicago for Education Conference

Public School Leaders Gather in Chicago for Education Conference

November 16, 2021

(CHICAGO) — School officials from districts across Illinois will gather, after a year’s hiatus, at the upcoming Joint Annual Conference of the Illinois Association of School Boards, Illinois Association of School Administrators, and Illinois Association of School Business Officials taking place November 19-21.

Three days of board and leadership training by and for state and national education leaders includes more than 120 panel sessions that will cover a variety of topics, including education funding, crisis response, school law, collective bargaining, fiscal accountability, school safety and security, student assessments, local governance, social and emotional learning, and more.

The Conference provides local school boards an opportunity to vote on important public policy positions for the state school board association. The resolutions adopted by the Delegate Assembly help form a statewide position on state and federal legislative proposals that impact public education. On Saturday, November 20, the IASB Delegate Assembly will consider resolutions submitted by member districts.

This is the 88th year that the three school management groups will hold a joint conference. It is the largest state education conference in the nation, averaging over 9,000 attendees and guests annually. 

Members of the media wanting to cover the 2021 Joint Annual Conference, please contact IASB Associate Executive Director/Communications Kara Kienzler,, in advance.