Joint Annual Conference

November 22-24, 2024


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2024 Joint Annual Conference 

The IASB•IASA•IASBO Joint Annual Conference is the must-attend training and networking event for Illinois school board members, superintendents, and business officials. The event offers a variety of opportunities for focused learning to support your professional and personal school leadership journey. Learn from experts on critical topics such as school finance, community engagement, educational equity and advocacy, safety and security, collective bargaining, and more. Stay up to date on current topics impacting public education and hear how other districts are meeting those challenges and finding success in tackling the issues. 


The event takes place November 22-24 in downtown Chicago, with pre-conference activities beginning on November 21.

About Conference 

Recognized as one of the nation's largest state education conferences, the Joint Annual Conference is a premier training event for school leaders. Attracting thousands of attendees, the event is held annually in November at the Hyatt Regency Chicago (co-headquarters), Sheraton Grand Chicago (co-headquarters), and Swissôtel Chicago. See past Conference highlights.

By the Numbers

  • 220+
  • 120+
  • 8,900

Conference Additional Registration Events

  • Friday Focus Workshops

    IASB Friday Focus Workshops will be held on November 22 and are designed to give school board members knowledge, skills, and resources to provide effective board leadership.
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  • Administrative Professionals

    Enhance the roles and skills of the individual(s) who perform the duties of the school board secretary or administrative assistant with special programming on Friday, November 22 and Saturday, November 23.
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  • Equity Immersion

    Join fellow school board members, superintendents, and stakeholders to acquire knowledge, skills, and tools to lead and grow in equity work on Thursday, November 21.
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Conference Announcements

  • 2024 Conference Registration Opens June 3 

    The 2024 Joint Annual Conference is November 22-24.
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  • Exhibitor Contracts, Registration Now Available for 2024 Joint Annual Conference (with Video)

    Exhibitors can secure booth space for the 2024 Joint Annual Conference.
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  • Panels Chosen to ‘Share the Success’ at 2024 Annual Conference

    Thirty-one Share the Success panels will be presented by Illinois school districts.
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  • Friday Focus Workshops Offer Additional Learning at Conference

    Full- and half-day sessions designed to provide skills, and insights for school board members.
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  • 2024 Joint Annual Conference Registration Now Open

    The event will take place November 22-24 in downtown Chicago, with pre-conference activities beginning on November 21.
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