Joint Annual Conference
November 22-24, 2019Register
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The Joint Annual Conference App is now available.
The 2019 Joint Annual Conference App is now available. To download the app, select the operating system for your device below.
App users will be able to view presenters and panel descriptions, see exhibitors, access hotel and meeting room maps, read and share #ILjac19 posts on social media, and customize their agenda.
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A premier training event for Illinois' public school leaders
Recognized as one of the nation's largest state education conferences, the Joint Annual Conference is a premier training event for school board members, administrators, and business officials. It is held annually in November at the Hyatt Regency Chicago (co-headquarters), Sheraton Grand Chicago (co-headquarters), and Swissôtel Chicago.
By the Numbers
Pre-Conference WorkshopsPre-Conference Workshops are designed to give school board members knowledge, skills, and resources to provide effective board leadership.Learn More
Safety and Security SeminarThe School Safety and Security Summit is will provide district personnel and the community the latest information to keep their schools safe.Learn More
Administrative ProfessionalsThe Administrative Professionals' Program is designed to enhance the roles and skills of the individual(s) who perform the duties of the school board secretary or administrative assistant.Learn More
Conference AwardsVarious awards are presented each year at the Joint Annual Conference, including those for top board president, superintendent of the year, innovative school designs, and more.Learn More
Conference speakers will inspire through music, leadership, and courageAttendees at the 2019 Joint Annual Conference will hear from three keynote speakers during General Sessions to be held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, November 22-24. Each will share their unique story aimed to motivate and inspire school leaders to transform their educational visions into reality.Read More
Panel presentations selected to 'Share the Success'Twenty-eight panels have been selected from proposals submitted by school districts and related education organizations for presentation at the 2019 Joint Annual Conference.Read More
Carousel of Panels offers 28 panel presentationsA Carousel of Panels will provide school officials a wide assortment of topics to learn from at the Joint Annual Conference.Read More
School security seminar scheduled at ConferenceFor the fourth consecutive year, IASB will host a half-day seminar on school safety during the Joint Annual Conference in Chicago. The seminar is being offered in response to the continuing critical challenges facing schools in providing and maintaining school safety.Read More
Pre-Conference Workshops offer additional training for school board membersIASB will offer eight training sessions designed to equip school board members with knowledge and skills to provide effective board leadership. The full-day and half-day Pre-Conference Workshops will be held in conjunction with the 2019 Joint Annual Conference, on Friday, November 22.Read More
Panel titles, times, and more listed in Conference PreviewThe 2019 Joint Annual Conference Preview is now available on the IASB website. The 24 page informational booklet includes an at-a-glance schedule of major Conference events, plus descriptions and time slots for panel sessions, Pre-Conference Workshops, the School Safety and Security Seminar, and much more.Read More
Conference housing deadline: Early-bird rates end October 1The deadline to register for the Joint Annual Conference at the discounted early-bird rate of $499 is Tuesday, October 1. Conference housing blocks will also be closed at that time. Conference registration will remain open at a cost of $525 per person. IASB members and districts can register through their IASB account.Read More
Joint Annual Conference badges mailed to district officesBadges were mailed to the offices of district superintendents on Thursday, October 31. The mailing will contain badges for all individuals and their guests who registered for Conference before 8:30 a.m. on October 30.Read More
A premier training event for school board members, administrators, and business officials
Registration and housing information for the 2019 Joint Annual Conference, and details about a number of premier learning opportunities for school leaders.Learn More
Attracting nearly 10,000 attendees and decision-makers from over 700 Illinois school districts, the Joint Annual Conference is an ideal location for companies that provide school services and products.Learn More
"There is no single place and time to enhance your board experience by gaining valuable information, hearing success stories and networking with colleagues and fellow board members than at the IASB-IASA-IASBO Joint Annual Conference."