Joint Annual Conference

About Conference

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 Swiss├┤tel Chicago. Note: IASB is planning for an in-person Conference in 2021 while monitoring Coronavirus/COVID-19 emergency measures and giving due consideration to our member’s health and safety.

Share the Success-Request for Proposals

IASB invites districts to submit proposals to present a Share the Success presentation at the 2021 Joint Annual Conference. These 60-minute panel sessions address current challenges in education; are based on actual school system experiences; and are presented by the board members, administrators, and contributing school or community members. Presenters share recent discoveries, lessons learned, and innovations succeeding in their districts and offer ideas on how school boards can achieve similar success.

Districts are encouraged to review this Share the Success preview information before submitting a proposal.

Important Dates

  • February 15, 2021: Exhibitor Registration Opens
  • March 8, 2021: Share the Success RFP deadline
  • March 8, 2021: Service Associates RFP deadline
  • June 7, 2021: Registration and Housing Opens
  • November 19-21, 2021: Joint Annual Conference

Conference Announcements

  • District Presentation Proposals Sought for 2021 Joint Annual Conference

    Illinois school districts are invited to submit proposals for Share the Success panel presentations at the 2021 Joint Annual Conference.
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  • Exhibitor Registration Open for 2021 Joint Annual Conference

    Exhibitor registration, contracts, and information are now available for the 2021 Joint Annual Conference.
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