Joint Annual Conference
November 19-21, 2021Register
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2021 Conference Registration Now Open
School leaders from across Illinois will show and share how they Educate, Inspire, and Lead as we emerge from a global pandemic and into a time of educational growth and innovation at the 2021 Joint Annual Conference.
The Illinois Association of School Boards continues to plan for an in-person Joint Annual Conference while monitoring COVID-19 mitigation measures. IASB will comply with all health and safety guidelines that are in place at the time of the Annual Conference. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to connecting school leaders in person, November 19-21, 2021.
About ConferenceRecognized 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. See past Conference highlights.
- February 15, 2021: Exhibitor Registration Opens
- June 8, 2021: Registration and Housing Opens
- September 30, 2021: Holly Jack Award nomination deadline
- October 4, 2021: Registration Cancellation Deadline
- November 19-21, 2021: Joint Annual Conference
Connect In-Person with fellow School Leaders at this Premier Training Event for Board Members, Adminstrators, and School Business Officials
Learn new ideas and best practices focusing on school governance. There are multiple opportunities for professional and personal development, and networking with other school leaders from across Illinois.Learn More
Attracting thousands of attendees and decision-makers from hundreds of Illinois school districts, the Joint Annual Conference is an ideal location for companies that provide school services and products.Learn More
Pre-Conference WorkshopsPre-Conference Workshops are designed to give school board members knowledge, skills, and resources to provide effective board leadership.Learn More
Bookstore and MoreA Conference Bookstore offers more than 3,000 titles for school officials and guests, while the IASB Info Center is the location for information, services, and support from IASB representatives.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
District Presentation Proposals Sought for 2021 Joint Annual ConferenceIllinois school districts are invited to submit proposals for Share the Success panel presentations at the 2021 Joint Annual Conference.Read More
Exhibitor Registration Open for 2021 Joint Annual ConferenceExhibitor registration, contracts, and information are now available for the 2021 Joint Annual Conference.Read More
Joint Annual Conference Registration Opens June 8IASB is optimistic for the return of the in-person Joint Annual Conference in 2021.Read More
Joint Annual Conference Registration Now OpenThe Joint Annual Conference is scheduled to take place in person from November 19-21 in Chicago.Read More