Joint Annual Conference

November 20-22, 2020

Conference begins in


Registration opens in Early June

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. Annual Conference Registration and Housing information will be avialable in early June.

IASB statement regarding in-person events during emergency measures

Important dates to note

"The Joint Annual Conference is a great experience. There are quality professionals who offer their expertise on many topics. You are guaranteed to walk away with multiple great ideas."

Housing Options

2020 Joint Annual Conference housing blocks will open in early June. Information for hotels located in proximity to the Conference is listed below.

Hyatt Regency Chicago 
51 East Wacker Drive, 312/565-1234

Sheraton Grand Chicago 
301 East North Water Street, 312/464-1000

Swissôtel Chicago
323 East Wacker Drive, 312/565-0565

Fairmont Chicago
200 N. Columbus Drive, 312/565-8000

Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
540 North Michigan Avenue, 312/836-0100

InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile
505 North Michigan Avenue, 312/944-4100

Embassy Suites by Hilton
511 North Columbus Drive, 312/836-5900 

Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront
71 East Upper Wacker Drive, 312/346-7100


NOTICE: IASB is the only official Conference housing bureau. Be aware of third parties placing calls or sending emails identifying themselves as the “official” housing bureau for Conference or claiming to be “affiliated with” or “working on behalf of” IASB for Conference housing. Sometimes these companies illegally use the IASB or event logo and other information to appear legitimate. Often they issue a warning that room blocks are selling out while providing the lure of a lower room rate. Booking through these third parties may subject attendees to, at worst, credit card fraud opportunities and/or no room reservations in their names upon arrival to Conference, and at best, lower-tier hotels or a hotel away from the Conference host hotel. If you are contacted by anyone other than IASB staff regarding your housing, report it to: