Joint Annual Conference

November 19-21, 2021


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2021 Conference Registration Now Open

Join school leaders from across Illinois, November 19-21, as they 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.

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 scheduled to take place in November at the Hyatt Regency Chicago (co-headquarters), Sheraton Grand Chicago (co-headquarters), and Swissôtel Chicago.

Registration and Housing

Annual Conference Registration and Housing is open. Members can register individually or districts can register multiple individuals as a group through their IASB member account. Before registering, review the Conference registration instructions and the registration checklist and worksheet.
Registration fees will remain the same as the previous in-person Conference in 2019; $499 for the three-day event plus a $200 housing deposit to reserve lodging. IASB has secured blocks of rooms at eight hotels listed below. Use the Conference Changes/Cancellation Form for any changes to Joint Annual Conference registration or housing.

IASB will comply with all health and safety guidelines that are in place at the time of the Annual Conference. Additional Conference questions should be directed to IASB Meetings Management Director Carla Bolt.

Registration Dates and Deadlines

Additional Learning Opportunities

Pre-Conference Workshops 

Administrative Professionals' Program

"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."

Hyatt Regency Chicago (SOLD OUT)
51 East Wacker Drive, (312) 565-1234
IASB Block Rate: $215

Sheraton Grand Chicago 
301 East North Water Street, (312) 464-1000
IASB Block Rate: $215

Swissôtel Chicago (SOLD OUT)
323 East Wacker Drive, (312) 565-0565
IASB Block Rate: $207

Fairmont Chicago (SOLD OUT)
200 N. Columbus Drive, (312) 565-8000
IASB Block Rate: $207

Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
540 North Michigan Avenue, (312) 836-0100
IASB Block Rate: $207

InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile
505 North Michigan Avenue, (312) 944-4100
IASB Block Rate: $207

Embassy Suites by Hilton (SOLD OUT)
511 North Columbus Drive, (312) 836-5900
IASB Block Rate: $223

Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront
71 East Upper Wacker Drive, (312) 346-7100
IASB Block Rate: $159