Joint Annual Conference

November 17-19, 2023


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Register for the 2023 Annual Conference

Learn and network with fellow school leaders November 17-19 at the Joint Annual Conference in Chicago. The 2023 Conference will mark 90 years as the premier training event for Illinois school board members, administrators, and business officials. Join with fellow education officials to share ideas and best practices and take part in multiple opportunities for professional and personal development.

The registration fee for 2023 is be $520 per person plus a required $200 deposit per guestroom if lodging is requested. The registration fee will increase to $545 after October 13. Questions about Conference registration and housing should be directed to Meetings Management Assistant Director Natalie Duke.
  • Download a brief two-page brochure highlighting events and features throughout the Conference.

Important Dates and Deadlines

  • June 5: Conference Registration Opens
  • October 13: Final day to register at early-bird rates; Registration fees increase after this date.
  • October 13: Last day to request a refund; Housing changes after this date may result in higher rates. Last day to request an Equity Immersion refund.
  • November 3: Last day to request a Friday Focus Workshop refund.

Joint Annual Conference Housing Blocks

Hyatt Regency Chicago (co-headquarters) – $227 (SOLD OUT)
151 East Wacker Drive, (312) 565-1234

Sheraton Grand Chicago (co-headquarters) – $227
301 East North Water Street, (312) 464-1000

Swiss├┤tel Chicago – $219 (SOLD OUT)
323 East Wacker Drive, (312) 565-0565

Fairmont Chicago – $217 (SOLD OUT)
200 N. Columbus Drive, (312) 565-8000

Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile – $219
540 North Michigan Avenue, (312) 836-0100

InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile – $219
505 North Michigan Avenue, (312) 944-4100

Embassy Suites by Hilton – $241 (SOLD OUT)
511 North Columbus Drive, (312) 836-5900

Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront – $221
71 East Upper Wacker Drive, (312) 346-7100

"It is a really great chance for school administrators, business officials, and school board members to all learn together and network with each other, and that makes us all better."

2022 Conference Attendee