Joint Annual Conference

November 22-24, 2024

2024 Conference Registration Opens June 3 

School leaders from across Illinois will gather November 22-24 in Chicago to share best practices and innovative solutions happening in their districts. Whether you are a returning attendee or new to the event, the Conference offers a variety of opportunities for board members, superintendents, and school business officials to grow their governance knowledge and expand their understanding of current topics impacting schools.

The 2024 Joint Annual Conference will bring together public education experts and high-performing school leadership teams to share knowledge, resources, and tools that have proven successful in creating educational opportunities for all students. The event allows district leaders the chance to build relationships with fellow public education advocates and create a lasting network to share new strategies for succeeding in their districts.

Registration and Housing 

Conference registration and housing will open on Monday, June 3. The registration fee for 2024 will be $520 per person plus a required $200 deposit per guestroom if housing is requested. After October 15 registration will increase to $545. Further information about Conference housing and registration will be available in May. Housing is limited only to Conference attendees and will be assigned once full payment is received for both Conference registration and the housing deposit.


Important Dates and Deadlines

  • Registration Opens – June 3 
  • Deadline to Register at Early Bird Rates - October 15 
  • Online Registration Closes - November 18
  • Joint Annual Conference - November 22-24, 2024
Questions about Conference registration and housing should be directed to Meetings Management Assistant Director Natalie Duke.

Joint Annual Conference Housing Blocks

Hyatt Regency Chicago (co-headquarters) – $234
151 East Wacker Drive, (312) 565-1234

Sheraton Grand Chicago (co-headquarters) – $234
301 East North Water Street, (312) 464-1000

Swissôtel Chicago – $226
323 East Wacker Drive, (312) 565-0565

Fairmont Chicago – $226
200 N. Columbus Drive, (312) 565-8000

Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile – $226
540 North Michigan Avenue, (312) 836-0100

InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile – $226
505 North Michigan Avenue, (312) 944-4100

Embassy Suites by Hilton – $248
511 North Columbus Drive, (312) 836-5900

Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront – $227
71 East Upper Wacker Drive, (312) 346-7100

“This is a conference you do not want to miss. For anyone in the education field there is something there for you!”

2023 Conference Attendee