Joint Annual Conference

November 19-20, 2021

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2021 Conference Planning Underway

The Illinois Association of School Boards continues to plan for an in-person Joint Annual Conference while monitoring COVID-19 mitigation measures. IASB is optimistic that statewide mitigation policies will permit the return of larger events, such as the Joint Annual Conference, and staff will notify members and attendees of any adaptations due to the pandemic. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to connecting school leaders in person, November 19-21, 2021.

About Conference

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 Swiss├┤tel Chicago. Annual Conference Registration and Housing will open on June 8.

If you have additional Conference questions, please contact IASB Meetings Management Director Carla Bolt.

Important dates to note

  • February 15, 2021: Exhibitor Registration Opens
  • June 8, 2021: Registration and Housing Opens
  • September 30, 2021: Holly Jack Award Nomination Deadline
  • November 19-21, 2021: Joint Annual Conference

"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."