Joint Annual Conference

November 17-19, 2023


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Equity Immersion

Activate your equity superpower at this year’s Equity Immersion, held in conjunction with the Joint Annual Conference. Be immersed in a world of equity that will include speakers, vendors, equity engagement activities, and an evening reception. 

New day and location for 2023!

Thursday, November 16 at the Fairmont Chicago
9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.; 5-8 p.m. reception

Additional Registration Required

Registration fee: $225 (lunch included)

Equity Immersion Flyer

EmpowerED Equity: Make Equity Your Superpower

Equity is your SUPERPOWER! Not only is equity a conduit for diversity and inclusion, but it is also the means by which school leaders are empowered to do all things necessary to ensure a successful learning environment. Engage with expanded table talks, dynamic speakers, vendor partners, hot topics, and more. Leave empowered by equity and stronger in your equity journey.  

Note: The IASB Equity Immersion event is available to those who have registered for the 2023 Joint Annual Conference. For additional information contact Yolanda Chavez at (630) 629-3776, ext. 1233.  


9:30-10:30 a.m. Registration and Networking 
10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Immersion Activities (lunch included)
5-8 p.m. Reception (hors d’oeuvres and entertainment included)

Equity Immersion activities:

  • Speakers – School district leaders and equity experts will discuss topics relevant to educational equity, including social and emotional learning and supports, trauma sensitivity and trauma-informed schools, unconscious bias, LGBTQIA+, the equity journey continuum, diversity in staffing, inclusion in the workplace, empowering stakeholders, and more. 
  • Table Talks – Engage in critical conversations related to hot topics in education today and exchange ideas with other attendees. 
  • Engagement – Participate in interactive activities that will expand your knowledge of the world of educational equity.
  • Sponsor Partners – Looking for the perfect equity strategy, program, or solution? Meet with our vendors to receive valuable information, resources, and tangibles to take back to your district. 
  • Panels – New this year are panels featuring experts in the field who will bring their equity-led perspectives in breakout sessions.

How to register for Equity Immersion:

Conference registration is now open. Additional registration is required for this Conference Feature. District administrators can register a single individual or multiple members of their district through the Conference Group Registration process. Individuals without account management access can either contact their district to be registered or register directly with IASB by phone. Download registration instructions

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING LODGING: Equity Immersion attendees may want to consider a Wednesday night reservation at a Conference hotel in order to arrive on time Thursday morning.