Conference Events

Plan now how you will spend your time at the Conference.

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Earn PD Clock hours at professional development sessions!

Start learning and networking on Wednesday.
 
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Find exhibit hours, events and new microlearning opportunities! 
 
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Learn about discounted hotel rates while attending the Conference.

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Opening General Session
Featuring Robert Fulghum
Thursday, May 2: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Gain inspiration from the bestselling author of All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten! Robert was a Grammy nominee for the Spoken Word Award, has performed in two television adaptations of his work for PBS, has been a speaker at numerous colleges, conventions, and public events across the United States and Europe and has authored a nationally-syndicated newspaper column.
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Mentoring Sessions on Friday
Available Throughout the Day


Schedule a 30-minute mentoring session with a seasoned professional to follow up on topics from the Conference or other topics of interest for your district/career. Watch for more details — registration will open in March! 

Hospitality Events

Conference Welcome Reception Sponsored by the Service Associate Advisory Committee
Wednesday, May 1: 5:30pm – 8:00pm

Kick off the Annual Conference with fellow attendees at Sam & Harry’s — conveniently located in the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center! Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided by the SAAC. 


Solutions Marketplace Hours, Microlearning & Hospitality
Thursday, May 2: 2:30pm – 5:30pm

This is your time to explore the exhibits, network and take part in NEW microlearning sessions! Enjoy a hospitality and hors d'oeuvres as you experience the re-imagined exhibits.

GET EXCITED ABOUT THE EXHIBITS



Hospitality Event
Thursday, May 2: 8:30pm – 11:00pm

Spend a memorable evening with your colleagues!

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Must-Attend Meetings

First Time Attendee Orientation
Thursday, May 2: 8:30am – 9:00am

First time conference attendees can each get an inside view on how to make the most of Illinois ASBO and the Conference at this helpful meeting.

Service Associate Orientation & Annual Business Meeting
Thursday, May 2: 10:20am – 11:20am

This must-attend meeting for all Service Associates allows you to bring your ideas to the SAAC for feedback, and learn how to get the most from your experience.


PDC Networking Meeting & Breakfast 
Friday, May 3: 9:00am – 10:30am

Join the biggest professional development committee meeting of the year to build your network and share your insights within a specific area of school business management. 

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