START LEARNING AND NETWORKING ON WEDNESDAY
Wednesday, May 2: 8:00am
Begin your learning and earn academy credit before Conference officially begins.
LEGACY PROJECT AT MARKLUND
Wednesday, May 2: Time TBD
Spend your day making a difference in someone else's day! The Legacy Project is an opportunity to meet new people and serve a great organization. Learn more about Marklund
Wednesday, May 2: 11:30am
Spend a day out on the course with your peers as you enjoy a day on the course at Elgin Country Club. Registration opens in March!
SAAC SPONSORED CONFERENCE WELCOME
Wednesday, May 2: 5:30pm
Kick off the Conference with fellow members at Sam & Harry's, conveniently located within the Renaissance Hotel & Convention Center! Hors d'oeuvres will be provided courtesy of the Service Associate Advisory Committee (SAAC).
TWO INSPIRING KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Opening General Session
Thursday, May 3: 10:15am – 11:45am
Josh Sundquist — Bestselling Author, Cancer Survivor and Paralympic Ski Racer
Josh has brought his inspirational message to groups across the world ranging from Fortune 500 companies to schools to the White House.
Come hear Josh's inspiring story and get inspired to do the work you do every day in your organization!
Closing General Session
Friday, May 4: 3:10pm – 4:40pm
Ralph Martire — Executive Director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability
Leave the Conference with new perspective on Illinois' fiscal policy and issues that are already impacting school budgets or may have implications for the future.
NETWORK AT HOSPITALITY EVENTS ON THURSDAY
Solutions Marketplace Hospitality
Thursday, May 3: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Discover new innovations for your district and meet with current and future business partners as you enjoy a hospitality before heading out to dinner.
Power of I Fest & Hospitality
Thursday, May 3: 8:30pm - 11:00pm
Gather for an unforgettable evening filled with exciting games and prizes, a mini-golf challenge, music and more. Plan to attend this hospitality event and experience the power of Annual Conference networking!
MUST ATTEND MEETINGS ON FRIDAY
PDC Networking Meeting & Breakfast
Friday, May 4: 9:20am – 10:20am
This is the biggest PDC meeting of the year and your chance to build your network and share your insights within a specific area of school business management. See a list of PDCs here
Service Associate Annual Business Meeting
Friday, May 4: 10:30am - 10:15am
Give your input on the Annual Conference and learn about opportunities to make the most of your Service Associate membership at this special gathering for Service Associates.