Both men and women are encouraged to participate in this event. Thanks to donations from corporate friends of education, there will be many golf and attendance prizes! Winners will be posted on the message board located by the IPA Conference Registration Desk at the BOS Center on Monday, October 22. Prizes must be claimed at the registration desk before 3:15 p.m. on Monday, October 22, 2018!
Thank you to AXA Advisors for sponsoring this event! Join your colleagues for a fun and unique networking event! Lead the Way with this early morning 5K Fun Run which is designed for runners and walkers of all levels. It will be held at Washington Park on Sunday, October 21, 2018 with a 9:30 check-in and 10:00 a.m. start. Participants will receive a Lead the Way 5K tshirt, water bottle and participation medal. This is open to family members as well, please fill out 1 registration form per person. Every participant needs to sign the waiver.
Join us for the Welcome Reception sponsored by Association Member Benefits Advisors as we return to The Abraham Lincoln Presidental Museum. All exhibits will be open and there will be period entertainment, hors d'oeuvres and beverages. What a great way to kick off conference... hope to see you there!
The Connection Center is a comfortable place for networking and idea exchange - administrators with other administrators; administrators with exhibitors; and administrators with presenters - to reflect on conference events and what you learned as well as share with one another. It's also a great place to blog and tweet. A mobile device charging station will be available here. It's your center for staying connected during the conference.
Thanks to the sponsorship of the Illinois Principals Foundation, each conference attendee is receiving a copy of a book by each of our General Session speakers.
New this year, Barnes and Noble will be providing our bookstore. There will be a wide range of resource materials and some featured books written by our keynote speakers. This is an excellent opportunity to strengthen your professional library. There will be an opportunity for you to purchase a children's book for donation to HSHS Children's Hospital and their program Joey's Classroom. Through this program, they are able to give every child an age appropriate book to keep. This is a great way to help out kids!
Stop by for information about the great things the Illinois Principals Foundation is doing and learn about the Veteran's project.
Stop by if you'd like some information about the National Association of Secondary School Principals.
Information about the National Association of Elementary School Principals is available here.
Smart Talks are short presentations (20 minutes) by a specialist on a topic that improves the Principalship. Topics will be made available soon and will be posted on the Conference App when it is launched. Be sure to check out this "Get and Go" Conference feature. Please note: These sessions do not count towards professional development hours.
Stop by the Innovation Lab located in the back of the Exhibit Hall to learn more about Google! Please note: These sessions do not count towards professional development hours.
Check out one of our 4 Innovation Playgrounds! More information to come soon!