Both men and women are invited to participate in the annual IPA Golf Tournament sponsored by Lifetouch School Portraits. The tournament is a 3 person scramble that will take place at The Rail Golf Course in Springfield on Sunday, October 16 as a preliminary event to the Conference. You may put together your own team of three or if you register on your own, you will be assigned to a team. Join the fun - register now!
Join us at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum for a Reception sponsored by AMBA - Association Member Benefits Advisors. IPA Past Presidents will be recognized at 6:45 p.m. in front of the White House. All exhibits and theaters will be open, so enjoy your time here! There will also be hors d'oeuvres and beverages. What a great way to start the conference... hope to see you there!
The Connection Center is a comfortable place for networking and idea exchange and to reflect on conference events and what you learned and share with one another. It's also a great place to blog and tweet. A mobile device charging station will also 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 will receive a copy of Will RIchardson's book, Freedom to Learn. You will receive your copy at the conference registration desk, there will be no electronic copies this year.
The Illinois Principals Association in collaboration with the Illinois Association of School Boards is providing a 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.
Will Richardson, Monday, October 17 - 10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. - Booths 514-515, Exhibit Hall
Salome Thomas-El - Tuesday, October 18 - 9:55 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. - Lower Level, outside Room B11
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.
Submit a topic you'd like to discuss. Topics will be selected based on the most requested by staff from the Center for School Improvement then announced via the Conference App by 1:30 p.m.
Attend the Edcamp of choice.
What's an Edcamp?
How to be an awesome Edcamper:
To learn more, check out this video.
All Learning Labs will be held in the Exhibit Hall, (4 corners - look for signs) Learning Labs 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 new "Get and Go" Conference feature.