Conference Events

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Opening General Session
Featuring Brad Montgomery
Wednesday, May 4

Brad teaches how to Embrace Your Awesomeness to boost productivity, creativity, innovation & profits. He turns typical meetings into transformational events using humor & story. Oh, and he’s pretty funny. Brad has transformed audiences in all 50 states and on four continents. He’s spoken to dozens of banks, insurance companies, associations, hospitals and Fortune 500 businesses. His past clients include Microsoft, Verizon, the FBI (yes, that FBI) the CIA (yes, that CIA) and the IRS (where he withheld 30 percent of his best strategies).


Second General Session
Featuring Anthony S. Muhammad, Ph.D.
Thursday, May 5

Anthony Muhammad is an author and international thought leader.  He currently serves as the CEO of New Frontier 21 Consulting, a company dedicated to providing cutting-edge professional development to schools all over the world.  He served as a practitioner for nearly twenty years.  Dr. Muhammad served as a middle school teacher, assistant principal, middle school principal and high school principal.  His tenure as a practitioner has earned him several awards as both a teacher and a principal. 

Swing into action in 2022!

The Illinois ASBO Golf Outing will tee off on Tuesday, May 3 at the Cantigny Golf Course in Wheaton, Illinois. The outing will feature giveaways from sponsoring companies, contest holes with the opportunity to win prizes and plenty of networking!

The waitlist for the golf outing is now open! Golf Outing sponsors receive the opportunity for Early Bird Registration, which means there are limited spots available. When registering for the waitlist, it does not guarantee you a spot in the golf outing. Registrants on the waitlist will be placed on a first come first served basis and will be contacted upon availability. Sponsors also obtain names from the waitlist to complete their foursomes.

Click here to add your name to the waitlist!


Join Others for an Evening of Casual Networking

Relax with a cool drink after a great day of learning. The hotel lounge offers an urban chic feel that allows you to enjoy tasty nibbles while relaxing with a custom cocktail, mocktail or brew!


Beer, Wine & Desserts Tasting Hospitality

End your first full day of the conference by joining fellow attendees for a Beer & Wine Tasting with Desserts at the Gather Bar in the hotel lobby area, Wednesday, May 4 from 8:30pm - 10:30pm. Don't forget your wristband!

SAAC Welcome Hospitality

Join the SAAC at the Welcome Reception on Tuesday to kickstart your conference networking! Head over to Schaumburg Public House, Tuesday, May 3 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm for your first chance to connect with fellow conference attendees. Don't forget to wear the wristband included in your conference packet!


Grab your cowboy boots for Thursday night's hospitality event at the Annual Conference this year!

Join fellow attendees for a Barn Dance featuring a live band, dancing, casino tables and a photo booth on Thursday, May 5 from 8:30pm - 11:00pm in Utopia A-D. Don't forget your wristband!

Hospitality Events

Conference Welcome Hospitality Sponsored by the Service Associate Advisory Committee
Tuesday, May 3 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Kick off the conference with fellow attendees at the Tuesday night hospitality event located in the Schaumburg Public House, within the Renaissance hotel.

Evening Hospitality 
Wednesday, May 4 | 8:30pm - 10:30pm

End your first full day of the conference by joining fellow attendees at a hospitality event.

Hospitality Event
Thursday, May 5 | 8:30pm - 11:00pm

Join this conference-wide hospitality event to enjoy a memorable evening with your peers!

Must-Attend Meetings

First Time Attendee Orientation
Wednesday, May 4 | 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 Annual Business Meeting
Thursday, May 5 | 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 & Brunch
Friday, May 6 | 10:30am - 12:00pm

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.