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Thank you for registering for this year’s Annual Conference!

We can’t wait to see you in-person April 27-29. You can view the entire schedule here. This page will be updated and shared as more Conference details are confirmed. Check back often!

Conference Mobile App

We’re excited to announce we have a brand new mobile guide for you to use on Guidebook! Get the guide to access the most up-to-date information about our event, including schedules, maps, and much more.

Get our guide here:

Android and iOS users:

1. Tap the “Download” button to download the free Guidebook app

2. Open Guidebook and you can find our “IACAC 2022 Be The Change You Want To See” guide

Packing List

Dress for the IACAC Annual Conference is business casual and we’ve created some theme days to help with what to pack.

Wednesday – Dress according to your years of experience/in the profession

  • 0-5 = Blue
  • 6-10 = Green
  • 11-15 = Red
  • 16-20 = Black/Gray
  • 21+ = Purple

Thursday – Spirit wear for your school or alma mater

Friday – Dress like your favorite superhero for our President-elect and lover of all things Marvel, Brian Hodges

Conference Experience

For more information about current COVID-19 protocols please visit the Illinois Department of Public Health website. Masks are optional during our event.

If you are sick, please stay home. If you are sick and need to request a refund, email

We will be using our nametag lanyards a little differently this year. In the past, we have used them to help identify whether you are a college/university, high school, or other attendee type. This year we will be using them to help indicate your comfort level of being in close proximity of others. Here’s our quick guide:

Green = Handshakes, Hugs, & High Fives
Yellow = Fist Bumps & Chats
Red = A Wave & A Chat

Please note: If we are forced to cancel the Conference, then we will issue full registration refunds. Otherwise, our normal cancellation policy (below) will be upheld.

Registration Check-in

Check-in will take place in the Atrium Alcove (across from the elevators) of the Westin Chicago Northwest starting at 7:30 am on Wednesday through 4:00 pm. Those arriving to the hotel on Tuesday night can text (847) 577-2953 after 8:00 pm to get their packet.

Check-in will also be available from 7:30-11:00 am on Thursday.


This year’s meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 26th from 3:00-4:15 pm. Materials for this year’s Annual Membership Meeting can be found here.


Who’s ready for some fun this year? We are!

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Project Reach Beer & Wine Tasting Event

Join us for a beer & wine tasting event on Wednesday, April 27th from 5:15-6:30 pm. Support Project Reach and enjoy time with colleagues!

Silent Auction & Raffle

Interested in supporting the silent auction? Donate a basket or other item.

Buy 50/50 split the pot tickets for a chance to win some cash! Raffle pulls will take place 4 times. You do need to be present to win.

IACAC Spirit Wear Store

IACAC will be hosting a pop-up store during Wednesday and Thursday all day. We will be selling sweatshirts for $25, long sleeve tees for $15, and short sleeve tees for $10. Cash or card payment will be accepted. No pre-orders, on-site sales only and stock is limited.


Conference participants may receive ISBE PD hours. An online form will be made available for attendees to submit for each session they attend. More information will be provided at Conference check-in.

Conference Refund Policy

Refund requests will be honored if they are received in writing by Erin Hoover, Executive Director, no later than April 3, 2022. A cancellation fee of $10 will apply to all refund requests.

If you have any questions about this year’s Conference event, please don’t hesitate to reach out to

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