2017 IBEA Fall Conference Schedule
Tentative Schedule
November 8-10, 2017


At the Wyndham Springfield City Centre Hotel in Springfield, IL

Featuring:

  • Free Wireless Internet throughout the Hotel and Convention Center
  • Two Hands-on Computer Labs (BYOD--Bring Your Own Device)
  • Two Tours of major local businesses
  • Excellent Sessions and Speakers
  • Networking opportunities with other business professionals

 

Day/Time Activity
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 -- 5:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Wednesday Evening

10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. IBEA Officers' Meeting
5:00-9:00 p.m. Registration Desk Open
5:00-6:00 p.m. Dinner on your own - many local restaurants nearby
5:00-8:00 p.m. IBEA Board of Directors Dinner and Meeting
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Session One (3 Concurrent Sessions and Certification Testing)
7:15-8:15 p.m. Session Two (3 Concurrent Sessions and Certification Testing)
8:00-8:30 p.m. IBEA New Board Member Training
8:30-10:30 p.m. IBEA President's Welcome Reception-Open to all IBEA Members
   
Thursday, November 9, 2017 -- 7:00 a.m. to 9:15 p.m.

Thursday Morning

7:00 - 10:30 a.m. Registration Desk Open
7:00 - 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast Available in the Exhibit Hall
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Session Three (5 Concurrent Sessions Plus Certification Testing)
7:30 - 9:00 a.m. W!SE Certification Testing
8:30 - 9:15 a.m. Commercial Exhibits/Silent Auction Area Open
8:45 - 9:45 a.m. Session Four (5 Concurrent Sessions Plus Certification Testing)
9:45 - 10:30 a.m. Commercial Exhibits/Silent Auction Area Open - No Sessions Scheduled
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 Noon
Welcome Opening Session & Keynote Brunch

Thursday Afternoon

12:15 - 1:15 p.m. Session Five (5 Concurrent Sessions Plus Certification Testing)
1:15 - 3:45 p.m. Commercial Exhibits/Silent Auction Area Open
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Session Six (6 Concurrent Sessions Plus Certification Testing)
2:45 - 3:45 p.m. Session Seven (6 Concurrent Sessions Plus Certification Testing)
2:45 - 3:45 p.m. Urban Sassafras Tour (Walking Tour)
3:45 - 4:30 p.m. Networking Reception
Commercial Exhibits/Silent Auction Area Open
4:30 - 5:45 p.m. Awards and Scholarship Dinner
5:45 - 6:15 p.m. PD Desk Open
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. MJ Kellner Foodservice Tour (Bus Tour)
6:15 - 7:15 p.m. Session Eight (3 Concurrent Sessions)
8:15 - 9:15 p.m. Council of Affiliates
   
Friday, November 10, 2017 -- 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Friday Morning

7:00 - 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
7:00 - 9:00 a.m. Registration Desk Open
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Session Nine (6 Concurrent Sessions)
7:30 - 9:00 a.m. W!SE Certification Testing
8:45 - 9:45 a.m. Sesson Ten (6 Concurrent Sessions)
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Affiliate Meetings (PDs Possible)
11:00 - 11:30 a.m. PD Desk Open
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. IBEA Business Meeting and Closing Lunch
1:00 - 1:30 p.m. PD Desk Open Following Closing Lunch
1:30 p.m. On the Road -- Have a Safe Trip Home!

 

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