The 2015 Conference Host and Hostess are Roger Ramey and Dr. Linda Hefferin.

Roger Ramey came to Elgin Community College in January of 2000 after a 30-year career in the business world. He spent his time working at United Airlines, Hilton Hotels, and as a partner in a small CPA firm. Roger spent a year in Vietnam as part of a 4-year enlistment in the United States Marine Corps. He has his Master's degree in accounting and education. Roger currently teaches Office Administration Technology at Elgin Community College.

Dr. Linda Hefferin taught at Elgin Community College for 30 years before retiring and being named Professor Emerita of Business Management. She is a past president of IBEA, and former recipient of the North Central Business Education Association Post-Secondary Teacher of the Year Award and the National Business Education Association Post-Secondary Teacher of the Year Award. Linda currently is an Adjunct Business Management Instructor for Columbia College of Missouri, Elgin Campus.

IBEA would like to thank those that served on the Program Planning Task Force for the 2015 IBEA Fall Conference.

Name   School
Eric Buhot   Downers Grove North High School
Linda Conniff   Elgin Community College
Drew Himes   Downers Grove North High School
Ethel Holladay   Retired
Christie Hovey   Lincoln Land Community College
Diane Mahinda   SIUC-Center for Workforce Development
Betsy Mehlberg   Flanagan-Cornell High School
Mark Mirandola   Downers Grove North High School
Jason Tanner   John A. Logan College
Susan Timm   Elgin Community College

If you have session topics or speaker ideas for the 2016 Fall Conference, please contact Diane Mahinda, 1st Vice President at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you are interested in presenting at the conference, please fill out a call for presentations form by clicking here.

IBEA has put together the following advocacy items. You may download these items and share them with other business educators at your school and in your area:

Brochure -   pdf Facts About Business Education Brochure (102 KB)

PowerPoint -   document Facts About Business Education PowerPoint (915 KB)

Legislative Action Information (Prepared by NCBEA and IBEA) -   pdf Legislative Action Packet (760 KB)

 Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

Conference Location Dates
ACTE New Orleans, LA November 19-22, 2015
NCBEA Indianapolis, IN November 20-21, 2015
IACTE East Peoria, IL February 18-19, 2016
ACTE Policy Seminar Arlington, VA February 29-March 2, 2016
DECA Decatur, IL March 10-12, 2016
NBEA Las Vegas, NV March 22-26, 2016
FBLA Springfield, IL April 1-2, 2016
PBL Effingham, IL April 8-9, 2016
SkillsUSA Springfield, IL April 21-23, 2016
DECA-CDC Nashville, TN April 24-26, 2016
BPA Boston, MA May 5-9, 2016
ACTE Region III Jefferson City, MO June 15-17, 2016
SkillsUSA (Nationals) Louisville, KY June 20-24, 2016
PBL (Nationals) Atlanta, GA June 24-27, 2016
FBLA (Nationals) Atlanta, GA June 29-July 2, 2016
SEIC/ISBE Graz, Austria and Maribor, Slovenia July 31-August 5, 2016
IBEA Springfield, IL November 9-11, 2016

The deadline for submitting an application for a student stipend for presentation at the upcoming 2010 IBEA Fall Conference has passed. The deadline for all student stipend applications was October 8, 2010. The Fall Conference Student Stipend online application form will re-activate for the 2011 IBEA Fall Conference award presentation on November 1, 2010.

Thank you for your interest in an IBEA Fall Conference Student Stipend.

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