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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.

 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 following people are serving on the 2016 Program Planning Task Force.

Ethel Holladay Executive Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Heidi Eaton President This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Diane Mahinda 1st Vice President This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Christie Hovey 2nd Vice President This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
JOSH EBBERT IBEA Membership This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Josh Klokkenga Social Media/Technology Co-Chair This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mary Ellen Peterson Logo Design Coordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jay Bohnsack Business Teacher This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Kathleen Daugherty 2nd VP Elect This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Juliann Boudouris Business Teacher/CTE Department Chair This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Deena Powell Rochester HS This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Cathy Carruthers L&C Professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Betsy Mehlberg IBEA Secretary This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tricia (Trish) Campbell ROCTE Coordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Connie Campbell Retired Business Teacher This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

2016 Fall Conference Keynote Speaker

Meg Ormiston

Meg Ormiston is a teacher first and a classroom tech specialist after that. She stays grounded by working directly with students and teachers whenever she can. Meg is one of the nation’s leading experts in educational technology as it connects to teaching, but her positive and engaging energy is the first thing people notice about her. Meg’s favorite time of year is when she is the lead learner, the coach, and the inspiration to teachers in her tech boot camps. She is in her element when she is surrounded by groups of classroom teachers all creating, collaborating, and laughing as they are learning.

Ms. Ormiston partners with school systems that are committed to 21st century learning experiences for everyone. Meg creates a partnership that is unique in each district, reflecting the mission, vision, and direction that local leaders have identified. Her district-wide projects have included guiding teams through the visioning process, designing and delivering professional development, classroom modeling, developing student leaders in technology, and educating parents. Throughout the process, Meg calls it like she sees it and will not settle for excuses like, “this is how we have always done it.” Meg is about change, and she moves fast.

Meg is often called the “teacher’s teacher” because she structures professional development to insure that each participant is successful by creating fun, upbeat, and creative experiences that are differentiated to meet the needs of all (from the technophobic to the shining tech stars). Meg starts with standards and learning goals and then connects the appropriate tech tools because her style encourages learning by doing.

Meg is a teacher, keynote speaker, and author of seven books. After twelve years in the classroom teaching and coaching, Meg volunteered on her local school board, facilitated grant projects, and continued researching and writing about best practices. Meg has a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction and her book, Creating a Digital Rich Classroom, won book of the year in 2011.

Meg travels globally, sharing her passion about real change in the classroom. She lives in the suburbs of Chicago with her husband Brian, and sons Danny and Patrick as well as her golden retriever puppy, Sonoma. Contact Meg today to bring lasting change to your school district meg(at)megormiston.com or on Twitter @megormi

 

IBEA Fall Conference Registration

Nov 9, 2016 - Nov 11, 2016
Location: Wyndham Springfield
Price: $ 250.00

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