2015 Fall Conference Keynote Speaker
Rick Ceh, co-founder of the life coaching business Find iT, LLC, will motivate and encourage you to achieve your own personal and professional best. Use Rick’s techniques back in your classroom to motivate and bring out the best in your students!
He lives every day to its fullest and enjoys sharing his zest for life with others. He specializes in developing leadership, time management, financial literacy and organizational skills with his clients.
His interactive keynote will focus on “YOU” and will follow this years’ theme, "Power of the Past, Force of the Future--Switch It On!” Be ready to network, laugh, and learn a bit more about “YOU”!
Rick’s motto: "It’s in you, let’s Find iT!"
Schedule Last Updated: August 23, 2015
Confirmed sessions are listed below.
A PDF with all session descriptions will be available shortly after October 1, 2015
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
10:30 am—2:00 p.m. - IBEA Officers’ Meeting
5:00—9:00 p.m. - IBEA Registration Desk Open
5:00– 9:00 p.m. - IBEA Board of Directors' Dinner and Meeting
6:00—7:20 p.m. - Wednesday Evening Sessions
7:00—8:00 p.m. - Wednesday Evening Sessions
8:30—10:30 p.m. - IBEA Reception - All conference attendees invited.
9:00—9:30 p.m. - IBEA Board Training (New Board Members)
Thursday, November 12, 2015
IBEA Conference Registration Desk Hours
for Thursday 7:00 – 10:30 a.m. and 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Commercial Exhibit/IBEA Silent Auction Hours
for Thursday 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 3:15-4:00 p.m.
7:00—9:00 a.m. - Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
7:30-8:30 a.m. - IBTEC Meeting
7:30—8:30 a.m. - Session One - Thursday Morning
8:30—9:15 a.m. - Grand Opening of Exhibits/Silent Auction
8:40—10:00 a.m. - Tour
TOUR1—The Horace Mann Companies (5-minute walk - meet at IBEA Registration Desk)
9:15—10:15 a.m. - Session Two - Thursday Morning
10:15—10:45 - Special time to visit Commercial Exhibits/Silent Auction
10:50—11:50 a.m. Session Three - Thursday Morning
12:00–2:00 p.m. - Luncheon, Opening General Session, IBEA Awards, Keynote Speaker
2:15—3:15 p.m. - Affiliate Meetings
CABEA, CBEA, NIBEA, WIABEA, PABEA, MIBEA, CIBEA, EIBEA, SWABEA, SIBEA and IBTEC Meeting
3:15—4:00 p.m. - Special time to visit Commercial Exhibits/Silent Auction
3:45–5:15 p.m. - Thursday Afternoon Tour
TOUR2—US Bank (5-minute walk--meet at IBEA Registration Desk)
4:00—5:00 p.m. - Session Four - Thursday Afternoon
5:15—6:15 p.m. - Session Five - Thursday Afternoon
5:15—6:15 p.m. - Council of Affiliates Meeting
6:10—6:25 p.m. - CPDU Desk Open
THURSDAY EVENING DINNER ON YOUR OWN
Friday, November 13, 2015
IBEA Conference Registration Desk Hours: 7:00-9:00 a.m.
7:00—9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast by Exhibit Hall
7:30—8:30 a.m. - Session Six - Friday Morning
7:30—8:30 a.m. - 2016 IBEA Conference Planning Committee Meeting
8:45—9:45 a.m. - Session Seven - Friday Morning
10:00—11:00 a.m. - Session Eight - Friday Morning
10:00—11:00 a.m. - IBEA Past Presidents' Council Meeting
11:00—11:30 a.m. - CPDU Desk Open
11:30 a.m.—1:00 p.m. - Closing Lunch, IBEA Annual Business Meeting, Student Scholarships
1:00 p.m. - CPDU Desk Open Following Closing Lunch
1:30 p.m. - On the Road—Have a Safe Trip Home! See you Next Year!
1:30 p.m. - Post Conference Meetings:
Travel Budget Estimate
2015 IBEA Fall Conference - November 11-13, 2015
At the Springfield Hilton Hotel
|IBEA Dues (if not already paid)||
$45.00 - Regular
Early IBEA Conference Registration - Postmarked/Online on or prior to October 22, 2015
$180.00 - IBEA Member
$200.00 - IBEA Member
$215.00 - IBEA Member
Hilton Springfield - 700 East Adams Street, Springfield, IL 62701 - $99.00 + tax
$221.76 (two nights)
Mileage (your school rate * miles to Springfield, Illinois * 2)
Amtrak offers service to Springfield, Illinois
|Total Estimated Expenses to attend 2015 IBEA Fall Conference from November 11-13 in Springfield, Illinois||
Possible sources of funding to attend professional meetings include:
If no school resources are available, check with your tax professional about the possibility of deducting professional development travel from your income taxes.
Take this opportunity to "switch it on" with business education for you and your students by attending the many educational sessions, hands-on computer workshops, and tours that are being offered. Enhance your current teaching strategies by meeting and networking with fellow business educators from across the State. This is an excellent professional development opportunity; don’t miss it!!! Make your plans to attend TODAY!
Talk to your school administrators now to arrange for professional meeting travel funding for the November 2015 IBEA Conference.
Join us in Springfield, Illinois
November 11-13, 2015
for the IBEA Conference!
CONVENTION FARE DISCOUNT
INFORMATION FOR PASSENGER
You may present this information to the Amtrak Ticket Agent or your
Travel Agent to assist them in providing you with this discount
Fare Code Number: X91W-929
Valid For Travel: November 08, 2015 – November 16, 2015
IBEA Fall Conference 2014
Amtrak offers a 10% discount off the lowest available rail fare to Springfield, IL between the above dates. Includes travel up to three days prior to the convention start date and three days following the last day of the meeting. To book your reservation call Amtrak at 1 (800) 872-7245 or contact your local travel agent. Please refer to Convention Fare Code X91W-929 when making your reservation--a 10% discount has been approved. Conventions cannot be booked via Internet. This offer is not valid on the Auto Train and Acela service. Offer valid with Sleepers, Business Class or First Class seats with payment of the full applicable accommodation charges. Fare is valid on Amtrak Regional all departures seven days a week, except for holiday blackouts.
If you have any questions or need any further assistance, please feel free to contact us at 1-800-USA-1GRP (1-800-872-1477) Monday through Friday, 6:00am-4:30pm Pacific Time.
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
PowerPoint - document Facts About Business Education PowerPoint
Legislative Action Information (Prepared by NCBEA and IBEA) - pdf Legislative Action Packet