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.
|Eric Buhot||Downers Grove North High School|
|Linda Conniff||Elgin Community College|
|Drew Himes||Downers Grove North High School|
|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|
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!"
Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities
|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|
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: