Schedule Last Updated: November 4, 2019

Confirmed sessions are listed below.

A PDF with all session descriptions is available pdf here (1.51 MB) .

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

10:00 am—4:00 p.m. - Introduction to QuickBooks - Prepare for Certification (BYOD)

11:00 am—2:30 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, Meeting, and New Board Member Training

6:00—7:00 p.m. - Wednesday Evening Sessions

  • Certiport Testing (Pre-registration required for this session.)
  • Your Digital Footprint: Who's Following You, How and Why? - Part 1

7:15—8:15 p.m. - Wednesday Evening Sessions

  • Certiport Testing (Pre-registration required for this session.)
  • Your Digital Footprint: Who's Following You, How and Why? - Part 2

8:30—10:30 p.m. - IBEA President's Welcome Reception - Open to All IBEA Members and Conference Attendees


Thursday, November 7, 2018

IBEA Conference Registration Desk Hours
for Thursday 7:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Commercial Exhibit/IBEA Silent Auction Hours
for Thursday 7:00-11:30 a.m. and 1:45-4:00 p.m.

7:00—9:00 a.m. - Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

7:30—8:30 a.m. - Session Three - Thursday Morning

  • Certiport Testing (Pre-registration required for this session.)
  • Helping Your Students to Communicate, Collaborate and Connect to Business Education
  • Get Acquainted - IBEA First Timers & New Professionals
  • Bringing InVest Curriculum to the Classroom
  • Google Classroom: Introduction & Advanced Features

9:00—10:00 a.m. - Session Four - Thursday Morning

  • Certiport Testing (Pre-registration required for this session.)
  • Creating a Cross-Cultural Learning Environment Based on Value Systems
  • Preparing for the Unexpected - Sub Plans at a Moment's Notice
  • Innovations in CTE: Tools, Topics, and Trends
  • Legislative Updates
  • Investing for Retirement
  • Celebrate Accounting Day With Your Students
  • On-Site Tour - President Abraham Lincoln Springfield - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

10:30—11:30 a.m. - Session Five - Thursday Morning

  • Certiport General Updates for the 2019-2020 School Year
  • Another Data Breach! How to Know if You're Affected and What to Do if You Are
  • Let Your Voice Be Heard
  • Updates from the Illinois State Board of Education
  • Discovering Knowledge Through Literacy
  • Backpack to Briefcase: Resources to Help Your Students Become Career-Ready
  • Today's Education for the Careers of Tomorrow

11:45 a.m.1:30 p.m. - Welcome Opening Session, Awards, Lunch, and Featured Speaker

1:45—2:45 p.m. Session Six - Thursday Afternoon

  • Certiport General Updates for the 2019-2020 School Year (repeat)
  • Virtual Enterprise
  • One Click and You're Exposed
  • HCI Alternatives
  • Leadership Secrets of Santa Clause
  • College and Career Pathway Endorsements Under the PWR Act

1:45—4:15 p.m. - Tour - Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (Meet at Registration Desk

2:45-3:30 p.m. - Commercial Exhibits/Silent Auction Area Open - Coffee and Popcorn Break

3:30—4:30 p.m. Session Seven - Thursday Afternoon

  • Certiport Testing (Pre-registration required for this session.)
  • Creating a Cross Cultural Learning Environment Based on Value Systems (repeat)
  • Breaking Barriers for Your Students Through Financial Education
  • Employment 101: Tools to Reach Training and Employment Goals (Note: 1 1/2 hr. session - ends at 5:00 p.m.)
  • Using Game Mechanics to Increase Student Engagement (Note: 1 1/2 hr. session - ends at 5:00 p.m.)

4:00—6:00 p.m. - PD Desk Open

5:00—6:00 p.m. Session Eight - Thursday Afternoon - Affiliate Meetings

  • CABEA (Chicago Area Business Education Association)
  • CBEA (Chicago Business Education Association)
  • CIBEA (Central Illinois Business Education Association)
  • EIBEA (Eastern Illinois Business Education Association)
  • MIBEA (Mid-Illinois Business Education Association)
  • NIBEA (Northern Illinois Business Education Association)
  • PABEA (Peoria Area Business Education Association)
  • SIBEA (Southern Illinois Business Education Association)
  • SWABEA (Southwestern Area Business Education Association)
  • WIBEA (Western Illinois Business Education Association)

Friday, November 8, 2019

IBEA Conference Registration Desk Hours: 7:00-9:00 a.m.

7:00—9:00 a.m. - Breakfast Buffet

7:30—9:00 a.m - Early Bird Special Session

  • Applying Game Theory to Create an Engaging Classroom (BYOD) - (Note: 1 1/2 hr. session - ends at 9:00 a.m.)

8:15—9:15 a.m. - Session Nine - Friday Morning

  • The Hard Facts About Soft Skills
  • Breaking Barriers for Your Students Through Financial Education (repeat)
  • Google Classroom: Introduction and Advanced Features (repeat)
  • Build Business and Personal Finance Labs - National Trends and Best Practices

8:15—9:15 a.m. - 2020 IBEA Conference Planning Committee

9:30—10:30 a.m. - Session Ten - Friday Morning

  • Microsoft Teams for Education
  • 10 Ways Students Cheat in Your Class
  • Racing to Success - How Do You Stay Motivated From the Start to the Finish?
  • Microsoft Office 365 Voice Dictation (BYOD)

9:30—10:30 a.m. - Past Presidents' Council

10:45—11:45 a.m. - Session Eleven - Friday Morning

  • Online Real World "Adulting" Personal Finance Teaching Tools (BYOD)
  • Council of Affiliates Meeting
  • Casting Light on the Dark Web
  • Open Career Doors for Students with Insurance Opportunities - InVest
  • Say "Goodbye" to Grading Computer Applications

10:45—11:45 a.m. - Council of Affiliates

11:00—11:30 a.m. - PD Desk Open

Noon—1:30 p.m. - Featured Speaker, Closing Luncheon, and IBEA Annual Business Meeting

1:30—2:00 p.m. - PD Desk Open Following Closing Lunch

2:00 p.m. - On the Road—Have a Safe Trip Home! See you Next Year!

1:30 p.m. - Post Conference Meetings:

  • IBEA Officers' Post Conference Meeting