Schedule Last Updated: September 23, 2020

Confirmed sessions are listed below. All times listed are Central Standard Time (CST).

Session descriptions can be found with Online Conference Registration by clicking here and scrolling to the bottom of the page.

A PDF with all session descriptions is available by clicking pdf here (172 KB) .


Wednesday, October 21, 2020 (Conference Pre-Session)

3:15—4:15 p.m. - Part I - Teams - Remote Learning Without Feeling So Remote


Wednesday, October 28, 2020 (Conference Pre-Session)

3:15—4:15 p.m. - Part II - Microsoft Teams Classroom


Wednesday, November 11, 2020 (Board Meetings and Virtual Reception) - 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

11:00 am—1:00 p.m. - IBEA Officers’ Meeting

5:00—7:00 p.m. - IBEA Board of Directors' Meeting

7:00—8:00 p.m. - IBEA President's Virtual Welcome Reception - Open to All IBEA Members and Conference Attendees


Thursday, November 12, 2020

Strand Code Definitions:

  • C = Certiport
  • CM = Computers / Microsoft
  • CG = Computers / Google
  • E = Entrepreneurship
  • FA = Finance / Accounting
  • M = Marketing
  • O = Other

8:00—9:30 a.m. - Opening General Session

  • Welcome
  • Awards
  • Nominations
  • Featured Speaker - Corinne Hoisington - Business Skills and Career Pathways To Succeed In A Post-Coronavirus World

10:00—11:00 a.m. - Session One - Thursday Morning

  • Certiport Testing Session I (Pre-registration required for this session.) - Strand: C
  • Microsoft Office Specialist Certification for Your Students - Strand: CM
  • All Things Google Forms - Strand: CG
  • Activating the Entrepreneurial Mindset of K-12 Students for Post-Secondary Success - Strand: E
  • Ledger Mania Online Accounting Game - Strand: FA
  • Twitter and Instagram as a Marketing Tool? #Absolutely - Strand: M
  • Distance Learning and Employability Skills through the Skills to Succeed Academy - Strand: O

11:00—11:30 a.m. - Lunch (on your own) - Choose a lunch time based on your needs

11:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m. - Session Two - Thursday Morning

  • Emerging Technology Demonstrations - Strand: CM
  • Improving Engagement Through Pear Deck - Strand: CG
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset Comes to Life - Strand: E
  • Econ Lowdown: FREE Award-Winning Online Learning Modules and More! - Strand: FA
  • Adobe Certification Opportunities for Your Students - Strand: M
  • Motivating Students In and Out of the Classroom - Strand: O

12:30—1:00 p.m. - Lunch (on your own) - Choose a lunch time based on your needs

1:00—2:00 p.m. - Session Three - Thursday Afternoon

  • Certiport Testing Session II (Pre-registration required for this session.) - Strand: C
  • Critical Thinking in Business Classes with Pear Deck - Strand: CM
  • Google Meet & Extensions Make the Most of Virtual Learning - Strand: CG
  • Entrepreneurship and Accounting Certifications for Your Students - Strand: E
  • Storytelling with 'Excel'lence - Strand: FA
  • Telling Your School's Story with Social Media Interns - Strand: M
  • Communication Faux Pas, Be Gone! - Strand: O

2:30—3:30 p.m. Session Four - Thursday Afternoon

  • 20 New Technologies Advancing Our World in 2020 - Strand: CM
  • Virtual Escape Rooms - Strand: CG
  • The Power of Direct Engagement: How to Bring the Real World to Your Students - Strand: E
  • Virtual Adaptations of NGPF's Top Resources - Strand: FA
  • Sports and Entertainment Activities That Can Be Used in Any Marketing Class - Strand: M
  • Springfield / General Assembly / Elections ... What's Next? - Strand: O

4:00—5:30 p.m. - Closing General Session

  • Conference Finale
  • Featured Speaker - Corinne Hoisington - Microsoft 365: Yes Office 365 has Changed Names and Features Sets

5:30—6:30 p.m. - Networking Session - Small Group Drop-In Discussions