Schedule Last Updated: November 1, 2022

Confirmed sessions are listed below.

PDFs of Conference Program Information:  folder 2022 Fall Conference Program Documents

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

11:00 am—2:30 p.m. - IBEA Officers’ Meeting

5:00—9:00 p.m. - IBEA Registration Desk Open

6:30—8:30 p.m. - IBEA Board of Directors' Meeting

7:00—8:00 p.m. - Wednesday Evening Sessions

  • Certiport Testing (Pre-registration required for this session.)

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


Thursday, November 3, 2022

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

Commercial Exhibit/IBEA Silent Auction Hours
for Thursday 8:00-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m.

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

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

  • New Teacher and First Time Attendees Roundtable
  • Windows 11: Moving Forward
  • The Case of Crypto: Fundamentals of Digital Assets
  • Careers in Accounting

8:30—9:00 a.m. - Exhibits / Silent Auction / Networking

9:10—10:10 a.m. - Session Three - Thursday Morning

  • Free Resources to Teach Computer Science
  • Improving Work Prospects with Certification
  • Best Practices to Gamify Your Personal Finance Class
  • Be a Coach! Promoting Leadership in the Business (or any) Classroom
  • Do You Really Want to Follow That Career Path??? Why Not Job Shadow First?

9:40—10:45 a.m. - Tour: Innovate Springfield - Interested members should meet at the registration desk to depart for this tour. 

10:20—11:20 a.m. - Session Four - Thursday Morning

  • Certiport Testing (Pre-registration required for this session.)
  • Sway – Create, Collaborate, Seal the Deal! Instant Website!
  • Leveraging Local Businesses in the Business Classroom
  • When You Are the Business Department
  • ABC’s of Professionalism in 2022
  • Hands-on Practice with MindTap for Century 21 Accounting

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

  • Is Your Teaching a GIFT?
    Tonya Skinner, Jefferson High School (Missouri)
    Are you a gift to those around you? Or a Grinch they avoid? Be ready to evaluate your teaching strategies in a “merry way” to determine ways to improve your connection with others to positively impact student learning.

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

  • Certiport Testing (Pre-registration required for this session.)
  • Current Trends in Resumes & Cover Letter Writing
  • Tools for Marketing in an Age of Social Media Influence
  • InVEST
  • Legislative Update
  • Econ Lowdown: A free digital learning platform from the Federal Reserve of St. Louis

2:55—3:55 p.m. Session Six - Thursday Afternoon

  • Certiport Testing (Pre-registration required for this session.)
  • Community College Round Table Discussion
  • What’s NEW with EVERFI
  • Old School Active Learning Strategies for Today
  • Budget Trade-Offs: A Penny Here and a Penny There
  • Technology in Accounting

4:00-4:30 p.m. - Break, Commercial Exhibits/Silent Auction Area Open, Networking

4:30—5:30 p.m. Session Seven - 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 4, 2022

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

7:00—9:00 a.m. - Breakfast

8:00—9:00 a.m. - Session Eight - Friday Morning

  • Council of Affiliates Meeting
  • The Latest Greatest Features of Office 365
  • Performance Learning for Real World Experience
  • Strategies to Create a Welcoming Environment for All Students

9:10—10:10 a.m. - 2023 IBEA Conference Planning Committee Meeting (Invitation Only)

9:10—10:10 a.m. - Session Nine - Friday Morning

  • Teaching Career-Tech-Ed Courses Using Tech-Quests
  • Shifting Career Pathways for the Next Decade-AI Changes Everything
  • Meeting Students' Needs through Differentiated Instruction
  • Instructional Strategies & Resources for Teaching Intro to Business

10:20—11:20 a.m. - Past Presidents' Council

10:20—11:20 a.m. - Session Ten - Friday Morning

  • Analytics in Sports
  • Player Start: Hands-On Leaderboards, Badges, and Gamification
  • LISTEN UP!? Student Engagement & Differentiated Instruction for Business

11:30 a.m.—1:15 p.m. - Featured Speaker, Closing Luncheon, and IBEA Annual Business Meeting

  • The Metaverse: Changing the Business and Education World
    Corinne Hoisington, Professor, Central Virginia Community College
    Virtual reality (VR) and the enterprise metaverse it enables are upon us. Instead of watching instructional content on a rectangular screen, we can now bring learners inside virtual manufacturing plants, retail stores, construction sites and pharma labs. Building muscle memory and mastery in digital workplaces that mirror real-life workplaces is the future of learning. Multi-user VR simulations elevate the learning experience by providing the sensation of social presence — working shoulder to shoulder, learning with and from peers, mentors and experts, just like in real life.

1:20—1:40 p.m. - PD Desk Open Following Closing Lunch

1:40 p.m. - On the Road—Have a Safe Trip Home! See you Next Year!

1:40 p.m. - Post Conference Meetings:

  • IBEA Officers' Post Conference Meeting