Frequently Asked Questions - Fall Conference

FAQs - Fall Conference
When is the IBEA Fall Conference?

The IBEA Fall Conference is held the second week of November on the Wednesday through Friday of that week.

What is the registration fee to attend the conference?

Currently, the cost to attend the conference is as follows:

Type   Early Bird
Regular IBEA Member   $195   $215   $230
Student IBEA Member   65   85   100
Retired IBEA Member   140   160   175
Non-IBEA Member   295   315   330


What is included in the conference registration fee?

The registration fee includes all meal functions, tours, breakout sessions, and Certiport testing.

Where is the conference held?

The conference is currently held in Springfield, Illinois at the President Abraham Lincoln Springfield--A DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. The hotel is located at 701 E. Adams Street, Springfield, IL 62701. This hotel is directly across the street from the Wyndham Springfield (Formerly Hilton Springfield Hotel).

What is the cost of the hotel?

Currently, the hotel cost is $108 + tax per night. Attendees needing a hotel room will generally reserve two (2) nights since the conference begins at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday morning.

What types of sessions are offered at the conference?

There are numerous breakout sessions related to the latest trends in business and technology for your classroom. Tours of two local businesses are provided. Certiport testing is available on Wednesday and Thursday in a variety of areas including Microsoft Office Specialist, Adobe, QuickBooks, etc.

Both luncheons on Thursday and Friday include a featured speaker along with the presentation of the IBEA Awards and Scholarships. A business meeting is also held during the Friday luncheon.

Are there vendors at the conference?

Yes! We have vendors at the conference that will show you the latest textbooks and other useful items for your classroom. Past vendors have included Certiport, CEV Multimedia, Everfi, Goodheart-Wilcox, National Geographic/Cengage, Pearson, etc.

How can my company be a vendor at your conference?

Information for vendors is released in the spring. Please watch our website for details. Vendor spaces are $250 per booth if reserved by the deadline. After the deadline, each booth is $300. For more information about being a vendor at our conference, please contact Tammy Davis at

How do I become a presenter for the IBEA Fall Conference?

If you would like to present a session at the IBEA Fall Conference, you need to fill out a Call for Presentations Form. You can find the forms here:

Online Form: Call for Presenters

Paper Form: Paper Conference Forms

For more information, you may contact Patrice Boyles, First Vice President, at

How do I become a session chairperson for the IBEA Fall Conference?

If you would like to serve as a session chairperson, you need to fill out a Call For Chairpersons Form. They can be found here:

Online: Call For Chairpersons

Paper: Paper Conference Forms

For more information, please contact Carol Brooks, Second Vice President, at

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