Welcome to IBEA’s Website:

Whether you are a new or seasoned educator, the Illinois Business Education Association (IBEA) has something for you. If this one is your first visit, welcome. If you are one of our members, welcome home.

Even before the Pandemic, business teachers and other educators were seeking professional development activities that would advance their own skills and knowledge as they worked to enhance student learning. Since the Pandemic, the school year continues to be challenging for all of us educators as we rushed to
remote learning and equity and social justice issues were thrust to the forefront.

The Illinois Business Education Association is poised to help educators through its annual fall conference that is held during the month of November and other educational opportunities throughout the year. Conference registrants earn professional development units by attending breakout sessions and Spotlight speakers. Plus, our members provide assistance to each other and eagerly share learning activities that work well in the classroom.

This next year, we will celebrate our 60th annual fall conference back in a face-to-face format. IBEA First Vice President Josh Ebbert has selected the conference theme “Celebrating the Stars of Business Education for 60 Years.” Josh and his Conference Planning Committee are organizing a program in Springfield that will be worth the drive starting with a favorite IBEA presenter Corinne Hoisington. Keep returning to our website periodically to check on what has been updated concerning the 2022 conference and other IBEA news.

During 2022, may we all find happiness and fulfillment in both our teaching and personal lives. Stay safe and healthy too.

We look forward to seeing you all in Springfield for the 60th annual Fall conference on November 2-4, 2022.

Susan Timm, Ed.D.
IBEA President