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Education Leaders Fall Conference

Small Group Sessions

Submissions for small group sessions at the 2017 Education Leaders Fall Conference are now being accepted.  A new submission platform is being used this year.  Please note that those submitting sessions must create an account in the platform, and this log on information is separate from your IPA login information.  You will need to create a new account to use the platform, but doing so will allow you to start a proposal, save your work, and finish it at a later date.

All submissions are due by April 22.  If you have any questions or need any help, please reach out to Lynne Woodrum at or Pam Burdine at

Submit Proposal

Conference Registration

Registration will be available in April.

Exhibit and Sponsor Information

Exhibits will take place on Monday, October 16 - 7:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. at the Prairie Capital Convention Center.

Download Exhibitor/ Sponsor Prospectus and Registration Form.


General Session Speakers

First General Session - Monday - October 16, 2017

"Is My School a Better Place Because I Lead It?" by Baruti K. Kafele

Description coming soon!


Second General Session - Monday, October 16, 2017

Awards for Excellence, IPA President's Address, and the State of Education in Illinois

Description coming soon!


Third General Session - Tuesday, October 17, 2017

"Are You Durable?" - Anthony Perez

Description coming soon!


    Golf Tournament

    You are invited to participate in the annual Illinois Principals Association Golf Tournament scheduled for Sunday, October 15, 2017 at The Rail Golf Course in Springfield.  The tournament is a preliminary activity to the Fall Conference.  Registration form available here.  Questions:  Contact tournament chairman, Gary Brauns: 618-410-4662 or .

    Hotel Information

    Wyndham City Centre - 217-789-1530
    700 E Adams St, Springfield
    IPA Rate: $99 plus tax
    Reservation Cutoff:  September 24, 2017
    Online Reservations

    President Abraham Lincoln Springfield - A DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - 217-544-8800
    701 E Adams St, Springfield
    IPA Rate: $99 plus tax
    Reservation Cutoff: September 22, 2017

    Springfield - Things To Do

    Visit the Springfield Area Convention and Visitors Bureau website to find things to do in Springfield.


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