IASB Conferences and Events

IASB presents an array of workshops, conferences and events throughout the year that cover essential governance and leadership topics. These face-to-face learning opportunities delve deeply into topics and issues that have a direct impact on public education and Iowa students.


ISFLC New Superintendents' Conference

ISFLC welcomes educational leaders new to the superintendency and new to the state of Iowa. This one-day conference will provide you with a thorough introduction to Iowa school finance and other information essential to your success as a superintendent.
September 20—Staybridge Suites, West Des Moines

Board Member Orientation

IASB’s orientation will help you understand how the law and policy make a difference in how this work is conducted. Find out what effective governance really means. Take time to learn how effective boards work and consider creating a better future for your board and ultimately your students.
October 4-November 15—Locations throughout the state. 

Employee Relations Conference

Your goal is to promote positive relations with employees to encourage an environment that supports innovative approaches to teaching and learning. Just as important is the responsibility to maintain efficient, cost-effective organizational operations. This day-long conference features experts who will examine issues and help you be prepared.

October 17The Meadows Conference Center, Altoona

TregoEd Budget Reduction Training

So your district must right-size your budget and some reallocation and reductions in the budget are necessary. Where to start? This workshop will provide you with a framework and process to use and take the subjectiveness out of the budget rightsizing challenge. 
October 24—IASB Office, Des Moines

72nd Annual Convention

Come join us for our annual convention! Be inspired by renowned keynote speakers, expand your knowledge at our workshops, and network with other Iowa education leaders and vendors. 
November 15-17, 2017—Iowa Events Center, Des Moines

Iowa School Finance & Leadership Consortium (ISFLC)

Iowa school finance is complex. ISFLC allows the participant to spend a day and a half looking in depth on one aspect of district finance – budget development; internal control, financial statements, current fiscal topics are just a few of the topics to choose from. For more information, visit the ISFLC website.  
December 13-14The Meadows Conference Center, Altoona

February 21-22, 2018—The Meadows Conference Center, Altoona

Day on the Hill 2018

IASB’s annual Day on the Hill gives attendees an opportunity to meet with their local legislators to discuss legislative issues impacting public education, network with education leaders from across the state, and learn new advocacy strategies.
January 30, 2018

Certified Budget Workshops

Forecast5 Analytics, an IASB endorsed partner, will offer these free workshops to all IASB members. Attendees, using 5Cast forecasting tools, will leave the workshop with a completed FY2019 certified budget, including the aid and levy, worksheets and all supporting documentation.
February, March 2018Locations throughout the state.

Policy Leadership and Legal Issues Conference

April 12, 2018The Meadows Conference Center, Altoona
2017 Conference Materials

Fiscal Management Conference

Explore the fiscal opportunities and challenges facing public education today. Keynote speakers and breakout session presenters focus on current issues and trends affecting school finance. Also, hear a detailed account of how the bills passed by the 2017 Legislature will impact your district. 
July 18—Iowa State Center, Ames
2017 Conference Materials