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.

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Safety Group Risk Management Web-Based Workshop

April 15
Risk management is important and if done well can help districts reduce their liability over the long term. This web-based workshop is presented by Jester Insurance Services, Inc. in collaboration with IASB and EMC Insurance Companies. Safety Group members are invited to attend at no charge. Safety Group representatives will share their expertise, listen to member concerns and answer your most pressing risk management questions.

Policy Leadership & Legal Issues DIGITAL Conference

April 23
Along with many other in-person conferences nationwide, we are reimagining our Policy Leadership & Legal Issues Conference into our first-ever Digital Conference! IASB is prioritizing member, staff and presenter safety in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, but we are also committed to continuing to provide you with the tools you need no matter where you are. So, grab your coffee and comfy slippers and get ready to learn on April 23!

New Superintendents' Institute

July 14—SAI Office, Clive 
Co-sponsored with the Iowa Association of School Boards, the institute provides new administrators the opportunity not only for learning focused on getting a solid start but also for developing their professional network. Superintendents who are serving for the first time in the role as well as for those who are new to the state are encouraged to attend.

Fiscal Management Conference

July 15—The Meadows Events & Conference Center, Altoona
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.

Employee Relations Conference

Oct. 1—The Meadows Events & Conference Center, Altoona
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.

Delegate Assembly

Nov. 18—Iowa Events Center, Des Moines
Every school board's voice should be heard! The IASB Delegate Assembly convenes annually for three important roles: Annual Meeting, set the Legislative Platform and convene the nominating caucuses to select candidates for the IASB Board of Directors in selected regions.

75th IASB Annual Convention & Trade Show

Nov. 18–19—Iowa Events Center, Des Moines
The IASB Annual Convention and Trade Show is the premier event of the year for governance teams from Iowa public schools. You’re invited to join us Nov. 18-19 as we deliver powerful learning sessions and a state-of-the-art trade show that provides education leaders with critical resources.



Day on the Hill

Feb. 2—Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden & Iowa State Capitol, Des Moines
Join IASB and your peers for the annual Day on the Hill for advocacy training, issue briefing and lobbying at the Capitol. Day on the Hill is a unique opportunity to tell your elected official your district’s story. Legislators say the most effective advocacy is hearing from YOU—you are the boots on the ground with vast knowledge about education issues impacting your district. Hear from legislative leaders about education priorities and what you can do to help move those through the legislative process.