IASB Annual Convention

2021 Convention logoNov. 17–18, 2021
Iowa Events Center
Des Moines, IA

We are incredibly excited to be planning a vibrant in-person Annual Convention for 2021 and look forward to welcoming you. As always, our keynote speakers will challenge and inspire your governance team, and our full lineup of education sessions for both experienced and newly-elected board members will be focused on issues and trends that matter most.

Key Dates

April 2: Call for Presentations & Student Talent Opens
May 6: Trade Show Open for Exhibitors 
June 16: Call for Student Talent Closes
June 20: DEADLINE EXTENDED! Call for Presentations Closes
August 4: Registration & Hotel Blocks Opens
September 24: SCHED Online Agenda Available
November 17: Delegate Assembly, Pre-Convention & Member-Vendor Social
November 18: Annual Convention & Trade Show

2021 Trade Show

2020 was the first year, possibly ever, that IASB did not hold a Trade Show in conjunction with Annual Convention. We missed our exhibitors, and we know members missed this aspect as well. Due to the virtual nature of the 2020 Annual Convention, a Trade Show was simply not possible.

But the Trade Show is a go for 2021! Exhibitors can now submit their contracts for the trade show. We can’t wait to see and experience the bustling Trade Show, brimming with new ideas and quality products for public schools!

Visit the Trade Show webpage for more information and submit your contract. For questions, email Jeff Rohrick or call (515) 247-7047.

Call for Presentations & Student Talent

Submit Presentation Proposals

We’re beyond excited to let you know we’re planning a vibrant in-person event in November. The deadline for presentation proposals has been extended—proposals are now due by June 20. We invite you to submit a high-quality presentation proposal that will support the governance work of school and AEA board teams. Visit the Call for Presentations webpage to learn more!

Submit Application for Student Talent

The IASB Convention will begin with the Opening General Session at 8 a.m. on Nov. 18, in the Grand Ballroom of the Iowa Events Center in downtown Des Moines. This year we are looking for a passionate group to perform the national anthem and three to four additional songs that will inspire our audience of Iowa school leaders. The deadline for application is June 16. Visit the Call for Student Talent webpage to learn more!

Delegate Assembly

Delegate Assembly & Annual Meeting
Nov. 17, 2021

The Delegate Assembly & Annual Meeting is an important annual event where member delegates gather to hold the annual meeting, set and approve the legislative platform, and convene nominating caucuses for open IASB District Director seats. Learn more.

2020 Annual Convention RecordingS

Three General Sessions. 20 Education Sessions. Five Night Owl Networking Sessions. All In One Easy-to-Use Platform, With Access to All Recordings Until November 2021.

How to Access Convention Session Recordings

It’s simple! Just complete this form. Once you have completed the form, you will receive a link to the EventMobi platform and an invoice will be sent to your district/AEA/community college. Then you can watch sessions at your leisure over the next 12 months! Let your year of learning begin now...for only $195 per registrant!

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  For convention questions, visit our convention contacts page, email Lou Ann Gvist or call (515) 247-7064.


Convention registrants earn
20 Better Boardsmanship credits!

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Better Boardsmanship Awards