2019 IASB Annual Convention & Delegate Assembly

2019 IASB Annual Convention & Delegate Assembly
The IASB Annual Convention is our premiere event of the year, with over 1,100 education leaders from across the state traveling to Des Moines to learn together. This year we’re excited to welcome internationally renowned author Sir Ken Robinson and nationally recognized principal Hamish Brewer to the general session stage. The convention lineup features more than 30 education sessions for both newly-elected and experienced board members, focusing on trends and issues that matter most. Delegate Assembly is offered annually in conjunction with the Annual Convention—an important event where school board delegates set the 2020 legislative platform that guides the association’s work. This year, convention and Delegate Assembly registration is conveniently located in one form to make it easier for you to register your board members and staff.



November 20-21, 2019

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REGISTRATION

Who and when to register: Save time and help with early planning. Register superintendents, staff, board members not up for election, unopposed incumbents and unopposed candidates early. For contested races, register the winners Nov. 6-13. If you can't register your board members before Nov. 13, don't worry! They can walk in on Nov. 20 and 21 and pay the same registration fees.

Registration Fee
See this webpage for convention fee information. Fee includes program, materials and lunch.

Registration Ends: EXTENDED! Registration will close at 5:00 PM on Thursday, Nov. 14. Walk-ins are welcome on-site.

Registration directions can be found here. 

Board Secretaries: 
Ask candidates to mark their calendars with the convention dates! To register an unopposed incumbent, please contact Jeff Rohrick at registration@ia-sb.org or (515) 247-7047.


CHANGES/CANCELLATIONS

Cancellations received through Friday, November 15 will not be charged. Cancellations received after November 15 and no-shows will be charged the full registration fee. 

If you need to change your registration for a Wednesday morning or afternoon workshop, you will need to remove your original workshop registration and check out, then return to the registration form, choose your new workshop, and check out again.

MEAL REQUESTS

If you or someone you are registering would like to request a special dietary meal for Wednesday and/or Thursday, please contact Jeff Rohrick at registration@ia-sb.org.

 
   Questions regarding your registration? Please contact Jeff Rohrick at registration@ia-sb.org or (515) 247-7047.

When
11/20/2019 8:00 AM - 11/21/2019 4:15 PM
Where
Iowa Events Center 730 3rd St Des Moines 50309

Program

   

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

 
All K-12, AEA, and IACCT boards should appoint one board member as the delegate to vote on the issues before the Delegate Assembly, including election of the IASB President-elect, setting the legislative platform, and selecting candidates for the IASB Board of Directors in selected regions. Click the blue 'Delegate Assembly & Annual Meeting' link above for further information. Buffet lunch included for delegates. (Register ONE delegate only.)
Time
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
9:00 AM

If you’re a newer board member, you’ll value this introduction and overview of basic school finance concepts and terminology. The session will introduce budgeting and funding components in relation to your role on the board. Session offers SBO credit. Buffet lunch included.
Time
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
9:00 AM

When the terms “authorized budget” or “unspent balance” come up in a board meeting, you’ll know what they mean after attending this intermediate level workshop. You’ll also understand trends using real-world data to help you meet the challenges your district may face. Session offers SBO credit. Buffet lunch included.
Time
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
9:00 AM

This advanced level workshop provides a more in-depth analysis of important concepts such as cash/fund balance, spending authority, use of the School Budget Review Committee (SBRC), fiduciary responsibility and more. Session offers SBO credit. Buffet lunch included.
Time
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
9:00 AM

Learn the latest on all things Simbli in this free, interactive session. Both current Simbli users and anyone who is curious to learn more is welcome to attend. Participants will discuss implementation best practices and see first-hand recently released enhancements such as new policy features, user permissions, and adding the new Simbli mobile app to your phone. Plus, we’ll share tips and techniques to make your meeting agendas and minutes shine! Bring your laptop and be ready to network with peers in a fun, hands-on environment (with refreshments!) and plenty of time for Q&A.
Time
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
9:00 AM

Blast off into your first term on the school board! There’s a lot to learn in your first year of board service, but we’re here to help you prepare for launch with critical information and essential resources about your new role in public education. In this all-new orientation workshop, you’ll network and learn from IASB staff and veteran board members as we provide a foundational overview of board roles and responsibilities, explore meetings and transparency laws, share tips for avoiding common mistakes and more. Bonus! Each attendee will receive a complimentary IASB Board Member Handbook, updated this year. Buffet lunch included.
Time
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
9:00 AM

The world around us is changing FAST, often driven by the twin forces of technology and globalization. What does that mean for the future of Iowa schools? What does that mean for the graduates that we prepare? What does that mean for our classrooms and the education that we provide our children? And what does it mean for the governance work happening at the board table? Join Scott McLeod for a rousing, interactive, thought-provoking conversation about future-ready schools and graduates. Along the way we will highlight a number of key questions, action steps, and other resources that school board members and administrators can use back home in their districts. Bring a computing device (laptop, tablet, or smartphone) and be ready to dive in! Buffet lunch included.
Time
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
9:00 AM

New! This free mini-workshop is designed to support newer board secretaries with practical tips on foundational basics such as meeting minutes, agendas and more. Connect with peers, get your questions answered and then deepen your learning by attending the afternoon Board Secretary Workshop. Session offers SBO credit. Buffet lunch not included.
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM

If you are planning to attend Delegate Assembly as a guest and then stay for lunch, but are not attending an afternoon workshop, please register for lunch.
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
12:00 PM

Last year’s first Board Secretary workshop was such a hit, we’re keeping it in our Wednesday workshop lineup! With all new content, we’ll once again shape an afternoon of interactive networking and learning focused on issues and questions most pressing to Iowa’s school and AEA board secretaries. Session offers SBO credit. Buffet lunch included.
Time
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
1:00 PM

If you’re a newer board member, you’ll value this introduction and overview of basic school finance concepts and terminology. The session will introduce budgeting and funding components in relation to your role on the board. Session offers SBO credit. Buffet lunch included.
Time
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
1:00 PM

When the terms “authorized budget” or “unspent balance” come up in a board meeting, you’ll know what they mean after attending this intermediate level workshop. You’ll also understand trends using real-world data to help you meet the challenges your district may face. Session offers SBO credit. Buffet lunch included.
Time
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
1:00 PM

This advanced level workshop provides a more in-depth analysis of important concepts such as cash/fund balance, spending authority, use of the School Budget Review Committee (SBRC), fiduciary responsibility and more. Session offers SBO credit. Buffet lunch included.
Time
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
1:00 PM

Blast off into your first term on the school board!  There’s a lot to learn in your first year of board service, but we’re here to help you prepare for launch with critical information and essential resources about your new role in public education. In this all-new orientation workshop, you’ll network and learn from IASB staff and veteran board members as we provide a foundational overview of board roles and responsibilities, explore meetings and transparency laws, share tips for avoiding common mistakes and more. Bonus! Each attendee will receive a complimentary IASB Board Member Handbook, updated this year. Buffet lunch included.
Time
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
1:00 PM

The world around us is changing FAST, often driven by the twin forces of technology and globalization. What does that mean for the future of Iowa schools? What does that mean for the graduates that we prepare? What does that mean for our classrooms and the education that we provide our children? And what does it mean for the governance work happening at the board table? Join Scott McLeod for a rousing, interactive, thought-provoking conversation about future-ready schools and graduates. Along the way we will highlight a number of key questions, action steps, and other resources that school board members and administrators can use back home in their districts. Bring a computing device (laptop, tablet, or smartphone) and be ready to dive in! Buffet lunch included.
Time
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
1:00 PM

Thursday, 21 November 2019

 
The 74th Annual IASB Convention offers a full day of meaningful learning with two inspiring keynote presenters, 30+ education sessions, networking opportunities and 165+ exhibitors who offer information and services to help you succeed. Luncheon included. For more information, visit www.ia-sb.org/convention.
Time
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM

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