2021 IASB Annual Convention & Delegate Assembly

2021 IASB Annual Convention & Delegate Assembly
We are planning a vibrant in-person Annual Convention for 2021 and look forward to welcoming you. Our three keynote speakers are sure to challenge and inspire your governance team, our full lineup of education sessions for both experienced and newly-elected board members will focus on issues and trends that matter most, and our Trade Show is back and better than ever. The Annual Meeting and Delegate Assembly are held in conjunction with the Annual Convention—important events where school board delegates set the 2022 legislative platform that guides the association’s work.



November 17-18, 2021

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REGISTRATION

Who and when to register: Save time and help with early planning! Online registration will be open August 4–November 10.

Register superintendents, staff, board members not up for election, and unopposed incumbents early.
Register re-elected incumbents immediately after the election, beginning Wednesday, Nov. 3.
Register newly-elected board members beginning Friday, Nov. 5.

Board Secretaries: Ask candidates to mark their calendars with the convention dates!

The last day to register online is Wednesday, Nov. 10. If you can't register your board members before Nov. 10, don't worry! They can walk in on Nov. 17 and 18, register online and pay the same registration fees.


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

Registration directions can be found here. 

CANCELLATIONS/CHANGES

Cancellations received through Sunday, November 14 will not be charged. Cancellations received after November 14 and no-shows will be charged the full registration fee. 

If you need to change a 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.

IASB is monitoring public health conditions and will follow safety guidelines to ensure member, exhibitor and staff health and safety.

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.

When
11/17/2021 9:00 AM - 11/18/2021 4:00 PM
Where
Iowa Events Center 730 3rd St Des Moines 50309

Program

   

Wednesday, 17 November 2021

 
All K-12, AEA, and IACCT boards should appoint one board member as the delegate to vote on the issues before the Delegate Assembly, 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. REMINDER: Register only your district's delegate for this event. Do not register additional board members or your superintendent. Guests/observers can attend without being registered.
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 PM
9:00 AM

Take advantage of the Ready, Set, Govern! series—all three workshops will set you on the road to success and include critical topics to focus on as a new board member. This first workshop in the series will cover board roles and responsibilities, board meeting practices and government transparency laws, and an overview of board policy basics. Continue your learning with two digital workshops this winter—January 27 and February 10. Bonus! All attendees of the first workshop will receive a complimentary hard copy of the 2021–22 School Board Member Handbook! Buffet lunch included.
Time
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
9:00 AM

In a society that’s more polarized than ever, is civil discourse a lost art? Skilled facilitator Bill de la Cruz doesn't think so. This interactive workshop is designed to help board members explore the impacts of division in discussion and decision-making. This session will equip you with techniques and practices designed to help foster a culture of belonging and inclusion. Buffet lunch included.
Time
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
9:00 AM

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.
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

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.
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.
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.
Time
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
1:00 PM

Take advantage of the Ready, Set, Govern! series—all three workshops will set you on the road to success and include critical topics to focus on as a new board member. This first workshop in the series will cover board roles and responsibilities, board meeting practices and government transparency laws, and an overview of board policy basics. Continue your learning with two digital workshops this winter—January 27 and February 10. Bonus! All attendees of the first workshop will receive a complimentary hard copy of the 2021–22 School Board Member Handbook!
Time
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
1:00 PM

In a society that’s more polarized than ever, is civil discourse a lost art? Skilled facilitator Bill de la Cruz doesn't think so. This interactive workshop is designed to help board members explore the impacts of division in discussion and decision-making. This session will equip you with techniques and practices designed to help foster a culture of belonging and inclusion.
Time
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
1:00 PM

Students, families, and communities’ expectations of schools continue to expand. In this session, Convention keynoter Andrew Frishman will delve into why specific innovations focused on Relationships, Interests, Practice, Equity (RIPE) help prepare students for a dynamic and turbulent world. Joining Andrew are two students who will share how deeper learning experiences positively impacted their lives.
Time
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
1:00 PM

Our popular Board Secretary workshop is a staple 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. This session offers SBO credit.
Time
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
1:00 PM

Thursday, 18 November 2021

 
The 76th IASB Annual Convention offers a full day of meaningful learning with three inspiring keynote presenters, dozens of education sessions, networking opportunities and a bustling Trade Show. Luncheon included. For more information, visit www.ia-sb.org/convention.
Time
8:00 AM - 4:15 PM
8:00 AM

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