IASB Annual Convention

Nov. 15–17, 2023
Iowa Events Center
Des Moines, IA

Thank you to all who attended the 78th IASB Annual Convention! Keep your eyes peeled for event photos, general session recordings and more!

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Keynote Speakers

The 78th IASB Annual Convention featured three outstanding keynote speakers: Ravi Hutheesing, Chuck Underwood and Bill de la Cruz!
Convention Opening Keynote Speaker Ravi Hutheesing

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Education & Cultural Futurist

Ravi Hutheesing dives into how our education philosophy needs to teach students how to pivot, an essential skill to becoming a lifelong learner that can successfully navigate an ever-changing world.

Read Ravi's full biography and learn more about the Opening General Session.

Convention Keynote Speaker Chuck Underwood

Chuck Underwood

Generational Expert; Founder of the Generational Imperative, Inc.

Chuck Underwood will entertain and engage you over lunch with strategies, anecdotes and key takeaways to understand and interact with people from any of the six living generations.

Read Chuck's full biography and learn more about the Second General Session & Luncheon.

Convention Keynote Speaker Bill de la Cruz

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Conflict & Transformational Expert; Author

Bill de la Cruz will close out the day as he challenges, engages, and informs us on the fundamental aspects and concepts of conflict, and how as leaders we can effectively solve conflict when we practice leading with an adaptive mindset at the board table. 

Read Bill’s full biography, check out details of his Pre-Convention Workshop and learn more about the Closing General Session. You can also catch Bill during the Board President Workshop!


SCHED—Digital Convention Program

We're excited to announce the complete #IASB78 Annual Convention program is now available digitally! You can browse all 31 education sessions and deeper dialogues, nine workshops, three keynoters and the full calendar of events for Nov. 15–17. This digital program is available today so you can begin mapping out your schedule and making the most of your time in Des Moines. Note that the printed pocket program that all attendees receive once you check-in at the registration desk at convention will still be available, but is an abbreviated version of the schedule. The SCHED digital program has the most comprehensive and updated information.

5 Reasons to Create an Account and Log-in to the Digital Convention Program:
  • Browse the entire convention schedule
  • Connect with other attendees
  • Download printable schedules
  • Build a personal, portable convention agenda
  • Access handouts and/or presentation slides (if shared by presenters)
How? Simply download the SCHED app from the Apple or Google Play Store, visit iasb2023.sched.com in any browser on a desktop computer, or visit iasb2023.sched.com/mobile in your smartphone browser to access the complete program.

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Pre-Convention Workshops

Start the 78th IASB Annual Convention off on the right foot with our fantastic lineup of Pre-Convention Workshops! Whether you're a brand new board member, or a seasoned pro, we have a workshop for you.

View Pre-Convention Workshops



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.

Check out our Advocacy Agenda webpage to review the 2023 legislative platform and public policy agenda to aid your advocacy efforts.

Learn more about serving on the IASB Board of Directors.

Delegate Assembly Information


Post-Convention—Board Presidents' Workshop Featuring Bill de la Cruz

To wrap up the 78th IASB Annual Convention, we’ll be offering this four-hour intensive workshop featuring keynote speaker Bill de la Cruz for board presidents, vice presidents, and aspiring board leaders. While this post-Convention content is designed to fit the learning needs of board presidents, anyone is welcomed to attend.

Learn More


Convention Confidential—Advice & Experiences from Actual Convention Attendees



Convention Contacts

Convention Programming

Emily Miller
(515) 247-4699

Registration & Trade Show

Jeff Rohrick
(515) 247-7047


Matt Vinsand
(402) 677-1768


Tammy Votava
(515) 247-7040

Delegate Assembly

Stephanie Rousseau
(515) 247-7042

Accounting & Billing

Yvonne Ballantyne
(515) 247-4680

Registration & Lodging

Registration for the 78th IASB Annual Convention is now closed.


BBA Credits iconConvention registrants earn six Annual Board Awards hours!

Learn more about Annual Board Awards.


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