About The Event
Collinsville High School is proud to host this year's convention, "Your Happily Ever After", and we invite you to join us May 7-9, 2020 in Springfield. You and your delegation should plan to arrive on Thursday, May 7. Parking is free, check-in begins at noon, and the Opening General Session will begin at 7:00 PM.
The convention is the official busines meeting of the IASC, and features candidate elections, prominent keynote speakers, student breakout sessions, and more. This year's convention is shaping up to be our most exciting convention ever, and you won't want to miss this!!
Wyndham Springfield City Centre, Springfield
May 7-9, 2020
- Two Keynote Speakers, including Judson Laipply
- Community Service Showcase
- Discussion Groups
- Three exclusive advisor sessions, including 30 ideas in 30 minutes
- After Party with Willie Fun DJ
Mandatory Advisor Luncheon
- Mandatory luncheon specifically for our advisors
- While you enjoy your lunch, your students will enjoy sandwiches delivered straight to you from our friends at Jimmy John's
- EXCLUSIVE advisor gift courtesy of Josten's
- Friday evening banquet themed "A Night in Neverland"
- Kid-friendly entree and dessert (baked lasagna, salad, green beans, garlic bread, and cheesecake)
- Convention-themed short sleeve t-shirt
Book your rooms under the IASC Convention block
Here is our event schedule
Full Schedule Will Be Announced January 21!!
Here are some of our speakers
Speaker Details Will Be Announced January 21!!
When should we arrive for convention?
Plan to arrive on Thursday, May 7, 2020. Check-in will begin a noon, and the Opening General Session will begin at 7:00 PM. Several committee meetings will take place on Thursday afternoon, so check the schedule to ensure you arrive in time.
I'm a new advisor, what do I need to know?
Don't worry, we've got you covered! First off, we'll be offering a 'New to Convention/Student Council' session on Thursday at 4:30 PM, you can sign up for this during online registration, just check the box on the Advisor form.
We know that you and your students will have a great time at the convention. We have plenty of veteran advisors here who are ready to help you navigate your way, and we plan our event to make it as easy as possible for advisors. We'll have activities planned throughout each day for both students and advisors, you just need to follow the schedule and have a blast! If you have other concerns about what to do, you can always email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What's this about a mandatory advisor luncheon? How will I know that my students are being fed lunch?
We're doing Friday lunch a bit different this year thanks to some unique parternships. The luncheon this year is only $10 thanks to a sponsorship from Josten's, and you'll get a HUGE gift at the luncheon. We won't give away the surprise, but trust us, it's something you won't want to miss, and is worth much more than $10.
As for your students, Jimmy John's is parterning with us to provide lunch freaky fast, and they're even bringing it directly to your students at the hotel! You get a lunch and a free gift, your students are fed, and it's a win-win for all!
When is registration due?
Registration is due by March 25, 2020. If you register late, you'll have to pay a $25 late fee at the convention check-in. However, if you register before March 1, your entire delegation will get a new bonus ribbon for your name badges. If you haven't noticed, students love ribbons on their name badges, so register early!!
What's the difference between a Delegate and an Honor Delegate?
Honor Delegates are students who applied for an Honor Delegate position in the fall, and received confirmation from the IASC Executive Board of their position. These students provide additional services at the convention, from serving as session presenters, preparing a poster for our hall of ideas, serving on a committee, or more!
You should only register as an Honor Delegate if you received notification from the State Board of your status, all other students should be registered as a Delegate. New this year, we are allowing an unlimited number of Delegates, so bring your entire council and experience what is sure to be one of the greatest conventions the IASC has ever seen!
What do I wear to the convention?
While it's called a convention, you don't need to dress up for our sessions - casual attire will be just fine. Be aware that some of the rooms may be cold, so you may want to bring a sweater or dress in layers. We do encourage you to dress up for the banquet, but the rest of the time is casual. Just remember, this is a school event, so make sure your clothes are school appropriate!
What do I wear to the banquet?
You'll see people wearing a wide variety of attire to the banquet, from jeans, to khakis, suit and tie, to cocktail dresses, to prom dresses. We encourage you to dress up a bit for the banquet, but you can also come as you are if you wish. We'll be excited either way to see you at "A Night in Neverland", our 2020 Banquet.
I have more questions?
Don't worry - we're here to help! Email your questions to email@example.com, and we'll help answer any and all questions you have.