IASC STATE CONVENTION
Your Happily Ever After

May 7-9, 2020
Wyndham Springfield City Centre, Springfield
A Program of the Illinois Association of Student Councils

About The Convention

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!!

Read our news article announcing the opening of registration and the convention process: News Release.

Where

Wyndham Springfield City Centre, Springfield

When

May 7-9, 2020

Price

Registration Fee
$35

  • Two Keynote Speakers, including Judson Laipply
  • Community Service Showcase
  • Discussion Groups
  • Roundtables
  • Three exclusive advisor sessions, including 30 ideas in 30 minutes
  • After Party with Willie Fun DJ
Mandatory Advisor Luncheon
$10

  • 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
Banquet
$35

  • Friday evening banquet themed "A Night in Neverland"
  • Kid-friendly entree and dessert (baked lasagna, salad, green beans, garlic bread, and cheesecake)
T-Shirt
$10

  • Convention-themed short sleeve t-shirt

Hotels

Book your rooms under the IASC Convention block

Hotel 1

Wyndham Springfield City Centre, 700 E. Adams St.

All Rooms (Single, Double, Triple, or Quad)
$111/night + 12% tax = $124.32/night

Schedule

Click here for a printable version of the tentative schedule

IASC Promotional Sales

Mezzanine Lobby

Registration

Mezzanine Lobby

Bag Pick Up and Exhibits

Rendezvous Room

District Display Set-Up

Grand Ballroom

Honor Book Drop-Off

Conference Center 1

Honor Delegate Check-Ins

Service Project
Hall of Ideas
Discussion Group Leaders
Roundtable Moderators
Recorders

Mezzanine Lobby

Honor Council Book Committee

Conference Center 1

Credentials Committee

Conference Center 4

Credentials Committee Interviews

Conference Center 4

Candidates Waiting Area

Conference Center 4 Foyer

January Interviewees meet with Credentials

Conference Center 4

Constitution Committee

Conference Center 3

New to Convention/New to Student Council

Conference Center 3

Dinner

On Your Own

Character Meet and Greet/Photo Ops

Ballroom Foyer

Ballroom Doors Open

Opening General Session

Introduction of IASC Officers and Advisors
Call to Order
National Anthem
Pledge
Proclamation
Welcome
Nominations from the Floor
Welcome from the IASC Board
Keynote Speaker - Judson Laipply
Secretary's Report
Membership Director Report
Introduction of Candidates
Officer Candidates' Speeches
Discussion Group Updates
Convention Update
Adjournment

Grand Ballroom

Discussion Group Session 1

Assigned by Ticket

Advisors' Meeting

Prairie Room

Candidates' Seminar (Q&A)

Illinois Room

Entertainment (Judson Laipply)

Grand Ballroom

School Caucus

Mezzanine/Lobby Area

IASC Executive Board Meeting

Conference Center 3

Delegates in Assigned Rooms

Goodnight!

Registration

Mezzanine Lobby

Honor Council Book Committee Meeting

Conference Center 1

Second General Session

Opener
Call to Order
Re-Introduction of Candidates
Election of Officers
Convention Secretary's Report
Constitution Committee Report
Keynote Speaker - Cara Filler
Second Ballot (if necessary)
Convention Update
Adjournment

Grand Ballroom

Student Roundtable Discussion

Assigned by Ticket

Advisors' Activity - 30 Ideas in 30 Minutes

Capitol Room

Student Activities - 2 Sessions

Assigned by Ticket

Mandatory Advisors' Luncheon

Ambassador Ballroom

Advisors' Meeting

Josten's Presentation
Call to Order
Reading of Minutes
Convention Report
Membership Director's Report
Workshop Director's Report
Executive Director's Report
Unfinished Business
Election of 1st Year Advisor-at-Large
Adjournment

Student Lunch

On Your Own

District Executive Board Line-Up

Mezzanine Lobby

Third General Session

Opener
Call to Order
Introduction of District Boards
Presentation of Awards
     Honor Council Awards
     First Vice Honor Delegates
     Second Vice Honor Delegates
     Officer Plaques
     IASC Student Service Awards
     Service Project Recognition
     District Lincoln Awards of Distinction
Special Guest - Brendan Kelly
Convention Update
Adjournment

Grand Ballroom

District Meetings

See Listing in Program

District Student Officers Meetings

(All District/State Officers)

Rendezvous Room

Banquet - "A Night in Neverland"

Introduction of Executive Board
Introduction of Guests
Toast to the Advisors
Dinner
Officer Farewells
Pillar Award Ceremony
Installation of Officers

Grand Ballroom

Dance

Ambassador Ballroom

Movie

Grand Ballroom

Delegates in Assigned Rooms

Goodnight!

Fourth General Session

Opener
Call to Order
Convention Report
Speaker - Kelsie Jeffries
State of the IASC
Workshop Director's Report
"Next Year's Theme"
Challenge
Adjournment

Grand Ballroom

Event Speakers

Here are some of our speakers

Speaker 1

Judson Laipply

Speaker 2

Cara Filler

Speaker 3

Brendan Kelly

Director, Illinois State Police

Speaker 4

Kelsie Jeffries

Sponsors

State Farm

State Farm

$10,000 grant

MiniThon

Mini-THON®

Convention Bags

Jimmy Johns

Jimmy John's

Student Dance, Movie, Snacks, Advisor's Reception

F.A.Q

  • 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.

  • 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 convention@illinoisstuco.org.

  • 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!

  • 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!!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Don't worry - we're here to help! Email your questions to convention@illinoisstuco.org, and we'll help answer any and all questions you have.

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