2021 State Convention - Virtually!!

Posted: Jan 27, 2021
Last Modified: Apr 1, 2021

The state board met this weekend and agreed that due to the uncertainty of the COVID restrictions placed on school districts, the health and safety of all and hotel staffing issues, we will do the 2021 IASC State Conference virtually this year on Friday, May 7 and Saturday, May 8, 2021.

We are happy to report that the cost for a delegate to attend (student or adviser) is only $10 per delegate.  If you had an APPROVED HONOR DELEGATE, that student may attend the conference for FREE (we will email the students to advisers that this applies to).  We are designing the virtual experience where students can enjoy the conference privately at home OR your council can gather together (with administration approval while socially distancing and wearing masks perhaps in your classroom or auditorium) to take part in the conference.  We will have fun activities to do before sessions begin for your group.  You can register as many students as you would like to.  However, this is for IASC Member Schools ONLY.  If you did not pay your dues, you will need to before registering.  You must be registered for the convention and pay for your school by April 15, 2021.

Tentative Schedule

Friday, May 7, 2021

6:30pm - 7:00pmSchool Group Scavenger Hunt
7:00pm - 8:30pmOpening Session, Keynote Speaker Keith Hawkins, Introduction of Candidates for office/speeches, Closing Remarks

Saturday, May 8, 2021

8:30am - 9:00amEnergizer Activities For School Groups
9:00am - 10:30amOpening Session, Keynote Speaker Patrick Mauer, Candidate Voting, Convention Update
10:35am - 11:05amStudent Led Discussion Groups/Advisor Workshop Part 1 with Terri Johnson
11:10am - 11:40amStudent Led Round Tables/Advisor Workshop Part 2 with Terri Johnson
11:45am - 12:15pmStudent Awards, Pillar Awards and Adviser Awards
12:20pm - 12:30pmClosing Ceremony/Reflections

Please remember this is just a rough outline thus far.  You will soon be receiving additional information on Pillar Awards, a t-shirt order form link (please order by school, not individually and shirts will be $10 each plus shipping to your school) and an official invitation from the host school, York High School, for the WILD ABOUT LEADERSHIP experience! 

You may begin registering at https://illinoisstuco.org/convention/2021Register at any time.

We look forward to working with you for our first ever virtual conference experience.

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