Special Education Services

Annual Special Education Directors' Conference 2016

August 3-5, 2016
Crowne Plaza Hotel & Conference Center
Springfield, Illinois

(Updated 6/2/16)

Each year, the Illinois State Board of Education works toward improving the performance of Special Education programs and the inclusion of students with disabilities in general education programs throughout the state in relation to our State Performance Plan.

Our continuing goal for the conference is to provide districts and cooperatives with the needed information to meet the ongoing compliance issues required by the federal government, along with the best possible learning environment for students with disabilities.

Questions? Call the Special Education Division at 217-782-5589

Registration is now open.

    A few notes before you go to the registration link:

  • Email addresses
  • Each registrant will be required to have an individual email. No longer will a cooperative or school district be able to register multiple participants under one email address. An email address will be required for each registrant.
  • Registration Fee
  • Registration fee prior to July 15, 2016 - $150 per person
  • Registration fee after July 15, 2016 - $200 per person
  • Cancellation Policy
  • No refunds will be given for cancellations that occur after July 15, 2016. Registrations received but not cancelled will be subject to the conference fee.

  • Closed Registration Instructions
  • Please email the following information to ahyde@isbe.net:
  • First and Last Name
    Facility Name
    Address (city, state & zip)
    Phone Number
    Email Address
    Yes / No: Social Hour Attendance Payment Check Number
    Regular / Vegetarian / Gluten Free Meal Options
  • Please mail your $200 registration fee payable to IAASE to the following address:
  • Illinois State Board of Education
    c/o Special Education Directors' Conference
    100 North First Street, N-253
    Springfield, Illinois 62707
  • Please note: registrations and fees will be accepted at the door

Hotel Information:

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Conference Center that will open May 23, 2016 and the Holiday Inn Express. These rooms are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the conference rate of $110 plus tax per night. For making your hotel accommodations at the Crowne Plaza, please refer to the room block under “ISBE Directors’ Conference” (Registration ID: SK2).

Special Education Services Crowne Plaza Room Registration
  • The Crowne Plaza Hotel 217/529-7777
  • Holiday Inn Express 217/529-7771

Other hotels in the area:

  • Hilton Garden Inn  217/529-7171
  • Drury Inn & Suites  217/529-3900
  • Hampton Inn  217/529-1100
  • Comfort Suites  217/753-4000
  • Candlewood Suites  217/522-5100

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