2023 Forum for Excellence - September 21 & 22, 2023 

The Illinois Community College Board is excited to announce the 2023 Forum for Excellence on September 21 & 22, 2023, in East Peoria, IL. 

The Forum for Excellence is Illinois’ premier professional development event. The conference highlights the continuing partnership of Career, Technical, and Adult Education in Illinois. The Forum is sponsored by the Illinois Community College Board and hosted by the Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support and the Southern Illinois Professional Development Center.

Suggested Audience:

Includes but is not limited to Postsecondary Perkins Directors/Coordinators, Adult Education Administrators/Coordinators, Deans, Chief Academic Officers, ABE/ASE/ESL Instructors, EFE System Directors, Superintendents, and Principals. 

Event Details: 

*Registration has closed*

Conference Format: Hybrid

Theme: CTAE Better Together

Date: September 21, 2023 | 9 AM - 4:15 PM CST & September 22, 2023 | 9 AM - 1:15 PM CST

Location: Embassy Suites and Conference Center  100 Conference Center Dr, East Peoria, IL 61611

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Date: September 20, 2023

Participants are encouraged to attend this year’s pre-conference events in-person; however, there will also be a remote option available for those who are unable to do so. Please note that your registration type i.e. In-Person or Virtual is final once you submit this form.

9:30 am – 4:30 pm ~ CTE Postsecondary Administrator Training ~ Hybrid

9:30 am – 12 pm ~ New Adult Education Administrator Training (less than 3 years of experience) ~ In-Person Only

1:30 pm – 4 pm ~ Adult Education Administrator Meeting ~ Hybrid

Conference Attendance & Registration:

Date: September 21 & 22, 2023

Registration Cost Options
• $0.00 Pre-Conference 
• $100.00 Level 1 - Conference Virtual Attendance
  • Access to
    • All General Sessions
    • 4 virtual breakout presentations per time slot
    • Full access to all content on Whova App
    • Recordings of all live-streamed and on-demand sessions following the conference

• $150.00 Level 2 - Conference In-Person Attendance
  • Access to
    • All General Sessions
    • Day 1 Networking Lunch
    • Day 2 Networking Breakfast & Lunch
    • All Breakout Sessions (in-person & virtual)
    • Vendor Sponsored Reception
    • Full access to all content on Whova App
    • Recordings of all live-streamed and on-demand sessions following the conference

• $0.00 Presenter/Exhibitor/ICCB Staff
• Refund requests will be honored until 11:59 pm on September 12, 2023

Prices range from $0.00 to $150.00 (price depends on options selected)

Hotel Block:

The Hotel Block is now closed as of August 29, 2023 Check out our other recommended hotel list below.

Recommended Hotel Accommodations: 

There are several hotels in East Peoria and Peoria that are close to the Forum for Excellence. We do not have a room block at these hotels. We recommend attendees call and ask for the Governmental or Best Rate Available.

Nearby Hotels:

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