2024 Forum for Excellence - September 10 & 11, 2024

The Illinois Community College Board is excited to announce the 2024 Forum for Excellence on September 10 & 11, 2024, 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: 

Conference Format: Hybrid

Theme: CTAE United We Serve

Date: September 10, 2024 & September 11, 2024 

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

Conference Map 


Date: September 9, 2024 

Perkins Administrator Cohort Meeting 

Register Here 

Adult Education Meeting 

Register Here 

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.


Conference Attendance & Registration:

Date: September 10 & 11, 2024

Hotel Block:

A hotel block will be provided closer to the conference. Information will be sent out via our email listserv. If you want to sign up for our email listserv, please click here

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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