ASBO International

ASBO International is a global community of school business professionals throughout the world. Illinois ASBO is proud to be one of the largest ASBO International affiliates! There are many opportunities to participate through ASBO International membership as well as attending Illinois ASBO events at the ASBO Annual Meeting & Expo each year.

Questions regarding the ASBO International Hospitalities below can be directed to Julie Warner at (815) 753-9366.

2018 ASBO International Annual Meeting & Expo

September 21-24, 2018
Kissimmee, Florida

Hotel & Transportation
Program - Schedule of Events

Don't miss the opportunity to:

  • Dialogue with peers on topics and trends in school business.
  • Expand your network and build new relationships.
  • Find creative ways to increase district efficiencies and reduce costs.
  • Build confidence to effectively communicate and negotiate in high-stakes situations.
  • Develop skills to budget effectively despite unknown variables.
  • Earn CPE credits and SFO Contact Hours.



Illinois ASBO's Member-Only
Pre-Conference Event

Thursday, September 20, 2018
7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
Sailboat & Dock (Inside The Gaylord in the Keywest Atrium)
6000 W. Osceola Pkwy.
Kissimmee, FL 34746
(407) 586-0000

"Come sail away" with Illinois ASBO on a 60-foot anchored sailboat, surrounded by stingrays and native Florida game fish like tarpon, snook and redfish. Begin your networking experience along with your spouse/guest on Thursday evening inside the Gaylord Palms Resort on the anchored sailboat located in the Key West atrium.

Food and beverage service will be provided throughout the event.

Don't Delay - Register Today!


New Process for Earning PD Clock Hours at ASBO International

Illinois ASBO will be happy to process professional development hours for your session attendance at the ASBO International AM&E! This year, there will not be a check-in desk for Illinois ASBO members as in years prior; we will be utilizing the self-scanning capabilities offered by ASBO International to facilitate this process.

To ensure you receive PD Clock Hours you will need to complete the following steps:

1. Scan in AND out for each breakout session you attend — Each breakout room will be equipped with scanners.

2. Fill out your survey following the conference —This will be sent to you approximately three weeks after the conference ends. This survey is required by ISBE for Illinois ASBO to award credit.


Illinois ASBO Apparel

Note: These are the same blue polos with the Harkin candidate logo that were worn last year. If you no longer have it, you can order another below.

Show your support for Susan Harkin, 2018 ASBO International Director Candidate, by ordering a polo shirt with her candidate logo at no charge to you--Illinois ASBO will cover the expense. Plan to wear the polo on Saturday morning to the Opening General Session (we will all sit together as a group) and to the "Feel the ASBO Beat!" Joint Affiliate Hospitality at Hard Rock Cafe on Saturday night.

If you are interested in ordering a shirt, contact Julie Warner at or  (815) 753-9366 for available sizes—quantities are limited!


"Feel the ASBO Beat" Joint ASBO Affiliate Hospitality

Saturday, September 22, 2018; 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Hard Rock Cafe
6050 Universal Blvd.
Orlando, Florida
Buses will be provided. Look for the signs in the bus loading area of the Gaylord Palms.

Plan to attend this event hosted by Illinois ASBO and nine other affiliates, meet the current and future ASBO candidates and dance the night away with music from the John Stone Band. Light appetizers will be provided.

Show your support for Susan Harkin, 2018 ASBO International Director Candidate, by wearing the polo shirt with her candidate logo to this event!


Did You Know...

You can pay for your Illinois ASBO membership and  your ASBO International membership at the same time? When you join or renew your membership, simply choose to add ASBO International membership to your purchase and we'll take care of the rest!