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.

2019 ASBO International Annual Conference & Expo

October 25-28, 2019
National Harbor, Maryland 

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.


Wine Room

Illinois ASBO's Member-Only
Pre-Conference Event

Thursday, October 24, 2019
6:00pm - 9:00pm

The Tasting Room Wine Bar & Shop
137 Waterfront St. (a quick walk from the Gaylord National Resort)
National Harbor, Maryland
(301) 686-0465

Don't miss out on the networking and unique tasting experience! The networking begins for Illinois ASBO members and their spouse/guest on Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 6:00pm - 9:00pm at The Tasting Room Wine Bar & Shop.

Included in the $60 fee is a buffet dinner and a $25 Eno Card--a tasting card to use on the wine tasting machines with 36 different wine offerings to choose from! A cash bar will also be available for additional purchases of wine or beer (4 options: Ale, IPA, Wit, Porter). 

Contact Julie Warner at (815) 753-9366 or to register.


Earn 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! Illinois ASBO will utilize 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 the past two years. If you no longer have it, you can order another below.

Show your support for Susan Harkin, ASBO International Director through 2021, 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 where we will all sit together as a group and to the Joint Affiliate Hospitality at Cadillac Ranch on Saturday night.

Sizes Available:
Men: Small, Medium, Large, XL, 2XL, 4XL
Women: Small, Medium, Large, XL, 2XL, 4XL

If you are interested in ordering a shirt, contact Julie Warner at or (815) 753-9366 by September 6, 2019. Shirts will be mailed the week of October 7.

Joint ASBO Affiliate Hospitality

Saturday, October 26, 2019
8:00pm - 11:00pm
Cadillac Ranch (186 Fleet St.)
Right across the street from The Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center.

Plan to attend this event hosted by Illinois ASBO and eleven other affiliates, meet the current and future ASBO candidates and dance the night away with music from the John Stone Band. Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Show your support for Susan Harkin, current ASBO International Director, 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!