To earn GAINS points, you simply have to participate in Illinois ASBO programs, events and committees! How involved you get is up to how much exposure you want in front of school district members. For example, participation as a speaker or committee member establishes you as a resource for school districts while earning you points.
Points are earned and tracked based on individual participation, NOT on a company basis. Therefore, companies with multiple members should strategically choose which person to make points-related purchases (see below) to earn maximum points toward a reward. Illinois ASBO reserves the right to change Exhibit Hall layout year to year. Earned prizes cannot be transferred or redeemed for cash or adjustments on accounts.
Tracking of points begins each year on July 1 and will be tracked through June 30 for awards redeemable at the following Annual Conference. (For example, points earned in July 2019 through June 2020 will bring rewards at the 2021 Annual Conference.) Points do not rollover; each July 1 members will begin again at zero points.
Pay for Booth and Exhibit at Annual Conference
Member Assisting in the Booth at Annual Conference
Longevity as an Illinois ASBO Exhibitor
Earn points for Exhibiting multiple consecutive years at Annual Conference. If you skip a year, start again at zero.
25 points per consecutive year starting from 2006 (max 250 pts)*
Register for ASBO International Conference
Register for Illinois ASBO's hospitality event at ASBO International Conference
Run for Service Associate Advisory Committee
Applications due in December.
Register for Midwest Facilities Conference
Register for Facilities Professionals Conference
Community Impact Legacy Project Participation
Attendance at Service Associate only (SAAC) events
25 points each
Illinois ASBO Golf Outing Paid Golf Registration
Purchase Golf Foursome
100 pts** inclusive of first 25 points
Professional Development Speaker
75 points per presentation up to eight presentations
Professional Development Moderator
25 points per presentation up to eight presentations
Exhibit Hall Game at Annual Conference
You must request to join and be approved by the Chair. Attending a PDC meeting or joining a group on the peer2peer network does not automatically add you as a PDC member within our records. On a periodic basis, PDC chairs are asked to review their lists to make sure they are up-to-date and everyone listed is an active participant.
*These points will automatically be designated to the person within an organization that pays for the booth. Please inform Laura Rude at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to designate these points to someone else within your organization. Annual Conference-related points will be added to your total at the end of June. Other GAINS points are non-transferable.
** Or 25 points per paid golf registration. 100 points max for golf.