Conference Information


Seeking Enthusiastic Conference Volunteers:

We are looking for IAEA members interested in helping with the upcoming 2021 Hybrid Conference. From special events to day-to-day planning, to registration, vendors, advertising, and more, we could definitely put your talents to use! If you would like to learn more, email the Conference Team at [email protected].

Present Virtual, In Person, or Both!

Present In Person

on November 5th or 6th

Present Virtually

on November 13th

Deadline to Submit is Thursday, July 15th

IAEA is excited to share that there will be two conference options for this year! You may attend and participate in both! 

The in-person conference will be held at the Marriott Hotel and ISU in Normal, Illinois on Friday, November 5th (half-day) and Saturday, November 6th (full day). 

The virtual conference will be held (full day) on Saturday, November 13th. 

Below is the breakdown and explanation of the similarities and differences, as well as things to consider if you are interested in being a conference presenter. If you have any questions, please contact, Eryn Blaser (IAEA Proposal Coordinator) [email protected]

IAEA In-Person Conference Friday, Nov. 5th (½ day) & Saturday, Nov. 6th (full day)  

In the in-person conference, we are hoping to have many interactive and hands-on sessions and workshops.

  • Sessions (Demonstration, Interactive, Conversation, and Discussion) will be 50 minutes.
  • Hands-On Workshops (Demonstration, Interactive, Hands-On with materials and creation time, conversation, and discussion) will be either 60 or 120 minutes. 

Present In Person


IAEA Virtual Conference Saturday, Nov. 13th (full day)

For the virtual conference event, we welcome informative lecture and demonstration-based sessions that translate well online, with room for audience involvement.

 Presentation Formats

All virtual sessions will be 50 minutes in length. You can elect to present live or mock-live.

  • Live – 35 minutes of live content by the presenter, followed by 15 minutes of q&a and discussion format. (Examples: carousels, lesson shares, or direct audience involvement).
  • Mock-live 35 minutes of pre-recorded content played by the presenter, followed by 15 minutes of q&a and discussion format. 

Present Virtually

The deadline for In-Person and Virtual Conference Proposals is Thursday, July 15, 2021.  

Info from last year . . .

IAEA members who registered for the 2020 virtual conference continue to enjoy session access. Watch on your laptop or mobile device!

Log in with the email you used to sign up for the conference to access the materials provided by presenters.

●  Download the conference app on Google Play

●  Download the conference app on Apple iOS

●  Computer/web access to the app 

Couldn’t attend IAEA’s 2020 Virtual Conference? No problem! You can access all recorded sessions at your convenience NOW!

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Conference Frequently Asked Questions: 

What does my conference registration include?

Your paid registration for IAEA’s 2020 Virtual Conference includes access to the digital conference platform where you can view conference presentations on November 6th – 7th 2020, and for 30 days after the conclusion of the conference. Additionally, IAEA is partnering with the Michigan Art Association! IAEA members who register for our conference will get bonus access to select MAEA content.

How long will I be able to access the conference sessions?

IAEA Members who register for the virtual conference have access to IAEA presentations and recorded MAEA (Michigan Art Education Association) presentations. Access to MAEA’s conference sessions will be available after the conclusion of the November 14-15th MAEA virtual conference. All registered attendees will have access to recorded IAEA presentations and materials in Socio for 30 days and IAEA Members will continue to enjoy access for the duration of their membership period, or until, July 2021, whichever occurs first.

My school district will be registering me online, what information do they need to do so?

If your district or school is registering and/or paying for your conference registration, make sure YOUR name is included in the registration information so you will be included in the records.

Please make sure that the person that will be registering you has all your pertinent information such as email address, Illinois Educator Identification Number (IEIN), etc.

What if I’m not a licensed Illinois teacher, but I still need a certificate of completion for my employer? 

No problem! Simply enter “no IEIN” in the IEIN field on the registration field and send a follow-up email to [email protected]

Do you accept checks as a form of payment?

Please select the ‘CHECK’ option when finalizing your online conference registration. Be aware that your online conference registration will NOT be confirmed until your check has been received. If a check is not received within 14 days of registration submission, your registration will be canceled. Checks can be made payable to IAEA and sent to Melissa Righter, IAEA Conference Registrar, 1321 Morningstar Ct., Naperville, IL 60564

Payment for the conference must be received prior to November 6th, 2020 to ensure participants receive their login information to the digital conference platform.

Do you accept Purchase Orders (PO) as a form of payment?

IAEA does not accept Purchase Orders as a form of payment.

How do I cancel my conference registration?

To cancel your conference registration, you must submit your request in writing (ie. email) to the Conference Registrar, Melissa Righter by October 31st, 2020. A $35 cancellation fee will be applied to your refund. Allow 4-6 weeks after the conference to receive an authorized refund. 

After October 31, 2020, no refunds will be processed, however you can authorize in writing (ie. email) to have a colleague attend in your place. 

VIRTUAL FAQ

How does a virtual conference work?

The IAEA virtual conference will take place online on November 6th – 7th 2020. IAEA is using Socio as an online platform to deliver this year’s conference content. Beginning November 6th you can access conference sessions on your computer, tablet, or even smartphone. Conference presenters will share content in a variety of ways. Some sessions, like Super Sessions, will be live. General sessions may be live, mock live, or pre-recorded. The great thing about attending a virtual conference? You can do so from the comfort of your own home and then revisit content as much as you like.

Following the conference, recorded sessions will be made available via the same virtual platform as soon as possible. All recorded sessions will be accessible within 2 weeks of the end of the conference. All registered attendees will have access to recorded IAEA presentations and materials in Socio for at least 30 days (until January 1, 2021) and IAEA Members will continue to enjoy access for the duration of their membership period, or until, July 2021, whichever occurs first.

What if I can’t attend the conference during the actual conference dates?

All registered attendees will have access to conference presentations during the conference weekend, November 6th – 7th 2020. All registered attendees will have access to recorded IAEA presentations and materials in Socio for at least 30 days (until January 1, 2021) and IAEA Members will continue to enjoy access for the duration of their membership period, or until, July 2021, whichever occurs first.

How do I get professional development credit?

We are happy that you are relying on IAEA for your professional development needs! This year’s virtual conference provides up to 12.5 professional development hours. ISBE requires that we record your total time attending this professional development event, so we will be tracking the participation of registered conference attendees who request PD credit in Zoom for each of the following periods of time:

  • Friday, November 6th, 2020, Early Bird Professional Development Hours Possible – 7:15-7:45 AM = .5 (30 min)
  • Friday, November 6th 2020, Live Professional Development Hours Possible – 8:00AM-5:00PM = 5.0
  • Friday, November 6th, 2020, After Hours Professional Development Hours Possible – 5:30 PM-6:15 PM = .75 (45 min)

Total Professional Development Hours if you attend all of Friday, November 6th, 2020 = 6.25 PDH

  • Saturday, November 7th, 2020, Early Bird  Professional Development Hours Possible – 7:15-7:45 AM = .5 (30 min)
  • Saturday, November 7th, 2020, Live Professional Development Hours Possible – 8:00 AM-4:00 PM = 4.25 (4 hours and 15 minutes)
  • Saturday, November 7th, 2020, After Hours Professional Development Hours Possible – 4:30 PM-6:00 PM = 1.5 (90min)

Total Professional Development Hours if you attend all of Saturday, November 7th, 2020 = 6.25  PDH

Can I still receive professional development credit if I can’t attend the live event?

Registered attendees who cannot attend Friday’s event in person will have a limited opportunity to view select Conference Spotlight Sessions for PD credit. This exclusive benefit is limited to Friday’s programming and will be made available approximately 2 weeks following the conclusion of the conference.

Do I need a Zoom Account to attend the conference?

For the best conference experience, you will need to create a Zoom account. If you do not have a Zoom account already create one prior to the conference. After you register for the IAEA Virtual Conference, registration confirmation and communication will be sent to your provided email address. This email will be connected to your virtual conference access. We recommend you use the same name and email connected to your Zoom account.

SOCIOWill I have access to a conference app?

There’s an app for that! IAEA is hosting it’s 2020 virtual conference with Socio. Socio is the platform that we will be using to upload all of the wonderful content for those registered for the conference. Whether you are using the web version or the mobile version of the Socio app, you will be able to:

  • View the conference agenda details digitally
  • Create your own personal conference agenda
  • See who else is attending and make connections
  • Interact via polls, Q&A sessions, event games, social walls, and more!
  • Receive real-time updates and announcements throughout the conference

Shortly before the conference dates, you will be able to use the IAEA Virtual Conference app to:

  • Plan which sessions you want to attend 
  • Jumpstart on networking
  • Receive updates leading up to the event via push notifications rather than emails

To download the conference app on Google Play

To download the conference app on Apple

After the live conference concludes:

  • All registered attendees will have access to recorded IAEA presentations and materials in Socio for at least 30 days (until January 1, 2020).

IAEA Members will continue to enjoy access for the duration of their membership period, or until, July 2021, whichever occurs first.

Questions on registration? Contact Melissa Righter [email protected]

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Congratulations to all of our talented members!

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Have Questions about the Conference?

Contact the following people with questions about the Conference:

Conference Co-Coordinators

Sarah Cress-Ackermann & Ingrid Crepas [email protected]

Conference Proposals

Eryn Blaser, [email protected]

Registration

Ingrid Crepas [email protected]

IAEA Awards

Christopher Grodoski, [email protected]

Student Chapters/ Student Volunteers

Danielle Sheppard, [email protected]

Vendors

Joey Hatch [email protected]

We are excited to begin conversations with vendor partners for the 2021 hybrid conference!

If you have any questions please email Joey Hatch [email protected]

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