Excellence in Governance

2017 Fall Conference • Chicago Marriott  Oak Brook
1401 West 22nd Street • Oak Brook, IL 60523 • ​(217) 573-8555

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

8:00 a.m. Registration opens

8:00 - 11:00 a.m. Complementary Pre-Conference Sessions
  • 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Introduction Into Leading Your Chamber presented by Joseph Henning, IOM, ACE, CAE, President & CEO, Aurora Regional Chamber
  •  9:30 - 11:00 a.m. ​Microsoft CIE (Customer Immersion Experience)

11:30 a.m.​ Opening remarks/lunch 

12:15-2:30 p.m.  General Session  Bob Harris, CAE

2:00 - 2:30 p.m. ​ Break

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.  ​Concurrent Sessions
  • Leading Military Veterans to the Front Line of Business 
  • Issue Oriented Advocacy Panel
  • Diversity and Inclusion 

3:30 p.m.   IACCE Board Meeting 

WEDNESDAY EVENING SPECIAL EVENT​

4:30 p.m. Offsite tour of Oak Brook Center

6:00 p.m. ​The Club House dinner and cocktails 

Thursday, November 2, 2017

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.​

8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Illinois Chamber/US Chamber Update

 
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.​
 
10:00 - 10:30 a.m.​ Break 

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.​ Concurrent Sessions
  • ​Executive Contracts
  • How to Develop an Effective Newsletter Strategy
  • Event Planning for Strategic Results
11:30 a.m. Lunch 
 
11:45 - 12:45 p.m. ​ Keynote Mick Fleming President and CEO, ACCE
 
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ​ Concurrent Sessions
  • Session 1
  • Session 2
  • Session 3
2:00 - 2:30 p.m. ​ Break 

2:30 - 3:30 p.m. ​ Concurrent Sessions 
  • Session 1
  • Session 2
  • Session 3
6:00 p.m.   Celebration Dinner 

Friday November 3, 2017

7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Past Chairs Breakfast 
 
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.  Keynote Bob Harris, CAE
11:30 a.m.​ 2018 Fall Conference Announcement  
Passport drawing
Closing remarks

Hotel Information

​Conference hotel: 
Oak Brook Marriott
1401 22nd Street
​Oak Brook, IL

Phone number: 
(630) 573-8555

RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE ON OR BEFORE 5:00 PM, WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 18, 2017

Discounted rate: $129 per night (If you wish to spend the weekend enjoying Oak Brook, the rate holds through the weekend.)

Registration Rates

Early Bird registration ends October 20 - register now!

Early Bird Registration for IACCE Members $ 269.00 
Regular Registration $329.00

Additional Attendee from the same chamber $ 219.00
Regular Registration ~ Additional Attendee from the same chamber $239.00

Not an IACCE member?  Please add $200 to each category - or join now by emailing
Lisa

Celebration Dinner and Awards Ceremony Only ~ $75.00

Please consider applying for a scholarship.  Applications are due September 15, 2017 by close of business.  Email completed applications and supporting documentation to Lisa.

Keynote & Plenary Speakers

Mick Fleming, President
ACCE

Robert C. Harris, CAE
​The NonProfit Center

Thank You
to our Conference Sponsors

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​The temperature is difficult to control in the conference rooms, so it is recommended to dress in layers
to remain comfortable throughout the day.

A huge thank you to the 2017 Fall Conference Committee:  


Conference Chair:
Valentina Tomov
Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development Partnership

Desirée Bennyhoff
Edwardsville|Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce

Kelly Donnelly
Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce

Jeff Griffin
Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce

Howard Meyer
Skokie Chamber of Commerce

Tricia O'Brien
Hoffman Estates Chamber of Commerce & Industry

​Dale Perrin
LZ Area Chamber of Commerce

Mindy Phillips
Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce

Dave Sabathné
Western DuPage Chamber of Commerce