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We have over 30 years of experience in planning and hosting local, state and national conferences ranging from 1 day to week-long events. Whether you wish to hold your conference locally or in a more metropolitan area, we have the capability to make your conference experience pleasant and profitable. This service partners with organizations to provide the following services: planning needs assessment, facility and faculty coordination, instructional support, publicity, participant registration, and much more.

For more information, please contact Missy Meiners,, 217-581-5114.

Upcoming Conferences


Black Educational Advocacy Coalition (BEAC) Equity Conference:

Districts Leading with Equity, May 19-20, 2022

Crowne Plaza, Springfield Illinois Convention Center
Sponsored by McGraw Hill, Illinois Principals Association, Veregy, and Lions Club International Foundation. 
Thursday, 5/19/22, 6:00 – 9:00 pm -
Meet and Greet with hors d'oeuvres and live entertainment by Press Play. Cash Bar available.
        Registration will be open on 5/19/22, 4:30-8:30 pm.
Friday, 5/20/2022, 8:45 am - 3:00 pm -
Featuring keynote speaker Dr. Anthony Muhammad, author and international thought leader. 
Registration will be open 7:30 am on 5/20/22
BEAC Equity Conference Schedule:
Continental Breakfast
8:45 – Welcome and Opening
9:00 – Dr. Anthony Muhammad (include a link?)
10:00 – Breakout Sessions
11:00 – Breakout Sessions
12:00 – Networking and Lunch Buffet
1:00 – Equity Panel Discussion
2:30 – Closing Speaker
Schedule subject to change without notice.

Click here for more information and to register online for the 2022 BEAC Equity Conference.

If you need to register and pay with a check, click here for a registration form and directions. 
Click here for group registration form and directions.
Hotel reservations can be made at the Crowne Plaza, Springfield Illinois.
Use group code B9E to reserve your room for the Equity Conference.
Wearing of masks will be strongly encouraged during the 2022 BEAC Equity Conference. 
Please note, by registering for the 2022 BEAC Equity Conference, you are providing consent to BEAC to use your photo in print, video, and electronic forms for marketing efforts.


Illinois Municipal Treasurers Association (IMTA) Annual Treasurer's Conference: June 26-28, 2022

Crowne Plaza, Springfield Illinois Convention Center 

View the Schedule at a Glance.

IMTA Conference Registration is OPEN!!! Click here to register online. 

If you need to pay by check, click here for a registration form you can mail with your check. 

Make your hotel reservation at the Crowne Plaza, Springfield through this link for IMTA


Municipal Clerks of Illinois Institue and Academy: October 9-14, 2022

Doubletree Hotel, Bloomington, IL

Save the Date: Institute 10/9/22-10/14/22 & Academy 10/11/22-10/14/22

More Information Coming Soon!


Previous Conferences

Action Based Learning: Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 3:00-6:00 pm and Thursday, April 14, 2022, 9:00 am - noon

Area school teachers and EIU pre-service education students are invited to this active training full of strategies to engage students. Participants will learn how to pair purposeful, intentional movement with academics. Join us for one of these informative, time efficient, teacher friendly, and most of all FUN training sessions.  

For more information about Action Based Learning, visit their website


Illinois Municipal Treasurers Association (IMTA) Institute and Advanced Seminar: November 14 - 18, 2021

IMTA Institute provides Treasurers, Finance Officers, CPA's and Support Staff with an intensive training program for candidates seeking IMTA certification or other financial certifications. All sessions will be held Bloomington, Illinois at the Doubletree Hotel. Classes, meals and accommodations are all located in the same facility.


Municipal Clerks of Illinois Institute and Academy: October 10-15, 2021

The Institute was held October 10-15, 2021 and the Academy was held October 13-15, 2021, both held in Bloomington, Illinois at the Doubletree Hotel.

Handouts & Presentations from the 2021 MCI Institute and Academy:

Budgeting-Labor Budgeting-MythBusters Budgeting-Overview Ethics
FOIA/OMA MCI Membership New Laws Conflicts and Trends Parliamentary 101
Parliamentary 102 Parliamentary 103 Poverty


Community College Articulation Conference: September 22, 2021

The 48th Annual Community College Articulation Conference was held at Eastern Illinois University in both face-to-face and virtual formats.

Click here for the agenda and all presenters' documents/presentations from the CC Articulation Conference .

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Contact Information

School of Extended Learning

600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-5114

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