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2017 Nonpublic Conference: Transforming Theory into Practice


  • Hilton Chicago/Oak Lawn 9333 South Cicero Avenue Oak Lawn, IL, 60453 United States (map)

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton for a special conference rate of $132. Rooms can be reserved by calling 708-425-7800 and requesting a room under the "Proficio" block, or by clicking below:

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8

We are excited to announce that Wednesday's Keynote will be Dr. Howie Knoff. Dr. Knoff is a top international expert on school discipline, classroom management, student self-management, and interventions with behaviorally challenging students. Dr. Knoff is widely respected for his research and writing on school improvement and organizational change and has authored or co-authored 18 books. He has worked in every state in the country. Come listen to the Director of Project Achieve discuss methods for increasing student achievement!

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9

We are also excited to announce that Thursday will feature a panel on best practices in transition and employment for students with disabilities. It will focus on preparing students for adulthood. Join us and our sponsors, Whitted + Takiff Law, for a panel discussion with the Illinois Department of Human Services, and the following professionals: Deb Russell, David Kearon, Sue Walter, Patrick McGreevy.