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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:


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!


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.