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2022 Convention

        ITBE 47th Annual Convention        

Pulling Together: Embracing Multicultural Learners with Support, 
Strategies, and Skills for Challenging Times

February 25-26, 2022

 Sheraton Lisle Naperville Hotel
3000 Warrenville Road, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Book by February 17th to get your discounted hotel room.




Stay safe with our Covid Protocol

ITBE will follow Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and CDC guidelines at the time of the convention. In addition, ITBE will implement the following measures:
  • Masks are to be worn at all times, except while eating in the dining room.
  • No drinking or eating will be allowed in breakout presentation rooms.
  • Lunch will be served to avoid gathering around buffet tables.
  • Dining room space will be expanded to allow for fewer chairs per table and social distancing.
  • Exhibitors will be in the hallways and open areas.
By registering for and participating in the Annual Convention, you agree to the following waiver of release and liability. 
See the Full Waiver and Release of Liability


We are pleased to invite you to our 47th Annual Convention, “Pulling Together: Embracing Multicultural Learners with Support, Strategies, and Skills for Challenging Times”. As we think about the educational implications left by the pandemic, there is an increased need for practical strategies in using technology, practicing equity and wellness in order to meet the needs of all learners, in particular those or multilingual learners.

Please join our ITBE community for two days of in-person learning, sharing and engaging in meaningful discussions about what we are most passionate about: embracing English learners from all corners with support, strategies and skills in this very challenging learning environment.

We are very excited to announce the 2022 Convention speakers, with our kick-off on Friday Morning with Keynote Speaker CEO of Chicago Public Schools, Pedro Martinez. In the afternoon, Plenary Speaker Dr. Stephen Krashen will join us virtually with a pre-recorded video presentation. Saturday morning's Keynote Speaker is Debbie Sternecky, LSW, MSW, MSEd - Child psychotherapist and in the afternoon Plenary Speaker Carly SpinaEducation Specialist at Illinois Resource Center (IRC), will also join us virtually with a pre-recorded video presentation

This event will allow you to:
  • Be inspired by a great lineup of keynotes, plenary, featured and general speakers. 
  • Choose from 40+ in-person sessions.
  • Visit and interact with Exhibitor booths to see the latest in programs, publishing, services and educational tools.
  • Connect and network with colleagues and like-minded professionals.
  • Renew, recharge and restart with a new mindset.

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