Spring Conference

Special Events
Turning it up to 11

*CIAO Association Luncheon
Monday, March 23, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

The CIAO Association’s Annual Luncheon will take place on Monday, at the IPAI’s Spring Conference. The CIAO Association was founded to help promote and encourage educational training for assessment personnel, to recommend legislation to members of the General Assembly relative to assessment practices, and to provide social functions for members of the association. This luncheon is also the group’s annual business meeting. All are invited to attend.


Monday Night Happy Hour - sponsored by DEVNET
Monday, March 23, 4:30 (or whenever courses let out) - 6:30 pm

All conference attendees are invited to the Monday night happy hour for drinks, appetizers, and networking. Whether you have been in the assessment field for decades, or just a few months, this is a great opportunity to connect with fellow professionals from around Illinois.


*IPAI Recognition Luncheon
Tuesday, March 24, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

This is one of the most celebrated events of the Spring Conference. Attendees will hear an update from IPAI leaders, vendor door prizes will be distributed, and we will present the Marshall Theroux Memorial Award, the highest honor bestowed upon a member of the Illinois assessment community. All are invited to attend.


Tuesday Night Trivia
Tuesday, March 24, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Join IPAI staff after dinner for trivia night! Form teams or play as an individual. Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place! Movies, TV, music, historical events, and a few surprise categories will be covered! Trivia rules and categories have been simplified and shorted from 2019’s first trivia night.


*Destihl Brewery Tour & Dinner
Wednesday, March 25, 5:30 pm

Bloomington/Normal is home to four (soon to be five) craft breweries. We will tour the largest, Desithl Brewery. Participants will board a bus and be transported for a brewery tour, good drink, good food, and a great evening with fellow assessors.


*ticketed event, must purchase through the Student Portal

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