Celebrating our tenth anniversary, join us to be equipped and inspired
to advance equitable postsecondary attainment across Illinois.

The 2023 conference of the Illinois Education and Career Success Network, themed Accelerating Equitable Success, will deliver an array of high-quality content and interactive, hands-on opportunities centered on advancing equitable postsecondary attainment. Join us in person as we celebrate our tenth anniversary as a Network, honoring the work our Leadership Communities have accomplished this past decade and looking toward a shared vision for the future.

  • Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
  • Location: Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, Illinois
  • Cost: $35 per attendee, includes conference materials, breakfast, and lunch
  • Professional development hours available
Preliminary Agenda
8:00 — 9:00

Check in to the conference, enjoy breakfast, and network

9:00 — 10:15

Welcome and the keynote address

10:25 — 11:20

Choose from these sessions:

  • Promising Practices in Dual Credit Implementation
  • Exploring Access and Equity in Work-Based Learning
  • College Ready by Design: Policies and Practices for Increasing the Transition from High School to Higher Education
  • Illinois Articulation Agreement and Pathways: How Major Courses Can Be Targeted for Dual Credit
  • Learnings from the Early Childhood Access Consortium for Equity
11:30 — 12:25

Choose from these sessions:

  • Strategies to Identify and Address Equity Challenges in Implementing College and Career Pathways
  • Implementation and Data Reporting for the Postsecondary and Career Expectations Framework and College and Career Readiness Indicator
  • Beyond the Pandemic: Learning Renewal and More Initiatives Supporting Our Students
  • State Policy Updates & Opportunities for Accelerating Success
  • Investing in Aspiring Teachers of Color: Voices of Minority Teachers of Illinois Scholarship Recipients and What's Next for Advocacy
12:35 — 2:00

Recognition of our Leadership Communities and the Success Network's first decade of collective action

2:15 — 3:10

Interactive workshops for peer learning on the day's topics

3:20 — 4:30

A conversation with state education and workforce leaders

10th Anniversary Cocktail Celebration

Conference attendees are invited to join us for a special cocktail reception in honor of our tenth anniversary on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at 5 p.m. at the Hilton Chicago/Oak Lawn. Hors d’oeuvres will be served. Reservations are required; there is no additional cost for conference attendees.

Hotel Room Block

Limited hotel rooms are available at the Hilton Chicago/Oak Lawn. The group code is ESCNIU. We encourage you to reserve your room today to secure the discounted rate.