Thank you for your willingness to present at the 14th Annual Illinois Statewide Transition Conference being held at The Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca, Illinois on October 25 & 26, 2018. Please review the following list of things needed prior to the conference:

Presenter Registration:  Presenters are required to register online at:   Select “Presenter” as your registration type and follow additional prompts. On the day of your presentation your registration fee will be waived and conference meals are complimentary.  As a presenter, you can attend the two-day conference at a reduced registration fee of $75.00. You will need to register and select all the sessions you wish to attend.  To confirm your presentation itinerary schedule, see the schedule of events at:

Technology: As a reminder, presenters will be required to bring their own laptop.

Presenter Handouts:  Presenters’ handouts including PowerPoint presentations and any materials are due by September 21st or sooner if possible.  All session materials should be emailed to

Presentation Guidelines: 

Presentation  timeframe: Breakout sessions are scheduled for 60 minutes. Your presentation should run the entire hour to support continuing education requirements.

Content & Disclosures: You are required to provide written disclosure of relevant financial relationships to the audience at the start of your session. As a reference in the Call for Proposal all presentation content must avoid any biases and must not be designed to sell a product to participants. Content provided during sessions should be applicable in different settings and include strategies that can be replicated.

Accessibility:  We strongly encourage all documents and Power Points to be put in accessible format (large print, electronic format, recorded audio, color contrast, and braille, etc.). You will be notified of all participants’ request for accessible formats by September 21st.  For more information on making materials accessible see the following:

Breakout Participants:  You will be notified of the number registered for your session and their demographics by September 21st.

Website:  Your biography, if provided, is visible on the registration website.  Please review your information here  If you have changes or corrections to your information email

Hotel Reservations:   A room block has been secured for the evenings of Wednesday October 24 and Thursday October 25, 2018:
The Westin Chicago Northwest (deadline for block is September 22)
400 Park Boulevard
Itasca, Illinois 60143
Phone: 630-773-4000 • Hotel Reservations: 888-627-8510
Room rate is $139 single/double/triple
Reservations can be made by clicking here:

Cancellation:  If for any reason you are unable to present consider identifying an alternate presenter and notify us as soon as possible email:

Questions should be emailed to