Governor Bruce Rauner
Chair Dr. Lazaro Lopez
Executive Director Dr. Karen Hunter Anderson

Illinois Community College Board

The Forum for Excellence is Illinois’ premier professional development event. The conference highlights the continuing partnership of Career, Technical and Adult Education in Illinois. The Forum is sponsored by the Illinois Community College Board, and hosted by the Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support, the Southern Illinois Professional Development Center, and the Central Illinois Adult Education Service Center.

The 2018 Forum for Excellence will be held September 25 and 26 at the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. A Perkins Administrator pre-conference session will be held from 1p.m.-4p.m. on September 24. Attendees may still submit a request for presentation.

Register Here

Request for Presentations

Topic areas for the 2018 Forum for Excellence include: 

  • Data, Accountability, and Assessment
  • Support/Wrap-around Services
  • Instructional Strategies
  • Partnerships


Forum 2017: You can find the schedule and active links to the presentations and materials here.