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.

Target Audience:

Postsecondary and Secondary Administrators (including but not limited to: EFE System Directors, Superintendents, Principals, Postsecondary Perkins Directors/Coordinators, Adult Education Administrators/Coordinators, Deans, Chief Academic Officers, ABE/ASE/ESL Instructors, etc.)

2021 Forum for Excellence Event Information:


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Date and Location:

  • September 23 & 24, 2021
  • In-Person with Virtual Options: Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center 

Request for Presentations:

  • Topic Areas 
    • Assessment
    • Career Pathway Development
    • Employer Engagement
    • Equity and Success
    • Instructional Strategies 
    • Partnerships
    • Support Services

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