JB Pritzker, Governor, State of Illinois

11th Annual Illinois Education and Career Success Network Conference


February 29, 2024 | 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, Illinois

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2024 Success Network Conference

Illinois Success Network Conference: Awareness to Action

Please join us at the 11th annual Illinois Education and Career Success Network Conference, Awareness to Action: Promoting Equity in Education and Careers, on February 29. This one-day conference is an engaging learning opportunity designed for leaders from secondary and postsecondary education, local and state government, community-based organizations, policy advocates, grantmakers, employers, and other stakeholders interested in increasing equitable postsecondary attainment in Illinois. The conference admission fee is $50. Learn more about the conference and view the agenda on the registration site. Register today!

Keynote Speaker: Kenyatta Lovett, PhD

Kenyatta Lovett, PhD serves as principal of postsecondary attainment at the Education Strategy Group, leading strategies to set goals and improve attainment, noncredit-to-credit strategies, adult attainment, and credit mobility. Kenyatta serves on national advisory boards to advance the growth of credential-to-career strategies and regional collaboration to improve economic mobility. He is an adjunct professor at Tennessee State University and Lipscomb University.

Visit the registration site to learn more about Kenyatta Lovett, PhD and to register for the conference.

ISAC Sessions

Please plan to join us for one or more of the following sessions being presented by Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) staff members.

    • Supporting First-Generation Students from High School to College Completion
      10:25 – 11:20 a.m.

      ISAC Presenters
      Abel Montoya, Director of Outreach Operations
      Viviana Flores, Region Corps Coordinator

    • FAFSA Simplification
      10:25 – 11:20 a.m.

      ISAC Presenter
      Tommy Semanic, Professional Development Specialist

  • Beyond Cognitive Skills: Preparation Through the Illinois PaCE Framework
    11:30 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.

    ISAC Presenter
    Ana Moya, Professional Development Specialist

Professional Development Hours and Continuing Education Credits

ISAC will provide professional development hours for ISBE educator licensure or continuing education credits through the Illinois Department of Financial Regulations. Completion of the evaluation survey at the conclusion of the conference is required to earn PD hours or CE credits.

Please direct questions to Sam Nelson (Sam.Nelson@illinois.gov) or Ana Moya (Ana.Moya@illinois.gov).

The Illinois Education and Career Success Network (formerly the Illinois 60 by 2025 Network) is a growing network of communities in Illinois that are committed to advancing equitable postsecondary attainment. The Network was launched and is organized by: Advance Illinois, Education Systems Center at Northern Illinois University (EdSystems), and the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC).

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