The 2021 conference is being hosted virtually on September 23 & 24, 2021. We are planning an authentic, engaging, and dynamic virtual conference that is as safe as possible. We are excited to bring you this amazing content virtually and FREE of charge to support you, your program, and your students.  Additionally, the Fall Postsecondary Perkins Administrator Meeting will be held on September 22, 2021 from 10:00am —3:00pm as a pre-session to the conference.

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 and the Southern Illinois Professional Development Center.

Suggested Audience:

Includes but is not limited to Postsecondary Perkins Directors/Coordinators, Adult Education Administrators/Coordinators, Deans, Chief Academic Officers, ABE/ASE/ESL Instructors, EFE System Directors, Superintendents, and Principals.

Forum for Excellence Registration:

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