Press Release

WHO: Dr. Jill Biden will speak to more than 1,200 Illinois Education Association (IEA) members at the annual IEA Representative Assembly (RA), the largest gathering of educators in the state.

WHERE: IEA RA 2020  (Hyatt Regency O’Hare -9300 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Rosemont, IL 60018)

WHEN: Fri., March 6, 2020 at 11 a.m.

NOTE: All media interested in attending the IEA RA to cover the presidential campaign will need to contact IEA Media Relations Director Bridget Shanahan at to request IEA RA media credentials.

The IEA RA is the highest policymaking body of the IEA and largest gathering of educators in the state of Illinois. More than 1,200 educators travel from across the state to attend the three day convening.


The 135,000 member Illinois Education Association (IEA-NEA) is the state’s largest education employee’s organization. IEA represents preK-12 teachers outside of the city of Chicago and education support staff, higher education faculty, retired education employees and students preparing to become teachers, statewide.