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IEA Representative Assembly 2017

March 30 – April 1, 2017
Sheraton Grand Chicago
301 East North Water Street
Chicago, IL

The 163rd Illinois Education Association Representative Assembly (RA) will convene on March 30, 2017. The debates and decisions made by the assembled delegates will set the direction of IEA for the coming year. Learn more about the IEA RA in this informative video.

Sheraton Grand Hotel Accommodations

Make Hotel Reservation Online

Or, you may call the Sheraton Grand reservation system directly at 888-627-7106 and ask for the “Illinois Education Association” room block. At the time of booking, you will be asked to pay for your first night’s room and tax with a credit card (your credit card will be charged immediately). You may cancel your hotel reservation up to 72 hours prior to arrival for a full refund.

All rooms, with the exception of suites, are $179 per night, plus 17.4% hotel tax, for a nightly rate of $210.15.

The deadline for reserving your room is 11:59pm on Saturday, March 4, 201

Professional Development Session presenters needed

We are seeking members who would like to present one-hour professional development sessions at 11:05 am on Thursday, March 30 at the IEA RA. If you or a member you know is interested in submitting an RFP, please have them complete the RFP and return to Diane Covington (Diane.Covington@ieanea.org) no later than February 24, 2017.

We always get questions about parking, so here’s the scoop: Self-parking at the Sheraton Grand Chicago is being offered at $27.50 per day (one-half the going rate) for delegates who are registered hotel guests. Self-park for daily commuters for between 6-12 hours costs $19.


  • Amtrak offers a 15% senior discount for ages 62 and up.
  • Amtrak offers a 10% discount off the best available rail fare to Chicago, IL between March 25, 2017 – April 4, 2017. To book your reservation call Amtrak at 1 (800) 872-7245 or contact your local travel agent. Conventions cannot be booked via Internet. Please be sure to refer to Convention Fare Code X02E-965 when making your reservation. This offer is not valid on the Auto Train and Acela Service. Fare is valid on Amtrak Regional for all departures seven days a week, except for holiday blackouts. Offer valid with Sleepers, Business Class or First Class seats with payment of the full applicable accommodation charges.