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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
The deadline for reserving your room has passed. If you need any assistance or have a question about your accommodations, please contact Diane Covington at 217-321-2302.

Schedule of events for the IEA RA
Download the agenda

Open Hearings
Thursday, March 30, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Download list of open hearings

Professional Development Sessions
Thursday, March 30, 2017 – 11:05 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Download list of sessions

Proposed Bylaw Changes
Four amendments to the IEA bylaws have been proposed for consideration at the 2017 IEA-RA at the Sheraton Grand Chicago on March 30-April 1. For more information and the exact language being proposed, please see the Proposed Bylaw Amendments on the Members Only website. You may also view the current copy of the IEA Bylaws, Resolutions and New Business.

Maximize your IEA RA experience with the Hangout on the My IEA app.
Let’s say you just had an epiphany during a Professional Development session, and you want to share it with other delegates.  The My IEA app has a feature that lets you upload pictures and post short messages, “like” other post and comment on what other delegates are doing!
Download the My IEA app

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.