Beginning Teacher Conference

The Illinois New Teacher Collaborative invites beginning teachers (all grade levels and content areas) who have just completed their first year of teaching in Illinois to the INTC Beginning Teacher Conference Y2: Moving Beyond Survival.

Registration is now closed.

Who: Illinois teachers (all grade levels and content areas) completing their first year of full-time teaching

What: A two-day conference with speakers, breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and more.


June 29, 2016 
11:30 Conference Check-in
12:00 Lunch
12:45 - 5:00 Conference Sessions
5:30 - 6:30 Reception

June 30, 2016
8:00 Conference Check-in and Breakfast
9:00 - 2:15 Conference Sessions

Where: I Hotel and Conference Center, 1900 South First Street, Champaign, IL 61820

Why: This conference gives new teachers an opportunity to:

  • Reflect on and share the past year’s teaching experience
  • Network with other new teachers from around the state
  • Gain valuable teaching tools and ideas to use in their classroom next year
  • Hear the motivational speaker
  • Volunteer to share their own practice in the innovative Un-Conference: U-Teach session

Registration fee is $75. Registration opens April 1, 2016. The conference includes one night's stay at the I Hotel or another nearby facility should the room block fill up (a $130 value), one breakfast, two lunches, a reception, and a chance at winning several door prizes, including an iPad mini. You must pay your registration fee at the time you submit your information for the conference. Incomplete entries without payment will be deleted.

Attendees are responsible for the cost of their own transportation and any additional personal expenses incurred.

Professional Development Hours will also be available.

This is a low-cost conference thanks to the generous sponsorship of the State Farm Companies Foundation and the College of Education at Illinois.

Cancellation Policy

In the event that you need to cancel your participation at the BTC, contact or call 217-300-3130. To receive a 100% refund, notification must be received by 6/15/16. Refunds will not be honored after that date.

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Powerpoints and any handouts provided by presenters will be available here as they are collected.

Breakout Sessions

Looking for a list of the breakout sessions for the conference? Prepare with this preview.


INTC would like to thank the State Farm Companies Foundation and the Meemic Foundation for this year’s support of the Beginning Teacher Conference.

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