Due to terrible weather, Dr. Ray’s flight has been delayed. Our current plan is to adjust the schedule such that Mary Ellen will give the first talk, Canon Talarico the second and then Dr. Ray will give the last two.


Thursday, July 18, 2019
12:00pm to 6:00pm

Friday, July 19, 2019
9:30am to 2:30pm


Bobak’s Signature Events
and Conference Center
6440 Double Eagle Drive
Woodridge, IL 60517


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Used Book Sale

There will be a used book sale at our conference.  If you are interested in participating in the used book sale, please contact Katherine Mazzolini at lollypopkid604@yahoo.com.

Admission and Parking

Admission is completely FREE, and there is no need to preregister! Donations are greatly appreciated. (If you would like to make a donation, you can do so now using a credit card. At the conference, we will only be able to accept cash or check.) Parking is plentiful and free.

Suggested Donation

We suggest a donation of:
$20 per person or
$30 per family.

Should I Bring My Children?

While children are allowed, the conference is not really designed with them in mind, and we do encourage parents to find childcare options if possible. The conference is like a professional development day for teachers.

Expected Attendance

Last year, about 300 people attended the conference. We expect a similar number this year—perhaps a few more.

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Goody Bag

Goody Bags will be available for attendees while supplies last. The bags will contain a wealth of literature from a variety of organizations, and will be available at the registration table.