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ICEC 2024 Fall Convention November 14-16, 2024 Logo

The 75th Annual ICEC Fall Convention will be held November 14-16, 2024 at the Chicago Marriott Naperville. Look out for more details coming soon. We look forward to seeing you there.

ICEC 75th Anniversary Leadership Series Monthly Lineup Logo

We will celebrate ICEC's 75th Anniversary in 2024. We have much to celebrate and look forward to in the next 75 years. Your many contributions as a CEC/ICEC member, presenter, ICEC committee member, and more have made this outstanding accomplishment possible. In celebration of the past and with eager anticipation of the future, we unveil the ICEC 75th Anniversary Leadership Celebration Series. See our Celebration Series lineup by clicking the link below. Virtual presentations on Zoom will take place on the 15th day of every.

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CEC 2024 Convention & Expo March 13-16, 2024 in San Antonio, TX.... Each year at the CEC Convention & Expo, thousands of special education professionals from around the world come together to learn, share, grow, and connect. With hundreds of sessions on just about every topic in the field, the CEC Convention & Expo is THE professional development event for special educators to find research, tips, and strategies you can actually apply to supporting students with disabilities and/or gifts and talents.

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ICEC 75th Anniversary Leadership Celebration Series Monthly Lineup

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The Council for Exceptional Children is a professional association of educators dedicated to advancing the success of children with exceptionalities. We accomplish our mission through advocacy, standards, and professional development.

As a state unit, Illinois has over 1,000 members. Become an advocate, engage in professional discussion and learning, participate in webinars for PDHs. Joining CEC automatically gives you membership in the Illinois State Unit. Advocate for students and your profession.


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