2018 IBEA Convention Registration Open

  • September 30 - October 1, 2018
  • Holiday Inn & Suites Des Moines Northwest
  • Urbandale, Iowa

Promoting Business Education in Iowa

Andrew Thonstad

A Message from your President

Hello Iowa Business Educators!

August already. It feels like school just ended and here we are, preparing to make a difference in our students’ lives again. What are you doing different this year in your classroom? How are you going to make sure you reach all of your students?

We are in full-planning mode for the 2018 IBEA Conference, Putting the Pieces Together. Being part of the planning process, I am excited about the learning opportunities this year. The conference will include sessions covering project management, project-based learning, and using technology in the business classroom, just to name a few. There will also be two different keynote sessions, one on Sunday and the other on Monday.

As I have shared with you all in the past, as a department of one, I learn so much from hearing what other business teachers are doing in their classrooms. This year there will be “EdCamp” style sessions in many different business education categories, where you can share what you are doing in your classroom and learn what others are doing in their classrooms. You can register for the 2018 IBEA Conference here.

My year as IBEA President will also be coming to a close at the conference. Trish Hopper, an instructor from Southeastern Community College, is the President-Elect. With any organization, there are many roles to fill. If you are interested in becoming more involved with IBEA, please reach out to an Executive Board Member before or at the conference.

Keep up the awesome work you do.

Keep making a difference in the lives of your students.

Keep promoting your great business programs.

Keep finding ways to Discover New Possibilities!

Andrew Thonstad| IBEA President