2019 IMEC Guest Speakers & Artists
opening general Session
In today’s competitive and often complicated world it takes real solutions, creativity, innovation and courage to accomplish great things. Now, for more than ten years, Jonathan has taken his message of courage, strength and inspiration to more than 1,000 audiences and 1 million people across North America. We are excited to welcome Jonathan Edison to give the opening keynote address at IMEC 2019!
Opening Night &
James Hill & Anne Janelle
The Canadian Folk Music Award-winning ukulele/cello duo have charmed audiences in over 15 countries. In concert, James is “a dazzling performer with a genial, low-key sense of humour” (Edmonton Journal) and Anne brings her “gorgeous voice”(Acoustic Magazine) to songs that are “beautifully written and brilliantly performed” (R2 Magazine). Don’t miss their captivating performances at IMEC 2019!
Wondering what clinicians and directors will be presenting and performing at 2019 IMEC? Want to begin planning your conference experience? Click Here to preview the schedule for the 2019 Illinois Music Education Conference (subject to change).
Making Your Case
Securing time away from school and financial support to attend a conference requires thorough preparation and articulated benefits to your institution, department, colleagues and professional performance. Use these steps and resources to help make your case to attend the Illinois Music Education Conference 2019!
Student & Director Information
Congratulations to all students who were selected for the 2019 ILMEA All-State Student Programs! Click the button below for information and resources to help plan your time in Peoria for All-State in January!
The Peoria Convention and VIsitors Bureau is using an online portal to manage housing reservations. This will provide you with up-to-date and detailed information on availability, amenities, pricing and location for participating accommodations.
If you have any questions or issues with your booking process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
A few downtown Peoria and East Peoria hotels are being held for Conference Staff and All-State Participating Students/Chaperones. They do appear on the list of participating accommodations, but will not be available for your reservation. This has been done to ease the burden of travel on the selected schools and their students. We appreciate your support of these policies and procedures!
Over 250 exhibit booths were sold for the 2018 Illinois Music Education Conference (IMEC). A record for ILMEA, this shows the growth and energy of the music industry! We appreciate all that our annual exhibitors do and cannot wait to welcome new exhibitors into our halls.
**New for 2019: Sponsorship Opportunities**
Be sure to read pages 4-5 of the Exhibitor Prospectus to find the opportunity that is right for you!
Click Here for the IMEC 2019 Decorating & Services Packet
Booth Assignments for Exhibitors with reservations will be emailed 10/11/2018.
Future IMEC Dates
2020 Illinois Music Education Conference January 29 - February 1, 2020