The 2023 Sharing A Vision Conference will be held on October 4–6, 2023 at the Embassy Suites in East Peoria, IL! Check the website often for the most up-to-date information.

Registration is now open! Click here to register.

Sharing A Vision Biennial Conference

Connecting, Including, Inspiring

This exceptional conference is planned to meet the needs of early childhood professionals and families in the state and is coordinated by the Illinois Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children, in collaboration with the Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Department of Human Services.

General Session Speakers

Dr. Julie Causton

A bestselling author, inspiring speaker, and inclusion advocate, Dr. Julie Causton began her career as an educator and then 14 years as a tenured professor at Syracuse University. In 2012 she founded Inclusive Schooling, a premiere company solely devoted to delivering professional development which transforms schools and lives. She has spent the past 25 years nearly obsessed with discovering innovative practices and teaching others about inclusive education through her wildly engaging presentations.

Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak

A highly sought-after speaker, accomplished author, and educators’ educator. Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak began her career as an early interventionist and then spent 16 years as a tenured professor at Kent State University. Since 2013 she has followed her true passion for designing and delivering transformative professional development. As a result, she has accumulated over 50,000 hours of helping educators and leaders work from a place of compassion, hope, and love in locations from Cincinnati to Singapore.


Important Dates!


Early Bird Registration Closes


Conference Begins!
The 2023 Sharing A Vision biennial conference runs from October 4–6!