Category: ILACADA Events

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Are you interested in upcoming ILACADA, Chicago Area Advisor Network (CAAN), and Region V events? Want to help UARC coordinate UIC advisors’ involvement in our local, statewide, and regional advising network?

As you probably know ILACADA’s Annual Conference is coming up in a few weeks on May 20th and is being held at Illinois State University! UIC has been privileged to have two of our own advisors continue serving in leadership roles at ILACADA – Stuart Robinson of LAS and Eliza Callahan of the Honors College. The Undergraduate Advising Resource Center, in partnership with Eliza and Stuart, have been thinking about increasing UIC’s participation in our local, statewide, and regional advising organizations and we would love your help!

For this year, if you’re planning on attending ILACADA on May 20th or want to attend but transportation is holding you back, UARC will be coordinating and funding transportation early in the morning to get to Illinois State and we’ll get you back the same day!

But even if this year’s conference isn’t a possibility for you, we’re thinking long term about UIC’s involvement in our local, state, regional, and national advising organizations. ILACADA is a great opportunity for advisors to connect with our colleagues across the state and we are excited that over the next year and a half there will be three events that we can take advantage of to learn from our colleagues but also to present our own excellent work!

Chicago Area Advisor Network (CAAN) will be holding a December 2016 event locally here in Chicago;

NACADA Region V Conference will be held in Rosemont on  March 15 – 17, 2017;

ILACADA Fall 2017 Drive-In Event will be held in September 2017

If you’re interested in participating in a group that will work together with our advising corps across campus so that we can take advantage of what is happening in our organizations, please reach out to Joey ( by May 31st so that planning can begin.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: ILACADA 2016 Conference is being held May 20th at Illinois State University – registration now open!

The 2016 ILACADA Conference is one month away on May 20th and will be held at the Bone Student Center at Illinois State University. This year’s conference theme is Celebrating FIVE Years of Progress: Fostering and Inspiring a Vision for Education.

The conference gives you a chance to connect with more than 300 advising colleagues from across the state of Illinois to share innovative ideas to support student success and continue to develop your own advising practice.

The keynote speaker is Dr. Karen Myers from St. Louis University. Dr. Myers is an Associate Professor and Director of the Higher Education Administration graduate program at St. Louis University. She is also the Director of The Ability Institute, home of the award-winning international disability education project, Allies for Inclusion: The Ability Exhibit and the Ability Ally Initiative. You can view Dr. Myers’ full bio here.

The conference registration including ILACADA membership is $90.00.

You can register online at the ILACADA Conference web page.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: ILACADA Call for Proposals for 2016 ILACADA Conference – proposal call open until March 1st!

Make plans to join us at the Bone Center at Illinois State University for the 2016 ILACADA Conference: Fostering and Inspiring a Vision for Education. Connect with more than 300 advising colleagues from across the state of Illinois to share innovative ideas to support student success and continue to develop your own advising practice.

The combined cost of registration and ILACADA membership is $100.00 which includes appetizers at the Networking Social, continental breakfast, lunch, conference fee, materials, and membership in ILACADA.
Proposals are now being accepted for the 5th annual Illinois Academic Advising Association (ILACADA) conference on Friday, May 20 at Illinois State University. The theme of the conference is Fostering and Inspiring a Vision for Education. Submissions will be open until March 1, 2016. Proposals can be submitted online here:

Conference registration will be available beginning March 14, 2016.
*Need some financial assistance to attend ILACADA? Is it keeping you from submitting a proposal? Contact UARC for more information on the Provost’s Advising Professional Development Grant (

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – ILACADA Professional Development Grant applications due this Friday August 7th!

The Illinois Academic Advising Association (ILACADA) is proud to support professional development activities on college campuses throughout the state through professional development grants. Grant applicants must be members of ILACADA and the application needs to include the promotion of ILACADA membership as a goal. Grant dollars cannot be used to support the grant applicant?s attendance at a conference or travel to a conference.

The application must include the following and will be submitted in a word document format including the contact information for the applicant:

-Brief description of the program including a statement how it relates to advising and how it will benefit participants.
-Resources that will be used.
-Person or persons taking responsibility for planning the event.
-Description of event
-Materials being used
-Timeline including date of the event or events.
-Budget and other sources of support

Application Deadline is August 7, 2015. The application materials can be found here:

For questions, please contact ILACADA –

ILACADA 2015 Conference (5/22) at UIUC

If you have not already registered, there is still time to consider attending the 4th Annual ILACADA Annual Conference at the iHotel on May 21/22.

This year’s years highlights include:

  • NACADA sponsored Scholarly Writing Workshop, May 21, 3-5 PM facilitated by Dr. Wendy Troxel
  • The traditional pre-conference social to be held at the iHotel with complimentary appetizers, fun, games, photo booth, and cash bar.
  • Conference kicks off with an early morning yoga session with Mia Garcia-Hill, certified yoga instructor.
  • Amazing breakfast buffet
  • Lunchtime keynote with Blane Harding!
  • 22 Concurrent Sessions
  • Cool T Shirts! Order online
  • GREAT door prizes!

All information about the conference can be found at