iCon Registration Ends February 2, 2018

posted Feb 1, 2018, 8:20 AM by Illinois Skycon   [ updated Feb 1, 2018, 8:28 AM ]

Registration for Skyward's 2018 iCon: Passport to the Future ends February 2, 2018! 


To see what's in store, view this preliminary agenda. We've got some great presentations scheduled to fit all interests!

At iCon 2018, Passport to the Future, you will embark on a K-12 journey of discovery. During your travels, you'll discover emerging trends that will assist your district in becoming more future-ready. Whether it's cutting costs, saving time, or simply doing more with the information in front of you, we're here to help you be more effective, day in and day out.

Check out the highlights for the 2018 conference:

Location -- The 2018 Skyward iCon will be held at the beachfront TradeWinds Island Resort in St. Pete Beach, Florida. The TradeWinds Island Resort is a wonderful conference facility that allows conference attendees numerous advantages. Some of these perks include:

  • Close proximity of guest rooms to all conference functions
  • Business Center and internet use
  • Concierge Desk
  • On-site dining
  • Extended networking opportunities with other conference attendees
  • And much more!

Session Selection --
 Attendees will have the ability to choose which sessions they would like to attend in advance with their registration process. This allows us to make sure adequate seating and one-on-one sessions are available for attendees.

Registration Process -- 
To make registration as smooth and easy as possible, online registration allows you to edit information at a later date.

NOTICE: Group rate extended stay options are now unavailable. In addition, room block at the TradeWinds Island Resort is now full. There are rooms available under Skyward 2018 iCon at the Guy Harvey Outpost (a TradeWinds Island Resort property), which is approximately a five-minute walk from the conference hotel. 

Conference Schedule -- 

Wednesday, March 7 ---- 2:15 - 5:45 p.m.
Thursday, March 8 ---- 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday, March 9 ---- 8 - 11:30 a.m. 

Join us for the hospitality event on Wednesday evening from 6 - 7:30 p.m., providing a great opportunity for attendees to connect with Skyward executives and other customers from around the world.

For more information on the conference, visit our iCon website.

Registration ends on February 2, 2018.

iCon Call for Presenters

posted Oct 3, 2017, 6:34 AM by Skycon User Group

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Call for District Presenters now open!

Does your district have limited funds to send you to educational conferences? Submit a Call for Presenters proposal and, if selected, your iCon registration fee will be waived! 

The Call for Presenters is now open, and Skyward invites you to submit a presentation topic on SMS 2.0 or Qmlativ. This year, the theme for iCon is Passport To The Future. Session topics should focus on utilizing tools within Skyward that: 
  • Highlight how attendees can meet emerging trends using the next generation of education technology
  • Discuss automated and customizable workflows to take efficiency to the next level
  • Uncover ways to optimize budgets, reduce costs, and improve accuracy to build a better business office
  • Expand the accessibility of information to students, parents, and teachers
  • Improve outcomes by harnessing the power of data-driven decisions

To submit your proposal, download the call for presenters form.


For more information on the conference, visit our iCon website.

Register before December 15, 2017 and save!

Registration ends on February 2, 2018.

2017 Conference Registration

posted Sep 8, 2017, 2:33 PM by Skycon User Group

Registration is open for the 2017 Skyward User Group Conference at the Peoria Civic Center.  Since the date this year falls on Halloween, we thought we should have something Spooktacular.  Bring along a costume to wear to the social hour on Monday or pick from the costumes and props at the Spooky Photo Booth.  There will be door prizes and drawings and lots of fun.  Register before September 15 to get the Early Bird Discount.

Early Bird Discount Extended!

posted Aug 31, 2016, 11:53 AM by Illinois Skycon

The Early Bird discount has been extended until September 15.  Register now and save money!

Those that registered using the Regular Registration type will be given a discount to match the Early Bird Discount amount.

Register for SkyCon 2016

posted Aug 31, 2016, 10:04 AM by Illinois Skycon

Registration is open for SkyCon 2016.  This year's conference has new sessions including sessions on SB100 and a revised Tech Track.  All of the information including the tentative schedule and Registration can be found on our events page.  Member Districts have the benefit of sending 1 delegate to the conference free of charge.  See you in October!

One Week Until SIS/EIS

posted Jun 9, 2016, 5:43 AM by Illinois Skycon

It is just one week until the Illinois Skyward User Group gathers in Bloomington for the SIS/EIS workshop.  Staff from ISBE and Skyward will be on hand to answer your questions and help you through the data collection and reporting process.  The day runs from 10 am - 2 pm at the magnificent Parke Regency Hotel and Conference Center on the corner of GE Road and Towanda Road.  Cost is only $20 for member districts and $60 for non-member districts and includes lunch and snacks.  There is still time to register by clicking here.  Hope to see you next week!

Registration Open for Fall Conference

posted Jun 6, 2016, 11:40 AM by Illinois Skycon

Registration is now open for the Annual User Group Conference at the Civic Center in Peoria.  The dates this year are October 24-25, 2016.  Click on the Events link above to see all of the details.

New Website Launched

posted May 23, 2016, 11:48 AM by Kyle Horst   [ updated Jun 6, 2016, 11:43 AM by Illinois Skycon ]

On June 1, we rolled out a new edition of the User Group Website.  We hope you find it a better experience and information readily available to you.  Have a comment or suggestion?  Drop us an email at

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