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September, 2022

Sat10Sep9:00 AM4:00 PMLeadCon9:00 AM - 4:00 PM ICC Performing Arts Center, 1 College Dr Event Organized By: Arts at ICC Event Type :Special EventCost:$15 per Thespian, $20 per non-Thespian


(Saturday) 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


ICC Performing Arts Center

1 College Dr

Event Details

Illinois Thespians are excited to announce our upcoming leadership conference, LEADCON! Formerly known as T.A.L.E.N.T, this conference is open to ALL high schools regardless of thespian status, and directors can bring any students, not just thespian leaders!

Here are the important details:

When: Saturday, September 10, 2022

Check in: 9am-9:30am

Event: 9:30am-4:00pm

Location: Illinois Central College Performing Arts Center -1 College Drive, East Peoria,Il 61635

Cost: $15/thespian and $20/non-thespian

What to expect:

Light morning refreshments during check in
Keynote Speaker: (Hoping to have confirmed by next week)
Interactive leadership workshops for students (IEs, Performance, etc)
Teacher workshops showing the EDTA website and discussing Thespys
Sharing different troupe displays and connecting students and staff across the state
Lunch provided by Childer’s Eatery- you will be able to preorder from a selection of sandwich and salad box lunches with vegetarian, Gluten free and allergy sensitive options available. After filling out the registration form, you will be emailed a lunch preference form in late August.
Attendees will be able to attend a performance of Troupe #8558 production of The Addams Family-The Musical on either Friday or Saturday evening if they wish

Accommodations: For those who wish to make an overnight trip of this event there are many hotel options in the East Peoria Levy District that are 7-10 minutes away from Illinois Central College. There are also a large variety of restaurants in the same area.

Best Western Plus – 300 Eastlight Drive, East Peoria 309-694-4959

Embassy Suites by Hilton- 100 Conference Center Dr, East Peoria 309-694-0200

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott- 200 Eastlight Court, East Peoria 309-699-4100

Holiday Inn Express & Suites- 1100 Bass Pro Dr, East Peoria 309-694-9800

How to apply:

In order to attend, please fill out the REGISTRATION FORM!!
You will also need to have students/staff fill out CONSENT/MEDICAL FORMS.
You can bring payment with you. Please make all checks payable to Illinois Thespians. If you need to send a payment, you can mail it to the following address:
Illinois Thespians

ATTN: Jim Smith

Ridgewood High School

7500 W. Montrose

Norridge, IL 60706

Again, this year, we are opening this conference to all students, not just thespian leaders. Even if you don’t have a thespian troupe, we encourage your attendance!!

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at kelleen@illinoisthespians.org or jsmith@illinoisthespians.org

Thanks so much for supporting the Illinois Thespians!


$15 per Thespian, $20 per non-Thespian


Arts at ICC309-694-5136 1 College Dr, East Peoria, IL

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