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Virtual IBA Conference
Vision 2020: Empowering Our Perspectives
The theme guiding the design of the 2020 IBA Conference is “Vision.” With vision comes perspective, and there is no greater time in modern history than now to live and teach with the perspective of a clear vision.

There are many virtual options the IBA could recommend for your professional development. As we looked for options to present to you, we focused on resources that 1) present an IBA-level clinic experience, 2) are professionally produced and fully formed clinics, 3) are presented by professional educators and musicians, and 4) present multiple clinic options and topics in one location. We believe any of these options will give you a high quality virtual experience.

Information about how you can receive credit for 2020 Virtual IBA is here: https://www.bandmasters.org/conference-credit

We encourage you to take part in one or more of the following:
Dates: May 13-15, 2020
Cost: Free (Must be an IBA member)

Our in-house virtual IBA will be a mixture of pre-produced and live content from several clinicians and panels originally slated to present at the Des Moines Conference. The live content is scheduled for May 13-15 between the hours of 4:00 and 8:00 PM (approximately), and the pre-produced content will be released at that time. Recordings from this year’s honor bands will be online for your listening pleasure, too. The schedule for these three days will be published on April 22. 
Dates: Ongoing
Cost: NAfME Members: $20, Non-members: $100

The National Association for Music Education offers 80+ hours of peer-reviewed professional development designed for music educators. There over 60 sessions geared to band and cross-discipline music teaching interests, including high quality instrument specific clinics. You can browse presentations before committing to register.
The International Music Education Summit ( https://musiceducationsummit.org/ )
Dates: June 11-13, 2020
Cost: $97 (Enter Code ‘ICANREAD50’ at checkout for a 50% discount by April 30, or ‘IBA2020’ at checkout for a 20% discount after April 30)

The International Music Education Summit is a live virtual event presenting 77 sessions on a wide variety of music education topics. The Summit live streams workshops, clinics, performances, presentations, and product demonstrations from an impressive panel of experts from all over the world. You can browse presentation titles and presenters before committing to register. All sessions are archived for later viewing (included in your registration fee.)

The International Music Education Summit 2019 Archives ( https://musiceducationsummit.org/ )
Dates: Ongoing
Cost: $19

The 2019 International Music Education Summit archives include 53 full length clinic sessions. The Summit presents workshops, clinics, performances, presentations, and product demonstrations from an impressive panel of experts from all over the world. All 2019 sessions are included in your registration fee.
We wish to thank IBA Webmaster Elizabeth Fritz for her dedicated effort toward putting your online experience together. Special thanks also to Danny Kleinheinz from Waterloo and the PR Committee, Brian Cole from Sioux City and the Technology Committee, and Evan Abbey and Rob Brookhart with AEA Learning Online for providing the support and platform for making this all possible.

Jayson Gerth
President, Iowa Bandmasters Association
May 13 - 15, 2020