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From June 12 to June 13, 2017, Midland Institute for Entrepreneurship will hold their 3rd annual National Conference at the Keller Convention Center in Effingham. It’s a can’t-miss event for CEO Board Members and Facilitators!

This year, the two-day conference will focus on the training and development of the CEO network and its local CEO programs, featuring breakout sessions on a variety of topics and two keynote addresses from speaker Rick Owens. Fourteen professional development hours can be earned by those who attend. The conference will take place Monday and Tuesday, with a special recognition dinner for communities on Monday evening. 

Please join us for the conference kick-off social on Sunday evening, June 11th from 6:00-8:00 pm at Tuscan Hills Winery. All are invited to come out for light appetizers, conversation, and lots of fun! 


**Please note that the deadline to register for National Conference is Friday, May 26th**


Schedule of Events

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Tuscan Hills Winery

Address: 2200 Historic Hills Drive, Effingham, IL, 62401

Join us Sunday evening for a social including light appetizers and time to visit with other community members! 



Monday, June 12th, 2017

Time: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Location: Thelma Keller Convention Center 

Address: 1202 N Keller Drive, Effingham, IL 62401 

Keynote Speaker: Rick Owens: Alphabetability

Breakout sessions:

  • Team Building
  • Now They "C" You: A Look at the Heart of Leadership 
  • Student Recruitment and Selection
  • Keeping it Fresh
  • Newsletter Training
  • Business Plan
  • The Nuts and Bolts of the Board
  • 12 Essentials and Mentoring
  • Community Resource Center
  • CEO Connect
  • New Resources

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Awards Ceremony and Recognition Dinner



Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Time: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Location: Thelma Keller Convention Center, Effingham, IL

Keynote Speaker: Rick Owens: How to Survive and Thrive in a Changing World

Breakout Sessions:

  • Keeping it Fresh
  • Now They "C" You: A Look at the Heart of Leadership
  • 12 Essentials and Mentoring
  • Team Building
  • PDP
  • Nuts and Bolts of the Board
  • Business Plan
  • Student Recruitment and Selection 
  • New Programs and Rollouts
  • Investor Care
  • Facilitator Round Table 


Questions? Please email Rebecca Meylor at or Cheryl Mitchell at   

Special thanks to the Effingham Convention and Visitors bureau for their sponsorship!









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Thelma Keller Convention Center
1202 North Keller Drive
Effingham, IL 62401


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