What is SchoBowlFest?

SchoBowlFest is an annual conference for Illinois coaches. Community members are also welcome to attend. The conference usually includes a morning session and an afternoon session, and includes community discussions and talks from experienced coaches on topics like recruitment, fundraising, running practices, keeping team statistics, or running tournaments. Please read the SchoBowlFest policies page for more information about SchoBowlFest. SchoBowlFest is open to everyone, but admission is discounted with IHSSBCA membership.


The 2022 SchoBowlFest was held at Lincoln Community High School, as well as online via Zoom.

If you would like to host a future SchoBowlFest at your school, email Brad Fischer.


The conference is $15 per person to the public or $5 per person for IHSSBCA members; the fees are the same for attending in-person or via Zoom. In-person attendees can purchase a sandwich lunch to be delivered for an additional $10.

2022 Schedule

10:00-11:00 AM — Introductions & Group Q&A sessions (one in Lincoln, one on Zoom)
11:00-12:00 PM — Online Resources with Qwiz Director Eric Huff
12:00-12:20 PM — Lunch
12:20-12:40 PM — (during Lunch) Door Prizes!
12:40-1:00 PM — How To Track Your Team’s Progress with Winnebago Coach Kristin Strey
1:00-1:45 PM — Breakout Sessions: How to Run Practice with Southwestern (Piasa) Coach Matt Hasquin, and Question Dissection with IHSA Head Editor Brad Fischer
*Note: the Zoom meeting will stay with the How to Run Practice session. The Question Dissection will also be recorded and posted on the IHSSBCA website after SchoBowlFest.