Conference General Information

ILA wants to make your conference experience pleasant and accessible.

  • All conference hotels offer accessible sleeping rooms on request.
  • Leader animals are welcome throughout the conference.
  • Complimentary ASL interpreters are available by request.
  • Complimentary mobility scooters are available by request.
  • A Mothers' Room will be available in the Peoria Civic Center.

Requests for scooters and ASL interpreters must be received by September 14. Contact Cyndi Robinson, at or 312-644-1896 to submit your request.

Conference badges must be worn at all times to gain admission to conference programs, events, and the exhibit hall. 

Complimentary coffee and tea will be available each morning and afternoon. 

Exhibit Hours

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10 [Noon – 5:00 p.m.]
Noon – 1:30 p.m.     Exhibits Opening Lunch
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.       Ice Cream Social

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11 [9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.]
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.   Coffee Break
Noon – 1:30 p.m.      Exhibits Lunch

Exhibits are not open on Tuesday, October 9.

Exhibits Floorplan

Exhibit Passes
Exhibits-only passes are available for $20 and can be purchased prior to conference or onsite at the registration desk at the Peoria Civic Center. Exhibits passes cannot be used to attend conference programs.

Food Service
Conference registration includes Exhibit Buffet Luncheons and breaks on Wednesday and Thursday.  

Conference program handouts will be available online.


Membership Meeting and President's Program
Wednesday, October 10, 10:15 a.m. - Noon
Learn more about what happened in your association in the past year and what we’re looking forward to in the coming year. The membership meeting will be followed by a presentation by Miguel Figueroa, Director of ALA’s Center for the Future of Libraries.


Mobile App
Attendees are able to access full event schedules, rate sessions, and customize their own agendas in the ILA conference mobile app, available from the iTunes and Google Play app stores. 

Mothers’ Room
Located near the Registration Desk and Exhibit Hall, is a private room for nursing mothers, with a refrigerator. The Mothers’ Room will be available throughout the conference.

Professional Headshot Studio
Need a professional photo? Complimentary head shots are available at the conference. Photos will be shared with attendees 4-6 weeks after conference. 

Signup for a Head Shot

Quiet Room
A Quiet Room is available in Room 200 of the Peoria Civic Center for those who need a break from conference activity. 

Registration Desk Hours

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9           [8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.]
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10   [8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.]
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11      [8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.]

Restrooms are located throughout the convention center. Gender neutral restrooms are located on the first floor.

Speaker Prep Room
The Speaker Prep Room is available throughout the conference in Room 201 of the Peoria Civic Center.

WiFi Access
Complimentary WiFi is available throughout the convention center. 
Network: ILAAC18
Password: Library1

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