General Conference Information

Accessibility
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.
  • Gender-neutral restrooms will be available.

Requests for scooters and ASL interpreters must be received by September 30. Contact Cyndi Robinson, at robinson@ila.org or 312-644-1896 to submit your request.


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


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

Exhibit Hours

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23 [Noon – 5:00 p.m.]
Noon – 1:30 p.m.     Exhibits Opening Lunch
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.       Ice Cream Social

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24 [9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.]
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.   Coffee Break
Noon – 1:30 p.m.      Exhibits Closing Lunch

Exhibits are not open on Tuesday, October 22.

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.  

Handouts
Conference program handouts will be available online.

Hashtag
#ILAAC19

Membership Meeting and President's Program
Wednesday, October 23, 10:30 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. Non-members are invited to attend the Membership Meeting. The Membership Meeting will be followed by the President's Program, featuring a presentation by Eugenia Cheng.  

Metra Schedule
A free shuttle between the convention center and the Tinley Park Metra Station will be available for conference attendees.

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. Coming in October.


Mothers’ Room
A private room for nursing mothers, with a refrigerator, is available in the West Suite. The Mothers’ Room will be available throughout the conference.

Parking
Parking is free at the Tinley Park Convention Center.

Professional Headshot Studio
Complimentary head shots are available at the conference. An online signup will be available in September and photos will be shared with attendees within two weeks after the conference.


Quiet Room
A Quiet Room is available in the Turnberry Room, for attendees who need to take a break from conference activity.


Registration Desk Hours

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22         [8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.]
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23   [8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.]
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24      [8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.]


Restrooms
Restrooms are located throughout the convention center. Gender neutral restrooms are available.

Speaker Prep Room
The Speaker Prep Room is available throughout the conference in the St. Andrew Room.


WiFi Access
Complimentary WiFi is available throughout the convention center. 

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