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33rd ANNUAL ILMA-LAKES CONFERENCE

March 22nd-24th 2018
Park Regency Hotel & Conference Center, Bloomington Illinois

  Park Regency Hotel & Conference Center

The Parke Regency Hotel and Conference Center is one of the independently-owned boutique hotels in Bloomington, IL. The Hotel offers cozy, elegant comfort along with a wide array of features and services that are sure to please your every need. You will find our surroundings to be tasteful, our rooms comfortable and inviting, and our food appetizing and affordable.

In preparation of becoming a Best Western Premier Collection property, the hotel is currently under renovations and anticipates finishing by May 2017. Renovations include refinishing the pool area (completed January 2017), new carpeting in guest rooms and the conference center, an update to the guest room bathrooms and public area furnishings and wall coverings. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause guests staying with us. We are working diligently to ensure as little interruption to our guests as possible. If you have any questions or concerns or would like an update, please feel free to contact the hotel directly at (309) 662-4300 and ask for the General Manager.

  Registration

Online Conference registration will be available in the fall of 2017. There will be two methods of registration: online, and mail-in form.

Online registration uses Paypal, which accepts major Credit Cards.

Mail-in form will need a form of payment included, (Check or money order).

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  Call For Presenters

We will be looking to fill out our conference sessions with talks and presentations from professionals, teachers, students, or others with detailed knowledge on issues associated with research and management on lakes, waterways, watersheds, and fisheries.

A Call for Presentations topics have been announced, Learn More

In addition to presentations, an optional special poster session will be held one evening.

  Exhibitors

Online Exhibitor Registration will be made available fall of 2017.

Exhibitor registration will includes exhibit space (8x8 foot wide booth) with skirted table, electricity, meals, breaks, Exhibitor Reception, all program materials, and a Corporate ILMA Membership good for one year. 

Promotional Opportunities Conference Exhibitors have an option to make a contribution to help underwrite the cost of the social gatherings.  All Sponsors will receive special recognition in the Conference Program, as well as throughout the Conference.

Program Advertising Exhibitors will have the option to promote their business through advertisement within the Conference Program distributed to all attendees.

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  Additional Information

Photo Contest: Don’t forget to capture a great photo this summer! At each conference you can cast your vote for the ILMA photograph of the year. Photos will be on display near the raffle items. The winner will receive $50 and will be featured on the next conference program.

Name Tags: Attendees need to wear their nametag during the conference. Nametags are both a ‘ticket’ for conference meals and events, and helpful for sparking conversations with faces you don’t know.

Raffle Items: An auction raffle will be held one evening during the conference. It only takes one ticket to win, but your odds only get better with more tickets! All proceeds go towards the ILMA scholarship.

 


Past Conference Locations

  • 1986 DeKalb
  • 1987 Peoria
  • 1988 Rockford
  • 1989 Springfield
  • 1990 Lisle
  • 1991 Champaign
  • 1992 Rockford
  • 1993 St. Charles
  • 1994 Decatur
  • 1995 Naperville
  • 1996 Naperville
  • 1997 Decatur
  • 1998 Rockford
  • 1999 Rockford
  • 2000 Peoria
  • 2001 Peoria
  • 2002 Rockford
  • 2003 Bloomington
  • 2004 Glencoe
  • 2005 Moline
  • 2006 Lake Shelbyville
  • 2007 St. Charles
  • 2008 Springfield
  • 2009 Peoria
  • 2010 Naperville
  • 2011 Peoria
  • 2012 DeKalb
  • 2013 Bloomington
  • 2014 Sandwich
  • 2015 DeKalb
  • 2016 Springfield
  • 2017 Crystal Lake