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Conference

36th ANNUAL ILMA-LAKES CONFERENCE

with The Illinois Chapter of the American Fisheries Society (ILAFS)
March 10-13th, 2021
Holiday Inn in Gurnee, IL

conference room

 Gurnee Illinois

Gurnee Holiday Inn: Renovated guestrooms feature a King or 2 Double beds, have complimentary Wi-Fi access, and signature Egyptian cotton bedding. Suites include a refrigerator and microwave as well as a wet bar. Separate living room area. No door separating the rooms. Pull out sofa sleeper. One king or Two double beds. All guests enjoy complimentary access to pool, fitness center, and 24-hour business center. 

  Registration

Online Conference registration is CLOSED

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).

poster presentation

  Call For Presenters

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

  Exhibitors

Online Exhibitor Registration is closed

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.

poster presentation

  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
  • 2018 Bloomington
  • 2019 Crystal Lake
  • 2020 Champaign