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2018 Legislative Reception & Conference
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4/24/2018 to 4/25/2018
When: Tuesday, April 24th - Legislative Reception and Wednesday, April 25th - Legislative Conference
Where: Crowne Plaza
3000 South Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, Illinois  62703
United States
Contact: Sue Triphahn
847-496-4449


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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Legislative Reception
Illini Country Club

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Legislative Conference
Crowne Plaza 

Schedule of Events

8:00 am - 9:00 am Registration
Continental Breakfast provided 
   
9:00 am - 9:10 am  Welcoming Remarks
Peter M. Murphy, Esq., IAPD President/CEO
John Hoscheit, Charman, IAPD Board of Trustees 
   
9:10 am - 9:50 am 2018 Election Overview and the Impact on Parks, Recreation and Open Space
   
9:50 am - 10:20 am Interactive Panel of Legislators 
   
10:20 am - 10:45 am Legislative Update on Hot Issues at the Capitol
   
10:45 - 11:00 am Break 
   
 Delegates choose two (2) different breakouts to attend when registering.
   
11:00 am - 11:30 am Track A 
11:30 am - 11:40 am  Rotate to Next Track B 
11:40 am - 12:10 pm Track B 
   
Breakout #1 Maximizing Efficiency through Cost Saving Programs
   
Breakout #2 IAPD's Latest Research on Facility Usage and Program Participation
   
Breakout #3 Effectively Communicating Your Agency's Benefits to Legislators and other Policymakers 
   
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Lunch 
   

1:15 pm

Meet with Your Legislators
Visit with your legislators at the State Capitol to discuss legislative issues affecting park 
districts, forest preserves, conservation, recreation and special recreation agencies.

 

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http://www.multibriefs.com/briefs/iapd/CrownePlaza.jpgIf you are attending IAPD's popular Legislative Reception and Conference or Parks Day at the Capitol, reserve your room today! Hotel accommodations are not included in the conference registration fee. All accommodations must be made directly with the hotel of your choice.

Crowne Plaza: 3000 S. Dirksen Pkwy., Springfield, IL — $119 per night
Reservations by phone: (800) 589-2769 or (217) 585-2871 Group code to ensure discounted group rate: L7Q — IL Association of Park Districts. Make your reservations online here: IAPD-Crowne Plaza

Holiday Inn Express: 3050 S. Dirksen Pkwy., Springfield, IL — $100 per night
Reservations by phone: (800) 465-4329 or (217) 585-2871 Group code to ensure discounted group rate: X8W — IL Association of Park Districts. Make your reservations online here: IAPD-Holiday Inn Express

When reserving rooms online do not be concerned that the site indicates number of rooms left to book are limited. This is a Crowne Plaza/Holiday Inn Express incentive and does not reflect the number of rooms being held in the IAPD block.

The reservation deadline at the above hotels to secure the discounted group rate is April 2, 2018. After April 2, rooms are based on availability and may be at a higher rate.

 

Fees for the Legislative Conference include Legislative Reception, continental breakfast, lunch, educational materials and registration to the Legislative Conference.

Refund requests must be received in writing to striphahn@ilparks.org 72 hours prior to the event. A 15% cancellation processing fee will apply for each cancellation. Credit card refunds will be processed by check after the event.