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March 30th-April 1st 2017
Holiday Inn, Crystal Lake Conference Center

  Crystal Lake Conference Center

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in every room. Other amenities include a tranquil resort-style heated indoor pool with an outdoor pool deck that overlooks the lake for a scenic view. On-site Fitness Center filled with a variety of machines, from elliptical to weights, provide for a full fitness workout. The onsite Three Oaks Lodge Restaurant is available for appetizers, full meals and cocktails.

Holiday Inn Crystal Lake has a full service 24-Hour Business Center available for use. Whether you need to make a quick copy for your next presentation or send an important fax, you will be able to conduct your business in a timely matter.


There are 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).

Registration will open about 90 days before the Conference begins, so please check back, once a formal announcement has been mailed to all members.

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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.

Presentations will be divided into two session lengths: 15 and 30 minutes.

Topic will be announced about 90 days before the conference begins. Do not submit any materials until Topics have been announced.

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


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 buisness through advertisment 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.