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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. On-site Fitness Center filled with a variety of machines, from elliptical to weights, provide for a full fitness workout. The Three Oaks Lodge Restaurant is available onsite for appetizers, full meals and cocktails. Holiday Inn Crystal Lake also has a full service 24-Hour Business Center available for use.

Guests can make reservations by calling the hotel directly at 815-477-7000 and request a room under group block name (Illinois Lake Management Association) or online by using the online booking page before cut-off date of March 1, 2017


Online Conference registration is now available. 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).

Late Registration: A $20 Late fee will be added if Conference registration is not received by March 16 .

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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 approximately 20 to 25 minutes with Q/A to follow.

Topic have been announced, please visit Call for Presenters to submit before January 13th, 2017.

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


Online Exhibitor Registration is now Available Or print and complete Exhibitor Registration Form, submit it with your check and mail to Illinois Lake Management Association, P.O. Box 20655, Springfield, IL 62708.

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.