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About The Conference / 2018 Soaring to New Heights

As the premier state conference for parks and recreation, forest preserves and conservation agencies in Illinois, the IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights conference brings together more than 4,200 professionals and elected officials for three exciting days of quality educational programming, networking and professional development.  Featuring over 150 educational sessions and workshops, and an exhibit hall where more than 300 exhibitors showcase their latest and greatest products and services, the 2018 conference is THE place to be!  Mark your calendars now and plan to join us at the Hilton Chicago next January for this exceptional event!

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2018 Conference Program / Available September 2017

Get the insight you need and find the learning you seek with a first-class educational program filled with inspirational presentations, real-world case studies, peer exchange and access to leading solution providers. Interested in contributing to the program? Learn more about the 2018 Call for Proposals submission process.

Keynote Speaker / TBA - August 2017

Event Location

Hilton Chicago
720 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: 312.922.4400

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