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About The Conference / 2017 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 4,400 professionals and elected officials for three exciting days of quality educational programming, networking and professional development.  Featuring 16 pre-conference workshops, over 150 educational sessions, and an exhibit hall where more than 325 exhibitors showcase their latest and greatest products and services, the 2017 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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2017 Conference Program / Available In August!

Keynote Speaker / Saturday, January 21, 9 - 10 AM

The 2017 Keynote General Session information will be available in late July. 

Event Location

Hilton Chicago
720 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: 312.912.4400

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