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Illinois TRIO 44th Annual Professional Development Conference

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Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Bloomington - Normal

8 Traders Circle

Normal, IL 61761

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Greetings Illinois TRIO!

On behalf of the Chapter, I would like to invite everyone to our 44th Annual Professional Development Conference on April 18-20, at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Normal, IL. Our theme this year is Moving Forward: Deliberately, Diligently, & Dutifully! We invite you to join us in coming together to not only gain the skills and knowledge we need to prepare our students for success but also to collaborate on envisioning and building our chapter's future.

The conference will officially begin on the morning of Thursday, April 19. We know that many participants may want to arrive the evening before, so we will have the room block open on Wednesday, April 18. We will have a special reception to welcome newcomers to TRIO into our community that evening, so please come the night before if you are able.

The conference will offer a variety of speakers from the state, regional, and national level. It will also offer opportunities to share ideas with other programs, hear from our own TRIO Alumni and provide concurrent sessions focused on topics such as the following:

  • Financial Literacy
  • Technology
  • Government Relations and Advocacy
  • International Access and Study Abroad
  • Resources for Undocumented Students
  • Recruitment and Retention Strategies
  • STEM Education
  • The New SAT
  • Alumni Tracking Resources
  • Addressing Mental Health Issues
  • Legislation and Regulations
  • Fostering Student Civic Engagement


Hotel Accommodations

Radisson Hotel and Conference Center Normal

8 Traders Circle Normal, IL 61761

Reserve via phone by calling 309-862-0101 and referencing Ilinois TRIO Professional Conference

Reserve online at

https://www.radisson.com/normal-hotel-il-61761/usanorm, using the group code: IL TRIO

$89.00 + tax

Room Block will close on 3/18/18. Any reservations made after this date will be charged the regular room rate.


Registration Payments

Credit Card (you will receive a receipt)
Check (you will receive an invoice and receipt)

Please mail checks to:

Illinois TRIO

540 N. Dearborn

PO Box 10930

Chicago, IL 60610

Registration Payment Policy:

All full registration payments must be received within 30 days of receiving the invoice from the treasurer. There will be no on-site registration.

  • Early Bird Registration: Any registrations between the dates of February 9 thru March 16, 2018, will be charged the Early Bird Rate.
  • Regular Registration: Any registrations between the dates of March 17 thru April 6, 2018, will be charged the Regular Rate.
  • Late Registration: Any registrations between the dates of April 7-April 13, 2018, will be charged the Late Rate.

Refund Policy: Registration fees paid in advance are refundable in the following manner:

Written notice of cancellation must be received between the dates of February 9 and March 16, 2018, in order to be refunded 100% of total registration fees paid. Any written cancellations received between March 17 and April 6, 2018, will be refunded 50% of total registration fees paid. There will be no refund eligibility after April 6, 2018. Paid registrations resulting in a “no show/no contact” will also not be eligible for a refund.

Please contact the treasurer at illinois-treasurer@eoa.org if you need a W-9 form or other payment-related questions. Contact the Conference Co-Chairs, Collage Warner at cwarne21@gmail.com or Kathleen Dillon at kdillon5@luc.edu for all other questions.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you at the conference!

TENTATIVE AGENDA

Wednesday, April 18
8:00 pm Registration Opens/Newcomer’s Reception
10:00pm Networking/Hospitality

Thursday, April 19

8:00 am-12:00 pm Registration
8:00 am Breakfast
8:30 am-9:30 am Welcome/Networking Icebreaker
9:35 am-10:35 am EOA Update
10:40 am-11:40 am COE Update

12:00 pm-1:30 pm Lunch/Panel Discussion
1:45 pm-2:45 pm Concurrent Sessions
3:00 pm-4:00 pm Concurrent Sessions
4:15 pm-5:15 pm Concurrent Sessions
5:15 pm-7:00 pm Break
7:00 pm President’s Banquet
8:30 pm President’s Dance
10:30 pm Networking/Hospitality

Friday, April 20

8:00 am Breakfast
8:30 am-10:00 am Program Roundtables: “Shop Talk”
10:15 am-11:30 am State of the State w/ IL State Rep. Kelly Cassidy
11:45 am-1:45 pm General Assembly Meeting/Lunch
1:45 pm Closing Remarks/Evaluations
2:00 pm Conference Concludes

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