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October 22, 2017 - October 25, 2017
All Day
Time Details:
Registration Desk Opens on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 at 2:00pm
Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
201 Broadway Ave
Normal, IL 61761

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39th IPELRA Annual Conference

Sunday, October 22

Use the Conference hashtag #IPELRA17 on Twitter!

Scheduled Topics:

Keynote: State Representative Steve Andersson

Plenary Sessions
  • Helping People Know When It’s Time to Leave
  • An Update on Labor Trends in Illinois
  • Emerging Trends in HR ?

Breakout Sessions
  • Five Things to Consider Before Conducting an Internal Investigation
  • Your Well-Being Matters!
  • Even Smarter Bargaining
  • FOIA-AAGGHH The Dark Side
  • Evaluate Your Onboarding & Offboarding Programs
  • Joint Labor Management Healthcare Committees    
  • EEOC & State Agency Update
  • Strategies for Improving Your Chances in Grievance Arbitration
  • Blurred Lines... Off Duty Conduct & Social Media
  • How HR, Labor Relations and Legal Can be a Partner to the Rest of the Organization
  • Healthcare Challenges Facing Public Sector Employers in 2018 and Beyond!
  • Practical Advice for Maintaining a Harassment Free Workplace
    Preparing to Testify in a Deposition or Hearing

Closing Sessions
  • Closing Plenary Session
  • Employment Law Update


Member* (before 9/11/17) $375
Member* (after 9/11/17) $425
Non-Member* (before 9/11/17) $450
Non-Member* (after 9/11/17) $500
Single Day $150
Guest Fee**$100

  • *Member - the member fee is also available to organizational associates of members.
  • **Guest Fee - includes entry to all meals and events provided during the Conference to guest of registrants. Guest must register by contacting Debi Stensland directly at 847-378-7711.
  • *Organizational Associates of Members are other employees of the same employer as a current IPELRA member.


    Book your room at the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center! Enjoy the convenience of staying in the same location as the Conference.

    IPELRA room rate: $128 USD per night

    Click here to book your room online.

    If you prefer to make your reservation by phone, call 888-236-2427 and ask for the IPELRA Conference. Reservations will then ask for your preferred dates, etc.

    Book your room before 10/1/17 to get the IPELRA rate.

    Please click HERE for more information on Sponsorship opportunities.