2019 Convention

 Join us for our 138th Annual Convention

at the Embassy Suites in East Peoria.

August 18 - 20, 2019           

2019 Convention Registration 
 Save $25/ per registration online

Embassy Suite                

100 Conference Center Drive
East Peoria, IL 61611
$139.00 + fees guaranteed room rate is through 8/4/19, but this does not guarantee availability.

Please Click here for a direct link. Or call the hotel 309.694.0200 and use our room block of "IAM"

 **We "chartered our course" for this year's event and wanted to bring our Dress code to attention.  There will be no formal banquet.  Casual dress attire for Sunday and Monday evening activities.    


Full Registrations - Includes Welcome Packet along with admittance to the Welcome Dinner, Desserts on the Spirit of Peoria and the entertainment.  In addition, you will have access to the Trade Show, General Sessions, Education Sessions, Annual Business Luncheon and meeting or Auxiliary Program.  You may also participate in all refreshment breaks and dinner at the zoo.  

$250.00  Member               $ 450.00  Non Member

One Day Only -- $ 150.00 Member/$250 Non Member

Extra tickets can be purchased:


Convention Agenda

SUNDAY,  August 18

10:00               Skeet Shoot - Oak Ridge Sportsman's Club  ($35.00 Registration   or $10.00 Lunch Only

12:00 - 04:00   Trade Show Set Up

01:00 - 05:00    Registration

03:00 - 05:00    Dunk Tank FUN  

           To earn money for our Education Scholarship, you can join the dunk tank fun!  With a $25.00 donation, name a person to be dunked in the tank.  If your concerned your name may be submitted to be dunked, you may pay a $25.00 "early buy out" when you register.  IF your name is called to be dunked and you didn't submit an early buy out - you may pay $50.00 on site to stay out of the tank.  Bring your swim gear, just in case!!  

03:00 - 06:00    Red Cross Blood Drive ** please pre-register by clicking here.

04:00 - 05:00    Grinnell's Welcome  Reception - Patio

05:00 - 06:00    Dinner on the Patio -- Dress Casual for the Boat  
         ** This is your chance to dress in fun attire - maybe Gilligan, the Skipper or Mary Ann.  You may be a pirate like Jack Sparrow or Julie the cruise director from the Love Boat.  You may even be the Captain of your own ship - join the fun!!!

06:00 - 6:30      Board Bus for Cruise

06:30 - 11:00     Spirit of Peoria Cruise
                            6:30 - 7:00  Boarding
                            7:30 - 9:30  Cruise (we will be away from the dock two hours)
                            7:00 - 8:00  Desserts                      
                            7:30-10:30  Higgins Brothers Band 
                            9:30-10:30  Party continues Dockside
                          10:30-11:00  Board Bus to return to the hotel

MONDAY, August 19  

07:00 - 05:00      Trade Show

07:30 - 08:45      Prayer Memorial Service - Matt George, CEO   The Children's Home  

09:00 - 10:30     Opening Session  -Curing Adultitis - Jason Kotecki

10:30 - 11:00     Trade Show Break - Bloody Mary Bar

11:00 - 12:00    Life, Balance & Stress Panel Discussion

12:00 - 02:00    Business Meeting with Awards to Follow - NAMIC Chair, Henry Gibbel
                           12:00  Lunch
                           12:45  Business Meeting
                             1:15  Awards & Recognition
                             1:40  NAMIC

12:00 - 3:00   Auxiliary Activities
                           12:00  Lunch
                            1:00  Jewelry Making Class

02:00 - 02:30  Trade Show Break

Concurrent Session
          02:30 - 03:20   Insurance - Specific Performance Metrics - FMDC  - Abby DeZeew, Cain Ellsworth & Company, LLP

          02:30 -03:20     Cyber Liability - Cory Dunbar, Hartford Steam Boilers

03:20 - 03:40  Trade Show Break

03:40 - 04:40   "Hold on Tight!"  - Chris Miller, National Weather Service

04:40 - 05:00  Trade Show Break
                           04:50    Vendor Drawings  and Big Prize Drawing

5:00 - 5:30  Board Bus for the Zoo

5:30 - 10:00 Dinner at the Zoo
                            5:30 - 7:30  African Animals
                            5:30 - 6:30  Happy Hour
                            6:30            Dinner & Network
                            9:00-11:00  Return Buses

TUESDAY, August 20 

7:00 - 8:30    Fun Run (Proceeds go to the Children's Home in Peoria)
                            7:00  Fun Run Registration
                            7:25  Fun Run Photo on the Patio
                            7:30  Fun Run

Concurrent Session
          9:00 - 12:00    Ethics - Todd Davis

          9:00 -  10:00   Human Resources  - FMDC  -  Julie Noble, Cain Ellsworth & Company, LLP

          9:00 -  10:00   It Happened to Me - I got Hacked!  - Heartland Mutual, Chris Feldt

10:00 - 10:30    Break

10:30 - 12:00   After the Storm  - Red Cross

12:00               Lunch to Go  (In an effort to secure the proper headcount, you must sign up in order to receive a meal)


IAMIC would like to sponsor an American Red Cross blood drive at our convention, but we need to make sure we have enough people to donate blood before we can commit. We support and encourage you to take time to give blood; a simple way to make a difference in someone's life. Your one donation can help save up to three lives. PLEASE SIGN UP BELOW IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN OUR RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE ON AUG 18TH, 2019. Please respond by Saturday, June 8th, 2019.


To preserve the professional business environment, no one under the age of 14 will be allowed to attend IAMIC functions, unless invited to a special event.

By entering the event premises, you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and it’s release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for our promotional purpose on websites, social media, and any other printed correspondence.  You waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any use.  You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before entering the event.