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The 2017 conference will be held on March 8-9, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 South Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, Illinois, 62703, (217) 529-7777.

Call for Speakers

The call for speakers and exhibitors for our 2017 Annual Conference is now available here.


Lodging is available at the special conference rate of $125. A limited number of rooms are available at the state government rate with government ID.

Although it is understood that the area around the conference hotel has a variety of hotels for you to choose from, the IAFSM has made a financial commitment to the Crowne Plaza Hotel as the conference venue. Please support IAFSM by making the Crowne Plaza Hotel your first choice for overnight stay, in order to help fill our block. (Group Code: D0Z, Corporate ID IATA# 99801505)

Space is limited, especially for the rooms at the state government rate. To reserve your room at the special conference rate of $125, use the link below or call the hotel front desk at 217-529-7777 and note that your reservation is in association with the Illinois Association for Floodplain and Stormwater Management. To reserve your room at the state government rate while those rooms are available, do not use the link below; you will need to call and request to book at the state rate.

Use this link to book your stay at the special conference rate: http://tinyurl.com/iafsm-2017


Registration covers lunches, breaks, materials and your 2017-2018 IAFSM membership. Discount on or before February 5, 2017 ($410). If you register after February 5th the cost for the conference is $470. The deadline for registrations and cancellations is February 19, 2017. No refunds after February 19, 2017. In past years we had to turn away late registrants. Register early to make sure you don’t miss out.

Please follow the link below to register on-line. https://www.123signup.com/register?id=nmrds


You are invited to exhibit during the 2017 Annual Conference of the Illinois Association for Floodplain and Stormwater Management (IAFSM). Speakers from federal, state, regional, and local agencies and the private sector will share their knowledge on current programs and the latest techniques. The conference provides both an excellent training forum and an opportunity to meet and talk with other floodplain and stormwater management professionals. Over the last few years, our conference has brought up to 500+ participants and 25 exhibitors. We will repeat our proven approach to encourage visitors to the exhibits. Registrants will receive an exhibitor’s card. If each private exhibitor signs the card, the registrant will be eligible for the door prize drawing. Signatures are collected from the exhibitors during the conference on Wednesday and during the social hour that evening. We collect over 200 fully executed exhibitor cards each year. The door prizes will be drawn and announced on Thursday.

The exhibitor registration fee is for a ten-foot by ten-foot space. This includes registration for the conference for one person and includes that individual’s IAFSM yearly membership. If you require more room than a ten foot by ten foot space you will need to pay an additional exhibitor fee, which includes an additional attendee’s registration and IAFSM yearly membership. If you would like more than one individual to help with the booth, the extra person will need to register for the conference (we do have a one day rate for the extra person if needed). Please contact Sarah Harbaugh (below) for more information. You will receive a conference booklet and name tag on Tuesday when you set up.

  On or before Feb 5 After Feb 5, before Feb 19
Exhibitor Fee $750 $850
Registration Fee $410 $470
Full Time Student Registration Fee (2 day conference) Please contact Sarah Harbaugh at iafsm@illinoisfloods.org to arrange for this special rate $165 $165
Full Time Student Registration Fee (half day sessions - no meals) Please contact Sarah Harbaugh at iafsm@illinoisfloods.org to arrange for this special rate Free Free

Exhibits need to be set up before registration on Wednesday morning and taken down after the social hour on Wednesday evening. Setup time will be 5:30-9:00 pm on Tuesday, March 8 and 7:00–8:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 9. The social hour will be 5:30–7:00 p.m. Wednesday evening. Note: Please stay set up until the social hour is over.

The IAFSM and the Crowne Plaza Hotel assume no responsibility or liability for damage, loss, or destruction to exhibitor’s property or injury to exhibitor’s employees or representatives. IAFSM may require modification of any display, amplifying equipment or music, which it considers unsuitable to or not in keeping with the character of the exhibit or conference. The registration and cancellation deadline is February 19, 2017.

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Harbaugh at IAFSM@illinoisfloods.org or (630) 443-8145.

Please click on the following link to register and pay for your exhibitor spot: https://www.123signup.com/event?id=nmrds.

CFM Examination

The Certified Floodplain Manager exam will be conducted at the Crowne Plaza Hotel (Ruby Room 2nd floor) on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM. If you want to take the Floodplain Manager Certification Exam on March 7, 2017 the ASFPM must receive the CFM application packet and fee by February 21st. The application packet is available here.

Community Rating System (CRS)

CRS one on one meetings will not be held this year. If you wish to be contacted please send an email to Lou Ann Patellaro: lpatellaro@iso.com

CEC’s & PDH’s

Certified Floodplain Managers – CECs: 10 Continuing Education Credits are provided toward the requirements for Certified Floodplain Managers for attending both days of the conference. Attendance is reported directly to the CFM Database.

Professional Engineering - PDHs: Full conference attendance provides 12 Professional Development Hours. Certificates can be picked up at the end of the conference.

Credit hours are subject to final program adjustment.

Mobile App

The CrowdCompass mobile app will be used again this year, providing smart content and increased engagement opportunities to enhance your conference experience.

Event URL: https://crowd.cc/iafsm-2017 App Download URL: https://crowd.cc/s/ntAo

We are now accepting applications for the 2017 Chapter & Project Awards.

The IAFSM Project Awards recognize excellent projects across the state where a team has been assembled to accomplish a specific task. These awards are different from the other IAFSM Chapter awards that honor the efforts of one person over a career or an agency over an extended period of time and many projects.

The Project Management Institute defines a project as a temporary endeavor that has a defined beginning and end in time, and therefore defined scope and resources. A project is unique in that it is not a routine operation, but a specific set of operations designed to accomplish a singular goal. So a project team often includes people who don’t usually work together – sometimes from different organizations and across multiple geographies and disciplines.

If you have any questions regarding the project awards, please contact Shauna Urlacher, Stormwater Management Committee Chair, at surlacher@v3co.com. You may contact Sarah Hunn, Awards Committee Chair, at sarah.hunn@dupageco.org with any questions or nominations for the IAFSM chapter awards. We look forward to receiving your project award applications and nominations for chapter awards.

Annual Awards Application

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Call for Speakers and Exhibitors
Sponsor Form
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