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Tinley Park Conference


March 14 - 15, 2018
Tinley Park Convention Center
Tinley Park, Illinois


The 2018 IAFSM Annual Conference will be held March 14-15, 2018 at the Tinley Park Conference Center in Tinley Park.



Location: The conference is at the Tinley Park Convention Center - Holiday Inn Tinley Park, 18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, Illinois 60477 www.tinleyparkconventioncenter.net.

Lodging: A special conference rate of $129 plus tax, single or double, per night, has been established at the Holiday Inn. A limited number of rooms are available at the prevailing state government rate with proper government identification. Please call the Holiday Inn directly to reserve the state government rate. Reserve your room by calling the Holiday Inn front desk at (708) 444-1100 and tell them you are with the Illinois Association for Floodplain and Stormwater Management conference or follow this link: https://www.holidayinn.com.

The hotel's reservation deadline for this rate is February 20th.




Registration: Registration covers lunches, breaks, materials and your 2017-2018 IAFSM membership. Discount on or before February 11, 2018 ($420). If you register after February 11th the cost for the conference is $480. The deadline for registrations and cancellations is February 25, 2018. No refunds after February 25, 2018. 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.


  On or before Feb. 11 After Feb. 11, before Feb 25
Registration Fee $420 $480
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





We invite you to be a Conference sponsor for 2018! All sponsors will be recognized in the conference program and at plenary sessions and luncheons through a variety of media.

BONUS: Commit to being a sponsor by December 22, 2017 and your firm’s logo will be included in the Conference Save-the-Date Flyer going out at the end of December.

Other sponsorships and door prize commitments can be made (with other benefits) through February 25, 2018.

Bronze Sponsor | $500

  • Tent cards with sponsors listing at all tables at the awards luncheon
  • Listed as Bronze Sponsor in all conference materials, including:
    • Logo on conference posters
    • Thank you to Sponsors recognition in IASFM quarterly e-newsletter
    • Thank you recognition on website conference page
  • Verbal recognition at conference
  • Bronze Sponsor ribbons on conference name badges
  • BONUS: Return commitment form by December 22 and your firm’s logo will be added to the save-the-date flyer

Silver Sponsor | $750
All benefits of Bronze Sponsorship PLUS:

  • Recognized as Silver Sponsor in all conference materials, including:
    • One business card (3.5 inches wide by 2 inches high) in IAFSM quarterly e-newsletter for a year
  • Silver Sponsor ribbons on conference name badges

Gold Sponsor | $1500
All benefits of Bronze Sponsorship PLUS:

  • Differentiated branding (larger logo) as Gold Sponsor in all conference materials AND:
    • Double-sized business card (3.5 inches wide by 4 inches high) in IASFM quarterly e-newsletter for a year
  • Gold Sponsor ribbons on conference name badges

Important! Use of your company logo is included in your sponsorship benefits; please transmit it (preferably in jpeg format) electronically to IAFSM@illinoisfloods.org.

Door Prize Information
Our traditional door prizes will be awarded on Thursday, March 15th. We welcome door prize contributions in support of the conference. Door prizes may be specific items or monetary contributions for the purchase of tickets, etc. Monetary contributions for door prizes must be received by February 25, 2018. You may deliver door prizes to the IAFSM Office in St. Charles or bring them to the conference. If you plan to bring an item(s) to the conference please let Sarah Harbaugh know via her contact information below.

Sponsorship donations may be made by following this link:

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Harbaugh at IAFSM@illinoisfloods.org or (630) 443‑8145. Thank you for your interest and support!


You are invited to exhibit during the 2018 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 than one 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. 11 After Feb. 11, before Feb 25
Exhibitor Fee $800 $900

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 13 and 7:00–8:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 14. 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 Tinley Park Convention Center 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 25, 2018.

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=hjhxc.

BONUS - Recognition in Conference Save-the-Date flyer for committing
to exhibit by December 22, 2018!!!!
(Please send a jpeg logo to Sarah when you register)




The Certified Floodplain Manager exam will be conducted at the Tinley Park Convention Center on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM. If you want to take the Floodplain Manager Certification Exam on March 13, 2018 the ASFPM must receive the CFM application packet and fee by February 27th. The application packet is available here.




CRS: Lou Ann Patellaro, ISO will be exhibiting this year. If you are interested in the CRS or have questions please visit her at her booth in the exhibitor hall.


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.


IAFSM Conference Scholarships


We are once again offering scholarships for the IAFSM Annual Conference. Please review the notice at the end of the conference flyer for more information. Request deadline is February 11, 2018




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


Conference Forms
Conference Flyer
Pre-Conference Workshop: NFIP 101
Sponsor Form
Exhibitor Form
Annual Awards Application
Annual Project Awards Application


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