Annual Conference

Beautiful and historic Oak Park Illinois will host our 2016 Annual conference.

Our headquarters will be the Nineteenth Century Club, 178 Forest Ave. You'll find the registration desk, silent auction, keynote and plenary breakfasts and Awards Luncheon here. Session sites include the Nineteenth Century Club, Oak Park Library, the Austin Gardens Environmental Center, and Grace Episcopal Church. Workshops sites include the Oak Park River Forest Historical Society, Wonder Works children's museum and the Oak Park Art League.


Preliminary Program

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  • Full conference, includes workshops, tours, evening events, breakfasts and Award Luncheon
    • Members: $250
    • Non-members: $350
  • One day, Wednesday or Friday
    • Members: $75
    • Non-members: $100
  • One day, Thursday
    • Members: $150
    • Non-members: $175
  • Individual prices
    • Workshops, $50 each
    • Awards Luncheon: $35
    • Bus Tours: $35 members, $45 non-members


Reserve your hotel room today!

While we're thinking of this as a commuter conference, we recognize many attendees come from a bit farther away. If you'd like to stay in Oak Park, we have reserved a block of rooms at: 


The Carleton of Oak Park, be sure to mention group # 2511 when you call 

1110 Pleasant Street, Oak Park, IL 60302

888- 227-5386

Rate for Standard Queen Double: $159 per night plus tax


Other options: 


The Write Inn

211 N. Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302  

708-383- 4800 

Rate for a Standard Queen Double: $159 per night plus tax


Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chicago West-O’Hare 

200 S. Mannheim Road, Hillside, IL 60162 

708-544- 2700 

Rate for Standard Queen Double: $116 per night plus tax


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