General Information

15th Biennial Governor's Conference on the Management of the Illinois River System
The Illinois River: A Watershed Partnership
October 27-29, 2015
Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette

What to Expect

  • Quarterly Meeting of the Illinois Rivers Coordinating Council, in conjunction with a Public Forum for Discussion
  • Illinois River Watershed Tour on Tuesday, October 27th
  • Workshops on Tuesday, October 27th
  • Networking event on Wednesday, October 28th
  • Wednesday & Thursday Agenda will include concurrent sessions that will feature watershed successes & challenges related to:
    • Infrastructure needs and the beneficial use of sediment
    • Watershed and community issues
    • Watershed history-big floods, glaciers, birds, and human settlement
    • Natural resources - protection and monitoring programs
    • Natural resources - land and the flora and fauna it supports
    • Great Lakes - Mississippi River Inner Basin Study
    • Best management practices and nutrients
    • Soils, cover crops, and weather trends
    • Water drainage management and research
    • Future of sediment monitoring
    • Applied science of sediment
  • High-Profile Featured Speakers
  • Interactive Digital Technology Open House
  • Informative & Educational Exhibits
  • Networking with other Water Resource Colleagues

Important Dates & Deadlines

Call for Abstracts opens TBD
Registration opens TBD
Abstract submission deadline TBD
Early bird registration deadline TBD
Hotel room block deadline TBD
Exhibitor registration deadline October 9, 2015
Conference October 27-29, 2015

Planning Committee

View the full Planning Committee contact list (PDF)