2023 ILEAS Annual Conference

I Hotel & Conference Center - Champaign, Illinois
March 27-29, 2023


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* The registration fee is $150.00 which covers five meals and all conference materials. The fee will increase to $175 beginning on February 27th.

* Lodging expenses and reservations will be the responsibility of each attendee.
Rooms have been reserved at the following hotels: I Hotel, Hilton Garden Inn, Holiday Inn, Homewood Suites, Home2 Suites and Hyatt Place.
Booking information will be accessible upon completion of the online conference registration process.

Registration Fees
Early Registration: December 15 - February 26 $150
Late Registration: February 27 - March 17 $175
  • Friday, March 17th is the last day to register for the conference.
  • Friday, March 17th will be the last day to cancel and receive a refund.
  • PayPal refunds can only be reimbursed to your card within 60 days of the charge – after that ILEAS will issue a refund check.

The tentative schedule is shown below.
Approval for in-service training hours will be requested through the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.

Schedule - One Page Conference Agenda

Monday, March 27th Start End
Attendee Check-in 9:00am 5:00pm
General Session 10:30am 12:00pm
Lunch 12:00pm 1:00pm
Vendor Displays 12:00pm 5:00pm
Reception at the Colonnades Club, University of Illinois campus 5:30pm 7:30pm

Tuesday, March 28th

Start End
Attendee Check-in 7:00am 12:00pm
Regional Breakfast Meetings 8:00am 9:15am
Opening Session 9:30am 12:00pm
Lunch 12:00pm 1:00pm
Breakout Sessions 1:00pm 5:00pm
Banquet / Dinner Presentation 7:00pm 8:30pm

Wednesday, March 29th

Start End
Continental Breakfast 7:30am 9:00am
Closing Session 9:00am 12:00pm


Vendor Displays [Full Page Map]



Monday 5:30pm - 7:30pm

All participants are encouraged to attend the Monday night reception.
Come network while enjoying complementary food and beverages at the Colonnades Club, located in the University of Illinois football stadium!


Breakout Sessions - Tuesday


Statewide Intelligence Update

1pm - 2:10pm

Presenter: Aaron Kustermann


2:25pm - 3:35pm and 3:50pm - 5pm

Presenter: Jennifer Rominger

Preventing Targeted Violence / Safe2Help

1pm - 2:10pm, 2:25pm - 3:35pm and 3:50pm - 5pm

Presenter: Eric Arnold & Samantha Kanish

Practical Uses of Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Law Enforcement

1pm - 2:10pm and 2:25pm - 3:35pm

Presenter: Illinois State Police

Mid-States Organized Crime Information Center (MOCIC) Investigative Services

1pm - 2:10pm and 2:25pm - 3:35pm

Presenter: Darrell Aders

First Responder Health, Wellness & Fitness

1pm - 2:10pm and 2:25pm - 3:35pm

Presenter: Steve Petrilli

ILEAS Overview

3:50pm - 5pm

Presenter: Jim Episcopo & Chris Tanner

Communications Best Practices

3:50pm - 5pm

Presenter: Bill Springer & Russ Gentry



General Sessions


General Session

Leading Your Team Toward Resiliency and Pro-active Mental Health

Monday 10:30am - 12pm

Speaker: Silouan Green

Opening Session

Leadership 2023: Tactics for Police Administrators

Tuesday 9:15am - 12pm

Speaker: Chief Ed Delmore, Gulf Shores (AL) PD


Dream BIG and Work Hard

Tuesday 7pm - 8:30pm

Speaker: Jean Driscoll

Closing Session

Response to the 2022 Highland Park Independence Day Parade Mass Casualty Shooting Event

Wednesday 9am - 12pm


Chief Lou Jogmen, Highland Park PD

Commander Michael Lange, Lake Forest PD