2023 ILEAS Annual Conference

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

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The schedule is shown below.
The Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board has approved 10 hours of in-service training for Chiefs, Deputy Chiefs and Sheriffs who attend all conference sessions.

Schedule - "At A Glance" (PDF)

Monday, March 27th Start End Location
Attendee Check-in 9:00am 5:00pm Conference Center Entrance
General Session 10:30am 12:00pm Illinois Ballroom
Lunch 12:00pm 1:00pm Heritage Hall
Vendor Displays 12:00pm 5:00pm Heritage Hall
Reception - Colonnades Club 5:30pm 7:30pm University of Illinois Football Stadium

Tuesday, March 28th

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

Wednesday, March 29th

Start End Location
Continental Breakfast 7:30am 9:00am Illinois Ballroom
Governing Board Meeting 8:00am 9:00am Alma Mater
Closing Session 9:00am 12:00pm Illinois Ballroom


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Reception - Monday

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Location: Memorial Stadium - Transportation Shuttle Provided

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

Location: Chancellor

Presenter: Aaron Kustermann

Cyber Navigators and Local Cyber Efforts

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

Location: Chancellor

Presenters: Jennifer Rominger, Terry Harger & Annie Pickens

The Path Forward: Illinois School Safety Update

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

Location: Lincoln

Presenters: Eric Arnold & Samantha Kanish

Practical Uses of Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Law Enforcement

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

Location: Alma Mater

Presenter: Illinois State Police

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

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

Location: Quad

Presenter: Darrell Aders

First Responder Health, Wellness & Fitness

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

Location: Innovation

Presenter: Steve Petrilli

ILEAS Overview

3:50pm - 5pm

Location: Quad

Presenters: Jim Episcopo & Chris Tanner

Communications Best Practices

3:50pm - 5pm

Location: Alma Mater

Presenters: Bill Springer & Russ Gentry



General Sessions - Illinois Ballroom


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


Regional Breakfast Meetings - Tuesday 8am - 9am

Region Location
2 Alma Mater
3 Lincoln
4 Chancellor
6 Quad
7 Innovation
8 Humanities
9 Excellence
11 Loyalty



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