2019 ILEAS Annual Conference

Crowne Plaza - Springfield, Illinois
March 24-26, 2019

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Conference Sponsors:

Verizon   CDS   FirstNet

The tentative schedule is shown below.
The Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board has approved up to 9 hours of in-service training hours for those who attend all conference sessions.

Schedule ["At a Glance" PDF]

Sunday, March 24th Start End Location
Attendee Check-in 12:00pm 8:00pm Registration Area
Vendor Displays 2:00pm 8:00pm Plaza E-J
Vendor Reception 5:00pm 8:00pm Plaza E-J

Monday, March 25th

Start End Location
Attendee Check-in 7:00am 12:00pm Registration Area
Regional Breakfast Meetings 8:00am 9:15am Various
Vendor Displays 9:00am 1:00pm Plaza E-J
Opening Session 9:30am 11:30am Diamond/Ruby/Emerald
Lunch Break 11:30am 1:00pm Plaza E-J
Breakout Sessions 1:00pm 5:00pm Various
Banquet / Dinner Presentation 7:00pm 8:30pm Diamond/Ruby/Emerald
Hospitality Room 8:30pm 11:30pm Plaza E/F

Tuesday, March 26th

Start End Location
Continental Breakfast 7:30am 9:15am Pre-Function Area
Governing Board Meeting 8:00am 9:15am Capital View
Closing Session 9:15am 12:00pm Diamond/Ruby/Emerald


Vendor Displays [Full Page Map]

Sunday 2pm - 8pm and Monday 9am - 1pm - Plaza E-J (Lvl 1)


Vendor Reception

Sunday 5pm - 8pm Plaza E-J (Lvl 1)

All participants are encouraged to attend the Vendor Reception. Come network while enjoying complementary food and beverages.


Breakout Sessions - Monday


Who’s Coming to My Disaster?

1pm - 2:10pm, 2:25pm - 3:35pm and 3:50pm - 5pm - Plaza A (Lvl 1)

Presenter: Chris Tanner

Police Stress: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

1pm - 2:10pm, 2:25pm - 3:35pm and 3:50pm - 5pm - Plaza B (Lvl 1)

Presenter: Olivia Johnson

Effective Social Media

1pm - 2:10pm and 2:25pm - 3:35pm - Plaza C/D (Lvl 1)

Presenter: Tracy Lillard

Statewide Intelligence Update

1pm - 2:10pm - Sapphire (Lvl 2)

Presenter: Aaron Kustermann

Implementation of a Drone Program for Emergency Service Providers

2:25pm - 3:35pm and 3:50pm - 5pm - Sapphire (Lvl 2)

Presenter: Matt Udelhoven

The Anatomy of an Active Shooter Training Mishap

2:25pm - 3:35pm and 3:50pm - 5pm - Governor Conference Room (Lvl 3)

Presenter: J.C. Paez



General Sessions


Opening Session - ILEAS Update

Monday 9:30am - 11:30am - Diamond/Ruby/Emerald (Lvl 2)

Banquet / Dinner Presentation

Monday 7pm - 8:30pm - Diamond/Ruby/Emerald (Lvl 2)

Speaker: Josh Whitman (UI Athletic Director)

Closing Session

Tuesday 9:15am - 12pm - Diamond/Ruby/Emerald (Lvl 2)

Threats to Our Way of Life

Speaker: Richard Hayes

Fighting Human Trafficking

Speaker: Dave Lopez


Regional Breakfast Meetings - Monday 8am - 9:15am

Region Location Floor
2 Governor Conference Room 3
3 Plaza C/D 1
4 Sapphire 2
6 Plaza B 1
7 Plaza A 1
8 Illinois 3
9 Capital View 3
11 Capital 2 3


Floor Plans