The Illinois Geographical Society will convene its 2015 annual conference in Bloomington-Normal between Thursday, 30 April, and Saturday, 2 May, at the Parke Regency Hotel and Conference Center on the far eastern edge of Bloomington, a mile north of Central Illinois Regional Airport.

Following the theme of the meeting, Prairie Nexus: Transportation Hub of Downstate Illinois, the Friday field trip, Friday banquet speaker, and Saturday luncheon speaker will deal with historical, current, and future-trending transportation amenities in the Twin Cities, including passenger and freight by air, freight rail, Amtrak, intercity bus, transit bus, over-the-road trucking, and bike/pedestrian friendliness. 

Papers and posters on any geographical topic, will be the Saturday morning focus. Following the Saturday luncheon, options include an Illinois Geographic Alliance teacher workshop on GIS and an after-meeting field trip that will focus on McLean County's connections to Historic Route 66.

Meeting materials are available by clicking on the links below: 

Meeting Overview

Registration Form

Call for Papers and Posters

Please contact our meeting organizer, Michael Sublett,, with questions about the conference.