The Illinois Geographical Society will convene its 2017 annual conference in Champaign-Urbana from Thursday, April 27- through Saturday, April 29.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the conference hotel. You must call the hotel directly and mention that you're associated with the Illinois Geographical Society in order to receive the special group rate. 

Eastland Suites Hotel and Conference Center

1907 N. Cunningham Avenue

Urbana, IL 61802

(217) 367-8331

$89.00-Standard Room with 2 Double Beds

$99.00-King Suite with pull out sofa sleeper


 The theme of this year’s conference is “People and the Prairie: Changing Geographic Patterns of East Central Illinois.” The Friday fieldtrip will feature stops in the Campaign-Urbana hinterland during the morning portion of the tour followed by a focus on Champaign’s recent economic development in the afternoon. The Friday awards banquet will be held at Eastland Suites.  

Additional field trips will be held both before and after the Annual Meeting. Please see the "Field Days" tab for more information. 

Papers and posters on any geographical topic will be the focus of the Saturday morning paper sessions which will be held on the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign campus.  

Click here for Paper Session Details

Click here for Poster Session Details

Click here for Meeting Registration Materials

Please contact our meeting organizer, Michael Cornebise, with questions about the conference. We look forward to seeing you in Champaign-Urbana in April!