Please join us for the annual meeting of the Illinois Geographical Society:

 "Roots, Routes and the River: Exploring Land Use and Human Activity in Southwestern Illinois"


April 26-29, 2018

Hosted by Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville

For hotel reservations, please contact the

Holiday Inn Express and Suites

1000 Plummer Drive

Edwardsville, IL 

(618) 692-7255 and ask for the Illinois Geographical Society Conference Rate.


For registration materials, please click here.  

Registrations must be received by April 10th

For a general schedule of events, please click here


Questions? Contact Ty Liles (847) 543-2670 or

Consider presenting a paper or poster! Papers and posters may deal with any geography-related topic. Presentations will occur on Saturday, April 28th. 

 We especially welcome student papers and posters. 

For more information on presenting a paper, click here. 

For more information on presenting a poster, click here.  


IGS Pre-Meeting Field Trip: "Old Route 66: the Odd and the Unique", Thursday, April 26, 2018

The Illinois Geographical Society also sponsors pre- and post-meeting field trip. This year's pre-meeting field day, "Old Route 66: The Odd and the Unique", will have participants explore lesser-visited sites along the path of Old Route 66, now Illinois Route 4, from Springfield to Edwardsville. The tour is self-pay for all meals, gas, parking fees, and admissions.  A more detailed itinerary is available here. For reservations and questions, please contact the tour organizers: Joe Kubal, (630) 983-6159, or Keith Yearman, (312) 532-7645,  Reservations must be made by Sunday, April 15, 2018. 








2018: Edwardsville

2019: Galena (proposed)

2020: Wabash River (proposed)

2021: DeKalb (proposed)

2022: Effingham (proposed)