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.

Reservations must be made by March 27th to receive the special 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)