2021 Convention

 Join us for our 140th Annual Convention 

Virtual on the IAMIC platform or in person at the Embassy Suites in East Peoria.

August 23 - 25    (NEW Start Date)        

2021 Convention Registration 
 Save $25/ per registration online   Click here for a printable brochure

Embassy Suite                

100 Conference Center Drive
East Peoria, IL 61611
$139.00 + fees guaranteed room rate is through August 9, 2021, but this does not guarantee availability.

Please Click here for a direct link. Or call the hotel 309.694.0200 and use our room block of "ICC"      EMBASSY IS SOLD OUT


Holiday Inn and Suites
101 Holiday Street
East Peoria, IL

$132.00 + fees guaranteed room rate is through August 9, 2021.  This does not guarantee availability

Please Click here for a direct link

Dress code  (There will be no formal banquet)  

  • Business casual dress attire for our educational events. 
  • Themed attire for our murder mystery dinner on Monday evening (GANGSTER-themed) or business casual dress. 
  • Casual for our patio party at the Peoria Chief's ball game.    (Cardinal or Cubs shirts encouraged)


Full Registrations - Includes Welcome Packet along with admittance to the Welcome Patio Party hosted by Grinnell, Murder Mystery Dinner, and any entertainment.  In addition, you will have access to the Trade Show, General Sessions, Education Sessions, and Annual Business Meeting.

Early Bird:  $250.00  Member    ($300 after 8/1)           $ 400.00 Non-Member  ($450 after 8/1)       
                                                   Rates apply to both Virtual or In Person

One Day Only -- $ 150.00 Member/$250 Non-Member In Person ONLY (Virtual must sign up for full to cover cost)"
                        after 8/1  $ 200 member/$300 Non Member

Extra tickets for guest can be purchased:  $50.00 each

Murder Mystery Dinner
Tuesday Lunch
Peoria Chiefs Game and Cookout

Convention Agenda   (Click here for a Schedule at a Glance) 


We want you to spend the weekend with your families and have planned a kick-off on MONDAY this year!

Monday, August 23

10:00                Skeet Shoot - Oak Ridge Sportsman's Club  ($35.00 Registration   or $10.00 Lunch Only)

9:00                  Golf - Weaver Ridge (We are bringing Golf back to convention! $85.00 per golfer)

12:00 - 04:00    Trade Show Set-Up

01:00 - 05:00    Registration

04:00 - 05:30    Patio Reception - Sponsored by Grinnell Mutual

06:00 - 10:00    Murder Mystery Dinner

Death of a Gangster - Not interested in a main suspect role? Don’t worry–we only choose guests who are enthusiastic and willing!  You can still be part of the fun by dressing in your favorite Gangster attire.  If you aren’t chosen as a suspect, there is still plenty for you to do! All guests become sleuths at the scene of the crime. You will look at the evidence and bribe characters for clues to figure out exactly who did it. There is nothing quite like the thrill of having all of the clues suddenly fall into place and seeing the picture clearly. The “A-ha!” moment is absolutely magical.

Tuesday, August 24

07:00 - 04:30    Trade Show

07:00 - 08:00    Prayer Memorial Service - Tunnel of Towers Charity Presentation

08:00 - 09:30    Opening Session  - NEW START TIME - Celebrate!  Lessons Learned from the World's Most Admired Organizations
                                                          with Guest Speaker: Scott Friedman

09:30 - 10:00    Trade Show Break - Visit our vendors

10:00 - 11:45    Industry Updates/Business Meeting
                              Business Meeting with Awards to Follow - NAMIC Chair, Robert Zak and IAMIC Lobbyist, Evan Manning
                             10:00  Business Meeting
                             10:30  Awards & Recognition
                             10:45  Guest Speakers

11:45 - 12:30    Lunch

12:30 - 01:00    Trade Show/Desserts

01:00 - 04:00    Auxiliary  Chat Session

It's been almost two years since you have seen each other and this year we wanted to provide you a moment to catch up with your peers in a relaxing atmosphere over your favorite soda or glass of wine - sit back, relax and enjoy this networking opportunity.

01:00 - 02:30    Arsonist and the ATF Agent - Their Story

02:30 - 03:00   Trade Show Break

03:00 - 04:30   Arsonist and the ATF Agent continued

04:30               Big Prize Drawing

5:30 - 6:30       Board Bus for the Ball Game (Rotating bus will make several trips - last trip at 6:30)

05:30 - 10:00   Peoria Chief's Ball Game and Cookout
                            5:30 - 7:30   Food Served
                            6:30 - 9:30   Peoria Chiefs Cardinals vs South Bend Cubs
                            8:30-10:00   Return Buses (Rotating bus will make several trips)

Wednesday, August 25

07:00 - 08:00   Fun Run (Proceeds go to the Tunnel To Towers Foundation)
                            7:00  Fun Run Registration
                            7:15  Fun Run Photo on the Patio
                            7:30  Fun Run

Concurrent Session
09:00 - 12:00   Ethics - Todd Davis

09:00 -  10:00  Directors & Officers Liability - FMDC  -  Chris Kesphol, President MAMIC

09:00 - 10:0     Staff Course -- TBD 

10:00 - 10:30   Break

10:30 -  12:00  Enterprise Risk Management & Evaluating Company Growth  -  Chris Kesphol, President MAMIC

10:30 - 12:00  Delivering Sales Value beyond the Contract  - Tony Diodato, Brite Core

12:00               Lunch to Go  (In an effort to secure the proper headcount, you must sign up in order to receive a meal)


To preserve the professional business environment, no one under the age of 14 will be allowed to attend IAMIC functions, unless invited to a special event.

By entering the event premises, you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording, and its release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for our promotional purpose on websites, social media, and any other printed correspondence.  You waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any use.  You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before entering the event.