Passport to Possibilities October 1-3, 2015 Peoria, Illinois
Thousands of literacy advocates, educators, and researchers will gather from October 1-3, 2015 for the 48th Annual IRC Conference, Passport to Possibilities, at the Peoria Civic Center and Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette Hotel in Peoria, Illinois.
Onsite Registration (Recommended after September 18th. Please note all meal functions are closed!)
Registering? On-site registration is recommended for those registering after September 15, 2015. Please bring the completed registration form that is available online. Please note that the meal functions are CLOSED at this time. Meal functions require pre-purchased tickets and will not be available for purchase on-site. The only exception will be the Dav Pilkey General Session that will be available for all conference attendees. Individuals who need special accommodations must make specific requests in writing to the IRC Office at least three weeks prior to the conference. Please take a moment to read the complete General Conference Information policy.
Already Registered? Your registration packet including your name badge and the final program book will be available at the IRC Registration Desk at the Peoria Civic Center, Terrazzo Lobby, 201 SW Jefferson Avenue, Peoria, Illinois. Registration Hours are 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30th; 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 1st and Friday, October 2nd; and 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 3rd.
IRC has gone mobile! The IRC Conference APP is available now and features up-to-date session schedules, speaker listings, an itinerary planner, interactive maps and floor plans, exhibitor listing, Scavenger QR Code Game, and more. On your smart phone or tablet, download the FREE Guidebook App from the Apple Store or Android Marketplace. Then, search for the 2015 Illinois Reading Council Conference Guide. The Final Program Book is also available online now. You can also join IRC on Face Book and Twitter at @ILReadCouncil #IRC2015!
Ordered a Conference or IRC Shirt? Preorders will be available for pick-up at the IRC Conference near the Registration Area in the Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, Illinois.
Housing Reservations?The Online Housing System closed on August 15, 2015. Please call the hotels directly to make reservations or changes to your current reservations.
Shuttle Service? The Shuttle Service Information is online now. Some of the East Peoria Hotels will provide guests with complimentary shuttle to and from the Peoria Civic Center. Shuttle arrangements can be made directly with the front desk at each hotel. The Peoria Civic Center also has over 700 FREE parking spaces in the Marquee and Fulton parking Lots.
Interested in CPDUs or University Course Credit? Clock hours will only be awarded to registered participants. Forms for CLOCK HOURS will be available at the conference in your Final Program Book. Conferees can also earn one to three hours of college course credit while attending the conference from the University of St. Francis.
2015 CONFERENCE PRELIMINARY PROGRAM is online! (Download the PDF) Plan now to join IRC in October as we welcome and learn from a diverse number of featured speakers who will help teachers, specialists, and administrators from every grade-level and content area. We are pleased to announce this year's featured speakers: