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2011 IAFSM CONFERENCE

March 8 - 10, 2011
Bloomington-Nomral Marriott
201 Broadway Avenue
Normal, Illinois 61761

Bloomington-Normal
 

The 2011 IAFSM Annual Conference will be held March 8-10, 2011 at the Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Bloomington-Normal.

Lodging
A special conference rate of $119 plus tax, single or double, per night, has been established at the Marriott. Reserve your room by calling Marriott reservations at (888) 236-2427 and tell them you are with the Illinois Association for Floodplain & Stormwater Management. The hotel’s reservation deadline for this rate is February 15th.

The Marriott is full on the 9th. Additional hotel accommodations and rates can be found by clicking on the following link:

Heartland Parking Garage: Heartland Parking Garage rates are as follows; $1.00 per hour up to $6.00 for all day or $8.00 for 24 hours. Guest staying overnight at the Marriott will receive complimentary parking in the Garage.

Movie Night - Wednesday, March 9th
The Normal Theater is connected to the Marriott so we have rented it out and are planning on showing a movie (we don’t have the exact title picked out yet) after the social hour.  The movie will start at 8 pm so those interested will have time to grab a bite to eat and then head back to enjoy the show.  The snack bar will be open selling popcorn and soda for $1 each; candies for $2.

Registration
Registration covers lunches, breaks, materials and your 2011-2012 IAFSM membership. Discount before February 15, 2011 ($170). If you register after February 15th the cost for the conference is $185. The deadline for registrations and cancellations is March 1, 2011. No refunds after March 1, 2011. In past years we had to turn away late registrants. Register early to make sure you don’t miss out.

Use the registration form enclosed in the 2011 Conference brochure (one per person, please). Make checks payable to “IAFSM.” Or you can pay by credit card. No vouchers, invoices, etc., will be accepted.

Pre-Conference Workshops

Call for Speakers
The call for speakers for our 2011 Annual Conference is now available here.

CFM Examination
The Certified Floodplain Manager exam will be conducted at the Marriott Bloomington-Normal Hotel & Conference Center on March 8, 2011 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM. If you want to take the Floodplain Manager Certification Exam on March 8, 2011 the ASFPM must receive the CFM application packet and fee by February 25th. The application packet is available here.

Community Rating System (CRS)

CRS: The Community Rating System Committee is working to increase Illinois participation. ISO (Insurance Service Office) staff will be available to meet individually with those interested in the CRS on Wednesday afternoon starting at 1:30 p.m. and throughout the conference on Thursday.

CEC’s & PDH’s
Certified Floodplain Managers – CECs: 10 Continuing Education Credits are provided toward the requirements for Certified Floodplain Managers for attending both days of the conference. Attendance is reported directly to the CFM Database.

Professional Engineering - PDHs: Full conference attendance provides 12 Professional Development Hours. Certificates can be picked up at the end of the conference.
Credit hours are subject to final program adjustment.

Conference Sponsors

For a list of our 2011 Conference Sponsors, please click here

We invite all firms and agencies to become a Conference sponsor for 2011!  Last year IAFSM expanded our recognition of sponsors and we plan to do even more this year.  Again at this year’s conference we will display tent cards on the plenary session/luncheon tables listing the sponsors, and show sponsors on the large screens during & after plenary sessions and during the luncheons.  This year we will also include a list of sponsors in the conference brochure, provided that sponsorship commitments are made by January 7, 2011.  Door prize donors will also be recognized during the plenary and luncheon sessions.

Our conference sponsors and door prize donors have always been very important to the success of the IAFSM annual conferences, and we will work to ensure that there is value provided with your sponsorship dollars.  Thank you to our past sponsors and donors; we look forward to hearing from you soon.  And welcome to our new sponsors and donors; we look forward to having you join us.

The Conference Sponsor Form that includes registration information for sponsors and door prize donors can be downloaded from the Conference Forms Section below.  If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Harbaugh at (630) 443-8145.

Certification exam
The IAFSM Certified Floodplain Manager exam will be given on Tuesday evening, March 8, 2011. Check the IAFSM Website to apply.

Conference Forms
Conference Flyer & Registration Form
Exhibitor Form
Sponsor Form

Related Forms
IAFSM Nomination and Election Poilcy

IAFSM Awards
IAFSM Awards Submittal Form (.pdf document)
IAFSM Awards Categories (.pdf document)
IAFSM Past Award Winners (.pdf document)

Bloomington-Normal Coupon book.
(IAFSM claims no affiliation with any of these vendors, agencies or other establishments or their advertisements.)

 

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