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Annual Conference

70th Annual Conference

October 17-20, 2021, Peoria IL

Vendor Registration 

October 17-19, 2021, Peoria IL

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IFCA Chiefs Registration

October 17-20, 2021, Peoria IL




Hotel Information

UPDATED SEPTEMBER 15, 2021 - Pere Marquette Full

The Marriott informed us on Friday, September 3 that they will not be re-opening the Courtyard on October 1, 2021 as previously stated.  We have now obtained a block of rooms at the Mark Twain Hotel, 225 NE Adams.  Reservations can be made directly with the Mark Twain at 309-676-3600.  Please mention the Illinois Fire Chiefs Block.  Block cut-off 9/28/2021  Thank you.

Hotel Blocks have been set up at the following hotels.

Illinois Fire Chiefs Association - Headquarters Hotel  FULL 9/15/2021

Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette
501 Main Street, Peoria IL 61602
Reservation Number 1-800-228-9290
Illinois Fire Chiefs Association (added 9/7/2021)
Mark Twain Hotel
225 NE Adams St, Peoria IL 61602
Reservations Number  309-676-3600
Price $80.10 per night plus 15% tax
Block Cut-Off  9/28/2021
Illinois Fire Apparatus Mechanics Association - Headquarters
Hotel Holiday Inn & Suites East Peoria, 101 Holiday Street, East Peoria IL 61611
Reservation Number 309-698-3333
Please use block code FAM
Online Registration: Illinois Fire Apparatus Mechanics Association
Price 132.00 + tax
Block Cut Off: 09/29/21
Other Area Hotels
Staybridge Hotel
300 W Romeo B Garrett Ave, Peoria, IL 61605
Phone:  309-673-7829
0.2 mile from Civic Center
Embassy Suites by Hilton E Peoria Riverfront Conf Center
100 Conference Center Drive, East Peoria IL, 61611 
Phone (309) 694-0200
0.7 mile to Civic Center


Holiday Inn Express & Suites East Peoria - Riverfront, an IHG Hotel
1100 Bass Pro Dr, East Peoria IL, 61611
Phone (309) 694-9800
1.0 mile to Civic Center


Par-A-Dice Hotel and Casino
21 Blackjack Boulevard, East Peoria IL, 61611United States of America
Phone (309) 699-7711
1.9 mile to Civic Center




Future Conference Dates

October 16-19, 2022

October 15-18, 2023


In the early years of The IFCA Annual Conference traveled around the State of Illinois.  Departments submitted proposals to host the Annual Conference.  The Chief and his department planned the evening events and chose the Conference Gift to represent their city.  The Chief’s wife planned and hosted the Women’s program.  Exhibits at conferences began with a few table top displays setup in a hotel hallway then to a larger room within a hotel and maybe a few apparatus outside to today where we occupy over 108,00 square feet of the Peoria Civic Center with everything under one roof.

In 1991 the Executive Board determined that the Annual Conference would only be held in fully sprinklered buildings.  Peoria’s Civic Center and adjacent hotels fit the requirement, was centrally located and the Peoria Fire Department welcomed the opportunity to host the Illinois Fire Chiefs on an annual basis.

1951 Bloomington 1973 Collinsville
1952 Springfield 1974 Mattoon
1953 Danville 1975 Arlington Heights
1954 Rockford 1976 Belleville
1955 Peoria 1977 Joliet/Arlington Heights
1956 Bloomington 1978 Rockford
1957 Decatur 1979 Elgin
1958 Mattoon 1980 Rockton
1959 Peoria 1981 Oak Lawn
1960 Danville 1982 Peoria
1961 Quincy 1983 Mundelein
1962 Springfield 1984 Oak Brook
1963 Waukegan 1985 Peoria
1964 Joliet 1986 St. Charles
1965 Kankakee 1987 Rockford
1966 Springfield 1988 Peoria
1967 Galesburg 1989 Champaign
1968 Rosemont 1990 Rockford
1969 Rock Island 1991 Peoria
1970 Effingham 1992 Decatur
1971 Danville 1993-- Peoria
1972 Elmhurst


General Mailing Address:                       Remittance/AR  Address:

PO Box 7, Skokie, IL 60076-0007           PO Box 4424, Lisle,IL 60532
Tel: 847.966.0732
Fax: 847.966.0782

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