Special Events

66th Annual State Conference

**Ticketed Event. Reservation required or purchase of a ticket. Sales close Sunday, March 31.


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Welcome Happy Hour with Live Music - sponsored by EagleView
Sunday, April 7, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Redbird A & B 

All conference attendees are invited to the Welcome Happy Hour for drinks, a little nosh, and networking. Whether you have been in the assessment field for decades, or just a few months, this is a great opportunity to connect with fellow professionals from around Illinois. This social is the perfect opportunity to network and get a taste of what is to come in the following days of the State Conference. Free to attend. No reservation or ticket required.


**Professional Headshots (new photographer!)
Monday, April 8, 8:45 am - 1:15 pm
Pre-function Redbird G

The IPAI is excited to partner with Kari Bedford Photography to offer our attendees headshots. Kari is a well-respected photographer and takes beautiful professional photos. For a discounted rate of $15 per person, Kari will take multiple photos of each person, edit them, and personally e-mail the completed photos to you for your review. Attendees who purchase headshot tickets will be able to stop by Kari’s photography booth between 8:45 am and 1:15 pm for their personal photography experience. No advance timeslot reservation required. Ticketed Event. Ticket price $15.


**CIAO Association Luncheon & Annual Meeting
Monday, April 8, 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Redbird C

This Luncheon will include the CIAO Association annual business meeting, where members will vote on certain topics. Luncheon speaker and program will be announced in early 2024. You must be a CIAO Association member to attend. If you haven't paid your 2023-2024 dues, you can do so via the IPAI website. Ticketed Event. Ticket price $15.


**Banquet Cocktail Hour - sponsored by Visual PAMSPro
**IPAI Celebration Banquet
Monday, April 8, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Redbird C

The IPAI Celebration Banquet is an opportunity to commemorate the past year in property assessment, network with fellow professionals, and honor those who excel in our field. Attendees will see the Marshall Theroux Memorial Award presented, new CIAOs and CIAO advanced designation holders recognized, hear an annual update from IPAI leadership, and so much more. The Celebration Banquet is “the” event of the State Conference. Free, but reservation required.


Monday Night Hospitality Suite - sponsored by Sidwell
Monday, April 8, after the Celebration Banquet
Director's Suite, 9th Floor

Join us after IPAI Celebration Banquet for a hospitality suite. Drinks, snacks, and good times provided! No reservation or ticket required.


**IL Chapter of the IAAO Luncheon & Annual Meeting
Tuesday, April 9, 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Redbird C

Attend the annual luncheon meeting of the Illinois Chapter of the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO). All conference attendees (including non-IAAO members) are invited to attend. Agenda items include an annual update from chapter leadership, installation of new officers, report of recent conference in Salt Lake City and preview of 2024 IAAO conference in Denver. This luncheon will also have a guest speaker (to be announced in early 2024). Ticketed event. Ticket price $15.


Tuesday Music Bingo - sponsored by Cylomedia
Tuesday, April 9, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Redbird C

Music Bingo combines two things everyone loves into one night full of fun and prizes! Here’s how it works: Every player will get 6 Bingo cards and an Answer Key for each round.  Every round is a different theme (I Love the 80’s, Hit Songs, TV Theme Songs, etc.).  The host will play a clip from a song and you will find the artist on your Answer Key and then mark the number on your Bingo card that is associated with that artist.

That’s it!  Don’t know the artist?  No problem- ask your friend or a stranger nearby.  Who cares, it’s Music Bingo! It’s free to play and there are prizes for the winner of each round.  You’ll have a great time hanging out with friends, singing along, and playing Bingo!


**BloNo Brewery Tour & Dinner - sponsored by Bruce Harris & Associates
Wednesday, April 10, 5:30 pm

The Wednesday night brewery tour has become a much-loved State Conference tradition! Attendees will load a bus and head to one of Bloomington/Normal’s six local breweries for a tour, sampling, and dinner (dinner cost is on your own). After dinner we will venture over to Stave Wine Bar & Market. Stave offers the finest in wine and craft beer and is the perfect location to end the evening. Dinner and other beverage costs will be on your own. Ticketed Event. $15 per person.


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