Special Events

66th Annual State Conference

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

Join the CIAO Association for their annual luncheon and meeting. While there, enjoy the comedy magic of John & Mark. Mark Doetsch and John Jurney have been amazing audiences with mind-blowing magic and original magic creations for over 20 years! Mark was recently a contestant on the tv show “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” and won an award for fooling world renowned magicians Penn & Teller! Here is a short video of Mark in action. John & Mark have joined forces to create a magical experience you will not soon forget! Don’t miss this crazy, fun filled afternoon of amazement! 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

This is the annual luncheon and 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. The guest speaker will be IAAO Immediate Past International President Patrick Alesandrini. 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!

Complimentary beer available while supplies last. Cash bar also available. No reservation or ticket required.


Karaoke - New for 2024!
Tuesday, April 9, 8:30 - 10:30 pm
Redbird C

Immediately following Music Bingo, we’ll have karaoke on stage in Redbird C! This is your chance to be a star or get a group of friends together. Will your song of stardom be “Hit Me Baby One More Time” or maybe “Sweet Caroline?” Our karaoke DJ has thousands of songs available. Don’t be shy, grab the mic and belt out your favorite song!

Complimentary beer available while supplies last. Cash bar also available. No reservation or ticket required.


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

The Wednesday night brewery tour has become a much-loved State Conference tradition! Attendees will load a bus and head to White Oak Brewing for a tour, tasting, and dinner. After dinner, we will head back to Uptown Normal for more festivities. First round of drinks included with ticket. Additional beverages on your own. Ticketed Event. $15 per person.


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