Getting to the Conference Q: Is parking available? A: There is limited street parking but many parking garages around the Metcalfe Building. However, there is no discounted parking for the conference. To offset parking costs, we recommend attendees take public transportation.
Q: What public transportation options are there? A: If you are located in the city and near suburbs we would recommend using the CTA. If you are from the far suburbs we would recommend either PACE and/or Metra. Of course, we are also a big fan of Google Maps, which will give you multiple transportation options that are most convenient for you.
Q. Where hotel accommodations do you recommend? A. There are many hotels in the downtown area. Below are a few options that are in walking distance or a short cab ride away from the Metcalfe Building.
Registration Q: When will online registration open? A: Registration will open in May/June 2016.
Workshops and Presenters Q: When will you begin accepting proposals for workshops? A: We will begin accepting proposals for workshops in early March.
Q: Can I submit more than one workshop proposal? A: Yes, you can submit more than one proposal, but each workshop must be submitted individually.
Q: I submitted a proposal but have not heard anything back, when will proposals be decided upon? A: The review of proposals will begin in the middle of April and final decisions will be made by Friday, May 13, 2016. You should be notified when we initially receive your proposal, and we will contact all individuals who submit proposals as to the committee's decisions. If for some reason, you do not hear from us, feel free to email us directly.
The Illinois Conference on Volunteer Administration (ICOVA) provides valuable networking opportunities for volunteer management professionals. The ICOVA Conference promotes innovative and dynamic thought by presenting quality professional development opportunities focusing on the future of volunteer administration, including the role of technology and its impact, and strategic approaches to issues facing our society.