The Conference on Illinois History welcomes more than 350 people each year who appreciate opportunities to share their interest in the history of Illinois. The conference is also an excellent source for teachers with a desire to bring new perspectives and teaching techniques into their classrooms. The conference is accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education for Continuing Professional Development Units.
The more than 30 sessions include scholarly papers, panel discussions, and workshops. Exhibitors both days include university press publishers, new- and used-book dealers, and the Illinois State Archives.
This is the 12th year of the conference. And this year, the Illinois Supreme Court Historic Preservation Commission was a proud sponsor. The commission had on display some of our current projects and provided handouts to the conference attendees. The commission also had two of its researchers present their papers on two areas of the Illinois Supreme Court. The papers and audio of Ted Hild and Justin Law can be accessed below.