2024 Conference

L.E.A.Ding the Way

2024 ITDHH Conference

60th Annual Conference

When: February 29, 2024 - March 2, 2024

Where: Embassy Suites by Hilton East Peoria Riverfront Hotel & Conference Center (East Peoria, IL)

Registration Deadlines (in-person & virtual)

Conference Overview

Keynote Speakers: Crom Saunders & Cheryl DeConde-Johnson

Conference Booklet ($3.00 fee): If you are an in-person attendee and would like a printed ITDHH conference booklet, please indicate it at checkout or on your printed registration form. All registrants will receive a link that will include all the presentations, handouts, and the ITDHH booklet.


Host Hotel Information

Embassy Suites by Hilton East Peoria Riverfront Hotel & Conference Center (East Peoria, IL)

Hotel registration: https://shorturl.at/hzNTV or call (309) 694-0200

Nightly Conference Rate: $141/night* 

*Conference Rate Deadline: February 6, 2024


Conference Apparel

If you wish to purchase ITDHH apparel, please visit www.shopcapstees.com/leading.htm

You have the option to ship the apparel directly to you or it can be picked up at the conference. If you have any apparel questions, please contact Michelle LaCost, President-Elect, at itdhh2024@gmail.com.

2024 Conference Schedule 


Thursday, February 29, 2024

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Early Intervention Pre-Conf Session 1: -  Fon Du Lac D - F (in-person)

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Early Intervention Pre-Conf session 2: -  Fon Du Lac D - F (in-person)

1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Early Intervention Pre-Conf Session 3: -  Fon Du Lac D - F (in-person)

2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Early Intervention Pre-Conf session 4: -  Fon Du Lac D - F (in-person)

8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. ISHI Meeting - River IJ (hybrid- live only)

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Pre-Conference  - River IJ (hybrid- live only)

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Conference Registration (in-person)

8:00 p.m.  ITDHH Board Meeting - Room River IJ (hybrid- live only)

Friday, March 1st, 2024 

7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Conference Registration 

7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Presenter’s Lounge 

7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Past President Meeting - River IJ (in-person)

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Exhibits Open 

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Volunteer Meeting - Room Fon Da Lac D - F 

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Welcome/Business Meeting - Grand Ballroom (hybrid)

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.-  Keynote Speaker: Crom Saunders (hybrid)

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Morning Break

10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Concurrent Breakout Session #1 (hybrid)

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Luncheon/Scholarship and Grant Awards (hybrid- live only)

1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Concurrent Breakout Session #2 (hybrid)

2:30 p.m. - 3:30  p.m. Concurrent Breakout Session #3 (hybrid)

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Area Meetings (in-person)

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Concurrent Breakout Session #4 (hybrid)

5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Dinner (on your own) 

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Cultural Event - Grand Ballroom (in-person)

8:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Set up for Scholarship Raffle 

8:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Scholarship Raffle - Grand Ballroom (in-person)


Saturday, March 2nd, 2024 

7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Conference Registration

7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Exhibits Open 

8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Keynote Speaker -Dr. Cheryl DeConde Johnson (hybrid)

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Concurrent Breakout Session #1 (hybrid)

10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Concurrent Breakout Session #2 (hybrid)

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Break & Light Lunch - Grand Ballroom  

1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Concurrent Breakout Session #3 (hybrid)



All times are CST


Conference Sponsorship Information

Click HERE for the link to sign 

up to become a sponsor.