The Illinois Press Foundation invite you to join hundreds of Illinois newspaper professionals at its 2024 Annual Convention.  These decision-makers will assemble at this conference for networking, professional development and inspiration.  Again this year, both editorial and advertising departments will be represented. Publishers, editors, reporters, advertising directors, and sales representatives will be in attendance.


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    Hotel Information

    DoubleTree by Hilton Bloomington

    10 Brickyard Drive Bloomington, IL 61701

      Room rate is $139.00 before taxes. 

    Deadline for rate has been extended to May 23rd 

    Click here to reserve your room 



Silent Auction

The Illinois Press Foundation will be doing a silent auction again this year.  Proceeds from the auction will go twoard all of the Foundation projects that benefit Illinois newspapers, journalists, and future journalists.  Please consider contributing an auction item to help continue this important work.  Popular items at past auctions included tickets to sporting events, concerts, and amusement parks, artwork, gift baskets, wine/bourbon, etc.  


We ask that you email details about what you will donate (including an estimate of its value, description and minimum bid) to Cindy Bedolli at by May 31st.  You can bring the donated items with you to the convention or ship to the IPF at 2501 Chatham Rd., Suite 200, Springfield, IL 62704.  If you are shipping something, please let the IPF office know who sent it, so we can acknowledge your donation.  Items will be on display throughout the convention with final bids due Thursday evening by 6:30 p.m.


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