26th Annual Prevent Child Abuse Illinois Conference


As concerns with COVID-19 and social distancing linger, we will continue to monitor the situation and will update conference registrants on any change in plans. At this time, we are enthusiastically moving forward with the Annual PCA Illinois Conference, and we look forward to seeing all the amazing presenters and attendees this fall! If we are unable to hold the conference due to COVID-19 restrictions, advanced notice and full refunds will be given.




Thursday and Friday, October 22-23, 2020



Registration and continental breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 22, 2020 

Opening Keynote begins at 9 a.m.

Closing remarks are on Friday, October 23, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.



Wyndham Springfield City Centre Hotel

700 E. Adams St

Springfield, IL. 62701



Conference registration is $209 if prepaid registration is postmarked by September 29, 2020

After September 29th, 2020 the conference registration is $239.

Space is limited, so early registration is advised. 

The registration fee covers conference materials, plenary sessions, workshops, and

breakfast and lunch on Thursday and breakfast only on Friday.



If you wish us to bill your agency for the conference you must submit your registration by mail or fax (815-753-6900).

The registration form is available here 

To be billed you MUST include: a purchase order OR state voucher OR approval letter from your agency AND your FEIN number.

Your FEIN number must be provided with all options listed.


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A limited number of DCFS prepaid PCA Illinois Conference registrations will be available for staff, foster caregivers and adoptive parents. DCFS staff who have supervisory approval to register for the PCA Illinois Conference should download the DCFS-sponsored registration form from the D-net or the DCFS Virtual Training Center (www.dcfstraining.org) and submit it to the DCFS Training Unit as directed on the form.  



All conference events will be held at the Wyndham Springfield City Centre Hotel. 

A block of sleeping rooms has been reserved until September 29, 2020.

Participants must make their own hotel reservations, when making your reservations use the code CPA.

The web page is: http://bit.ly/PCAConference2020



Requests for refunds made in writing prior to September 29, 2020, will be subject to a $50 processing fee. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN AFTER September 29, 2020. Fax your request to 815-753-6900 or email to outreachregistration@niu.edu  Please note that the charge to your credit card will appear on your statement as 'NIU Outreach, DeKalb, IL'