2019 Annual Training Conference

April 24 - 26, 2019

Doubletree Hotel
1909 Spring Road
Oak Brook, Illinois, 60523


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Keynote speaker:

David Grossman, author of On Killing
Topic: "The Bullet Proof Mind"
Police officers and soldiers know all about maintaining physical readiness, but it is the mind that must first be properly prepared, the mind that controls the hands, arms, eyes, and ears. From Lt. Col. Grossman, a former Army Ranger, you’ll learn how the body responds to lethal combat, what happens to your blood flow, your muscles, your judgment, memory, vision, and hearing when someone is trying to kill you or attack you. You’ll learn how to keep going and how to prepare your mind for survival instead of defeat.

Hotel Reservations:

Rooms can be reserved here at the low rate of $119 per night.  Please reserve your room by April 3rd to ensure this rate!  

Overall Breakout Session Schedule
(Subject change)

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

12:30 p.m. (private) - Ogden Room
Board of Officers meeting

2:00 p.m. (open to all) - Grand ABCM
Executive Board

3:30-5 p.m. (open to all) - Grand ABCM
Opening Ceremony
General Session

6:00 p.m. (private) - Ogden Room
Board of Officers dinner

8:00 p.m. - ? - Presidential Suite
Hospitality Room sponsored by Illinois Railroad Association Chiefs

Thursday, April 25, 2019

7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Grand Foyer
Vendor exhibits open

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Grand Ballroom
Major Presentation
Kane County State's Attorney Joe McMahon
Lessons for Law Enforcement from the Jason Van Dyke trial

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Committee meetings

Time to visit with vendors - Grand Foyer

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Oak Brook Ballroom
Lunch for all attendees

1:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Grand Ballroom
Keynote Speaker: David Grossman
"The Bullet Proof Mind"

3:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Ogden Room
Voluntary Police Chief Certification Exam 

5:00-8:00 p.m. - Oak Brook Ballroom
Host Chief's Reception
Special Olympics Silent Auction
Special Presentation (tentative)

8:00 p.m. - ? - Presidential Suite
Hospitality Room sponsored by Illinois Railroad Association Chiefs

Friday, April 26, 2019

8:00 a.m. - 12 noon

Breakout sessions 

12 noon - 1:30 p.m. - Grand ABCM
Lunch for all attendees

1:45 - 3:30 p.m.

Legal Update - Oak Brook Ballroom
Breakout Sessions
Committee meetings

6:00-7:00 p.m. - Grand Foyer
Reception before banquet

7:00-9:30 p.m. - Grand Ballroom

Annual Awards Banquet and
Installation of Officers

9:00 p.m. - ? - Presidential Suite
Hospitality Room sponsored by Illinois Railroad Association Chiefs