2019 Illinois WIC Symposium

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Sponsored by the Illinois Department of Human Services

REGISTRATION: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. Registration deadline is April 16, 2019. There will be no onsite registration. Space is limited and the deadline is firm. Register today!



During the 2019 WIC Symposium, Coordinators and Key Managers will be trained on the changes and initiatives planned for SFY20 as well as connect with peers from across the state.



Following the symposium WIC Coordinators will be able to:

  1. List one or more steps in implementing the new WIC MIS
  2. Identify a strategy for improving breastfeeding exclusivity rates
  3. State two things their agency will do following the Symposium to increase caseload.
  4. Describe at least one Initiative planned for SFY20


TARGET AUDIENCE: Illinois WIC Coordinators and Key Managers


LOCATION: President Abraham Lincoln Springfield-A Doubletree by Hilton


COST: Training cost is free. Lunch will be provided.


CEUs: There are no CEU’s offered for this activity.



President Abraham Lincoln Springfield-A Doubletree by Hilton

701 East Adams Street

Springfield, Illinois 62701



A block of rooms has been reserved at the President Abraham Lincoln Springfield-A Doubletree by Hilton. Room rates are $70+tax (single) and $85+tax (double). Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. and check-out time is 12:00 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling, 1-866-788-1860. To receive the special group rate, please mention WIC SYMPOSIUM. The cut-off date for reservations at the special group rate is Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Room requests received after Tuesday, April 9, 2019 will be confirmed on a space available basis by hotel and participants will be charged the prevailing rates. Hotel reservations may be canceled 48 hrs. prior to the day of arrival without penalty.


SPECIAL NEEDS                                                                                              

The site is accessible for those with disabilities. Anyone needing special accommodations should notify Lisa Kienzle via email at Lisa.Kienzle@prevention.org or by phone at 217/793-7353, ext. 107, no later than Tuesday, April 9, 2019.

A lactation room will be available.



The parking garage is owned & operated by the BOS Center. It is connected to the hotel on levels 1H & 2H. The standard parking charge is $1.00 per hour (not with in/out privileges) with a maximum of $7.00 per day (24 hours). This charge is handled by the BOS Center when exiting the parking garage. Unfortunately, the hotel is unable to bill this charge to a guest room. Should you wish to valet park your vehicle the charge is $15.00 per day, with in/out privileges for registered guests of the hotel.


Questions on registration?

Contact Lisa Kienzle, Prevention First


217-793-7353, ext. 107 or 

1-800-252-8951, ext. 107


President Abraham Lincoln Springfield-a DoubleTree by Hilton
701 East Adams Street
Springfield, IL 62701
Location is handicapped accessible.