Annual Conference & Trade Show

North East Municipal Forum on a Transparent Background

November 6th-8th, 2023

EVEN Hotel & Tinley Park Convention Center
 – 18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL. 60477

We are thrilled to invite you to participate in the Illinois Arborist Association 41st Annual Conference & Trade Show the premier event in the Arboriculture sector! This year’s trade show promises to be bigger and better than ever, featuring an impressive lineup of educational sessions and exciting demonstration areas designed to engage attendees.

Due to requests from IAA members, we are adding an ‘arborist knot tying’ station to our list of attractions. If you would like to learn a knot, hitch, or bend, or learn the difference between them, come over to the table and ask away. We will go over the different rope constructions and there advantages and limitations in arborist use. We will demonstrate the most common arborist knots and their applications, advantages and limitations (bowline, running bowline, cow hitch, timber hitch, clove hitch, marline hitch, alpine butterfly, VT, prusik hitch, quick hitch, sheet bend, barrel knot (double overhand), figure of eight knot, figure of eight follow through, bowline with a Yosemite tie off, circus bowline, bowline on a bight, 3-loop bowline and more). Come on over and test your skills and knowledge. All questions welcome. There will be Arborist knot tying books to peruse, and logs to tie knots and hitches on. 

Why Attend the 41st Annual Conference & Trade Show?

Exceptional Speakers: Our educational sessions boast an impressive roster of industry experts who will share their knowledge, insights, and innovative ideas. This is a unique opportunity for exhibitors to connect with thought leaders, engage in discussions, and gain valuable industry insights. Speakers like John BallDr. Fredric Miller, and Dr. Stephanie Adams just to name a few! 

Joseph Kramer Demonstration Area: Back by popular demand, the Joseph Kramer Demonstration Area will once again captivate attendees with live demonstrations of cutting-edge techniques, products, and solutions. This dedicated space attracts a large audience, ensuring maximum exposure and opportunities to showcase your offerings. This year’s speakers include Alex Julius, Lily Soderlund, and Nicole ‘Carni’ Benjamin

Plant Health Care Demonstration Area: We understand the significance of plant health care in the industry, and to highlight this crucial aspect, we have created a dedicated Plant Health Care Demonstration Area. This interactive space will allow exhibitors to showcase their latest advancements in plant care, disease prevention, and sustainable practices.

Networking Opportunities: The IAA Annual Conference & Trade Show provides a conducive environment for networking with industry professionals, potential customers, and key decision-makers. With hundreds of attendees expected, this is your chance to forge new partnerships, strengthen existing relationships, and explore collaborative opportunities.

We look forward to welcoming you as an attendee at the Illinois Arborist Association 41st Annual Conference & Trade Show! 

Thank You Sponsors!

Show Sponsors (2 Days)

The Mulch Center logo
Illinois Arborist Association

Conference Notebooks

Illinois Arborist Association
Illinois Arborist Association
Skyline Tree Service logo

Joseph Kramer Demo Area

Illinois Arborist Association
Skyline Tree Service logo
The STIHL Company Logo With Orange Background

Attendee Donations