IPCA 2023 Spring Conference

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Mark your calendar and make plans to join us for the IPCA 2023 Spring Conference on March 28-29, 2023, in Crystal Lake, IL. Join old friends, make new connections and earn CEUs at the Holiday Inn Crystal Lake Conference Center! We look forward to many great educational sessions and lots of opportunities to meet with vendors and learn about new products.

EARN RECERTIFICATION CREDITS

Credits pending in IL, IN, KY, and MI.

Make sure you're routinely checking this page for updates.

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

REGISTER FOR IPCA'S SPRING CONFERENCE

 

REGISTRATION TYPE

IPCA MEMBERS REGISTRATION FEE

NON-MEMBERS REGISTRATION FEE

One segment (3 credits)

$80

$130

Any two segments (6 credits)

$125

$190

Full Registration March 28-29 (9 credits)

$140

$215
 
Cancellation Policy
Refunds will be made on the following schedule. All refund requests must be made in writing and submitted to Alexis Wirtz at awirtz@pestworld.org.
 
32+ Days Out.................100% refund
25-31 Days Out...............75% refund
18-24 Days Out...............50% refund
11-17 Days Out...............25% refund
Under 10 Days Out..........No refund
 

 

HOTEL INFORMATION 

Holiday Inn Crystal Lake Conference Center 

Use the reservation number 1-800_HOLIDAY when you book your room!

Address: 800 S. Route 31, Crystal Lake, IL  60014

Phone: 1-815-4777000

BOOK YOUR ROOM

 

EXHIBITOR AND SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 

REGISTRATION HOURS

Tuesday, March 28th  

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

Wednesday, March 29th

7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

EXHIBIT HALL HOURS

 

Tuesday, March 28th  

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  | Setup

 

Wednesday, March 29th  

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. | Continental Breakfast with Exhibits

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. | Refreshment Break with Exhibits

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. | Lunch with Exhibits

1:30 p.m. | Teardown

 

PROGRAM OF EVENTS

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 28TH

 

9:00 a.m. – 4:15 pm.

Registration

 

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

IDPH EXAM PREP COURSE

Curt Colwell, Ph.D.

SEPARATE REGISTRATION REQUIRED TO ATTEND THIS PREP COURSE
This course is designed and led by Dr. Curt Colwell, retired Entomologist with the IDPH Division of Environmental Health. Armed with decades of exam experience and industry knowledge, Dr. Colwell has carefully designed this prep class to review the critical subject areas you need to know to pass the exam. Additionally, attendees can expect to complete a pre- and post-assessment practice test to help you identify strengths and weaknesses in your scope of subject matter knowledge. The registration fee for this class is $65 for IPCA members, and $95 for nonmembers. This class will be capped at 50 people.

 

SEGMENT 1

 

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The Expert's Guide to Proper WDI Inspections

Jeff Caudill; Nisus Corporation; Rockford, TN

The “Termites and Construction Treatments” presentation will briefly cover Termite Biology and focus on Construction Pre-Treatment types and methods. We will look at the different types of Construction treatments and their advantages and disadvantages. We will cover the 3 main types of treatments including soil, wood, and bait stations as well as customer communication and education and follow up.

 

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Rodents and IPM – How They Work Hand and Hand

Annie Carney, Bell Laboratories, Windsor, WI

Commensal rodents are more than just a nuisance pest when they infest structures. They carry disease, damage our structures, and contaminate our food. In this session, learn how to expertly combine the latest pest management tools with advanced control techniques to create an unstoppable management program for Norway rats, roof rates, house mice, voles and more!    

 

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Refreshment Break

 

3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Looming Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) enforcement, the safety and health of our employees, and what it all means to the Pest Control Professional (PCP)

Robert Koedam, M.S.; Cardinal Insect & Pest Control; St. Louis MO 

This presentation will highlight several common hazards that we face every day on the job as PCPs, the statistics associated with them, and the potential catastrophic consequences of the lack of effective in-person safety and health training. We will review the OSHA requirements of several of the hazards highlighted, discuss their operational controls, and highlight the OSHA training requirements and consequences of non-compliance. In addition, the other costs of non-compliance – both in human and financial resources - will be presented. This information can and should be used in the industry to prevent costly injuries, illnesses and even fatalities.

 

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Industry Appreciation Reception

Be sure to stick around for IPCA’s signature event, the Industry Appreciation reception! Take advantage of this great networking opportunity to meet fellow PMPs from across the Midwest and talk shop with conference speakers and industry experts. This event is included in your conference registration and is open to members and non-members of IPCA.

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29th

 

SEGMENT 2

 

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors

 

7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Registration

 

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

State Department Testing

 

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

IPCA Welcome and Association Update

Wayne Ritenour, IPCA President

 

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Latest Industry Advances in Controlling Cockroaches: Baits, Control Strategies, and More!

Colby Schal, PhD, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

With the proliferation of do-it-yourself products and availability of various insecticide formulations, there is an urgent need in the pest management industry for up-to-date information on products and their efficacy against pests. The decision of what to use in the indoor residential environment is particularly important because resident health may be impacted by the pests and the pesticides we use. It is essential that PMPs use ecologically sound approaches in this environment. In this session, we’ll discuss why some products (for example, baits) work extremely well against cockroaches, whereas others, such as total release foggers (bug-bombs), do not.

 

9:30 a.m. – 10:30a.m.

Integrated Pest Management Solutions for Commercial Accounts and Food Handling Facilities

Pat Hottel, BCE, , Terminix, Bartlett, IL

There is no doubt that integrated pest management is essential in providing solutions for pest issues in commercial facilities but is there something better? In this session, we will talk about the value of IPM, the conventional steps in IPM and the “upside down” model of IPM.  Examples of both conventional and the upside-down model will be presented in developing and elevating your commercial services. 

 

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Refreshment Break

 

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

How To Expertly Control Seasonal Pests

Heather Patterson, Control Solutions, Pasadena, TX

While some pests can be present year-round, many of the structural invaders we face are seasonal. Properly timing your control strategies to align with the seasonal behavior of these invaders can be the difference between a proactive control solution and a season of call-backs. Don’t miss this educational session that covers the intricate biology and behavior of many seasonal pests to help you boost your pest management program to the next level this spring!

 

12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Lunch in Exhibit Hall

 

SEGMENT 3

 

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Linking Pest Associated Biocontaminants to Human Health Impacts

Colby Schal, PhD, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Cockroaches are well known vectors of pathogens that cause human disease and harbor many microorganisms in their gut. Currently, it is unclear how these microorganisms and the biochemicals that they produce influence human health or indoor air quality. In this cutting-edge session learn about the latest research into the connections between human illnesses and the biocontaminants produced by cockroaches and their endosymbionts.

 

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Taking Down Termites!

Heather Alonso, BCE, Target Specialty Products, Grove City, OH

Termites don’t always follow the rule book when they infest a structure. This candid session takes you beyond basic treatment strategies to talk through how to handle a range of termite-infestation scenarios including applications. Bring a notebook and be ready to share your challenges, you won’t want to miss this engaging talk!

 

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Refreshment Break

 

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Understanding Arthropod Diversity in Structures: Shifting Your Mindset from Pest Control to Pest Expert

Mike Weissman, Syngenta Professional Solutions, Chesterfield, MO

When you combine their formidable appearance and frightening reputation, it’s not hard to understand why spiders are one of the most common reasons for homeowners to call a pest control company. In this engaging session, learn about the fascinating but complicated biology of these eight-legged pests that drives their widely diverse behavior. And, discover the steps every PMP should know to building a successful integrated spider management program. 

 

    

QUESTIONS?

Contact IPCA at coordinator@ipcaonline.org or call 800-678-6722

 

Thank You To Our Sponsors!

Coming soon!

 

            

LOCAL MEETINGS & EVENTS

Interested in becoming an exhibitor/sponsor at our events? View the exposure opportunities here!

March 28-29, 2023
IPCA Spring Conference 
Holiday Inn Crystal Lake Conference Center

May 26, 2023
May Virtual Workshop
Virtual

July 28, 2023
July Virtual Workshop 
Virutal

September 12-13, 2023
IPCA Fall Conference 
President Abraham Lincoln Springfield - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

October 30, 2023
October Virtual Workshop 
Virtual

 

NATIONAL MEETINGS & EVENTS

January 18-19, 2023
2023 Eastern Conference
Atlantic City, NJ

February 7-9, 2023
2023 Wildlife Expo
Myrtle Beach, SC

March 22-24, 2023
2023 Legislative Day
Washington D.C.

May 4-5, 2023
Safety Summit 2023
Orlando, FL

 

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