Illinois Association of

Technical Accident Investigators

2024 IATAI Conference

  • Wednesday, October 16, 2024
  • 8:00 AM
  • Friday, October 18, 2024
  • 5:00 PM
  • Elements by The Odyssey, 16235 S. LaGrange Road, Orland Park, Illinois


  • *New to 2024*
    2-hour exclusive presentation block for you and attendees


38th Annual IATAI
Fall Conference

October 16th through 18th

Elements by the Odyssey
16235 South La Grange Road
Orland Park, Illinois, 60467


Please check back for the lineup of speakers and schedule of events.

Nearby Hotels

Note: There is no special rate set up for the conference

Homewood Suites by Hilton Orland Park
16245 S. La Grange Road
Orland Park, Illinois 60467

Hampton Inn Chicago Orland Park
16176 S. La Grange Road
Orland Park, Illinois 60467

ACTAR Examination and Information

The ACTAR exam will be hosted on October 13th from 8:00am to 5:00pm at the Evanston Fire Department, 909 Lake Street in Evanston.  Please note the following deadlines in order to take the ACTAR exam:

  • Application Submission Deadline:  August 14th, 2024
  • Exam Registration Deadline:  September 13th, 2024

Click here for a link to the application
Current IATAI members receive a discounted price on the application and exam fees.

In need of ACTAR Continuing Education Units (CEU)? Well, attend the conference!

In May of 2022, ACTAR implemented a new way of tracking CEUs at conferences and other training events. This new way involves the use of the i-Attend Self Check-In application. The i-Attend Self Check-In application should be installed and tested before the conference. QR codes will be provided at the conference for users to scan in order to get the CEUs.

Click here for more information and links to instructions for downloading and using the i-Attend Self Check-In application.

Registration Information and Deadlines

Early Registration is open from now through August 16th, 2024

Regular Registration is open from August 17th through September 16th, 2024

Late Registration is open from September 17th through October 15th, 2024

Door Registrations will be $525 for members and $575 for non-members

Additional Information

Refunds, minus a $50 processing fee, will be made if the cancelation occurs more than 30 days prior to the conference.  Substitutions of attendees can be made with prior notice to an IATAI board member.

If paying by check or invoice, approval is needed from the IATAI Treasurer.  Please Contact Brad Brachear at  All checks must be received before October 10th, 2024.  Failure to receive the check by October 10th will result in the attendee being charged the "Door Registration" price which will be charged on the first day of the conference.

Vendors and Sponsors

Vendors will be given the opportunity to introduce themselves and provide an overview of their company at the start of the conference.  Vendors will be placed in high traffic areas.  Your company information will be added to the website once registration and payment are received.

In addition to booth space, IATAI offers the following sponsorships on a first come bases:

  • Commercial Vehicle Testing and Demonstrations - $2,000
  • Evening Social Event (Wednesday Night) - $1,000
  • Coffee Throughout the Conference - $500
  • Lunches (All Three Days) - $500

In addition to the above sponsorships, IATAI is now offering vendors and sponsors the opportunity to have an exclusive 2-hour breakout session with attendees.  The breakout sessions will occur on Thursday, October 17th.  There are a limited number of breakout sessions.  The cost of each breakout session is $2,000 and requires a completed registration form.

Vendors should register for the event online.  Offline registrations will be accepted with approval from the IATAI Board.

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