ILCFR 2019 Conference
Intergenerational Relationships: Building Bridges for Diverse Families

Friday, April 12, 2019
Eastern Illinois University
Martin Luther King, Jr. Union
Charleston, IL 61920

“The theme for this years annual conference is one which impacts every family of every demographic: Intergenerational Relationships. Nationally and abroad, scholars, practitioners, educators, and family advocates continue to urge for greater understanding and support of a strong intergenerational society. This formidable task necessitates reciprocity among every individual in society. The old and the young must learn from one another, share knowledge, experience, all while meeting the needs of every member of the family. As the United States continues to age as a society, changes in family structures and living arrangements are increasingly influencing Intergenerational Relationships. By building bridges that span across all diverse families, we can recognize the essential contribution each person brings to the table and its impact on the well-being of the family, community, and society as a whole.”

-Katie Reck, Ph.D., CFLE

Keynote Speaker

We are excited to announce Dr. Eileen E. MaloneBeach will be our keynote speaker for the ILCFR 2019 Conference! Her research has focused on intergenerational family relations, family elder care, service delivery to rural elders, ageism and efforts to mitigate ageism. In the final years of her career, Dr. MaloneBeach was co-founder and director of the Institute for Intergenerational Relations at Central Michigan University.

Dr. MaloneBeach retired in August of 2018 and has begun a business designing and sewing adaptive garments for the disability community. She resides in Mount Pleasant, MI with her husband, and travels frequently to Oregon and Montana to visit her children and grandchild.

Conference Schedule:

Poster Presentations:

To register for ILCFR 2019 please complete this form: ILCFR 2019 Conference Registration Form

Please select your registration type and click the PayPal link to pay your registration fees:

Professional Member Registration Fees – $90.00

Professional Non-Member Registration Fees – $100.00

Student Member Registration Fees – $40.00

Illinois Council on Family Relations Awards

Each year at our annual conference, one or more awards may be given in the following categories:
  • Outstanding Service Award - Given to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding contributions to the field.
  • Helen Gum Westlake Distinguished Member Award - Given to an active ILCFR member in recognition of their accomplishments and/or years or service.
  • Faculty Mentor Award - Given to a professor or faculty member who has provided outstanding leadership, guidance, and professional role modeling.
  • Outstanding Student Research Award - Given to an undergraduate or graduate student who has demonstrated a significant contribution to the field.
Consider nominating your students and colleagues for these awards!
National Council on Family Relations
The Illinois Council on Family Relations is an affiliate of the National Council on Family Relations