Information about the 2012 Illinois Child Passenger Safety Conference
November 13-15, 2012
Crowne Plaza- Springfield, IL
Hotel website: http://www.cpspringfield.com/
Reservations in the room block at the special conference rate can be made by visiting
the following website:
Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau Website:
- Early Bird Registration Deadline ($25 plus entered into drawings)- September 14, 2012
- On-Time Registration Deadline ($25)- October 1, 2012
- Late-Registration Deadline ($50)- October 31, 2012
Child Passenger Safety Team Award
The CPS Team Award should be a team/program/agency that shows dedication to the
continuation of both local and state CPS programs. Team members should be current in
all areas of CPS documentation and activities. The nominee should have developed activities
that promote CPS such as CPS check programs, booster seat programs, maintaining participation
by current technicians and encouraging recruitment of new technicians. Through their continued
work in the community this team/program/agency stands out as a model to other agencies.
Child Passenger Safety Technician Award
The CPS Technician Award will be given to an individual technician who has shown outstanding
dedication to the field of Child Passenger Safety by promoting the role of education in CPS through
check events, workshops, and other methods. The recipient can be a volunteer or paid staff.
Child Passenger Safety Technician Instructor Award
The CPS Technician Instructor award will be given to a CPSTI who has shown outstanding
dedication to the field of Child Passenger Safety by promoting the role of education in CPS
through training, check events, workshops and other methods. The recipient of this award should
go the extra distance to ensure that the instructor role extends beyond the classroom by working
with technicians after certification to enhance their skills at check events and continuing education
workshops. The recipient can be a volunteer or paid staff.
Kuska Lifetime Achievement Award
The Kuska Lifetime Achievement Award is the highest individual Child Passenger Safety Award
in Illinois and is named in honor of Thelma Kuska, who has donated thousands of volunteer hours to
child passenger safety in Illinois. The Kuska Lifetime Achievement Awards nominee should be an
individual who portrays extraordinary dedication to the issues of child passenger safety.
The Booster Award
This award is for an individual, business or agency, who is not a CPS Technician or Instructor but
has made a significant contribution to Child Passenger Safety in their community.
Detailed Conference Agenda
Hotel Scholarship Application and
For more information about the CPS Conference, please contact Jennifer Toney at