This year, IBEA is providing two tours to local Springfield businesses. These tours are available to conference attendees on a first registered, first served basis. Both tours are walking tours. Spots are limited, so pre-register early to claim your spot!

TOUR 1: HCI Alternatives (Thursday, 3:00-4:00 p.m.):

Located across from the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel, conference attendees will walk to the location and get a virtual tour of the facility and a presentation by Christine Karhliker, HCI Alternatives’ Community Outreach Coordinator & Training Director; Emma Ross, Agent in Charge/Patient Care Specialist

It’s OK to talk about it…The law, the history, the science, approved medical conditions, the patient experience, new legislation, how the dispensary operates (or anything else you want to know!)

628 East Adams Street ~ Springfield, IL 62701
Phone: ​217.679.3283


TOUR2:  Anvil and Forge Brewery Tour (Thursday, 6:00-7:00 pm):

The owners of Anvil & Forge Brewing and Distilling are going to talk about developing a business plan, starting a new business, problems they have had starting a new business, marketing and branding a new business, licensing, and business laws.

619 East Washington ~ Springfield, IL 62711
Phone: (217) 494-6200