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2017 APA-IL State Conference

Hotel Indigo | Naper Settlement | Naperville Municipal Center
September 13-15, 2017
Naperville, IL
#APAIL17

Networking Lunch

The 2017 APA-IL Conference Committee is delighted to provide this unique way of lunchtime dining again this year. We're mixing business with pleasure! 

 

Attendees will have 75 minutes, both Wed., September 13th and Thurs., September 14th, stroll through downtown Naperville, and do and dine as they please. Keep in mind, each person will be responsible for their own lunch tab.

 

We are offering 3 formats on both days:

  • FORMAL setting with topics, speakers, and CM credits offered

  • INFORMAL settings with topics, but no speaker-led discussions; seating on a first-come, first-served basis

  • The DO NOTHING option. Need some down time? Just want to make your own plans? Click here for suggestions...

Check your conference bag for the Naperville Development Partnership's 2017 Dining Guide in your conference bag or view it HERE Also, stop by the registration desk for information and maps, graciously provided by the Naperville Development Partnership.

The ultimate question is, where will your taste buds guide you?

Each morning, please be sure to reserve your space at the one of the venues below. Seating is limited.

Wednesday

Wednesday Dining Options, 9/13, 12:15-1:30 PM

We will be offering 3 formal and 2 informal sessions at restaurants within walking distance of the conference. Star denotes CM available. Each person will be responsible for their own lunch tab:

  • Hugo's Frog Bar: APA-IL Legislative Committee (CM | 1) - Hear about APA-IL Legislative Committee updates as led by David Silverman, AICP and other members of the APA-IL Legislative Committee (limited to 35 seats).

  • Rosebud: I-90 SmartRoad (CM | 1) - Learn about the new I-90 SmartRoad project, which will incorporate active traffic management, integrate transit, and deliver a 21st century corridor for Illinois Tollway customers, as explained by Ed Parks (limited to 40 seats). 

  • Nando's Peri Peri Chicken: Naperville Sustainability Plan (CM | 1) - Learn how to implement plans “outside-the-planning-box” through an overview of Naperville’s award winning 2010 Sustainability Plan as led by Amy Emery Graunke, AICP at Conference attendees receive a free 1/4 chicken with coupon! (limited to 20 seats)

  • Empire Burger Bar: Disaster Mitigation & Recovery - ​In light of the recent flooding in Lake County and Texas, discuss disaster mitigation planning and recovery. (35 seats reserved).​

  • Quigley's Irish Pub: New to the Profession? - Meet other planners new to the field. Conference attendees receive 15% off! Just show your badge! (40 seats reserved).

Thursday

Thursday Dining Options, 9/14, 12:15-1:30 PM

We will be offering 2 formal and 2 informal sessions at restaurants within walking distance of the conference. Star denotes CM available.  Each person will be responsible for their own lunch tab:

  • Hugo's Frog Bar: Millennial Housing Needs - Learn about the projected and desired housing needs of the millennial generation as led by Judy Brodhead, Naperville City Councilwoman and adjunct North Central College professor (limited to 35 seats).

  • Rosebud: APA-IL Diversity Committee - Learn about the APA-IL Diversity Committee initiatives as led by Diversity Committee Chair, Marcella Bondie Keenan and other members of the Diversity Committee (limited to 40 seats). 

  • Quigley's Irish Pub: AICP Exam Prep Discussion - Discuss how you’re prepping for the upcoming AICP exam with fellow test takers. Conference attendees receive 15% off! Just show your badge! (40 seats reserved).

  • Empire Burger Bar: How to be a Smart City - Discuss what it means to be a Smart City, including current and changing technology needs and how it will affect your built environment (35 seats reserved).​

Lunch Options on your own

Lunch On Your Own

Naperville offers a plethora of dining options should you want to explore on your own.

 

Please see the nearby options below or check out the Naperville Development Partnership's 2017 Dining Guide in your conference bag or view it HERE Also, stop by the APA-IL registration desk for more information and maps, graciously provided by the Naperville Development Partnership.

Dining Options Requiring Reservations

Please make your reservations by calling in or walk in. "Walk Time" is based on walking from Hotel Indigo.

Keep in mind, each person will be responsible for their own lunch tab.

Dining Options NOT Requiring Reservations

Order your food by calling ahead, ordering online, or walking in. "Walk Time" is based on walking from Hotel Indigo. Interested in exploring other options? Check out the Naperville Development Partnership's 2017 Dining Guide in your conference bag or view it HEREKeep in mind, each person will be responsible for their own lunch tab.

THANK YOU 2017 Sponsors!
TIER II SPONSORS
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TIER I SPONSOR
Hitchcock Design Group logo
Farr Associates logo
NEW SPONSORS
Illinois Department of Transportation logo
Kimley-Horn logo
Gary R Weber Associates, Inc. logo
PCI of Illinois and Wisconsin logo
Rolf Campbell Associates logo
TIER III SPONSORS
Business Districts, Inc. logo
Tyler Technologies logo
General Code logo
Valerie S. Kretchmer Assoc., Inc. logo
RATIO Architects: Architecture | Planning | Design logo
Solomon Cordwell Buenz logo
Sam Schwartz Consulting logo
The Lakota Group logo
Department of Urban + Regional Planning at the University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign logo
Gewalt Hamilton Associates, Inc. logo
KLOA, Inc. logo
College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs logo
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