2019 APA-IL State Conference

Evanston, IL

September 25-27, 2019


As of 8/19, ticketed lunches have been cancelled. You can look forward to exploring numerous lunch options throughout downtown Evanston! Attendees, please check out the conference app for recommendations.

The 2019 APA-IL Conference Committee is delighted to provide our unique way of lunchtime dining again this year. We're mixing business with pleasure! 

We are offering 2 ticketed lunch options plus lunch-on-your-own options. See below for details.

If you have already registered but would like to add on a ticketed lunch, no problem! Email Keith Johnston, I3 Events at kjohnston@i3events.com to add lunches to your registration!

!! Please note: items on this page are subject to change !!

We will be updating this page with new information up to the conference dates.

Ticketed Lunch Events

Farmhouse Evanston

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

11:45 am - 12:45 pm

$30 per person

(CM .5) Enjoy a plated three course farm lunch with Farmhouse Evanston owner TJ Callahan. Learn more about the development of Brown Dog Farm and the restaurants it supplies within the Farmhouse restaurant group to create a sustainable farm-to-table operation and the importance of this model in the future of food and beverage operations. 

Already registered? Email Keith Johnston, I3 Events kjohnston@i3events.com to add lunches to your registration!

Lunch Meet & Greet with Erin Aleman

Thursday, September 26, 2019

11:45 am - 1:00 pm

$25 per person

Have you heard the news? Erin Aleman was unanimously selected as the new Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) Executive Director! Come to Rock N' Ravoli for a chance to say "congratulations".

Aleman last served as vice president of Metro Strategies and previously served as director of the Office of Planning and Programming at the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). Prior to IDOT, Aleman spent eight years at CMAP where she was a key contributor to the agency’s first comprehensive plan for the region, GO TO 2040.

Already registered? Email Keith Johnston, I3 Events kjohnston@i3events.com to add lunches to your registration!

Lunch on Your Own Options

Coming soon!


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