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Rooftop Party


2022 APA-IL State Conference

The Old Post Office, Chicago, IL

September 28-30, 2022

Social Events

Download or view the .pdf for a printable version of the program. This .pdf also lists all allied events taking place over September 28-30th. Scroll down this page for social events and click here for program highlights. Please note that some social events have separate links to RSVP.

Looking for lunch suggestions? Click here for a .pdf of nearby eats.

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

Awards Reception &
Exhibitor Meet & Greet

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location: The Meadow (The Old Post Office rooftop garden)

Cost: included with registration


After the Awards Program, mingle with award winners and exhibitors at the meet and greet immediately following the awards. This reception joins you and other attendees, sponsors, and exhibitors.

This complimentary event is open to all attendees.  Please RSVP when registering so we may have an accurate headcount.

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APA-IL's Thursday Night Event

Thursday, September 29, 2022

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: Franklin Tap, 325 S Franklin St, Chicago

Cost: $20, food & drink included!


Albert Einstein didn’t say “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results,” but somebody on the internet said he did. On that note, APA-IL is, for the third year in a row, allowing Glen Cole & Phil Green to host the Thursday night social!


Catch up with your fellow conference attendees over nibbles, funnies, and trivia. The evening’s adventures will see teams trying their best to stay in the loop on a nominally fun trivia-based scavenger hunt of the immediate area. There’ll be statues, libraries, citizenship tests and crypto! Who will win? Will all of the teams make it back? Will your hosts do better than they did in Normal and actually have finished writing the questions before the game begins this year? 


Don’t feel like wandering the streets in search of QR codes and nearly finding triumph? Never fear, try staying at the bar with your best planning buds and have a grand ol’ time anyway. Cheer the winners, heckle the losers, ask Paula Freeze why she keeps inviting Phil & Glen back. All are welcome.


APA Women & Planning Division Reception with WTS and WP+D

Thursday, September 29, 2022

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Giordano's Greektown, 815 W Van Buren St, Chicago

Cost: $0

Come join this first-of-its-kind collaboration between the APA Women & Planning Division (WPD), Women in Transportation Seminar (WTS), and Women in Planning and Development (WP+D). Meet and engage with women coming together to advance the profession and build valuable connections. This is a great chance to learn more about these organizations and opportunities for future involvement. The event is open to all, including professionals and especially students. Pizza, light appetizers, and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided, and a cash bar will be available.

The event is free but RSVPs are appreciated. Click here to RSVP. (please note registration is separate from conference registration).

Just a 10 minute walk from the Old Post Office!

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UIC CUPPA Social & Design Studio Tour

Thursday, September 29, 2022

5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: CUPPA Hall, 412 S Peoria St, Chicago

Cost: $0

Come join CUPPA and APA-IL for our showcase and networking event on September 29 from 5-8:30pm. You will hear from our new Dean, Stacey Swearington White, and faculty on exciting programs and our upcoming 50th anniversary! Network and engage with students and alumni to learn more about ongoing projects and research in Chicago and at CUPPA. We will also have a showcase of student work and tours of our new City Design studio. Food and drinks provided! Event is free but RSVPs are appreciated. RSVP here

FYI, we adhere to current UIC campus COVID policies here. 

Just 1 block west of the Women in Planning event! A 12 minute walk from the Old Post Office!

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Planning at Illinois Social Event

Thursday, September 29, 2022

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Location: FAA Chicago Studio, 333 S. Desplaines St., Chicago

Cost: $0

Please join us at the Fine and Applied Arts (FAA) Chicago Studio for a special reception for our current students and alumni. 

Just a 5 minute walk from the Old Post Office!


The event is free but RSVPs are appreciated. RSVP here.

CNU Happy Hour

Friday, September 30, 2022

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Pilot Project Brewing2140 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

Cost: $0

All are welcome to close out the 2022 APA IL State Conference with a happy hour in Logan Square, hosted by the Center for New Urbanism Illinois (CNU  Illinois). Those who attend the 2:00 PM CNU MOBILE WORKSHOP: TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT’S BLIND SPOT: DECONVERSIONS,
DEMOLITIONS IN TRANSIT RICH NEIGHBORHOODS will receive a free drink ticket!


The Happy Hour location is at the end of the mobile workshop, making it convenient for mobile workshop participants to join CNU’s festivities.

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