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APA-IL Conferences and Events

The Illinois Chapter of the American Planning Association takes pride in offering the highest quality educational opportunities for our members.  Scroll down the page for information on past conferences.

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2024 APA-IL State Conference

September 25-27, 2024

iHotel and Illinois Conference Center, Champaign, IL


Future APA-IL Conference Locations


  • 2024 State Conference - September 25-27, 2024, iHotel & Illinois Conference Center, Champaign, IL

  • 2025 State Conference - Chicagoland

  • 2026 State Conference - Chicagoland

  • 2027 State Conference - Downstate


Conference information will be sent via the APA-IL listserv, posted to, and our social media pages.

Questions or comments regarding future Conferences can be emailed to the Chapter.

Past Conferences

Past APA-IL Conferences

2023 APA-ISS Spring Conference

Virtual with in-person mobile workshops

Virtual Sessions 4/13-4/14 |  #APAISS23

Session recordings are available.


You can still earn 7.5 CM including equity, law and sustainability CM by purchasing the recording at the link above!

Mobile workshops included a bike tour in Normal, IL. A Green Street walking tour, lecture, and Let's Bake a Master Plan workshop at UIUC. Plus a tour of the Tour of MidAmerica St. Louis Airport, Mascoutah, IL. Photos of these mobileworkshops are at left.

2022 APA-IL State Conference

The Old Post Office, Chicago, IL

September 28-30, 2022 |  #APAIL22

The APA-IL was excited to invite Illinois planners and allied professionals for three days of learning in the heart of Chicago. Attendees explored the largest historic redevelopment in the country: The Old Post Office! Being at The Old Post Office meant #APAIL22 not only offered traditional sessions but also served as a launch pad for exciting mobile workshops throughout Chicago. 

photos of the 2022 ISS Spring Conference Activities

2022 APA-ISS Spring Conference
  • May 12-13, 2022 - virtual sessions

  • May 6, 2022 - in-person Peoria Mobile Workshop

  • June 10, 2022 - in-person Champaign-Urbana Mobile Workshop

  • June 24, 2022 - in-person Rockford Mobile workshop

  • September 23, 2022 - in-person Alton Mobile Workshop