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April 14, 2016 Annual Mentoring & Networking Event Join fellow Chicago area planners for our annual networking and mentorship event. This is great opportunity to meet your peers, reacquaint with familiar faces, and make new connections. Come learn about how students and young professionals can be matched with APA IL members to gain insight and advice about planning practice in the real world. COST: Complimentary appetizers with a cash bar WHEN: Thursday, April 14, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM WHERE: Jak's Tap, 901 W. Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607 RSVP: Email Mentoring Program Chair, Christina Bader at christinab@farrside.com QUESTIONS: For program questions, please contact christinab@farrside.com CM CREDITS: No CM credits are offered for this event AGENDA: 5:30 PM | Registration + Networking 6:00 PM | Mentorship program ------------------------------ April 18, 2016 Freehand Drawing & Visualization Workshop #2 A series of three workshops taught by an award winning Architectural Illustrator is for design professionals looking to develop fundamental drawing skills. Whether a novice at drawing or a veteran seeking to hone your chops you will learn to draw with the confidence to illustrate your ideas and communicate more effectively with clients and colleagues. The workshop is a hands-on experience with group instruction, demos, and one-on-one coaching feedback. You will come away energized and excited about drawing and with the tools to develop your visualization skills in your professional practice. Part 2 (Monday, April 18, 2016) Perspective Drawing and Introduction to Quick Sketch Techniques. Topics covered: Introduction to perspective Understanding how we see in perspective Skills using perspective fundamentals: horizon line, vanishing points, 1-2-3 point perspective How to create form using shade and shadow Reflectivity and transparency How to design in perspective using photos or sketchup massing models as your base Introduction to quick sketch and abbreviated drawing techniques WHEN: Monday, April 18, 2016 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM WHERE: CMAP, 233 S Wacker Dr #800, Chicago, IL 60606 COST: $65 per session to be paid online prior to workshop to guarantee registration. Payments will be accepted at the door as space permits (cash or check written out to APA-CMS). REGISTER: www.cms-illustration-wkshp2.eventbrite.com QUESTIONS: For program questions, please contact the CMS Board at cms@ilapa.org CM CREDITS: Four (4.00) AICP CM credits pending for each session MATERIALS: Favorite pens, pencils and a straightedge for finding vanishing points on an 11 x 17 sheet. Save the date for Part 3 on June 20th. Separate registration to follow. ------------------------------ April 19, 2016 The Impact of Big Data on Planning Described as large data sets that are analyzed to understand trends and impacts on human behavior and interactions, Big Data is prominent in all sectors of society. But what are the impacts of Big Data on how we plan our communities? This program will explore this question, particularly assessing how Big Data guides policies, plans, and decisions. CONFIRMED SPEAKERS John Tolva, President, PositivEnergy Practice (Speaker and Moderator), will frame the issues, applications, and potentials of big data. Brenna Berman, Commissioner and Chief Information Officer, City of Chicago (Speaker), will discuss large scale municipal policy and applications. Doug Pancoast, “The Array of Things” Project Lead (Speaker), will talk about the interface of data design, instrumentation, and operation. Kyla Williams, Smart Chicago Director of Operations, The Chicago Community Trust (Speaker), will focus on neighborhood and citizen scale applications. WHEN: Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM WHERE: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, 111 West Monroe Street, #2300, Chicago, IL 60603 COST: $15 payable online; Checks payable to APA-CMS accepted at the door as space allows REGISTRATION: www.apa-cms-bigdata.eventbrite.com QUESTIONS: Email APA-CMS at cms@ilapa.org CMS CREDITS: 2.5 CM credits pending *SEATING CAPACITY: Room capacity is 20 people. Registration at the door will be welcome if space allows. ------------------------------ May 24, 2016 NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide Training Professional engineers and planners are invited to a training on NACTO's Urban Bikeway Design Guide in Chicago. Ride Illinois, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, and APA-Illinois' Chicago Metro Section are co-hosting the class, to be taught by T.Y. Lin International's Nate Roseberry and Tim Gustafson. WHEN: Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM WHERE: CMAP, 233 S Wacker Dr #800, Chicago, IL 60606 COST: $90 online registration; $40 optional hard copy Urban Bikeway Design Guide book REGISTRATION: rideillinois.org/nacto-training-registration/ QUESTIONS: Email ed@rideillinois.org CMS CREDITS: 6 CM credits pending

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