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APA-IL and Houseal Lavigne Associates are excited to announce - the one and only - Geoffrey Baer of

Emmy award-winning writer, producer and program host Geoffrey Baer is known for his masterful storytelling and infectious enthusiasm. A fixture on Chicago’s PBS station WTTW for more than 20 years, Baer’s popular feature-length “television tours” of Chicago, explore both the city and suburbs – from the Lakefront to the Loop, Chicago River, neighborhoods by “L” train and boulevards by bike. He also ate his way through the city in ‘The Foods of Chicago: A Delicious History’ that was nominated for a prestigious James Beard Award. Have a question about Chicago's past? Geoffrey has answers. He appears weekly on WTTW's flagship nightly news program Chicago Tonight, answering viewers' questions about Chicago architecture and history in a segment called ‘Ask Geoffrey’. In addition to his multiple Emmy awards, Geoffrey has been honored by the Society of Architectural Historians, the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Chicago Headline Club. Geoffrey has also been a docent for the Chicago Architecture Foundation since 1987. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity and exceptional keynote!

The APA-IL is pleased to have the support of Houseal Lavigne Associates as the keynote sponsor of the 2016 State Conference. APA-IL relies on the support of our sponsors to organize events and provide a range of CM and other educational opportunities to our members. We are grateful to all of our sponsors, and especially to Houseal Lavigne Associates, for their continued leadership as a top tier sponsor of the chapter. Houseal Lavigne Associates is a professional consulting firm specializing in all areas of Urban Planning, Geodesign, and Economic Development. Their professional staff provides a collaboration of disciplines and is committed to developing creative solutions that ensure compatibility between the existing, new, built, and natural environments.


SPECIAL THANKS to our growing list of sponsors!

We need your support. Enhance your organization’s visibility in the planning community by becoming a sponsor of the 2016 APA-IL State Conference. Sponsorship dollars play a critical role in helping the APA-IL produce this unique and exciting educational opportunity for Illinois planners throughout the year. Click here to view and download the sponsorship prospectus!

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