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2017 CMS Calendar & Jan/Feb Program Details Announced

2017 Program Calendar

The 2017 Program Calendar for APA-CMS is here! We hope to build on a record-setting 2016 with a fantastic slate of workshops, panels, tours, and networking events. The details have already been worked out for several programs and we'll be sure to update the calendar throughout the year. Watch your inboxes as more events are scheduled! Thanks again to everyone who has volunteered to organize this year's sessions! Download a copy of the calendar here and don't forget to check for calendar updates.


January 13, 2017 Long Range Transportation Planning in Cook, DuPage, and Will Counties

In our first program of the year, learn how Cook, Will, and DuPage Counties are updating their long range transportation plans to facilitate economic development, prioritize alternative transportation, and promote equitable mobility. Representatives from each county will discuss how they have approached recent long range transportation planning initiatives and the potential impacts in your community. DATE: Friday, January 13, 2017 TIME: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST PLACE: CMAP, 233 South Wacker Drive, #800, Chicago, IL 60606 COST: $15 Regular, $5 Student RSVP: Register by Jan. 12 at QUESTIONS: Please contact APA-CMS at


February 23, 2017 "Bar Exam: The Sequel" and Mentorship & Networking Event

Back by popular demand, Ancel Glink will host another one of their highly engaging planning law sessions at Jak's Tap near UIC (901 W. Jackson Blvd, Chicago). This will be a great time for all planners, particularly AICP planners seeking to obtain their CM Law credits, to stay current on planning law in a fun and relaxed environment. Afterward, stick around to join fellow Chicago area planners for our Annual Networking and Mentorship Event (with complimentary pizza and appetizers!). This is great opportunity to meet your peers, reacquaint with familiar faces, and make new connections. Attendance at the law session is not required to attend the mentorship event. Stay tuned for details on how to RSVP for one or both events!


UPCOMING CMS EVENTS - MORE DETAILS TO COME! Design that Draws March 16, 2017 14 E Jackson, DePaul Loop Campus (CM credits pending)

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