We're going to Naperville! Don't miss out!

This year’s APA-IL State Conference is unlike years past for many reasons:

✓ First APA-IL Conference in Naperville, check ✓ Brand new hotel overlooking the Naperville Riverwalk, check ✓ 50+ U-Pick lunch choices, check ✓ National caliber sessions, check

Read on for a preview of what’s to come and be sure to register today. Remember, early bird pricing comes to a close on July 28th.

Mobile Workshops

Come see the best of the Western Suburbs! We're offering 8 mobile workshops to get you out-and-about. Feel like getting dirty? Visit Dukane Precast! Want to escape to nature? Join us at the Morton Arboretum or McDonald Farm. Maybe you're a history buff? Naper Settlement is for you! Mobile workshops are taking place all 3 days of the conference so they will fill up quickly!

U-Pick Lunch On the Town

The reviews are in and you LOVED our lunchtime last year. So just like last year, lunch is on your own. This switch provides you with the ability to personalize your lunch and networking opportunities to your tastes.

What this means for you… Without a formal sit-down lunch, the choice is yours! Explore the diverse culinary “eats” Downtown Naperville has to offer. We're working with the Naperville Development Partnership to make reservations at nearby establishments where planners can meet-up for casual round table luncheon discussions (keep in mind each person will be responsible for their own lunch tab). We’ll keep you posted as restaurants and topics are confirmed. If you're stomach is rumbling at the thought, check out this list of fine dining and family fare...​

Be Social!

What's better than a good ole fashioned social event? Two good ole fashioned social events!

Awards Reception and Exhibitor Meet & Greet

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 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 with beautiful views of the Naperville Riverwalk while you enjoy beer, wine, cocktails, appetizers, and more. It will be held within the Elements – new banquet facility within the Water Street development, home to Hotel Indigo.

Meet Us at Quigley’s Irish Pub

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Learn what great craic is in this pub designed, built, and shipped over from Ireland! Just when you think you can't have your Guinness and planning too, Quigley's cool-factor is compounded since it resides in the historic Jefferson Hill building, a mixed-use commercial development built in 1845 around a Greek Revival Mansion. Tickets will be limited. More details to come!

SPECIAL THANKS to our growing list of sponsors!

Don’t wait, become a Sponsor today

We need your support. Enhance your organization’s visibility in the planning community by becoming a sponsor of the 2017 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. Click here to view and download the sponsorship prospectus!

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