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2017 APA-IL State Conference: This Year's Keynote Speaker is...

Updated: Nov 5, 2021

Our negotiated, APA-IL room rates start at $149 and end TUESDAY, AUGUST 22nd. Rooms are filling up so don't delay, book your room today!

Back-to- school, apple orchards, pumpkin spice lattes, and the 2017 APA-IL State Conference – we’re counting down the days till fall! Don't miss out on these #APAIL17 features:


John Norquist

Introducing our Keynote Speaker:

We are pleased to welcome John Norquist to #APAIL17! John Norquist’s work promoting walkable urban development as an alternative and antidote to sprawl’s social and environmental impacts draws on his experience as Mayor of Milwaukee (1988-2004) and his service as President and CEO of the Congress for the New Urbanism (2004 to 2014). Join us for #APAIL17 to share your perspective on the value of walkable urban development—and lessons learned in your community!


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Don't Pay Full Price!

Stay with us at Hotel Indigo and step into the conference each morning! Rooms are limited so book early and take advantage of the #APAIL17 room rates from $149 to $189 per night (compared to the $205 offered by Expedia and Last day for #APAIL17 rates is August 22, 2017. Reserve your room today!

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Save Money. Register Before the Conference!

We’re excited to offer a variety of sessions that offer CM credits, covering a wide range of topics and featuring talented planners across the region. Click here to register and review the preliminary program!

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U-Pick Networking Lunches are Back!

Expand your network, learn something new, and enjoy a delicious meal at one of the many dining options in downtown Naperville. Similar to last year, #APAIL17 will offer u-pick lunch options at a number of restaurants in downtown Naperville. We're working with our local partners to make reservations at nearby establishments where you can meet-up for casual, roundtable, networking lunch discussions (each person will be responsible for their own lunch tab).

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Plan Commissioner Training!

New and seasoned plan commissioners are invited to an all-day training session on September 14th. We'll provide a chance for plan commissioners to step back from the task of plan review and approval, learn what’s new in planning, and discuss their role with fellow commissioners. All planning officials, boards, and commissions are welcome. Click here for more information and to register!

“I was pleased to hear many of my Commissioners were happy with the session and many of the veterans said they learned something new." -- a village zoning administrator

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Become a Conference Volunteer!

The conference planning committee is busy making final plans for an exciting conference! And we could use your help! Interested in volunteering for a half-day or full-day? Contact Volunteer Committee Chair Drew Awsumb, AICP for more information!


SPECIAL THANKS to our growing list of sponsors!

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