Save the date for the 2018 APA-IL State Conference!

Updated: Jan 2, 2020

Save the Date! #APAIL18

We are excited to announce #APAIL18!

2018 marks a milestone in APA-IL history - our 40th Anniversary! To top off an already exciting year, 2018 also marks Illinois' Bicentennial! We couldn't let these two memorable benchmarks slip past us without honoring them in a big way -- how about a brand new conference location? How about a brand new conference location in the heart of Illinois... Springfield!

We've got a lot to celebrate so please mark your calendars and plan to join us in Springfield, September 26-28, 2018.

For all the details, please visit

How can I get involved?

So glad you asked! We're always looking for a few good members to help us plan and shape our conference each year. If you think you'd like to help out, we'd love to have you on-board. You can email Paula Freeze at and let her know where your interests lie. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities, of different levels of commitment. Here are some of the areas you can get involved:​

Keynote Speaker - Marketing - Mobile Workshops - Sessions

Special Events - Sponsorship - Local Host - Volunteers

Please note: there will be a separate call for sessions issued in early 2018. If you're interested in presenting at our conference, start brainstorming and assembling your team now!

2018 APA-IL State Conference

Wyndham Springfield City Centre 700 E Adams St Springfield, IL 62701

September 26-28, 2018


#2018StConf #APAILnews #2018


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