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Your APAIL18 Adventure Awaits: Registration + Mobile Workshops Live!!!

Updated: Jan 2, 2020

Springfield in September

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Enjoy one of the best months of the midwest in Springfield for the APA-IL 2018 State Conference. As summer temps cool off and the colors of fall foliage heat up, grab your puffy vest and Amtrak ticket and get ready for an IL-Adventure! Springfield is the perfect place to bask in nature’s beauty and take a stroll down history-lane via the downtown main streets, Lincoln Memorial Garden, and Washington Park Botanic Gardens. Escape back to nature this fall and join us for a historic state conference in Springfield, Illinois, September 26th - 28th!

It’s GO-Time

Registration + Mobile Workshops are Open

That’s right! Mobile workshops are fresh for the pickin’ and conference registration is officially live. We have a truly unique menu of mobile workshops this year -- from agrotourism, multi-modal hub-life, and waterfront gardens… to bustling, hip and historic Springfield and Petersburg, Illinois. Register and reserve your self-curated ‘APA-IL Springfield Experience’ today!


Complete your Journey + Book your Hotel Room

Book your room at the Wyndam Springfield City Centre today and take advantage of the reduced APA-IL room rate of $119 per night. Dial 217-789-1530 x 1 and mention ‘American Planning Association - IL’ to secure the reduced rate.


Travel Amtrak to APAIL18 and Earn

Easy, Breezy, Beautiful CM Credits

All aboard the APA Express: It's a bird, it's a plane, it’s a train with CM credits!

That's right... in an APA-IL first, we are offering 3 transportation focused mobile workshops each worth 1 CM credit - on a train!

APA-IL has reserved a private Amtrak car that leaves Chicago Union Station to Springfield the morning of September 26th. Attendees will be able to board our train car at Chicago Union Station, Joliet Gateway Center train station, or Uptown Station in Normal. Mobile workshops will begin at each station. Ride from Chicago and collect them all! Join us in Joliet and earn 2 CMs. Hope on the train in Normal and earn 1 CM. That's one small step for man, and one giant leap for urban planners in Illinois.

Keynote Trivia

Who am I?

I traveled to Costa Rica as part of the U.S. Peace Corps...

My drawings have been displayed at the Art Institute of Chicago...

From winding waterways to savory arches, my projects focus on many forms...



June 8th Deadline: Submit your session today!

Knowledge shared is knowledge gained -- submit your idea and lead a session at the IL-APA Conference!


With a Little Help from Our Friends...

We couldn’t put on an annual conference for hundreds of attendees if it wasn’t for our sponsors! Help support APA-IL in our effort to further education and continue to make great communities happen!

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