APAIL18: They’re Here! Sessions at a Glance


Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls… we are officially one-month away from the APA-IL State Conference in Springfield, Illinois! Please scroll down to view the JUST RELEASED daily setlist of conference sessions AND Amtrak sessions. If you haven’t already done so -- register asap -- this bicentennial celebration is not to be missed! From a Landmarks by Night walking tour to light shows and expo demonstrations (more details coming soon), we are rolling out some 👀 never-before seen 👀 conference events and add-ons. So snag your ticket aboard Amtrak and join us in Springfield!

We're constantly updating information as it becomes available. Please be sure to check our website early and often! The APA-IL Conference app will be available soon!

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

Reserve a CM-Ride on the APA-Express

Ride from Chicago to Springfield for ONLY $25 --- AND --- earn 3 CM credits!

That's right... in an APA-IL first, we are offering 3 transportation focused mobile workshops! 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 in Chicago, Joliet, or Normal. The workshops will begin at each station. Scheduled stops to Springfield on 9/26 Depart Chicago 7:00 am Depart Joliet 7:57 am Depart Bloomington-Normal 9:14 am Speakers will include...

  • Stacey Meekins, AICP, Sam Schwartz Engineering, will ask, how does planning for zero deaths differ from traditional planning for transportation and introduce Vision Zero.

  • Jamie Simone, AICP, IDOT, will help familiarize attendees with IDOT's multi-year program to identify planning opportunities for communities, counties or regions. We will also discuss important elements of IDOT’s transportation asset management plan.

  • Gina Trimarco, AICP, TranSystems, will be discussing the I-84 Multimodal Station, Hartford, CT

Please note - these private tickets can be obtained when you register for your mobile workshops; this is a one-way ticket. You must obtain a ticket for the ride back home through Amtrak.com

GET YOUR TICKET TO RIDE!

Plan Commissioners Track

Planning officials work hard reading packets, reviewing cases, conducting public hearings, and considering policy matters; but they rarely get the chance to sit back and look at the big picture of what they do and the significance it has to the communities in which they live. Join us once again for the APA-IL Plan Commission Training -- learn what’s new in planning, hear lessons learned from the pros, and discuss your role with fellow commissioners.

Planning officials work hard reading packets, reviewing cases, conducting public hearings, and considering policy matters; but they rarely get the chance to sit back and look at the big picture of what they do and the significance it has to the communities in which they live. Join us once again for the APA-IL Plan Commission Training -- learn what’s new in planning, hear lessons learned from the pros, and discuss your role with fellow commissioners.

Commissioner Agenda - Thursday, September 27th

  • (9:00 am - 12:00 pm) Commissioner Training

  • (12:00 pm - 1:30pm) Commissioner Networking Lunch

  • (1:30 pm - 4:00 pm) Mock Hearing - open to all attendees, CM offered

  • (4:15 pm - 5:45 pm) Commissioner Reception

PLAN COMMISSIONER TRAINING DETAILS

What’s more patriotic than bocce and beer?

Join us for the Thursday Night Social Event @ Obed & Isaac’s and earn your stripes! Remember, if you've already registered, you can add-on this even by emailing ilapa@i3events.com.

Click here to grab your ticket before they sell out!

Register

Don’t delay -- swoop by the conference website today to register and reserve your self-curated ‘APA-IL Springfield Experience’! Mobile workshops are first come, first serve… and sure to go fast. Did you register early? You may have missed out on a few newer events! You can always add-on events to your registration by emailing ilapa@i3events.com.

REGISTER

Stay

Complete your Journey + Book your Hotel

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.

WYNDHAM HOTEL DETAILS

REMINDERS:

Call for Volunteers!

We had tremendous volunteers at APAIL17 and we can’t do APAIL18 without you! We're offering complimentary attendance in exchange for your volunteer time and service. If you are interested in volunteering for a half-day or full-day, please contact Volunteer Committee Chair, Glen Cole, at (847) 283-6889 or gcole@lakebluff.org for details. Please note, we have limited volunteer opportunities!

HEY, GLEN...

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