Updated: Jan 1
Registration AND Program Available!
The rumors are true… it’s time to register for the 2019 APA-IL State Conference, and for the very first time, you can view the program before you sign-up! There are plenty of reasons to book your spot in Evanston, but now you can hop on the bandwagon knowing exactly which sessions to look forward to.
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Agenda at a Glance | Registration | Non-members savings | Sessions | Mobile Workshops | Extras | 2019 Awards | Hotel
Agenda at a Glance
This year, we’re offering more sessions, more CM, more law, and ethics! Each day will have unique opportunities but generally follow the same structure:
Sessions / Mobile Workshops
What's so special?
Welcome to Evanston
Awards Program & Sponsor Reception
All-day Plan Commissioner Training
Post-lunch Speeeed Planning
Evening out roaring 20s-style at Evanston Rocks’ speakeasy
Morning 5K run/walk
FREE AICP Exam Training
2-part CNU session / mobile workshop / post-conference happy hour
Registration Now LIVE!
Here’s the low-down on exciting changes to registration this year…
#FirstTimeEver: The program is READY and registration is OPEN. #FirstTimeEver: 3 FULL days of sessions offered (rather than the 2.5 in past years). That’s right, 3 full days packed with CM and planning fun : ) #FirstTimeEver: We're offering 3 law sessions and 1 ethics sessions! You just can’t get enough of those.
Become a Chapter-Only member and save!
Not a member of APA-IL? Do you like saving money? Have we got the deal for you! Become an APA-IL Chapter-Only Member for only $50/year and save money on your conference registration. Sign-up now and you’ll be able to register at the early-bird rate of $350 (vs $475 for a non-member). That’s a savings of $125.
Check out the jam-packed and varied #APAIL19 program here. Sessions range from housing to sustainability to safe streets to solar power! And another new feature: regular sessions will be just 1 hour long (reduced from 1.5 hours from past years)! With 60-minute, focused sessions you can pick and choose from up to 8 per day and attend a total of 11 sessions over the course of the conference. So. Much. Learning.
An APA-IL conference wouldn’t be complete without some planning-focused field trips. We have a great lineup of Mobile Workshops to choose from:
Please note: items below are subject to change.
Evanston’s Comfortable Corridors: From Planning to Implementation
A Star is Born - Howard Street
Planning for Affordable and Supportive Housing
Creating Bird-Friendly Places
Chicago Libraries + Housing: Complex Requirements of Mixed Use
Planning for Hospitality: Challenges of Transition and Socio-Cultural Acceptance
Transforming Highland Park’s Central Neighborhoods
Gateways to Nature
Found Space: Fountain Square Plaza
Missing Middle: Evanston ADU Walking Tour
Look forward to a special 1920s-themed evening at a local speakeasy, Evanston Rocks.
Finish out the conference strong with a 5K Run/Walk in Evanston! Starting at 7am, you’ll be back with plenty of time to get ready for the day’s sessions.
Reminder: Call for Awards
Do you a phenomenal project or know of a memorable person in planning that deserves an award? Nominations are now accepted for the 2019 APA-IL Awards Program! Nomination deadline: June 21st at 5pm. Award winners will be honored at the 2019 State Conference Awards Ceremony on September 25th.
Reminder: #APAIL19 Room Rate
Rooms will go fast! Don't forget to book your room at the Hilton Orrington / Evanston at the APA rate...
Reservation Phone Number: 847-866-8700
Group Code: APAIC
Room Rate: $169
APA-IL Rate Cutoff Date: 9/3/19