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APAIL19: Farewell to August & Get Ready for September! New Career Center. Online registration en

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Farewell to August & Get Ready for September!

It’s September, which means everyone’s favorite fall event is just weeks away! You can now start looking forward to crunchy leaves, cozy drinks, and CM credits galore. Online registration ends Friday, 9/20 so don't delay, register today for the most jam-packed APA-IL state conference yet. Now that you're back from your 3-day holiday weekend, read on for new and exciting details about your 3-day [planning] getaway in Evanston.

Conference Details at a Glance September 25-27, 2019 Hilton Orrington / Evanston 1710 Orrington Ave, Evanston, IL #APAIL19


NEW this year: Career Center!

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Make the most of your time at the conference and brush up on those critical career boosters. Our sponsor GovHR USA is offering FREE resume review and interview skills sessions to all attendees! We will be asking that attendees sign-up for time slots pre-conference. Stay tuned for a link!

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AND thanks to sponsor Muse Community + Design, we’re offering FREE headshots to attendees. Be sure to pack your best suit, get a haircut, and don’t forget to bring your smile :)


Online Registration Ends 9/20

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Note to self: time is running out! Register! Online registration ends September 20th. Prices increase @ the Conference. Mobile workshops are filling up! Don't miss your change to catch up on what's happening on the North Shore. Plan Commissioners are still welcome to register Thursday's Plan Commissioner Training, a.k.a. "the best commissioner training in Illinois"! Thursday's Social Event at Evanston Rocks' Speakeasy is nearing capacity. Grab a ticket before they're all gone! Need to add on to your registration? It's easy! Just email Keith at I3 Events and let him know what you'd like to add.


Conference App Available Now!

Attention registered attendees: the Conference App is now available!

  • Click here to download the Attendify app to your phone or mobile device

  • Click here to look in your favorite internet browser

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...and join the APAIL19 community. The Attendify code has been emailed to registered attendees. Many thanks to our app sponsor, Muse Community + Design!

Just like last year, it includes all the conference info you need plus the ability to share photos with fellow attendees. The app also features a list of local Evanston eateries -- be sure to browse these ahead of time to coordinate plans with friends!


CNU Happy Hour

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All are welcome! Join CNU for a post-conference happy hour at Firehouse Grill, located very close to the Main Street CTA/Metra station in Evanston. The 2:15 pm Missing Middle - Evanston ADU Mobile Workshop will wrap up in the same area at 4:00 pm, making it convenient for mobile workshop participants to join CNU's festivities.

CNU Happy Hour Friday, September 27th 4:00 - 6:30 pm Firehouse Grill, 750 Chicago Ave, Evanston IL


Calling all St. Louisans!

Are you a planner in the St. Louis area? You’re in luck! APA-STL Section member scholarships are now open! One lucky MO-APA St. Louis Metro Section member will be selected in a random drawing to receive a $600 scholarship to aid with the cost of attending the 2019 Illinois State Conference in Evanston or the Quad-State Conference (MO, AK, OK, KS) in Tulsa! In order to be included in the drawing, please complete the form and submit it no later than September 16th. Click here to download the form!


Last Call for Sponsors

We couldn’t put on an annual conference for hundreds of attendees if it wasn’t for our sponsors! Help support APA-IL by becoming a sponsor today.

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!

Don't Forget Your Running Shoes!

5K Fun Run / Walk - Fri., 9/27, meet @ 6:50 am, free & open to all attendees!

Dust off your running shoes for an easy, breezy, beautiful run (or walk) before your Friday morning sessions! No need to register--just meet in the Orrington lobby at 6:50 am and we'll start at 7 am. You’ll explore Northwestern University's campus and the Lakefront while observing recent bike infrastructure, University development, and public plaza improvements.

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