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2020 APA-IL State Conference new sponsors and Thursday highlights!

Updated: Oct 2, 2020

Register for the 2020 APA-IL VIRTUAL State Conference before Labor Day weekend so you can have a peaceful, restful weekend knowing that your seat is reserved.

Remember - your ticket will give you access to 40+ CM credits and because we’re recording all the sessions and making them available to you until June 2021, you can EARN THEM ALL!

2020 APA-IL Virtual State Conference

September 16-18, 2020


#APAIL2020 Virtual Sponsorship

Thank you to these new 2020-2021 sponsors that recently signed on. Thank you for your support!

Sponsorship opportunities are a-plenty in a virtual world. We're excited to offer new opportunities to shine the spotlight on your company and connect you with our attendees! Download the prospectus and study your options!

We look forward to adding you to our sponsor directory for #APAIL2020. Please contact Shelly Greenwood at CGi (our event consultants) for more information about becoming a sponsor.


Thursday Live Session Highlights:

  • Pandemic Effects on Planning: Navigating Public Health and Community Participation (prerecorded with live Q&A).

  • Live Keynote Wesley Hamilton

  • Improving Local Development incentives: a Guide for Local Governments (prerecorded with live Q&A).

  • Live Planned Commissioner Training Developer's Panel (open to planners)

... plus 13 prerecorded presentations that cover accessibility, climate change, COVID-19, placemaking, public engagement, public health, supportive housing, tax incentives, trail development, transportation, and more! Click here for the program.Over 40 CM credits offered -- and, because we’re recording all the sessions and making them available to you until June 2021, you can EARN THEM ALL!

Click here to view an agenda at a glance. Please continue to check the conference website as additional information is constantly being updated. 


Thursday Special Events

Wake Up & Workout with Wesley + Trivia Night!

Not only is Wesley a powerful, positive speaker - he is also a powerful athlete!

Wes has been gracious enough to partner with the APA-IL and Chicagoland gyms to bring a virtual workout to conference attendees 7:00 AM on September 17th. No special equipment is needed and Wesley will suggest accommodations for a wide range of abilities. You won't want to miss this challenging, adaptive boot camp-style workout!!

Come get socially quiz-dant with us!

When your conference is virtual, EVERY hour can be a happy hour, so grab a tipple, gather your team and get ready for trivia! From urban planning to performing arts, no subject is off-limits in this “highly” (not very) competitive, “super-serious” (laid back and fun) quiz night. Details for the evening will be emailed to those that opt in for the Trivia Night when they register. There is no extra fee for this event.


You might ask yourself:

  • What do I need to attend the virtual conference?

    • To attend the virtual conference, you need a good internet connection, your device or computer, and a valid registration. You will receive login details a few days prior to the conference.

  • I find so much value in Q&A, can I ask questions in a virtual setting?

    • Each session has a public online chat discussion.

    • Some of our sessions even though prerecorded have a Live Q&A component allowing interaction real time.

    • Is it a Live session? Then it also has Live Q&A!

  • If I want to watch 2 sessions that are streaming simultaneously, can I go back later and view one of them?

    • Yes! All of the sessions will be recorded and uploaded for viewing after the live, streamed presentation. They will be available until June 2021, so you have plenty of time to watch all the sessions, even multiple times if you really want!

  • Are you going to go my way?

    • Follow the conference hashtag #APAIL2020 on Twitter continue the conference conversations!


Conference Contacts

If you have a question about the 2020 APA-IL Virtual State Conference, please reach out us!

  • 2020 Conference Chair: Charlotte Obodzinski, AICP

  • APA-IL Professional Development Officer: Trevor Dick, AICP

  • APA-IL Executive Director: Paula Freeze

  • 2020 Sponsorship: Shelly Greenwood, CGi

If you have registration questions please reach out to our event planners, CGi, at contact@cgiresults.comShareTweetShareForward


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