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2020 Call for Sessions & Mobile Workshops

Updated: Apr 13, 2020

These are unprecedented times and we understand that priorities have shifted, work environments have shifted, and everyone is grappling with, "What's next?" ๐Ÿ‘‚ We hear that you need more time to submit your ideas for #APAIL2020 sessions and/or mobile workshops. ๐Ÿ‘ We understand that you and your family's health and safety comes first. ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝ We're happy to help by:

  • Extending our deadline to Monday, March 30th.

  • Providing the option to simply email us your topic.

๐Ÿ˜ฅ If you were scheduled to speak at a conference that has been cancelled, including the National Planning Conference, consider submitting your session. ๐Ÿ‘€ We will continue to monitor the coronavirus situation in the coming weeks and months. If there are any changes to our conference we will post notifications via email, social media, and โค๏ธ Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. โค๏ธ Thank you to those of you that have already submitted proposals! ๐Ÿ˜Š Please stay safe and healthy now and in the weeks ahead


We are excited to bring our annual State Conference to Rosemont, IL for the very first time! This new location will provide access to new opportunities for sessions, mobile workshops, sponsors, and speakers. The Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare Hotel & Conference Center provides convenient access for attendees from Chicago, Chicago suburbs, and beyond. Save-the-date and start planning your great sessions, unique mobile workshops, and fun social events. Let the planning commence!

Conference Details at a Glance

September 16-18, 2020 Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare Hotel & Conference Center 5440 N River Rd, Rosemont, IL #APAIL2020 Conference Website


Call for Sessions & Mobile Workshops

Please consider leading a session or mobile workshop for the 2020 APA-IL State Conference. Similar to past years, the 2020 APA-IL State Conference will offer sessions in several different formats. We encourage you to be creative, think outside-the-box or out-on-the-street. Whether it be an interactive workshop, a roundtable discussion that challenges views, or a session that brings together diverse, emerging and underrepresented voices, imagine a session YOU would enjoy attending.

  • Debates

  • Facilitated Discussions

  • Fast, Funny, Passionate

  • Law/Ethics Sessions

  • Mobile Workshops

  • Technical Demonstrations

  • Topical Panel Presentations

  • Other

Submission Deadline: Monday, March 30, 2020

(deadline second extension announced 3/20)


Contact the 2020 Conference Programming Committee:

Want to organize a session or mobile workshop but don't have the time or capabilities to submit a session at this time? No problem. Just email us your topic and we will work with you to gather details in the coming weeks.


Hotel room block is now open!

The APA-IL room block is now open. Reserve your room now so you'll be ready to learn this fall!

Visit and click on the "Book Your Room" button

Call: 877-337-5793

Group Code: LSR

Room Rate: $239

APA-IL Rates End: 8/14/2020

Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare Hotel & Conference Center 5440 N River Rd Rosemont, IL


Header photo by Jennifer Goldman at the 2019 State Conference.


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