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?" 👂 We hear that you need more time to submit your ideas for #APAIL2020 sessions and/or mobile workshops. 👍 We understand that you and your family's health and safety comes first. 🙋🏽 We're happy to help by:
Extending our deadline to Monday, March 30th.
Providing the option to simply email us your topic.
😥 If you were scheduled to speak at a conference that has been cancelled, including the National Planning Conference, consider submitting your session. 👀 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 ilapa.org. ❤️ Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. ❤️ Thank you to those of you that have already submitted proposals! 😊 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
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.
Fast, Funny, Passionate
Topical Panel Presentations
Submission Deadline: Monday, March 30, 2020
(deadline second extension announced 3/20)
Contact the 2020 Conference Programming Committee:
Colin Fleming, AICP
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 ilapa.org/apail2020 and click on the "Book Your Room" button
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.