2021 APA-ISS Spring Conference - Registration is Open!

Updated: 2 days ago

The APA-IL Illinois State Section (APA-ISS) is excited to announce our 2021 APA-ISS Spring Conference! Enjoy two days of exciting and engaging sessions in a fully virtual format as well as opportunities to connect with urban planning professionals across the State of Illinois. While we will miss seeing everyone in person this year, we are excited to be able to showcase planners and communities from across the entire state.


Conference planning is still underway so watch for updates to the full conference schedule and session details. Any updates will be posted on this webpage and we will make announcement through emails and social media.

  • 2021 APA-ISS Spring Conference

  • April 16 & 23, 2021

  • Held virtually via Zoom.

  • Session recordings and CM will be available to attendees until 12/31/21.

A Great Fit for Your Busy Schedule

The APA-ISS is planning to offer a total of eight (8) sessions for a total of 10 CM including LAW CM!

Schedule Overview for Day 1 and 2:

  • 8:30 am - 9:00 am (networking and announcements)

  • 9:00 am - 10:15 am (live session)

  • 10:15 am - 10:30 am (break)

  • 10:30 am - 11:45 am (live session)

  • 11:45 - 12:00 (break)

  • 12:00 - 1:15 (live session)

There will also be two (2) asynchronous sessions.

A Great Fit for Your Educational Needs

The APA-ISS will bring issues from across Illinois, from Rockford to Carbondale. Some sessions topics are already locked in, which means you can start looking forward to...

Planning Law

The Planners' Help Desk

Zoom Towns

Affordable Housing

Cannabis / Hemp / CBD Production & Community Issues

...and more!

The Planners Help Desk Needs Your Problems!

Does your community have a problem you can't quite figure out? Would you like to pick the collective brain of your colleagues to help solve it? Submit a brief summary of the issue and we may select it for discussion at our ever-popular Planners' Help Desk session! Issues may be submitted when you register or by emailing iss@ilapa.org with the subject: "Planners' Help Desk".

A Great Fit For Your Planning Department Budget

You can’t beat the cost of the APA-ISS Spring Conference! It offers all the excellent sessions and networking that you can expect at a typical virtual conference for a fraction of the price.

  • $60 member rate

  • $75 non-member rate

  • $10 student rate*

Includes admission to all live and recorded sessions.

Discounts for Students*

  • University of Illinois at Chicago students, please contact Curt Winkle or Dom Belcaster for a coupon code.

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students, please contact Dustin Allred for a coupon code.


Not a Member? Grab a Membership Before You Register and Save!

If you are not an APA or APA-IL member, it isn’t too late to become one and save $$! The APA-IL Chapter Only membership is just $50/year. Not only can you save on the APA-ISS Conference now, but save on all APA-IL events in 2021 including the 2021 State Conference. Sign up today!

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