Updated: Apr 25, 2022
Similar to past years, the 2022 APA-IL State Conference will offer sessions in several different formats. This will allow for greater variety and the opportunity for attendees to learn in different ways. We are hoping to have a slate of fantastic sessions and mobile workshops lined up. That’s where you come in!
Is your community working on a Unified Development Ordinance?
Have you found ways to improve your Commissions and Boards?
Are you working on a corridor or subarea plan?
Have you found innovative ways to address missing middle housing or unique economic development challenges?
How about public engagement? GIS? Transportation?
Heck, maybe you know about a unique historical preservation project that is a MUST see for planners in the Chicagoland area.
Potential Session Formats:
(NEW) Small Groups
Fast, Funny, Passionate
Required CM Sessions (Equity, Ethics, Law, Sustainability)
Topical Panel Presentations
Other - Give Us Your Ideas!
Conference Details at a Glance
September 28-30, 2022
The Old Post Office
Are you interested in submitting a session? Here are a couple things to know for 2022:
APA-IL is working with an event consultant, CGi, to run the Call for Sessions.
This year's submission form is different from previous years.
You will need to create a new user name and password for their portal.
IMPORTANT: Download the portal instructions (FOUND HERE) to help guide you through the process.
Submission Deadline: Friday, April 22, 2022 at 5:00 pm
deadline extended as of 4/14/22
Stressed about getting your idea off the ground and submitted by 4/22/22? Send the 2022 Conference Chair, Andy Cross, AICP, an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let's talk.
2022 APA-IL State Conference Committee
Hats off to our robust 2022 Conference Committee! Thank you for volunteering!
Conference Chair: Andy Cross, AICP
APA-IL Conference Liaison: Stephanie Brown, AICP
Executive Director: Paula Freeze
Awards: Sara Egan, AICP
Marketing, Valerie Berstene, AICP
Speed Planning, Jaemi Jackson, AICP
Sponsorship: Carrie Davis, AICP and Brandon Nolin, AICP
Programming: Niki Nutter, AICP (Chair), Tom Farace, AICP, and Vitaliy Vladimirov
Mobile Workshop Committee Co-Chairs: Jane Wilberding, AICP and Christina Bader, AICP
Volunteers: Cole Neder
Keynote: Charlotte O'Donnell Obodzinski, AICP
Thursday Night Event: Phillip Green and Glen Cole, AICP
Lunches Amanda & Matt Orenchuk
Local Contact: Jake Seid AICP
Career Session Coordinators: Reema Abi-Akar, Jennifer Ganser, AICP, and Phillip Green