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2022 State Conference Registration & Program Now Available!

Updated: Jul 16, 2022

It’s your friendly APA-IL Postmaster hailing from this year's venue, The Old Post Office, delivering an announcement: it's time to register for #APAIL22! Hop in our Grumman, its as big as a whale and it's about to set sail! Member early-bird rates end on 8/5/22! Don't delay, save today!

Conference Details at a Glance

September 28-30, 2022

The Old Post Office

433 W Van Buren Street

Chicago, IL 60607


Registration Now LIVE!

We're back! Three full in-person days just like days of yore. Three full days packed with CM Credits and planning fun. The cherry on top? We've got your Law CM, your Ethics CM, your Equity CM and your Sustainability CM.

This conference is more packed than a delivery truck at Christmas ...but with a guarantee to deliver!

Interested in volunteering?

Volunteering at the conference is a great option for students, interns, retirees, or those in transition that would like to attend but need to watch their budgets. Volunteer a ½ day and receive complimentary registration for that day! Interested? Email


Attention Non-members

Become a Chapter-Only member and save! Are you a non-member that liked saving money? Have we got the deal for you! Become an APA-IL Chapter-Only Member for only $50/year and save $125 on your conference registration. Members can register at the early-bird rate of $400 (vs $525 for a non-member).


Program at a Glance

This year we’re offering 42 sessions, more mandatory CM Credits, and more fun! Each day will have unique opportunities, but will generally follow the same structure:

  • Registration

  • Sessions/Mobile Workshops

  • Lunch

  • Sessions / Mobile Workshops

  • Special Events

What's so special?

Wednesday, 9/28

  • Keynote (stay tuned)

  • Awards Ceremony & Sponsor Meet & Greet in the Meadow

Thursday, 9/29

  • All-day Plan Commissioner Training

  • Career Session & Lunch

  • Speed Planning

  • Trivia Tour in the Loop!

  • Social Events by Allied Organizations

Friday, 9/30

  • "Let's Bake a Master Plan" Workshop

  • Plenary Session: All talk, no walk: Why your DEI strategy is performative and how to address it

  • AICP Exam Prep (free!)

  • 3-part CNU event: session / mobile workshop / happy hour

Visit for all sessions, mobile workshops, speakers, and other details!

Please note: items above are subject to change.


Mobile Workshops

An APA-IL conference wouldn’t be complete without some planning-focused field trips. We have a great lineup of eleven Mobile Workshops to choose from. Please note: items below are subject to change.

Wednesday, 9/28

  • Streets Are For Equity (S.A.F.E.) on Chicago's West Side – An equitable approach to complete streets implementation

  • Tour of the Old Post Office

  • Exploring the 606 Bloomingdale Trail: From Inception to Impact

Thursday, 9/29

  • Master Planning at the Illinois International Port District

  • Learning from the experts: A resident-led visit to Washington Park

  • Pullman National Monument and Neighborhood

  • Tour of the Old Post Office

Friday, 9/30

  • Chicago Riverwalk Tour

  • Chicago Loop Alliance Tour

  • Tour of the Old Post Office

  • CNU's Transit-Oriented Development's Blind Spot: Deconversions, Demolitions in Transit Rich Neighborhoods


#APAIL22 Room Rate @ Holiday Inn

Rooms will go fast! Don't forget to book your room at the Holiday Inn & Suites Chicago-Downtown at the APA rate.

  • Reservation Phone Number: 312-957-9100

  • Group Code: AIL

  • Room Rate: $219

  • APA-IL Rate Cutoff Date: 8/27/22

The Holiday Inn is the hotel closest to the Old Post Office (right across the street).


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