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2023 Call for Sessions & Mobile Workshops #APAIL23

Updated: Jun 26, 2023

The 2023 APA-IL State Conference will once again offer a range of session formats. This means attendees can have more options for learning and a chance to try something new. We encourage you to think creatively and step outside the norm, whether that means an interactive workshop, a thought-provoking roundtable discussion, or a session that amplifies underrepresented voices. Imagine a session you would love to attend and make it happen!

  • 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.

Share your experience by proposing a conference session. We can all watch Ted Talks and listen to podcasts, but the best source for learning we have is each other.

Potential Session Formats:

  • Facilitated Discussions

  • Mobile Workshops

  • Speed Planning / Fast, Funny, Passionate

  • Topical Panel Presentations

  • Other - Give Us Your Ideas!

Conference Details at a Glance

September 11-13, 2023

North Central College, Naperville, IL

Are you interested in submitting a session? Here are a couple of things to know for 2023:

  1. We are working very hard to finalize conference details and hope to announce a date & location very soon.

  2. APA-IL is working with an event consultant, CGi, to run the Call for Sessions.

  3. This year's submission form is different from previous years.

  4. We will not be extending the submission deadline.

  5. Notifications will be sent via email from Please whitelist this address to ensure it doesn’t get caught in your spam folder!

Submission Deadline: June 23, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.




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