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Register for the 2024 APA-ISS Spring Conference April 25-26, 2024

Updated: Apr 29

The 2024 Illinois State Section Conference (APA-ISS) will connect planners throughout Illinois to continuing education, networking opportunities, mobile workshops and more! This annual event promises to be a great value for the money. Earn 9 CM credits including all mandatory CM credits (equity, ethics, law and sustainability!)

This year's Co-Chairs are Jeff Marino, AICP and Daniel Saphiere both at the City of Champaign's Department of Planning & Development.

Registration includes:

  • April 25-26, 2024 - live Virtual Conference Sessions via Thinkific/Zoom

  • For those in the St. Louis area (Region 5), a watch party at the City of Collinsville! (details below)

  • Access to all recordings.

  • Any mobile workshops and happy hours organized in conjunction with the ISS conference.

$75 member rate

$80 non-member rate

$15 student rate

(We collected payments through PayPal. A PayPal account is not necessary for online transactions. If you have issues with payment, or would like to register a more than 1 person, please reach out to Paula Freeze at

Session recordings and CM credits will be available to attendees post-conference.


Conference Information:

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Virtual Sessions (4/25-4/26)

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Sessions on April 25, 2024

9:15 am - Green Heart and HEAL Study, Louisville, KY (CM | 1.0, CM Sustainability | 1.0)

10:30 am - Improving Engagement with Historically Marginalized Populations (CM | 1.0, CM Equity | 1.0)

1:00 pm - This. Is. Planning Jeopardy. (CM | 1.0)

2:15 pm - Are Youth Sports a Grand Slam in Your Community? (CM | 1.0)

3:30 pm - Development Services Audits (CM | 1.0)

Sessions on April 26, 2024

9:00 am - Billion Dollar Broadband in the Heartland (CM | 1.0)

10:15 am - Small but Mighty: ADUs, Tiny Homes, and Cottage Communities (CM | 1.0, CM LAW | 1.0)

12:30 pm - Improving the Quality of Solar Development in Your Community (CM | 1.0, CM Sustainability | 1.0)

1:45 pm - Let's Get Ethical with Lee Brown, AICP and Friends (CM | 1.0, CM Ethics | 1.0)


In-Person Region 5 Watch Party

Region 5 Coordinator Scott Hanson has once again arranged for an in-person watch party. Join Scott and other St. Louis area planners at the City of Collinsville to watch all the virtual conference sessions on both April 25 & April 26. Thanks to Travis Taylor, AICP for the assist!

Where? City of Collinsville, City Hall Council Chambers, 125 S. Center Street Collinsville, IL 62234

When? Thursday, April 25 and Friday, April 26, 2024

Time? Doors will open at 8:30 AM. Conference starts at 9:00 AM. Attendees will be able to watch until the end of the sessions each day.

Food? Yes! BOXED Lunches from The Sandwich Shoppe will be offered (and cost covered by APA-IL Illinois State Section) for those in attendance on Thursday 4/25!

RSVP? Please email Region 5 Coordinator, Scott Hanson, AICP to RSVP. Submit your food order by April 19th!!

Please note that each attendee will need to register for the conference on their own.


In-Person Regional Happy Hours

Stay tuned! We will share details as they are confirmed.

Please email the contacts to RSVP. Click here for map of regions. Conference registration is not necessary. Food and beverages are at your own expense.


In-Person Mobile Workshops

  • Region 1: TBD

  • Region 2: TBD

  • Region 3: TBD

  • Region 4: TBD

  • Region 5: Friday, May 31, 2024 - late morning to mid-afternoon. Plans are in the works for a spring field trip.  Many thanks to Heartlands Conservancy for organizing this trip which is themed around “re-purposing”  former golf courses into nature preserves!  We’ll travel to at least 2 locations in the Metro East area.  Details to follow!

  • Region 6: TBD


  • Mobile workshop registration is separate from virtual conference registration. Please RSVP to let us know you're coming.

  • Some mobile workshops may include items not covered by conference registration (example: lunch in Normal).

  • We welcome you to attend even If you do not purchase a 2024 Spring Conference registration.


Registration FAQ

I don't have a PayPal account. Can I still pay with a credit card?

If I have a coupon/promo code, where do I enter it in Thinkific?

Can register multiple people?


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 2024 including the 2024 State Conference. Sign up today!


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