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Registration is Open for the 2023 State Conference #APAIL23

Registration is Open!

September 11-13, 2023 North Central College, Naperville, IL Remember! Call for Sessions ends 6/23/23!

Registration for the 2023 APA-IL State Conference #APAIL23 is now open! This year's conference allows you to revisit the spirit of learning and rediscover the passion that ignited your urban planning career. Get ready to reminisce about your college days on the campus of North Central College and embrace the joy of learning in the dynamic city of Naperville!

Early-bird registration rates end July 7, 2023.

Take advantage of early-bird registration rates by registering now. Once the conference program is released you can go back into your registration and add your sessions - we've got you covered!

Here's why you won't want to miss this conference:

🏫 Back to School Vibes: Remember the excitement of stepping onto a college campus? We're bringing that electric energy back! Embrace the nostalgia, ignite your curiosity, and get ready to learn with the best cohort around.

🍎 The Coolest Professors: Who says learning can't be fun? Our conference lineup features the coolest urban planning "professors" you'll ever meet - your peers! Get ready for sessions that will leave you buzzing with excitement. While you're thinking about it - don't forget to submit your Call for Session proposal!!

🚍 Wild Field Trips: Who said learning only happens in a classroom? No permission slips needed for mobile workshops that will take you on a ride through innovative urban planning projects in the western suburbs. You'll come away with a fresh perspective and a renewed passion for your own projects.

🤝🏽 Network with Fellow Scholars: It's not all about hitting the books; it's about forging unforgettable connections too! Rub shoulders with fellow urban planning enthusiasts, decision-makers, and industry rockstars at our legendary networking events. After all, the best learning happens when you're having fun!

🤣 Antics and Surprises: We're not just all business; we know how to have a good laugh too! Brace yourself for unexpected, playful, and hilarious moments because learning is at its best when you're having a great time!


Call for Sessions & Mobile Workshops

The APA-IL invites you to lead a session or mobile workshop at the 2023 APA-IL State Conference. Our conference is for planners, by planners. Similar to past years, the 2023 APA-IL State Conference will offer sessions in several different formats.

  • Facilitated Discussions

  • Mobile Workshops

  • Speed Planning / Fast, Funny, Passionate

  • Topical Panel Presentations

  • Other - Give Us Your Ideas!

Click on the link below to learn more and to submit your session idea!

Submission Deadline: June 23, 2023 @ 5:00 pm



Contact Paula Freeze, Executive Director, at


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