Registration is Open!

MUPPs are in luck this year, because the American Planning Association Illinois' state conference is in Chicago.

It will be September 28-30, 2016. Student registration costs $200 for the full conference and $100 for single-day registration.

For more information, go to the APA-IL website.

Student Reimbursement

Each year, UPPSA and the UPP department team to offer MUPPs a reimbursement for a portion of the cost of attending APA's state conference. 

This year, we are offering $80 to students who register for the full conference and $40 for those who attend a single day, meaning students will pay only $120 and $60 out of pocket, respectively.


Funding is available to UPPSA members on a first-come, first-served basis until we reach a maximum of $2,000 distributed. 

Registration/Reimbursement Process

1. Make sure you're an UPPSA member—only members are eligible for reimbursement. (Not a member? Sign up here.) The deadline to apply for reimbursement is Friday, Sept. 16. 

2. Complete the form to the right to declare your intent to register and receive reimbursement. We will email you to confirm there is available funding.

3. Register for the conference on the APA-IL website (NOTE: you will pay the entire cost up front and be reimbursed later). 


4. Submit receipt of your registration to by Friday, Oct. 7. 

5. Reimbursements will take 3-4 weeks to process and will be credited to your student account. If you wish to add direct deposit to your bank account, you can do so on the UIC website

Volunteer Opportunities

There are limited volunteer spots available to students at the APA-IL State Conference. Students who volunteer can receive admission to one day of the conference at no charge. If you are interested in securing this opportunity, email Trevor Dick at