AIA Illinois Prairie Grassroots


AIA Illinois

It's important for architects to make their presence felt at the state capitol--because government officials listen to their constituents. Take one day out of the office to ensure new bills and policies have a positive impact on your business, and to hear from the agencies that implement the regulations and laws that affect you.

  • Pre-Day conference call (choose best time for you from multiple choices - Coming Soon) to quickly get up to speed on the 3-4 issues we'll lobby
  • Don't drive--network! Free, early morning bus/van pick-up at two locations: Chicago/Merchandise Mart and Joliet, thanks to KONE, AIA Chicago, AIA Eastern and AIA Northeast Chapters for sponsoring the bus
  • Luncheon includes a how-to-lobby lesson and guest speakers sponsored by Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
  • Two hour window in the afternoon for coordinated visits with legislators and agency officials
  • Legislator of the Year (hearty) Reception at Resource One, thanks to our sponsor Knoll
  • You're only out of the office protecting your business for one day



Before 9 am

Free Bus/Van Pick Up at Two Locations:

Chicago: Pickup at the Merchandise Mart at 7:45 a.m.

Joliet: Pickup at the Park and Stop off I-55 Exit 257 at 9:00 a.m.

Sponsored by KONE, AIA Chicago, AIA Eastern, and AIA Northeast

11:30 am Registration at The Inn at 835, Springfield

Noon - 2 pm Legislative & Issues Briefing at The Inn at 835, Springfield

Sponsored by Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

2 - 4 pm Legislative Visits

4 - 6 pm Legislator of the Year Reception at Resource One, 321 E Adams St, Springfield

Sponsored by Knoll

6 pm Free transportation departs

Image credits

Attendees with Abe Statue

Kyle Beachy