AIA Illinois Prairie Grassroots
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
PRAIRIE GRASSROOTS SCHEDULE
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.
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