Conference Program

Welcome to ADPCA-town 2024, hosted by the Judah Robinson Foundation and East Aurora Counseling, Aurora, Illinois.

Accommodations

If you’re staying in Aurora, we have a block of rooms reserved at a discounted group rate at the local Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 111 North Broadway Avenue, Aurora, Illinois 60505 (https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/aurora/).

You can make a reservation by simply calling the hotel at 1.888.HOLIDAY, 630.896.2800 or emailing Gretchen on gm.hieaurora@gmail.com. You can also book online using the link: https://adpca.org/HIE.

Transportation

Aurora is easily accessible by Metra train from Chicago Union Station or any location in the western suburbs along the Metra line heading west. We are the last stop on the Metra line from Chicago, so you can’t go wrong! The Transportation Center is next to the recommended hotel (above). However, if you are flying into O’Hare or Midway airports, we can pick you up. Just notify Patrick Noonan, pnoonan.eac@gmail.com, giving your flight number and expected arrival time.

Venues

This year’s conference will be split over two venues with a shuttle service connecting the two.

East Aurora Counseling

East Aurora Counseling, Rainbow Wing
31 West Downer Place, Aurora, Illinois 60506

Judah Robinson Foundation

The Judah Robinson Foundation, 
223 spring street, aurora, Illinois 60505

Travelling Between Venues

A complimentary shuttle service will be available between venues during the conference courtesy of our friends at American Panthium Taxi (630.673.1777).

The Program

Wednesday, July 24th, 2024

Please come to the Judah Robinson Foundation at 223 Spring Street when you arrive to let us know you’re here & receive a small welcome gift from us!

From 5-7 pm*, we’ll have local food truck vendors in our parking lot at the foundation. These are neighborhood grassroots businesses; enjoy a ‘taste of aurora’:

  • Urban Food Truck
  • Damo BBQ

Thursday, July 25th, 2024

TimeSpeakerTitleVenue
10 amJ. CangialosiCreating Lasting ChangeEast Aurora Counseling
4th floor conference room
10 amSanmin TanThe Universe Within: A Life Practice with Hand & ClayEast Aurora Counseling
Suite 101
Noon-8 pmCommunity Group
including business meeting #1 (to 2 pm)
Judah Robinson Foundation

Friday, July 26th, 2024

TimeSpeakerTitleVenue
10 amJonno Ward5 Benefits of Rogers’ 19 Propositions (West Downer)East Aurora Counseling
4th-floor conference room
10 amHope SanchezSubstance Abuse Treatment and the Geriatric PopulationEast Aurora Counseling
Suite 101
Noon-8 pmCommunity Group
including business meeting #2 (to 2 pm)
Judah Robinson Foundation

Saturday, July 27th, 2024

TimeSpeakerTitleVenue
10 amAnumbano Ali & Yvonne Garza ChavezEmpowering Voices Through Creative Brave Space and Liberation FrameworkEast Aurora Counseling
4th floor conference room
10 amLeslie Harris SpencerRemembering Dave Spahn: A Slideshow and ConversationEast Aurora Counseling
Suite 101
Noon-8 pmCommunity Group
including business meeting #3 (to 2 pm)
Judah Robinson Foundation

Saturday, July 27th, 2024 

TimeEventVenue
6 pm-lateSocial Event featuring the psychic medium talents of Jacob MayfieldHistoric Zephyr Room
Two Brothers Roundhouse
205 North Broadway Avenue, Aurora, Illinois 60505

Sunday, July 28th, 2024

TimeEventVenue
8 am-noonCommunity GroupJudah Robinson Foundation

Business Meeting Agenda

The agenda for the business meetings is published as a community editable document at https://adpca.org/Agenda. If you have any items for the agenda, please add them to this document.

Miscellany

If you stay at the Holiday Inn, continental breakfast is served daily. 

We’ll also provide breakfast items daily at the Virginia F. Dolan Lounge (Judah Robinson Foundation), aspirationally beginning at 7 am until we run out of items! 

We highly recommend local icon Jake’s Bagels, across the street from JRF, The Holiday Inn, and The Roundhouse, 220 North Broadway Avenue, Aurora, Illinois 60505: https://jakesbagels.wixsite.com/jakesbagels.

Emergency Contact

You can contact Blake Aguilar at +1 630.907.9534 or at the Rainbow Wing of East Aurora Counseling.


* All times are in Central Standard Time (GMT-6).