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Register for APA's National Planning Conference

Wednesday, March 7, 2018  
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Online Registration Deadline: March 22, 2018

Immerse yourself in the latest planning trends and innovations at the 2018 American Planning Association (APA) National Planning Conference in New Orleans, April 21 – 24, 2018.

The event offers four days to connect, share and discuss how communities are taking advantage of opportunities and addressing the challenges of today, and tomorrow. All of the content has gone through a peer-review process to ensure it addresses the needs of practicing planners.

Nearly 5,000 attendees from around the country – even the world – are anticipated to attend and reap the benefits of all the conference offers, including:

  • More than 275 conference sessions designed for all attendees from the advanced practitioner to the early career professional.
  • Twelve tracks that focus on specific planning topics including public health, social equity, economic development and resiliency.
  • More than 40 mobile workshops, guided by local practitioners, take conference attendees into the community and surrounding region to learn in-depth and get an up-close experience of planning in the Crescent City and beyond. Topics include cultural planning, historic preservation, recovery and resiliency, and New Orleans waterways.
  • Keynote speakers who will inspire transformation. Opening keynote speaker Derreck Kayongo, CEO of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, will share his experience going from refugee to global human rights activist. Closing keynote speaker Angela Glover Blackwell, CEO of PolicyLink, will discuss improving opportunity and access for all.

The conference also offers a suite of Certification Maintenance credits and CEUs.

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The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning promotes education, research, service and outreach in the United States and throughout the world by seeking to:

  • recognize diverse needs and interests in planning;
  • improve and enhance the accreditation process, and;
  • strengthen the role of planning education in colleges and universities through publications, conferences, and community engagement;
  • extend planning beyond the classroom into the world of practice.


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