Upcoming Annual Conferences
What Former Conference Hosts Have to Say
55th Annual Conference, 2015
"We at Penn found hosting the ACSP conference to be a great opportunity to reflect on how our planning program connected to our city, the planning profession, and our partner programs. Finding the right formats to involve local professionals and policy-makers was especially helpful, as was putting together the mobile workshops. ACSP's conference leadership was wonderfully open to all of our suggestions, which gave us the satisfying sense that it was as much our conference as ACSP's."
~ John D. Landis, University of Pennsylvania
47th Annual Conference, 2006
"The Planning Program at the University of Texas at Arlington sees many benefits of hosting the conference, including greater national recognition, plus opportunities to foster collaborations among program faculty, local practitioners, and students in ways that enhance appreciation of the program and local resources. Another key but often overlooked benefit is the exposure and interaction the conference enables between our students and scholars/practitioners from around the country. Unlike faculty, students don’t have many opportunities to attend national or even regional conferences or to personally meet leading figures in the field, outside of their home base. Hosting such a conference provides this kind of opportunity, providing many lasting professional and academic rewards for students.
~ Enid Arvidson, University of Texas at Arlington
42nd Annual Conference, 2000
“Hosting an ACSP conference was a wonderful chance to showcase the work of our students and faculty in the seminar room and on the ground on campus and in our community. It engaged our faculty in the ideas of our discipline in a myriad of new ways and left us with many new connections. We also raised the profile of city planning on our campus.”
~ Bruce Stiftel, Georgia Institute of Technology