Member Registration for NPC19 Now Open

CHICAGO (December 21, 2018) — Connect with the latest planning trends and innovations at the 2019 American Planning Association (APA) National Planning Conference in San Francisco, April 13–16, 2019.

The event offers four days to connect, share and discuss how communities are taking advantage of opportunities and addressing the planning challenges of today, tomorrow, and into the future.

APA members get first access to conference registration and event tickets through January 8, 2019. Not an APA member? Join by December 31 to save! Registration and ticket purchases for all attendees opens January 9, 2019.

Nearly 5,000 attendees from around the country and the world will attend and receive all the benefits that the 2019 APA National Planning Conference offers, including:

  • More than 280 educational sessions designed for all attendees from the advanced practitioner to the early career professional.
  • Thirteen tracks focused on specific planning topics including disaster resilience and climate change; housing, community, and economic development; and technology.
  • More than 50 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 San Francisco and the Bay Area. Topics include form-based codes, displacement and stabilization, and the evolving waterfront.

All of the content has undergone a peer-review process to ensure the educational content addresses the needs of practicing planners. In 2019, new interactive sessions such as debates and conversations with the audience will provide greater opportunities for conference attendees to network, learn, and share knowledge.

Conference attendees can also enjoy new health-centered activities during the conference. The NPC19 5K Run and Walk will take attendees through the streets of San Francisco. Yoga will also be available to attendees at the Presidio.

Stay up to date on NPC19 news and information on social media using #NPC19. The conference also offers a suite of Certification Maintenance credits and CEUs.

Early registration rates are available through February 13, 2019. Register early to ensure your spot! APA’s National Planning Conference was last in San Francisco in 2005 and looks forward to experiencing all the changes taking place since our last visit.

The 2019 APA National Planning Conference is made possible by the generous support from the following sponsors: Michael Baker International (silver level); WSP, WRT, and Perkins+Will (bronze level).

The American Planning Association is an independent, not-for-profit educational organization that provides vital leadership in creating great communities for all. APA and its professional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners, are dedicated to advancing the profession of planning, offering better choices for where and how people work and live. The 40,000 APA members work in concert with community residents, civic leaders and business interests to create communities that enrich people's lives. Through its philanthropic work, APA’s Foundation helps to reduce economic and social barriers to good planning. APA has offices in Washington, D.C., and Chicago. Learn more at

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Roberta Rewers, APA, 312-786-6395;

December 21, 2018