National Planning Conference

May 6–9, 2017

Planning is on the move — to New York City!

Registration is open for APA's 2017 National Planning Conference in New York. NPC17 will be the premier planning event of the year, with hundreds of options for tours, advanced training, mobile workshops, special events, and opportunities to network with planners from across the country and around the world.

NPC17 has the big three

Location. Learning. Connections. NPC17 more than satisfies the big three reasons to attend a professional conference.

Location: New York City (enough said).

Learning: Get excited by new trends, challenges, and solutions that are shaping planning. Go home smarter and full of ideas to plan better at home.

Connections: Take advantage of myriad conference networking opportunities to boost your career and further your professional goals.

Reserve your place today! APA members who register early save $315 off the nonmember rate.



Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 W. 34th St.
New York, NY 10001



Why Attend NPC17?

Explore New York City

It’s dynamic, diverse, exciting ... and a showcase for some of today’s most innovative planning.

Get up close to new plans, proposals, and projects in five boroughs and three states. Then, when your conference day is over, go out and enjoy New York’s myriad architectural, historical, cultural, dining, and shopping delights.

Bonus: APA will help you move around New York all you want. NPC17 registration includes a big extra: a complimentary, seven-day MTA MetroCard good for unlimited rides on NYC subways and local buses.

Learn more about NPC17 in NYC

Move to the Forefront

Join the conversation about new trends, challenges, and solutions that are shaping planning. Get smarter with the best professional planning education.

Dig deep into your specialty with like-minded professionals or explore a new-for-you aspect of planning. Learn the latest on trending topics from experts who know them inside and out. NPC17 offers hundreds of sessions and dozens of workshops led by some of the best planners in America (and beyond). You’ll leave New York with your brain full of ideas to plan better at home.

Note: APA will not provide a printed conference program. With the program and your personal schedule on your mobile device, we don’t think you’ll need one! (However, you can easily download the program and print the PDF.)

Browse the NPC17 program

Grow Your Network

Boost your career and further your goals. Meet old friends, renew acquaintances, and forge key relationships. Share your conference experience with planners from across the country and around the world and use conference networking opportunities to move forward on your career journey.

Check out NPC17 networking opportunities

Get the APA NPC17 App

Once you’ve registered, download the APA NPC17 app for your Apple or Android device.

Our app puts the full program and your personal schedule at your fingertips. You’ll find conference maps; quick-glance rundowns of Tech Zone, Career Zone, and Planning Expo; and one-touch access to #NPC17 coverage on social media. Plus, you can search for friends and colleagues on the attendees’ list, complete with cell numbers and email addresses (where provided). You can even email right from the list!

Register Now and Save

APA’s National Planning Conference always offers advanced training by expert presenters and a high return on your training dollars. NPC17 offers extra value because registration rates haven’t changed. You’ll get 2017 education, networking, and events at 2016 rates. For most attendees, the rate is lowest if you sign up by 11:59 p.m. CT on March 2.

Make your move and register today!

NPC17 Registration Includes:

  • All sessions
  • Opening and closing keynotes
  • Exhibitor Meet and Greet Reception at the Planning Expo
  • MTA MetroCard valid for seven days from first use
  • Awards Luncheon invitation (full paid registration only — see Policies for details)

Important! If you plan to attend the Awards Luncheon, be sure to reserve a ticket before the conference begins. Space is limited, and tickets are expected to sell out.

  • Access to PowerPoint presentations after the conference
  • Access to session recordings after the conference