2024 National Planning Conference

Code of Conduct and FAQ


Code of Conduct — Harassment and Discrimination Policy at APA Meetings

The American Planning Association holds professional conferences and meetings to enable our members to receive continuing education, build professional networks and collaborations, engage and recruit new members, and discover new technologies, methodologies, and services for professional and academic use. To provide all participants — members and other attendees, speakers, exhibitors, staff, and volunteers — the opportunity to benefit from the event, our Association is committed to providing a safe and productive meeting environment free of discrimination, hostility, and harassment in any form, for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, physical or mental disability, medical condition, physical appearance, ethnicity, race, religion, political affiliation, nationality, or any other group identity or basis protected by federal law. The Association does not tolerate discrimination, or any form of unlawful harassment, and is committed to enforcing this Code of Conduct (the "Code") at all American Planning Association events.

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We've pulled together some commonly asked questions to help make your conference experience a breeze.


What are my registration options?

There are two registration options: NPC24 All In or NPC24 Online.


Registration rates for early-bird registration deadline:

Members $785 | Life/Retired Members $135 | Student Members $135 | Non-Members $1225


Registration rates for early-bird registration deadline:

Members $350 | Life/Retired Members $75 | Student Members $75 | Non-Members $400


Register Early and Save $50

Registration rates for members will increase after the early deadline.


When can I register?

Registration will launch in January.

Will NPC24 be an in-person conference in Minneapolis or is it online?

NPC24 includes two separate, unique events:

  • An in-person conference in Minneapolis, April 13-16, 2024
  • An online conference May 8-10, 2024

Where is the in-person conference being held?

NPC24 will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

What time zone is the conference in?

The conference will be in Central Standard Time (CT)

How do I book a hotel for NPC24 in Minneapolis?

Hotels for NPC24 will be announced when registration and the program launch in January.

Can I register for just one day?

One-day registration options are not available for this conference.

How much is registration if the early-bird deadline is missed?

The registration fee after the early-bird deadline increases by $50.

Is there a way to register several colleagues for this conference without doing it under my nonmember account?

Each member must have their own APA ID to register for the conference. You must know the 6-digit APA ID or email address associated with the APA account. Registrations should be completed individually using the respective member's/non-member's credentials. If your colleagues do not have an APA account yet, they need to create an account before registering for the conference to benefit from the member rates.

Are there non-profit registration rates?

We do not offer non-profit registration rates for the conference.

Is it possible to pay through a payment plan?

Payment plans for conference registration fees are not available.

Can I pay with a check?

You can pay for your registration with a check. If you are mailing a check, please send an email with a tracking number to meetings@planning.org. Please send checks to American Planning Association, Suite 1200, Attn: Meetings Department, Chicago, IL. 60601.

Can I be invoiced?

After registering in January, you can fill out the Registration Invoice Request Form. This information is also available on the conference website and registration page.

Are group discounts available?

Group discounts are not available for the conference.

Is group registration available?

No, it is a manual process that requires individual registration for each group member via credit card only. You will need to know each individual's APA account ID, or the email associated with their account.


Is there an opportunity to volunteer for the conference?

Volunteer opportunities are available to student members only.

Mobile Workshops

Do you have to be registered for the conference to attend a Mobile Workshop?

You need to be registered for the conference to attend a Mobile Workshop. Mobile Workshops are an additional registration option and have separate fees.

How can I purchase a 2nd MW/OT ticket?

Due to limited capacity and the assignment of CM credit, only one ticket for Mobile Workshops (MW) or Orientation Tours (OT) can be purchased per person. If you wish to invite another person to join a MW or OT, they will need to register for the conference separately and purchase their own MW or OT ticket. Each attendee must secure their own ticket to ensure availability. We recommend booking early for your spot in these popular events.


Will meals be provided for attendees?

Meals will not be provided for attendees at the conference.

Exhibitor and Sponsor

Are there exhibit spaces and sponsorships available for NPC24?

Take your business to the next level. APA offers a variety of opportunities for interested partners to become an exhibitor/sponsor at NPC24. Review the sponsor and exhibit opportunities in our prospectus today.

Please contact Don Cooksey at dcooksey@smithbucklin.com or 301-537-4811 (mobile)/202-367-2488 (office) for further details.

Call for Proposals

If I submitted a proposal for consideration for a session or mobile workshop, when will I find out if my program has been accepted?

Notifications for session and mobile workshop acceptance will be shared before registration opens in January 2024.

Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Send us an email with your question to meetings@planning.org. Additional FAQs will be added regularly.