2020 National Planning Conference

About NPC20

April 25-28, 2020 — Houston

APA's 2020 National Planning Conference is the premier planning event of the year. NPC20 will bring together the hottest topics, the latest tools, and the leading voices with something new to say. 

With hundreds of sessions and cutting-edge presentations on offer, you can dig deeper into your specialty or explore new topics. 

Discover Inspiration. 

NPC20 isn't just about planning — it's about building a community of great planners.

We bring together thousands of planners, planning commissioners, appointed and elected officials, and students to discuss fresh ideas and innovative planning. The National Planning Conference is the best place to find a mentor, connect with colleagues, and meet planners from around the world. 

This year's program includes numerous networking opportunities and the Career Zone's popular Mentor Match, Resume Clinic, and Employer Connection Job Fair. 

NPC20 Registration Includes:

  • All sessions
  • Opening and closing keynotes
  • Exhibit Hall Happy Hour
  • One food truck lunch voucher
  • Access to the headshot station
  • Access to the NPC20 Collection in APA Learn after the conference for one year after the posting date.

Where Has NPC Been? Where Is It Going?

Future & Previous Conferences

National Planning Conference Committee Members

Thank you to our National Planning Conference Committee for dedicating your time and efforts to the premier planning event of the year.

Paul Inghram, AICP Conference Chair
Jason Beske, AICP Conference Vice-Chair
Angela Cleveland, AICP Conference Assistant Vice-Chair
Maxine Griffith, FAICP Past Conference Chair
Kurt Christiansen, FAICP APA President
Cynthia Bowen, FAICP APA Past President
Bruce Stiftel, FAICP Education Subcommittee Chair
Shannon Jaax, AICP Education Subcommittee Vice-Chair
Marcella Bondie Keenan Education Subcommittee Assistant Vice-Chair
Kim Mickelson, AICP 2020 Local Host Subcommittee Chair
Shad Comeaux, AICP 2020 Local Host Subcommittee Activities/Guide Coordinator
Misty Staunton 2020 Local Host Subcommittee Orientations Tours Coordinator
Scott Turner 2021 Local Host Subcommittee Chair