APA 2021 Policy and Advocacy Conference

What To Expect

September 29 – 30, 2021 | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. EDT | Virtual

The 2021 APA Policy and Advocacy Conference

Register now for access to all live conference activities, preparatory trainings for Planners' Day on Capitol Hill, and a possible meeting with your Members of Congress.

Planners are at the nexus of community change and influence. Join us at the APA Policy and Advocacy Conference as we break down the complexities of state and federal policy to lead change through advocacy.

At this year's Policy & Advocacy conference, we're bringing together changemakers like you for two days of action-packed programming designed to break through the noise and empower you to create tangible change.

With unrivaled opportunities to influence Congressional decision makers, engage with speakers, policy experts, legislators and changemakers from across the nation, open doors and expand your circles, this event will reinvigorate your passions for leading change in your community and beyond.

We're gathering experts to lead the conversations on:

  • Zoning reform and planners' push for change that advances housing access and affordability
  • The federal transportation infrastructure program and its significant impact on local and regional planning efforts
  • The right approaches to combating climate change and planning's potential to influence the decisions and investments


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Day 1
September 29
Day 1

Dig into the ongoing pandemic response with discussions on recovery tools, the state of infrastructure program, new fronts in tackling the climate crisis, equity and environmental justice, and more with leading experts and big names from Congress and the administration.

Bring the conversations to life with Members of Congress during a virtual Planners' Day on Capitol Hill.

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Day 2
September 30
Day 2

Join us for a masterclass meeting of the minds, where you can hear from industry thought leaders on zoning reform and housing.

It's no secret that the highlight of the conference is The Daniel Burnham Forum, where we will explore solutions with leaders on the frontlines of zoning reform. Attend deep dive breakout sessions — from parking minimums to accessory dwelling units — and how you can apply them in your community.


Are you ready?

Register now for access to all live conference activities.

Make an impact. Seize the moment. Take action. Influence change.

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