APA 2019 Policy and Advocacy Conference


Attend the APA Policy and Advocacy Conference and get three days of intensive advocacy, communications, and issue training that leads up to a day devoted to meeting with your representative, senators, and their staffs on Capitol Hill.

Full Program

Program Overview

Day 1

Start your conference experience off strong with the Burnham Forum on Big Ideas, presented in partnership with the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. The forum will feature a panel of mayors discussing America's Legacy Cities and the revitalization efforts underway in those midsize communities.

Day 2

Continue the excitement the next day where you will get deep into the issues unfolding in planning-specific policy debates at the federal and state levels. Sessions on housing affordability and availability, climate resilience, infrastructure, and inclusive growth — the policy issues that make up APA's Planning for Opportunity Agenda — will spotlight policy experts and elected officials advancing legislation on these timely issues.

Day 3

Bring together everything you've learned to Planners' Day on Capitol Hill. This is your opportunity to travel to Capitol Hill to meet with your elected officials and advocate for policies that promote good planning. Make sure you opt into this unique event during registration. Participating is included in the cost of your conference registration. APA only requires an RSVP from attendees, so meetings can be scheduled with the appropriate elected officials.