APA 2019 Policy and Advocacy Conference

Full Program

Planners have the expertise and the skill set to help shape policy around planning to make communities stronger. This year's program continues to focus on planning advocacy and takes new strides into emerging topics like housing, the fiscal health of communities, and state level advocacy. Browse the program below to find the sessions that fit your needs best.

 

 


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  • Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019

  • Date:  Sept. 21, 2019 Time:  1 PM - 4 PM EDT
    Location:  Rosslyn

    PAC191001

  • Date:  Sept. 21, 2019 Time:  6 PM - 8 PM EDT

    PAC192001

  • Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019

  • Date:  Sept. 22, 2019 Time:  7 AM - 8 AM EDT

    PAC194008

  • Date:  Sept. 22, 2019 Time:  8 AM - 9 AM EDT
    Location:  Arlington Salon 3

    PAC193015

  • Date:  Sept. 22, 2019 Time:  9 AM - 10:30 AM EDT
    Location:  Arlington Salon 3

    After a brief update from APA President Kurt Christiansen and CEO Joel Albizo, about the work being done this year to build APA’s strategic governance system, we will welcome guest speaker Jeff De Cagna, FRSA, FASAE. Jeff is executive advisor for Foresight First LLC in Reston, Virginia and a respected contrarian thinker on the future of associating and associations.
    PAC193016

  • Date:  Sept. 22, 2019 Time:  10:45 AM - 11:30 AM EDT
    Location:  Arlington Salons 5

    PAC191003

  • Date:  Sept. 22, 2019 Time:  10:45 AM - 11:30 AM EDT
    Location:  Grand Salon G

    PAC193017

  • Date:  Sept. 22, 2019 Time:  10:45 AM - 1 PM EDT
    Location:  Rosslyn

    A meeting for the Board and Commission to discuss the strategic direction for APA.
    PAC191016

  • Date:  Sept. 22, 2019 Time:  10:45 AM - 3 PM EDT
    Location:  Fairfax

    PAC191007

  • Date:  Sept. 22, 2019 Time:  1 PM - 3 PM EDT
    Location:  Grand Salons H

    PAC191005

  • Date:  Sept. 22, 2019 Time:  1 PM - 3:15 PM EDT
    Location:  Arlington Salon 2

    PAC191006

  • Date:  Sept. 22, 2019 Time:  3:15 PM - 4:15 PM EDT
    Location:  Grand Salon G

    PAC191018

  • Date:  Sept. 22, 2019 Time:  3:30 PM - 5 PM EDT
    Location:  Alexandria

    PAC191008

  • Date:  Sept. 22, 2019 Time:  3:30 PM - 5 PM EDT
    Location:  Arlington Salons 5

    A topical exchange on diversity/equity/inclusion.
    PAC191017

  • Date:  Sept. 22, 2019 Time:  4:15 PM - 5 PM EDT
    Location:  Grand Salon G

    PAC191019

  • Date:  Sept. 22, 2019 Time:  6 PM - 7 PM EDT
    Location:  Arlington Salons 2

    A welcome reception for all APA leaders (Board, Commission, CPC, DC, and SRC).
    PAC192003

  • Monday, Sept. 23, 2019

  • Date:  Sept. 23, 2019 Time:  8:30 AM - 10:30 AM EDT
    Location:  Alexandria

    PAC191009

  • Date:  Sept. 23, 2019 Time:  9:15 AM - 10:30 AM EDT
    Location:  Arlington Salon 5

    Transportation funding, small cell infrastructure, housing policy — that’s just the beginning! Talk with peers about the challenges and successes of the 2019 state legislative sessions, the issues that mattered most to planners, and what’s ahead for 2020.
    PAC191020

  • Date:  Sept. 23, 2019 Time:  10:30 AM - 12 PM EDT
    Location:  Arlington Salon 6

    As the APA Legislative and Policy Committee commences work on new policy guides and legislative priorities, this forum is an opportunity to weigh in on your issue priorities and provide essential input for APA’s policy and advocacy programs.
    PAC191021

  • Date:  Sept. 23, 2019 Time:  12 PM - 1:30 PM EDT
    Location:  Jackson

    PAC191010

  • Date:  Sept. 23, 2019 Time:  1:30 PM - 2:45 PM EDT
    Location:  Arlington Salon 5

    This session will highlight how communication can be a critical advocacy skill and essential for influencing elected officials.  How we talk about issues and the distinctive role of planning has a critical impact on our ability to promote good policies for the communities we serve.
    PAC193001
    CM | 1.25

  • Date:  Sept. 23, 2019 Time:  1:30 PM - 2:45 PM EDT
    Location:  Lee

    Join Angela Gladwell with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to find out how planning plays a role in the effective implementation of the new National Mitigation Investment (NMIS) strategy. Find out about how pre- and post-disaster investments in mitigation can reduce risk posed by natural hazards.
    PAC193022

  • Date:  Sept. 23, 2019 Time:  2:15 PM - 3 PM EDT
    Location:  Alexandria

    PAC191011

  • Date:  Sept. 23, 2019 Time:  3 PM - 4:15 PM EDT
    Location:  Arlington Salon 6

    State legislators are increasingly seeking to address the housing crisis by becoming involved in local reforms. Attendees will be active in responding to and engaging with these state legislative approaches. This is your chance to workshop language and outline critical concepts to include in state legislation through discussions on inclusionary zoning and other important tools.
    PAC191013

  • Date:  Sept. 23, 2019 Time:  3 PM - 4:15 PM EDT
    Location:  Arlington Salon 5

    Through brief scenario exercises attendees will be given the opportunity to build their messaging around specific federal budget and transportation policy areas. This session will focus on how to succeed in the context of congressional meetings and provide tips for engaging congressional offices.
    PAC193002

  • Date:  Sept. 23, 2019 Time:  4:30 PM - 6 PM EDT
    Location:  Arlington Salons 3

    Legacy cities — older industrial cities challenged by sustained economic and social transition — are advancing new policies to create opportunity and prosperity for all. Join this discussion among leading policy makers on cities’ pursuit of equitable and inclusive redevelopment. Presented in partnership with The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.
    PAC193003
    CM | 1.50

  • Date:  Sept. 23, 2019 Time:  6 PM - 7 PM EDT
    Location:  Arlington Salons 1 & 2

    PAC192004

  • Date:  Sept. 23, 2019 Time:  7:30 PM - 11 PM EDT
    Location:  Bar Code 1101 17th Street NW Washington DC 20036 (Entrance on L Street)

    Join the Student Representatives Council (SRC) & Young Professionals for a networking mixer. Drink tickets and light appetizers will be provided.
    PAC192005

  • Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019

  • Date:  Sept. 24, 2019 Time:  7:30 AM - 5 PM EDT

    PAC194004

  • Date:  Sept. 24, 2019 Time:  8 AM - 9 AM EDT
    Location:  Jackson

    APA chapters are critical to advancing planning priorities in the states. Chapter legislative liaisons, legislative committee co-chairs, and planners leading state legislative efforts are invited to discuss strategy for 2020 based on policy and advocacy lessons learned in 2019.
    PAC192009

  • Date:  Sept. 24, 2019 Time:  9 AM - 10 AM EDT
    Location:  Arlington Salons 3

    Opportunity Zones established in the 2017 tax reform legislation represent the most significant new incentive for investment in underserved communities in a generation. Opportunity Zones have been designated, regulations issued, and broad federal coordination has commenced. In this session, discover the promise, perils, best practices, and next steps for implementing this new tool.
    PAC193004
    CM | 1

  • Date:  Sept. 24, 2019 Time:  10:15 AM - 11:15 AM EDT
    Location:  Arlington Salons 3

    The Trump administration, presidential candidates, and leaders on Capitol Hill are talking about federal approaches to the nation’s housing crisis. Hear how Washington may tackle tough housing problems, from funding and finance to the executive order on regulatory barriers.
    PAC193005
    CM | 1

  • Date:  Sept. 24, 2019 Time:  11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT
    Location:  Arlington Salon 2

    How can federal policy help the nation’s legacy cities? Washington’s approaches to transportation, infrastructure, tax incentives, housing, and technology policy have an enormous impact on these communities. Join an expert conversation about how federal policies can boost prosperity and opportunity in legacy cities and the nation’s smaller and mid-size metropolitan areas.
    PAC193006
    CM | 1

  • Date:  Sept. 24, 2019 Time:  11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT
    Location:  Arlington Salon 1

    States have taken a leading role in the debate on housing policy. From pre-emption to new funding and finance, states are actively reshaping how communities approach housing. Find out what’s happening in state legislatures and what to expect in 2020.
    PAC193007
    CM | 1

  • Date:  Sept. 24, 2019 Time:  12:30 PM - 1:45 PM EDT
    Location:  Arlington Salons 3

    As the nation heads into election season, what is the political landscape for planning issues? Look ahead to Election 2020 with insider perspectives on what to expect and why it matters for planning and your community. This session will provide further insight to the political context in which key planning issues like housing and infrastructure are being debated.
    PAC193008
    CM | 0.75

  • Date:  Sept. 24, 2019 Time:  2 PM - 3 PM EDT
    Location:  Arlington Salon 2

    Many legacy cities’ challenges stem from state government actions: insufficient funding, limits on how they generate revenues, and programs that disincentivize good planning can be major constraints. This panel will highlight promising policies and tactics for advancing them.
    PAC193009
    CM | 1

  • Date:  Sept. 24, 2019 Time:  2 PM - 3 PM EDT
    Location:  Arlington Salon 1

    The recent regulatory takings decision from the U.S. Supreme Court may have major implications for planning. New FCC rules affect local telecommunications siting and infrastructure. Learn the latest on these issues and how they will affect your community.
    PAC193010
    CM | 1

  • Date:  Sept. 24, 2019 Time:  3:15 PM - 4:15 PM EDT
    Location:  Arlington Salon 2

    Discover the innovative policies used by legacy cities to advance equitable development and address critical housing, infrastructure, and workforce development challenges. Local leaders will offer insights from their experience and discuss how these tools can be applied in your community.
    PAC193011
    CM | 1

  • Date:  Sept. 24, 2019 Time:  3:15 PM - 4:15 PM EDT
    Location:  Arlington Salon 1

    The federal surface transportation law — the FAST Act — is set to expire in 2020, but action on reauthorization —including congressional committee action and introduction of a host of bills aimed at shaping the debate — already is under way. Discover how the debate is unfolding on planning issues and the outlook for investment in transit, bike and pedestrian programs, climate, and resilience.
    PAC193012
    CM | 1

  • Date:  Sept. 24, 2019 Time:  4:30 PM - 5:15 PM EDT
    Location:  Arlington Salons 3

    Infrastructure has bipartisan appeal but agreement on funding has been elusive. Hear from leading members of Congress about the outlook for infrastructure legislation and appropriations for essential programs.
    PAC193013
    CM | 1

  • Date:  Sept. 24, 2019 Time:  6:30 PM - 8 PM EDT
    Location:  Senate Dirksen Room 106

    Join APA, national partners, and congressional staff on Capitol Hill to honor exceptional planning stories in state and districts nationwide recognized through APA's Great Places in America program. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. Transportation to and from Capital Hill will be provided. Buses will depart the Crystal Gateway Marriott at 5:30 PM. Return Service will begin at 8:15 PM.
    PAC192008

  • Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019

  • Date:  Sept. 25, 2019 Time:  7 AM - 8 AM EDT
    Location:  Arlington Salons 3

    PAC192007

  • Date:  Sept. 25, 2019 Time:  8 AM - 9 AM EDT
    Location:  Arlington Salons 3

    Join in this discussion as presenters provide a briefing on key issues and the asks that we encourage planners to present during the congressional meetings. We will present tips to conduct persuasive meetings and detail the logistics.Buses will depart the Crystal Gateway Marriott at 9:00 AM. Return Service will begin at 10:45 AM and running every 30 minutes.
    PAC193014
    CM | 1

  • Date:  Sept. 25, 2019 Time:  10 AM - 10:30 AM EDT

    Join us for APA’s Capitol Hill announcement of the 2019 Great Places in America designees. Hear from designees about the neighborhoods, streets, and public spaces honored this year. Transportation to and from Capital Hill will be provided. Buses will depart the Crystal Gateway Marriott at 9:00 AM. Return Service will begin at 10:45 AM and running every 30 minutes.
    PAC191014

  • Date:  Sept. 25, 2019 Time:  10:30 AM - 4 PM EDT

    Make your voice heard! APA will coordinate and schedule meetings for you with your congressional representatives. Discuss critical planning issues and build relationships with congressional staff and members of Congress. Transportation to and from Capital Hill will be provided. Buses will depart the Crystal Gateway Marriott at 9:00 AM. Return Service will begin at 10:45 AM.
    PAC192055

  • Date:  Sept. 25, 2019 Time:  12 PM - 1 PM EDT
    Location:  2247 Rayburn

    This special Capitol Hill luncheon and issue briefings feature congressional champions of good planning.
    PAC192006

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