2019 National Planning Conference

Call for Proposals

NPC20 | Houston | April 25–28

Call for Session Proposals

Play a Part in Next Year's Premier Planning Event

APA's National Planning Conference is a first-class event that brings together thousands of planners, planning commissioners, appointed and elected officials, and students. Whether your goal is to contribute expertise and help drive change in the field of planning, learn from your peers and adopt new practices, or connect with like-minded planners who are solving everyday challenges similar to yours, make plans now to join APA April 25–28, 2020, in Houston.

The proposal submission portal closed at noon (CT) on July 1.

NOTE: The submission period is different for poster proposals. 

Important Dates

May 31–July 1, 2019 (noon CT) Submit proposals for sessions and mobile workshops
July 15–August 5, 2019 Proposal peer reviews
December 9, 2019 APA notifies proposers and speakers of proposal decisions
Submit proposals for posters
December 11, 2019 Registration opens for APA members only
December 9, 2019–January 8, 2020 (noon CT) Submit proposals for posters
January 9, 2020 Registration opens for everyone
February 14, 2020 APA notifies poster proposers of poster decisions
March 4, 2020 Speaker registration deadline
Early bird registration ends
April 25–28, 2020 NPC20 in Houston