2020 National Planning Conference

2020 National Planning Conference



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  • COVID-19 Action Plan

    APA is aware of and closely monitoring developments around the outbreak of coronavirus, with the health, safety, and welfare of those we serve uppermost in our minds. We are in regular contact with public health officials in Houston and are following all local public health guidelines, as well as national guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control.
  • Cancelations and Refunds

    In light of the cancellation of NPC20, we expect you have a few questions. We've pulled together many of the in-demand answers.
  • Career Zone & Student Activities

    Come to the Career Zone and invest in your future. Find resources, interactive activities, and sessions to support your job search and career development, no matter where you are in your planning career.
  • Exhibit Hall

    The Exhibit Hall is bursting with activity. From the APA Pavilion to top-notch exhibits, you'll find this conference hub interactive, invigorating, and invaluable.
  • Exhibitor List

    APA hosts a variety of Exhibitors that offer a range of services and products to the field of planning.
  • Featured Events

    APA’s NPC20 keynotes are the highlight of the conference and not to be missed.
  • My Schedule

    My Schedule is easily viewable from the mobile app and it can be downloaded and printed as a PDF.
  • Program

    Move to the forefront of planning by attending NPC20! You'll pack learning, sharing, connecting, and fun into four exciting days — NPC20's robust educational program covers emerging issues, new trends, and best practices in planning.
  • Sponsors

    APA's National Planning Conference is the hottest place for planners, planning officials, and related professionals. APA can help you reach thousands of people in the market for your products and services.
  • Tracks

    Each NPC20 track is a carefully curated selection of sessions and activities focused on an important current or emerging issue. Follow one track for an in-depth, wide-ranging view of an aspect of planning that interests you most or occupies your professional day. Or choose sessions from a variety of tracks.
  • AICP Commission Meeting

    The AICP Commission will meet for its business meeting. Lunch will be included.
    April 23, 2020, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. CDT
    #9191803
  • Foundation Board Meeting (Invitation Only)

    The APA Foundation Board will meet for its business meeting.
    April 23, 2020, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. CDT
    #9191802
  • Leadership Registration

    APA leaders who are attending the Leadership meetings should stop by the registration desk to pick up their name badges.
    April 23, 2020, 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. CDT
    #9191804
  • Leadership General Session

    A general session for APA leadership will be held along with component group leaders' updates and open dialogue. Group photos will be taken.
    April 23, 2020, 2:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. CDT
    #9191805
  • Leadership Reception

    All APA leaders are invited to attend this Meet and Greet/Regional Reception happy hour and join the discussion with colleagues from across the country.
    April 23, 2020, 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. CDT
    #9191806
  • Board/Commission Dinner (Invitation Only)

    This invitation-only dinner includes APA Board members, AICP Commission members, and APA Directors.
    April 23, 2020, 6:00 p.m. to April 23, 2020, 8:00 p.m. CDT
    #9191807
  • Divisions Council (DC) Breakfast (Invitation Only)

    The Divisions Council (DC) will meet for breakfast before its business meeting.
    April 24, 2020, 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. CDT
    #9191815
  • Chapter Presidents Council (CPC) Committee Meetings

    The Chapter Presidents Council (CPC) committees will meet to discuss current and future initiatives.
    April 24, 2020, 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. CDT
    #9191810
  • Divisions Council (DC) Business Meeting

    The Divisions Council (DC) will conduct its business meeting and discuss current and future initiatives.
    April 24, 2020, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CDT
    #9191816
  • Divisions Joint Day of Service

    Join APA's Divisions for a Day of Service in the Northside of Houston for a community beautification event. Paint a mural, paint a basketball court, and replant a community garden.
    April 24, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CDT
    #9191792
  • Chapter Presidents Council Business (CPC) Meeting

    The Chapter Presidents Council (CPC) will hold its business meeting to discuss current and future initiatives.
    April 24, 2020, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CDT
    #9191811
  • Student Representatives Council (SRC) Committee Meetings

    The Student Representatives Council (SRC) committees will meet to discuss current and future initiatives.
    April 24, 2020, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. CDT
    #9191818
  • CANCELED: Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) Site Visitor Training

    April 24, 2020, 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. CDT
    #9196927
  • Board of Directors Meeting

    The APA Board of Directors will hold its business meeting and strategic session. Lunch is provided for the Board.
    April 24, 2020, 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. CDT
    #9191808
  • Divisions Council (DC) — Focused Discussions

    The Divisions Council (DC) will meet to discuss specific topics.
    April 24, 2020, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. CDT
    #9191817
  • Chapter Presidents Council (CPC) Exchange

    The Chapter Presidents Council will meet to exchange ideas about future initiatives.
    April 24, 2020, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. CDT
    #9191812
  • Student Representatives Council Executive Committee Meeting

    The Student Representatives Council (SRC) will conduct its business meeting and discuss current and future initiatives.
    April 24, 2020, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. CDT
    #9191819
  • Student Representatives Council (SRC) Board Dinner (Invitation Only)

    The Student Representatives Council (SRC) board will meet for dinner.
    April 24, 2020, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. CDT
    #9191820
  • Houston Astros vs. Oakland A's Baseball Game

    Come to Minute Maid Park and watch the Houston Astros play the Oakland A's before the conference kicks off. Since 2009, the Astros have been over the .500 mark in seven of nine seasons, and promise another season of stunning offense and shut-down pitching.
    April 24, 2020, 7:10 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. CDT
    Cost
    $40.00
    #9191981
  • ACSP Governing Board Meeting

    April 25, 2020, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CDT
    #9196928
  • Opening Keynote Session

    NPC20’s opening session features Valerie B. Jarrett, a senior advisor to the Obama Foundation and the media company ATTN:, a senior distinguished fellow at the University of Chicago Law School, and chair of the board of When We All Vote.
    April 25, 2020, 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. CDT
    • Valerie Jarrett
    #9190002
  • Student Representatives Council Town Hall Meeting

    The Student Representatives Council (SRC) will hold a town hall meeting open to everyone.
    April 25, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. CDT
    • Charles Liuzzo
    • Justin Romeo
    • Rachael Thompson Panik, AICP Candidate
    • Veronica Escalera-Ibarra
    • Selina Angel
    • Justin Malone
    • Alexander Yee
    • Jana Wentzel
    • Michael Pepe
    • Stori Nuri
    • Sean Scoopmire
    • Batul Ather
    #9191824
  • Networking Break/Exhibit Hall Open

    Don’t miss the opening of the NPC20 Exhibit Hall! Explore top vendors and organizations in the field, visit the Career Zone and APA Pavilion, connect with your peers, and grab a snack.
    April 25, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. CDT
    #9190003
  • Professional Headshots

    Dress to impress and get ready to smile! A professional photographer will be on hand to take your portrait — free of charge in the Career Zone.
    April 25, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. CDT
    #9191836
  • Resume Clinic

    In partnership with Sequence Staffing, APA offers its annual Resume Clinic for members as part of the Career Zone in the Exhibit Hall.
    April 25, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CDT
    #9191834
  • AICP Community Planning Workshop

    As part of the National Planning Conference, the American Institute of Certified Planners sponsors the Community Planning Workshop, a one-day event that engages community leaders, citizens, and guest planners in discussing and proposing specific solutions to urban planning challenges. This year's workshop is in East Houston.
    April 25, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CDT
    Cost
    $40.00
    #9193481
    CM | 4
  • Networking 101

    Double your impact during the Employer Connection by learning some tips on networking. Provided by Sequence Staffing.
    April 25, 2020, 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. CDT
    #9191835
  • Professional Development Officers (PDO) Exchange

    Professional Development Officers (PDOs) will meet to discuss current and future initiatives.
    April 25, 2020, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CDT
    #9191813
  • Orientation Tour (Saturday morning)

    Without zoning, planning in Houston may appear to be as complex as the bayou system it is built within. Join us for an engaging tour to learn about the diversity of planning issues and constituents in the fourth-largest city, and how planners are balancing coastal resiliency with livability and affordability for all.
    April 25, 2020, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. CDT
    Cost
    $45.00
    #9191982
    CM | 3
  • Comprehensive Plans: Implementing With Everybody

    Learn from the experience of three diverse cities with five-plus years of experience in comprehensive plan implementation. Explore the key partnerships/programs that are making an impact in Austin, Lafayette, and Nashville and how can they be applied in your community.
    April 25, 2020, 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CDT
    • Gregory Claxton, AICP
    • Matthew Dugan, AICP
    • Cathie Gilbert
    #9189900
    CM | 1.25
  • Cultivating Charlotte's Regional Food Economy

    Since 2015, the City of Charlotte and its food system stakeholders have coordinated efforts to develop the region's food economy, with a special focus on its farmers' markets. This session will highlight the research and strategies driving these efforts.
    April 25, 2020, 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CDT
    • Elliott Royal
    • Alberto Gonzalez
    • Erin Hostetler
    #9189799
    CM | 1.25
  • Essential Skills for Planning Commissioners/Board Members

    Planning commissioners will gain essential skills as they learn the foundational aspects of planning including history, comprehensive plans, zoning, commissioner roles and responsibilities, and ethical principles in planning for application in decision making that expands choice and opportunity for their community.
    April 25, 2020, 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CDT
    • Linda Amato, AICP
    #9189871
    CM | 1.25
  • Form-Based Zoning for Equitable Development

    Zoning shapes the social and economic character of a place, as well as the physical form. Speakers will explore how zoning has contributed to past inequities and how form-based zoning, in particular, can support more equitable development in the future.
    April 25, 2020, 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CDT
    • Alberto Vargas
    • Calvin Gladney
    • Karen Parolek
    #9189829
    CM | 1.25
  • GIS Workshop: Telling the Story of Your Community

    No programming or GIS knowledge required. Together we will use ready-made templates to visually tell the story of your community.
    April 25, 2020, 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CDT
    Cost
    $50.00
    • Adam Carnow
    • Keith Cooke
    #9194338
    CM | 1.25
  • Ignite Session 1

    This curated selection of seven bite-size presentations aim to entertain and inform you, capturing the flavor of today's planning from a variety of perspectives. This grouping is ideal for those interested in social justice issues and professional growth.
    April 25, 2020, 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CDT
    • Nupur Gunjan
    • Lauren Simcic, AICP
    • Swati Rastogi
    • John Reinhardt, AICP
    • Taupant Vanadilok, AICP
    • Chanelle Frazier
    • David Henning, AICP
    • Scott Berson
    • Alexander Abramowitz
    #9187373
    CM | 1.25
  • Resilience Planning: Multiple Hazards Across Scales

    How do you make your community resilient in the face of different hazards? This session explores projects that maximize funding, staff bandwidth, and stakeholder participation. Solutions that span district, city, and regional scales take it a step further.
    April 25, 2020, 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CDT
    • Julie Wormser
    • Alexandra Miller, AICP
    #9189849
    CM | 1.25
  • Risk Based Transportation Planning for Uncertainty

    Recent university research combined with interactive workshop elements allows attendees to contemplate how risk and uncertainty impact transportation and community planning, brainstorm strategies for local implementation, and try out tools and methods for incorporating risk into long-range planning efforts.
    April 25, 2020, 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CDT
    • Ruth Steiner
    #9189870
    CM | 1.25
  • Storytelling Session 1

    In this storytelling session learn strategies for implementing guidelines and resiliency efforts to fight the inevitable threat of sea level rise.
    April 25, 2020, 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CDT
    • Allison Bryan
    • Amanda Zullo
    • Steve Greene
    • Sarah Halle, AICP Candidate
    #9189981
    CM | 1.25
  • Talking Transition for a Greater Houston

    As long as “inclusive community engagement” lacks meaning, discipline, and rigor, we can’t build the equitable and inclusive cities we desire. This panel will explore strategies to empower residents and engage in authentic policy and planning discussions with community members.
    April 25, 2020, 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CDT
    • Daphne Lemelle
    • Frances Valdez
    • Michelle Tremillo
    • Graciana Garces
    #9189941
    CM | 1.25
  • Code Drafting for the 21st Century

    This interactive presentation will describe how to write codes that are clear, well-organized, easy to use, and easy to understand. Participants will learn best practices for drafting, illustrating, and organizing codes to provide favorable development outcomes and efficient administration.
    April 25, 2020, 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. CDT
    • Elizabeth Garvin, AICP
    • Tina Axelrad
    #9189839
    CM | 1.50
    L | 1.50

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