2020 National Planning Conference

NPC20: 2020 National Planning Conference



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  • APA Pavilion

    The APA Pavilion is the one-stop-shop for all your American Planning Association information. Stop by to see what's new and exciting, catch an APA staff-hosted presentation, or chat with our onsite expert staff for any questions you might have about APA.
  • About NPC19

    Join the conversation about new issues, trends, challenges, and solutions that are shaping planning today. Get smarter at sessions and workshops offering the latest and best in professional planning education.
  • About NPC20

    Join the conversation about new issues, trends, challenges, and solutions that are shaping planning today. Get smarter at sessions and workshops offering the latest and best in professional planning education.
  • Become a Sponsor

    Sponsoring ensures that your company name and logo will be a familiar sight to more than 5,000 conference attendees. Raise your company's profile in the planning community and receive maximum exposure for your company.
  • Become an Exhibitor

    By being an exhibitor at the National Planning Conference, you'll have the opportunity to market your products and services through personal contact with more than 5,000 professional planners and planning officials.
  • Call for Proposals

    The National Planning Conference Committee invites APA members to play an important role in shaping the NPC20 educational program by reviewing session proposals.
  • 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.
  • City Guide

    The NPC19 Local Host Sub-Committee is gathering a guide to San Francisco just for you.
  • 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.
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    You've got questions. We've got answers. We've pulled together some commonly asked questions to help make your conference experience a breeze.
  • Future & Previous Conferences

    The list of future and previous National Planning Conferences.
  • Hotel & Travel Information

    Houston awaits you. Here is all the information you need to reserve lodging at an APA conference hotel and get to the conference center.
  • Information for Speakers

    Here you will find the information you need to create a top-notch conference session. Use these resources to learn more about APA guidelines and manage your involvement.
  • My Schedule

    My Schedule is easily viewable from the mobile app and it can be downloaded and printed as a PDF.
  • NPC20 — Save the Date

    The National Planning Conference Committee invites APA members to play an important role in shaping the NPC20 educational program by reviewing session proposals.
  • 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.
  • Register

    Details on how to register for APA's National Planning Conference.
  • Registration Policies & Essentials

    As you register for APA's 2020 National Planning Conference, please keep the following information in mind. Your attention to these details will make registration and attendance easier and faster for both you and APA.
  • 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.
  • Tech Zone

    Back for its sixth year, the Tech Zone is the place to try out cutting-edge tools, see the latest technological advances in planning, and hear about new research in the planning pipeline.
  • 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.
  • Travel

    Houston is home to respected and energetic cultural arts scene, and the brains behind United States space exploration. Coupled with international appeal and Southern charm, Houston is as diverse a city as they come.
  • Venue Information

    Heading for NPC209? The main conference activities take place at George R. Brown Convention Center. Some conference activities take place at our nearby host hotels, the Houston Marriott Marquis and Hilton Americas Houston.
  • Why Attend NPC20?

    There are as many reasons to attend APA's National Planning Conference as there are planners. We're highlighting just a few — for you and your boss.
  • AICP Commission Meeting

    The AICP Commission will meet for their business meeting.
    April 23, 2020, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. CDT
    #9191803
  • Foundation Board Meeting (Invitation Only)

    The Foundation Board will meet for their 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 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

    APA Leadership will hold this Meet and Greet/Regional Reception. All leaders are invited to attend this 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, AICP Commission and APA Directors
    April 23, 2020, 6:00 p.m. to April 23, 2020, 8:00 p.m. CDT
    #9191807
  • 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 9:00 a.m. CDT
    #9191810
  • Divisions Council (DC) Breakfast (Invitation Only)

    The Divisions Council (DC) can meet for breakfast before their business meeting.
    April 24, 2020, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. CDT
    #9191815
  • Divisions Council (DC) Business Meeting

    The Divisions Council (DC) will conduct their 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 the Divisions for our Second Day of Service in the Northside of Houston for a community beautification event!
    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 their business meeting to discuss current and future initiatives.
    April 24, 2020, 9:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.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
  • Board of Directors Meeting

    The APA Board of Directors will hold their 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, 2:00 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 Students Representatives Council (SRC) will conduct their 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) will meet for a Board dinner.
    April 24, 2020, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. CDT
    #9191820
  • Opening Keynote Session

    April 25, 2020, 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. CDT
    #9190002
  • Student Representatives Council Town Hall Meeting

    The Student Representatives Council will hold a town hall meeting open to everyone.
    April 25, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. CDT
    #9191824
  • 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
  • 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

    The Professional Development Officers will meet to discuss current and future initiatives.
    April 25, 2020, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CDT
    #9191813
  • 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
    • Cathie Gilbert
    • Matthew Dugan, AICP
    • Michael Briggs, AICP
    #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
    • Erin Hostetler
    • Elliott Royal
    • John Short
    #9189799
    CM | 1.25
  • Designing Healthier Multifamily Residential Buildings

    Planning and designing healthier multifamily housing for working-class families through innovation and a focus on the health of residents is important. See how planners, architects and engineers, and property and resident services coordinators can achieve this result.
    April 25, 2020, 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CDT
    • Matthew Hoffman
    • Ray Demers
    #9189921
    CM | 1.25

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