2020 National Planning Conference

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 its business meeting.
    April 23, 2020, 9:30 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 9:00 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, 9:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. CDT
    #9191811
  • "Staff Use Only" - FAICP Reception Comp Ticket

    April 24, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. CDT
    #9194343
  • 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 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, 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 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
  • 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
    #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
  • CANCELLED - Designing Healthier Multifamily Residential Buildings

    SESSION CANCELLED. 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
    #9189921
    CM | 1.25

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