Federal Planning Division Workshop

2018 Federal Planning Division Training Workshop

The Federal Planning Division (FPD) will hold its annual workshop in New Orleans from April 24–26, 2018, immediately following the National Planning Conference in New Orleans. Session topics cover sustainability, logistics, public involvement, space and facilities planning, adaptation of existing infrastructure to new uses, modernization of aging infrastructure, federal policy and appropriations, and environmental stewardship, all under the theme National Roots: Global Plans.


Individuals attending the National Planning Conference may add the Workshop and Awards Dinner to their conference registration.

Individuals attending only the Federal Planning Division Training Workshop should register here.


Registration rates are:

Registration Options Online through
April 20, 2018
Onsite from
April 24-26, 2018
Workshop Plus Awards Dinner $320 $360
Workshop Only $275 $300
Awards Dinner Only $45 $60

Workshop Location

Loews New Orleans Hotel
300 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70130


We have a block of rooms at the Loews New Orleans Hotel at the per diem rate as well as rooms at the APA NPC conference rate. Some members have experienced difficulty booking a room for Monday night via the website, so please contact Vivian Escobar, Group Reservations Coordinator, at vivian.escobar@loewshotels.com or 504-595-3300 if you have any problems.


Tuesday, April 24

  • Agency Meetings will begin after the conclusion of the NPC.
  • Opening Network Reception in the evening

Wednesday, April 25

  • Full day of sessions and mobile workshops
  • Awards Dinner (Optional Ticket Required)

Thursday, April 26

  • Full day of sessions and mobile workshops
  • Luncheon with Ethics Session (Included with Registration)
  • FPD Business Meeting

Mobile Workshops

FPD is sponsoring three mobile workshops at this year’s Training Workshop in New Orleans. These mobile workshops will occur on April 25 and 26 and offer walking tours of the Lower Garden District, the U.S. Custom House in the French Quarter, and the National World War II Museum. The mobile workshops are open to all attendees on a first-come, first-served basis at no additional charge beyond the workshop registration fee. Bring your walking shoes to join us in New Orleans!

Learn More and Register

Complimentary Meeting Space

As in years past, any federal agency that wishes to will be given free meeting space. Take advantage of this to coordinate with your team. FPD's Agency Meetings may be your only chance to get together all year.


There are numerous ways for sponsors to support the Division's global gathering. Contact Lee Feaster (314-308-2479 mobile | lee.feaster@jacobs.com) for details.


Please direct any questions to the conference coordinator, Jim Potter (202-402-4610 office | james.m.potter@hud.gov). Want to help out? It is not too late to join the Workshop Planning Committee or help on site. Just let us know how you'd like to be involved.

Previous Workshops


May 4–5, 2017
GSA Conference Center and Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge
New York

Session Presentations


March 31–April 1, 2016
Phoenix Convention Center

Workshop Program

Awards Luncheon and Workshop Photos


April 21, 2015
Washington State Convention Center

Workshop Program

Workshop Presentations (zip)


April 26, 2014
Georgia World Congress Center

Workshop Program


April 11–12, 2013
Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

Workshop Program


April 11–13, 2012
JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE
Los Angeles

Workshop Program


April 6–8, 2011
Boston Park Plaza

Workshop Program