APA Florida 2017 Annual Conference

APA Florida Chapter


Tuesday, September 5, 2017, midnight
Friday, September 8, 2017, 11:45 p.m. EDT

Daytona Beach, FL, United States



rising to the challenge

APA Florida is committed to Rising to the Challenge of planning for Florida’s future. Our state faces many challenges, whether from the threat of sea level rise and pollution of our waterways to road congestion and economic blight. But with challenges come opportunities to learn, grow, succeed, and prosper. At the 2017 Annual Conference, APA Florida hopes to not only celebrate the great ways planners are meeting the current challenges of our communities, but also to prepare us to Rise to the Challenges of the future together.


The Host Committee has put together a diverse program of speakers, sessions, workshops, and tours designed for learning and inspiration. Keynote speakers Majora Carter and Hank Dittmar will bring fresh ideas on urban design and redevelopment to make our cities more livable, resilient and beautiful. There will be mobile tours across the region highlighting the future of commercial space travel, coastal adaptation, historic preservation, and small town revitalization. Special skill sessions will provide in-depth, hands-on experience using planning tools for community resilience and collaborative corridor design. Breakout sessions will cover everything from transportation, small town planning, environment, redevelopment, economic development, and planning practice. 


hotel information

Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront

100 N Atlantic Ave.

Daytona Beach, Florida 32118

Tel: 386-254-8200

Reserve by 11:59 pm, August 14

Group Code: APAFL


The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront is located on the most famous beach in the world and is at the center of Ocean Walk Village, a billion-dollar area in Daytona Beach, Florida, known for great entertainment and oceanside fun.  The hotel has 744 beautiful, newly renovated guest rooms, which include cabanas on the beach and spacious suites. Many of the rooms offer views of the ocean, the pool or the city. A unique feature of the hotel is the number of restaurants available on-site. On-site restaurants range from fine steaks at Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse to casual dining at Legends Sports Bar.

  • $129 - $149 per night (based on # in room) – includes internet
  • Self-Parking Discounted to $7 per night


STUDENTS: There is a separate small block of student rooms for $99 (up to 4 occupancy) at the hotel – please contact the Chapter Office at fapa@floridaplanning.org or 850-201-3272 to get the reservation link and code to that block. Deadline is 11:59 pm. August 14.


There are limited nights still available at the Hilton. If they do not have the nights you need available, we made arrangements with an overflow hotel. You can make your reservations with the overflow hotel by calling 1-866-500-5630 and asking for the APA FLORIDA CONFERENCE room block. You will NOT receive the room block rate if you book online.



Full conference rates

Payment must be received by: Early Bird
July 21
August 18
September 5-8
APA, APA Florida or CNU Florida Member (1) $375 $450 $495
APA Retired Member (9) $175 $225 $275
Planning Commissioner (1) (10) $375 $450 $495
Non-Member (1) (8) $450 $525 $570
Full Time Student (1) (5) $135 $135 $170
New Professional (1) (6) $275 $350 $395

ONE DAY or planning symposium only  (single days cannot be combined)

Payment must be received by: Early Bird
July 21
August 18
September 5-8
Weds. Only APA, APA Florida or CNU FL Member (2) $205 $240 $270
Weds. Only Non-Member (2) (8) $280 $315 $345
Thurs. Only APA, APA Florida or CNU FL Member (3) $205 $240 $270
Thurs. Only Non-Member (3) (8) $280 $315 $345
Friday Only APA, APA Florida or CNU FL Member (4) $110 $135 $160
Friday Only Non-Member (4) (8) $185 $210 $235

Planning Symposium –Weds. ONLY (7)

$50 $50 $50

(1) Includes all sessions, all lunches & all receptions

(2) Includes Wednesday sessions, lunch & reception

(3) Includes Thursday sessions, lunch & reception

(4) Includes Friday sessions & lunch

(5) Limited $50 rebate available for students. Contact the Chapter Office at 850.201.3272 for details. Students can also register through Aug. 31 at the regular rate by contacting the Chapter Office.

(6) New Professionals are defined by special APA membership

(7) Includes Tuesday reception and Wednesday lunch

(8) Join APA today and pay the APA Member Registration rate! 

(9) APA Retired members are defined by special APA membership. Includes all sessions and Thursday luncheon.

(10) Includes Planning Symposium if requested


All registration cancellations and changes must be received by e-mail to registrationchanges@planning.org by August 18, 2017 to be eligible for a refund. There is a $50 processing fee for any cancellation and a $25 change order processing fee.

For registration questions e-mail confregistration@planning.org or call (312) 334-1250.

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Contact Info

Julia Magee, fapa@floridaplanning.org