Policy and Advocacy Conference

September 23–25, 2018 | Washington, D.C.

The annual Policy and Advocacy Conference takes place in Washington, D.C. The program presents:

  • Sessions on federal, state, and local concerns
  • Advocacy training
  • Deep dive on issues likely to impact planners over the next decade at our annual Daniel Burnham Forum on Big Ideas
  • New thoughts on policy topics every planner should understand

Planners' Day on Capitol Hill

Meet with your congressional representatives and speak out for good planning

In a single, action-packed day, experience:

  • A policy briefing, orientation, and advocacy training
  • Meetings on Capitol Hill
  • A congressional luncheon
  • Celebration and debriefing

#APAPAC17 in Review

Taking a Stand for Planning

APA's Policy and Advocacy Conference gives planning advocates a platform to discuss and act on timely federal and state policy issues affecting local communities.

Find out what happened at the 2017 policy conference.