Policy and Advocacy Conference Program

2017 Policy & Advocacy Conference

Watch for additional advocacy training, activities, and deep dives to be added to this year's conference program.

Sunday, September 24

Concurrent Pre-Conference Training
9 a.m.–noon

Planners' Advocacy Network Boot Camp
State Issue Roundtable

Pre-Conference Briefing: Planners Day on Capitol Hill Pre-Briefing
Noon–1:15 p.m.

Delegate Assembly
2–4:30 p.m.

Opening Plenary
5:30–7 p.m.

Burnham Forum on Big Ideas: Smart Cities, Civic Innovation, and Implementation
7–8:00 p.m.

Opening Reception

Monday, September 25

7:30–8:00 a.m.

Morning Plenary: Equity and Economic Development
8:00–9:30 a.m.

Plenary: HUD Policy Update
9:30–10:45 a.m.

Plenary: Capitol Hill Perspective
9:30–10:45 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions
11 a.m.–noon

Planning Post-Paris: Climate, Resiliency, and Local Leadership
Local Lessons in Affordable Housing and Inclusive Growth

Luncheon Plenary: The Future of Work, Future of Planning
Noon–1:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions
1:45–2:45 p.m.

Infrastructure: Prospects in D.C., Innovation in the U.S., Global Perspectives
Food, Planning, and the Farm Bill

Concurrent Sessions
3:00–4:30 p.m.

State Legislative Hot Topics and Chapter Lobbyist Roundtable
Planning Law Review

Closing Plenary: Restoring the Civic Commons
4:30–5:30 p.m.

Evening Reception on Capitol Hill
6:30–8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 26

Breakfast, Issue Briefing, Orientation
7:30–8:45 a.m.

Advocacy Training
9:00–10:00 a.m.

Meetings on Capitol Hill
10:00–4:00 p.m.

Congressional Luncheon
Noon–1:00 p.m.

Meetings on Capitol Hill
1-4 p.m.