What’s next on planning’s new landscape? Come to APA’s 2016 National Planning Conference and see what’s ahead for you, your community, and your career.
Big Names, Big Ideas
Opening Keynote, Sunday April 3
Kick off the conference with global futurist Jack Uldrich. A frequent speaker and best-selling author, he'll shake up your assumptions and get you ready for the fresh ideas coming your way in the days ahead. Uldrich regularly appears on CNN, CNBC, and NPR, and in the pages of The Wall Street Journal, Wired, and Forbes. To see what's coming down the road next, head for "Vuja De: A Futurist Takes a Backwards Stroll Into Your World of Tomorrow."
Closing Keynote, Tuesday, April 5
Cap off your immersion in all things planning with a message of help and hope from oceanographer and author John Englander. He'll show the big picture on climate change and look at what rising sea levels mean for the economy and society. No doomsday scenarios here. Instead, he'll leave you with a trove of hidden opportunities that can help you and your community thrive in the face of "High Tide on Main Street."
Dates and Rates
Mark your calendar now for April 2–5, 2016, and be there when the world of planning converges on Phoenix. And set a reminder to get in on the early-bird rate. Registration opens in December.
|Early Rate by 2/4/16||Regular Rate by 3/3/16||Late Rate from 3/4/16|
|APA members and speakers||$735||$785||$835|
|Life, Retired, Early Career Membership Program (student and new professional) members||$125||$145||$165|
|Nonmember planning officials||$735||$840||$890|
|Key Dates for Proposers and Speakers|
|November 16, 2015||Proposal acceptance notifications sent to proposers, organizers, and speakers|
|December 17, 2015||Speaker permissions and bios due|
|February 4, 2016||Speaker conference registration deadline|
|March 3–31, 2016||Window to upload session PowerPoints|
|April 2–5, 2016||National Planning Conference in Phoenix|
April 2–5, 2016
Phoenix Convention Center
See how a scenic spot on the Sonoran Desert grew into the sixth-largest city in the United States. Find out how a place with 330 days of sunshine a year plans to become America’s first carbon-neutral city. Learn how the home of Sun City came to have a population younger than the nation as a whole. There's so much to discover, including Roosevelt Row, one of APA's 2015 Great Places in America — and one more reason to come to Phoenix for NPC.
Future Conference Locations
2017, New York
2018, New Orleans
2019, San Francisco