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.
Call for Proposals | Due August 20
Your brightest ideas. Your biggest news. Your boldest vision. Propose a session, workshop, or discussion and tell us what’s on planning’s next horizon. You’ll help make the 2016 NPC the hottest place to be. See the details.
|Key Dates for Speakers and Organizers|
|July 17, 2015||Volunteer to review proposals deadline.
Fill out the form to volunteer
|July 30, 2015||Division, mobile workshop, and Local Host Committee proposals due|
|August 20, 2015||Session, workshop, facilitated discussion, general posters, and Fast and Funny proposals due
|October 15, 2015||Student poster and Student Fast and Funny proposals due|
|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
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 when you come to Phoenix for NPC. Start now.
Future Conference Locations
2017, New York
2018, New Orleans
2019, San Francisco
More than 6,400 planners explored the state of planning in one of America's most sustainable cities. Check out the photos, and reports from Seattle. Get the full story on Storify. Curious to know more? Download the Planners Guide to Seattle. Order your copy of Planning the Pacific Northwest, new from APA Planners Press.
When you come to NPC, you get PowerPoints of nearly all conference sessions. Bonus! Seattle attendees can stream recorded conference sessions right up to April 2, 2016. Missed a session? Want a refresher? Log in with your ID number or e-mail and password. Go to the conference program and find the session. Click the links to download the PDF and start streaming.