For Speakers and Organizers

Here are the tools you need to create a top-notch conference session. Use these resources to learn more about APA guidelines and manage your involvement.

I'm an Organizer

Managing your session is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Start below with Step 1 and select your session type. Step 2, send official invitations to your speakers using APA's online management system and follow it up with Step 3 by submitting your session audiovisual requests.

Once you've done all of that, download the organizer handbook for more tips and tricks.

Be sure to check back after January 8 to ensure that all of your speakers have confirmed their participation.


I'm organizing a:

Session, Facilitated Discussion, Poster, or Deep Dive

Mobile Workshop

Training Workshop

I'm a Speaker

Managing your participation is easy!

Use the link provided by APA to confirm your participation in each session you are invited to participate in. Be sure your spam filter accepts e-mails from speakerinfo@planning.org.

If you didn't receive a link contact speakerinfo@planning.org with the name of your session, and your APA ID number.

Once you have confirmed your participation, you can still update your myAPA profile, and provide your permission to record and share your session. Start by selecting your session type below.

I'm speaking in a:

Session, Facilitated Discussion, Poster, or Deep Dive

Mobile Workshop

Training Workshop

Important Dates
February 19, 2015 Deadline for speakers to register for the conference
March 23, 2015 PowerPoint upload window opens
April 18–21, 2015 APA National Planning Conference Seattle

Conference Speaker Policies

Every session, discussion, deep dive, or poster MUST include at least one APA member.

All moderators and speakers MUST be registered for the conference.

As a professional courtesy. speakers are encouraged to speak in NO MORE than two education events (sessions, mobile workshops, discussions, etc.)

All speakers MUST pre-load their PowerPoint files using the pre-conference portal, or the speaker preview room. You may not load your presentation directly on the computer in the session room.