Mobile Workshop Speaker Information

Thanks for being a part of a mobile workshop at the conference. Check out the registration policy at the bottom of the page and download the mobile workshop handbook for more information.

Manage My Involvement

Mobile Workshop Organizer & Speaker Handbook (pdf)

Expense Reimbursement Form (xls)

Important Dates
December 18, 2014 Deadline for session organizers to invite speakers (optional)
January 8, 2015 Deadline for speakers to confirm their participation, provide bios, and turn in permission forms
Deadline: Submit equipment requests
February 19, 2015 Deadline for speakers to register for the conference
February 27, 2015 Mobile Workshop Information Exchange
March 26, 2015 Deadline: Turn-by-Turn Directions, Map, and Itinerary for workshop due to
Deadline: Submit a cash advance prior to the conference.
April 19-21, 2015 APA National Planning Conference in Seattle

Speaker and Organizers Registration Policy

Workshop organizers and speakers are required to register as either a free guest registrant, or as a discounted conference attendant. Registration guarantees that speaker/guide names will appear in the final conference program. There are two registration options:

Mobile Workshop Only: FREE

Speakers who are only participating in their mobile workshop and do not wish to attend any other conference events will be registered as a "guest registrant." APA staff will handle your registration for you. The mobile workshop organizer requests a guest registration for speakers when filling out the invited speaker form. If guest registration was not requested on the invited speaker form, please send a request to Make sure to include the title, function code of your workshop, and the name of the speaker with your request.

Discounted Registration: $150 (mobile workshop speakers and organizers only).

Conference Registration Deadline: February 19, 2015

Discounted registration includes: all conference sessions, a complimentary drink at the Exhibitor Meet and Greet Reception and training workshops. Tickets to events such as the Awards Luncheon, mobile workshops, orientation tours, GIS workshops, or other special events are available for an additional fee. Mobile workshop speakers do not need to purchase a ticket for the workshop they are participating in.

Equipment Requests

APA has a limited number of megaphones available for workshop organizers to borrow during their mobile workshop. If you would like to reserve the use of one, please send an e-mail to

If your mobile workshop is using a motorcoach, you may request the use of a DVD player on the bus. Please send an e-mail to to request one. Not all motorcoaches are equipped with DVD players, so not all requests are guaranteed.


Most answers can be found in the handbooks provided for your workshop.

If you cannot find the answer to your question after reviewing the handbook, please send an e-mail to