Hundreds of events. A throng of top presenters. Countless fresh ideas. Scores of eye-opening tours. Thousands of people who share your passion for planning. Experience them all at the world's premier planning conference.

Come to Atlanta for More

Every year APA's National Planning Conference gives you more. More to see. More to learn. More to discover. The 2014 program is packed to the max with ...

More days

With five full days on the schedule, you can dive into your specialty, dip into new areas, and still have time to expand your network and explore the city. Stay over an extra day and take a post-conference tour of historic Savannah.

More career consulting

Considering your next career move? Head to APA's new training workshop on career development and individualized job hunting and career consulting. Whether you're an experienced planner or just starting out, you'll find the guidance you need to advance your career.

More advanced learning

New Deep Dive sessions drill down into topics at the core of planning. For an even more intensive experience, the conference offers a pair of new three-day symposia, on planning healthy communities and sustaining places.

More outreach

Atlanta is the home of U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. What better place to probe the connection between community planning and public health? And for a look at the forces shaping this fast-growing city, meet and talk with development professionals on Neighborhood Day.

More for Emerging Professionals

In 2013 the Emerging Professionals Institute kicked the conference experience up a notch for planners launching a career. In Atlanta, you'll find two new half-day clinics packed with hands-on exercises to help handle sticky issues. Plus there's the new Emerging Professionals Connection right in the exhibit hall, with meet-ups, career chats, and more.

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Final Program

The final program is now available. It contains the entire schedule for the 2014 National Planning Conference. For the most up-to-date schedule information, search the online program.

Download the final program (pdf)