News Release: April 16, 2020

APA Launches NPC20 @ Home

CHICAGO (April 16, 2020) — Join the American Planning Association (APA) for NPC20 @ Home, a digital conference that brings the spirit of the annual National Planning Conference directly to you, April 29–May 1, 2020.

Connecting as a community and continuing to learn is more important than ever in these uncertain times. The three-day NPC20 @ Home program is a concentrated offering of essential planning trends and topics, focusing on rebuilding community, planning in the digital era, and navigating the future of planning.

Register for NPC20 @ Home

Enjoy more than 20 sessions and networking activities in real-time. Sessions were curated from the NPC20 peer-reviewed program and expanded upon in light of current pandemic impacts on communities. Topics include housing, e-commerce, data and technology, and equity, among others.

COVID-19 does not mean learning has to stop. NPC20 @ Home offers thought-provoking education and practical insights that can be immediately applied. Certified planners can earn more than 20 Certification Maintenance credits. And conference registrants will have access to the recorded sessions the following day and for a full year through APA Learn.

NPC20 @ Home is a way to bring the planning community together now and begin reimagining what creating great communities for all will mean in a very different future. Registration for members is just $125 (discounted rate of $25 for students), and registration credits from NPC20 payments can be applied to NPC20 @ Home. Experience great value, education, and community, all from the comfort of your home!

Follow along on social with #NPC20atHome.

The American Planning Association is an independent, not-for-profit educational organization that provides vital leadership in creating great communities for all. APA and its professional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners, are dedicated to advancing the profession of planning, offering better choices for where and how people work and live. The more than 40,000 APA members work in concert with community residents, civic leaders and business interests to create communities that enrich people's lives. Through its philanthropic work, APA’s Foundation helps to reduce economic and social barriers to good planning. APA has offices in Washington, D.C., and Chicago. Learn more at

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Roberta Rewers, APA, 312-786-6395;

April 16, 2020