NPC18 By the Numbers

The 2018 National Planning Conference was filled with endless learning opportunities, connections new and old forged, all in the most unique city in the United States, New Orleans. Here are some of the high-level highlights of the conference, broken down by the numbers.


More than 5,500 attendees joined their planning colleagues at NPC18.

More than 1,100 of which were planning students.

Attendees came from 22 different countries.

And all 50 states!

Attendees had their pick of more than 274 educational sessions.

For the first time, every NPC18 educational session was on one of 12 tracks.

Attendees got out and about in New Orleans and the Gulf region on 47 mobile workshops.

Between mobile workshops, the Blue Bikes system, and others, attendees biked their way around the city.

More than 6% of NPC18 attendees took advantage of the Resume Clinic in the Career Zone, along with all the other career services offerings on hand.

Attendees made great use of the complimentary professional headshots in the Career Zone.

5 National Planning Excellence awards were given.

They explored 3 Great Places in America in New Orleans.

Attendees posted their experiences all over social media, with 5,000+ mentions of #NPC18 on Twitter alone...

... and 500+ posts on Instagram ...

And APA's snapchat filters around the convention center and New Orleans were viewed nearly 40,000 times over 4 days. For more, check out the full #NPC18 Social Media Rewind.

120 attendees joined the Planning Advocacy Network during NPC18.

And 55 attendees donated to the APA Foundation on site.

The APA Foundation reached its first year fundraising goal during NPC18, raising more than $100,000 from NPC17 to NPC18.


April 25, 2018