Introducing the NPC19 Program

The 2019 National Planning Conference in San Francisco will be the year’s premier planning event. Want to move to the forefront of planning? Attend NPC19 and pack learning, connecting, and fun into four exciting days.

NPC19’s robust program covers emerging issues, new trends, and best practices in planning. Here’s what you’ll experience in San Francisco.

Planning Connects Us

San Francisco is at the center of so many planning topics and the program for NPC19 reflects that. From adapting streets to new mobility options like dockless scooters to addressing pressures on gateway and natural amenity communities near national parks and public lands, there is a connective thread for planners of all types to find in San Francisco.

Get on Track

All conference sessions belong to one of 13 conference tracks, together covering the scope of the planning practice. Each NPC19 track is a carefully curated selection of sessions and activities focused on an important current or emerging issue.

Conference tracks are high level, so nothing is forced into a track where it does not belong, and tracks deliver the content that planners have been looking for out of NPC. The NPC19 program encompasses a fuller range of topics while ensuring diversity in sessions.

Networking and Social Opportunities

Looking to expand your network? In addition to the numerous networking breaks throughout the day, more than 30 additional opportunities await you, including events that are unique to our host city.

More activities and breakouts than ever before will happen in the interactive and busy Exhibit Hall, and the always popular Welcome Reception gives the opportunity to make new connections and reconnect with past NPC friends on Day One.

And new this year — conference fitness activities! Join fellow attendees on the NPC19 5K Run and Walk and for morning yoga and start your days off on the right foot.

Explore the Program

The NPC19 program is full of thought-provoking, innovative, and practical educational sessions — but don’t just take our word for it! Check out the full program on your own, build your schedule, and we’ll see you in San Francisco!

Top image: Professor Arnab Chakraborty, AICP, of the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign conducts a scenario planning training at NPC18. APA photo by Riverview Photography.


About the Author
Dustin Calliari is APA's senior content marketing associate.

January 7, 2019

By Dustin Calliari