April 21–24, 2018, New Orleans – 2018 National Planning Conference.
Learn about new issues, challenges, and trends that are motivating planners worldwide to plan smarter.
Expand your network — your most valuable professional asset.
Explore New Orleans, America’s most unique city and a planning hub, and help celebrate its tricentennial year in 2018.
Each NPC18 track is a carefully curated guide to planning practice that includes sessions and activities focused on an important current or emerging issue.View All Tracks
Get to know New Orleans by taking a planner-led tour of the Big Easy.Learn More
After a successful first day at NPC18, meet up with fellow conference-goers for an evening of fun and networking at the National WWII Museum.View Details
Find out more about logging CM or other professional continuing education credits for attending NPC18 activities.Learn More
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The National Planning Conference Committee invites APA members to play an important role in NPC19 education program development.