2019 National Planning Conference

About NPC19

April 13-16, 2019 — San Francisco

APA's 2019 National Planning Conference is the premier planning event of the year. NPC19 will bring together the hottest topics, the latest tools, and the leading voices with something new to say.

With hundreds of sessions and cutting-edge presentations on offer, you can dig deeper into your specialty or explore new topics.

Planning Connects Us.

NPC19 isn't just about planning — it's about building a community of great planners.

We bring together thousands of planners, planning commissioners, appointed and elected officials, and students to discuss fresh ideas and innovative planning. The National Planning Conference is the best place to find a mentor, connect with colleagues, and meet planners from around the world.

This year's program includes numerous networking opportunities and the Career Zone's popular Mentor Match, Resume Clinic, and Employer Connection.

NPC19 Registration Includes:

  • All sessions
  • Welcome Reception at Moscone West
  • Opening and closing keynotes
  • Exhibit Hall Happy Hour
  • Awards Luncheon invitation*
    (full paid registration only — see Policies for details)
  • Access to a majority of session recordings after the conference

*Important! If you plan to attend the Awards Luncheon, be sure to reserve a ticket before the conference begins. Space is limited, and we expect all available tickets to be claimed.

Use Our Conference-at-a-Glance for a Snapshot

National Planning Conference Committee Members

Thank you to our National Planning Conference Committee for dedicating your time and efforts to the premier planning event of the year.

Conference Chair Maxine Griffith, FAICP
Conference Vice-Chair Paul Inghram, AICP
Conference Assistant Vice-Chair Jason Beske, AICP
Past Conference Chair Michael Blue, FAICP
APA President Cynthia Bowen, FAICP
APA President-Elect Kurt Christiansen, FAICP
Education Subcommittee Chair John Reinhardt, AICP
Education Subcommittee Vice-Chair Bruce Stiftel, FAICP
Education Subcommittee Assistance Vice-Chair Shannon Jaax, AICP
Education Subcommittee Immediate Past Chair Consultant Betsy McCullough, FAICP
2019 Local Host Subcommittee Chair Hing Wong, AICP
2019 Local Host Subcommittee Activities/Guide Coordinator Sharon Grewal, AICP
2019 Local Host Subcommittee Orientations Tours Coordinator Bob Zimmerer, AICP
2019 Local Host Subcommittee Mobile Workshops Coordinator Jonathan Schuppert, AICP

Where Has NPC Been? Where Is It Going?

Future & Previous Conferences