2023 National Planning Conference

About NPC23

April 1–4, 2023 | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

April 26–28, 2023 | Online

The National Planning Conference is being offered in two distinct, but complimentary experiences. NPC23 will be held in Philadelphia, April 1-4 and NPC23 Online can be streamed from your favorite chair April 26-28. Don't miss the opportunity to register.

What's In It For You?

This year's educational offerings will focus on how the planning community can lead the way to develop solutions to today's most pressing problems. The experience will be empowering, educational, and inspirational. You can count on:

  • Content that is relevant and interesting
  • Experiential learning environments through Mobile Workshops
  • Case studies that shine a light on real experiences
  • Connect to your community and expand your network

Planners Guide to Philadelphia

Explore the Pennsylvania Chapter Local Host Committee's interactive guide to the city.


NPC23 Program Focus

Core content areas will include sessions on these topics:

  • Climate Emergency
  • Digitalization
  • Diversification of Transportation
  • Future of Work, Upskilling and Reskilling
  • Health Equity and Nature
  • Housing Affordability, Availability, and Accessibility
  • Implementation of Federal Programs and Grants
  • Political Shifts and Polarization
  • Population Diversity and Inclusive Design

Types of Sessions

Our NPC23 session types offer opportunities to include inspiration, peer-to-peer learning, in-depth exploration, and hands-on training across a wide range of program areas. The list of session types are below:

Speed Shares

Consists of a series of speedy presentations that are 5 minutes in length with maximum of 20 slides that advance automatically every 15 seconds, making for a fast informative presentation.

Tell Me a Story

People connect with and remember stories! Storytelling includes being descriptive in setting the scene and sharing thoughts and emotions with passion and intensity.

Case Studies

Case Studies can illustrate, explore, report, analyze, summarize, challenge, or simply describe practical planning projects carried out to address a problem or take advantage of an opportunity.

In Depth Discussions

Present different perspectives on a topic within one of the core program areas. They can be formatted as:

  • Interview style
  • Audience Discussion
  • Presentation Style with Panel Discussion

AICP Mandatory Credit Sessions

AICP has designated four mandatory topics as a requirement of AICP-certified planners. Courses in the category will offer in-depth learning opportunities in the topic at hand.

Learning Lab

Learning Labs are designed to include an elevated level of interactivity with audience collaboration. You will be guided through hands-on exercises with other attendees to work together to answer questions and participate in the discussions.

Where Has NPC Been? Where Is It Going?

Future & Previous Conferences