APA 2022 Policy and Advocacy Conference

Frequently Asked Questions

September 28–29, 2022 | Noon – 5 p.m. EDT | Online

2022 APA Policy and Advocacy Conference

When is the Policy and Advocacy Conference?

September 28–29, from noon until 5:00 p.m. each day. You can watch the conference sessions and network live on these dates.

What time zone does the schedule reflect?

All times are expressed in Eastern time.

When will I be given access to the online Policy and Advocacy Conference?

An email will be sent on Monday, September 26 with information and directions on how to access the online platform for the Policy and Advocacy Conference. Please know that the email will be sent to the email in which you registered with. If you'd like to access using a different email, please email meetings@planning.org to update your registration profile.

Will I be able to get the Policy and Advocacy Conference session recordings after the conference?

Yes! All registrants will have access to the recordings through the event website for 14 days following the Policy and Advocacy Conference. After that date, you can access all recorded content with a subscription to Passport, your ticket to the education, experiences, and connections that will take you where you want to go in your planning career.

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Will I be able to earn CM credits?

AICP members will have the option to earn up to 8 CM credits during 2022 APA Policy and Advocacy Conference.

How do I register for the Policy and Advocacy Conference?

Register online by visiting the Policy and Advocacy Conference registration page. For questions, please reach out to meetings@planning.org.

How do I register a group for the Policy and Advocacy Conference?

If you have a group you'd like to register for the conference, we're here to assist! Just email us at meetings@planning.org and we'll help you get your group registered.

I need to cancel or update my registration. What is your cancelation policy?

If you must cancel, change, or transfer your registration, email meetings@planning.org. You cannot cancel or transfer by phone or on social media. You may cancel your registration in writing and receive a full refund until September 12.

What is the deadline to register?

Although there is no deadline to register for the conference, if you want to participate in Planners' Day on Capitol Hill, we encourage you to register as early as possible. A meeting with your member(s) of Congress is only guaranteed if you register by September 7.

Early Registration — Register by September 7, 2022

  • $150 for APA Members
  • $50 for APA Student Members
  • $225 for Nonmembers

Registration by September 7 includes:

  • A guaranteed meeting with your congressional offices as part of Planners' Day on Capitol Hill
  • On-demand preparatory trainings for Planners' Day
  • Access to all online conference activities
  • Access to all the recorded conference content through October 13, 2022


Planners' Day on Capitol Hill

What is Planners' Day on Capitol Hill?

This event is a series of meetings via video calls — and in rare cases, phone calls — with your congressional offices. APA arranges time for participants to have meaningful conversations — in small groups and/or one on one conversations — with legislators and their staff about critical issues facing planners and the federal support that they need to continue to create communities that thrive. This year, federal action on zoning reform is the focus of Planners' Day meetings.

Learn about all the ways APA simplifies and streamlines this experience to prepare you to make an impact during your meetings. Meetings with with your congressional offices will only be guaranteed if you are registered by September 7.

Do I need to register for Planners' Day on Capitol Hill separately?

No. For guaranteed participation in this event, you must be registered by September 7.

Can I still participate in Planners' Day on Capitol Hill when I register after September 7?

Yes, congressional meetings are not guaranteed after this date, but we will make every effort to secure a meeting for you.

How do I know if/when my meetings are scheduled?

APA's partner, Advocacy Associates, will let you know. You will receive an email from advocacyday@advocacyassociates.com in September with your meeting itinerary, information for how to access your Planners' Day meetings, and who will be joining with you in your Planners' Day meetings.

How do I prepare for Planners' Day on Capitol Hill?

APA will provide a series of brief on-demand trainings to help you get ready for your meetings. Whether you're a first timer to the Hill or a seasoned advocate, APA has numerous resources to ensure you are prepared.

We'll help get you 100% ready to use your voice for change through:

  • On-demand training videos
  • Scripted talking points
  • Pre-planning call with Senate meeting leads

Once you are registered for Planners' Day, we'll email you with links to the training hub so you can prepare. To access the trainings, keep an eye on your email inbox for our "Time to Prepare for Planners' Day" messages!