APA 2020 Policy and Advocacy Conference

Program

September 23 – 24, 2020

Leading change through advocacy — breaking down the complexities of state and federal policy today. Now when you need it most: insights, advocacy, and training for all. 

Topics include:

  • How COVID-19 is changing infrastructure 
  • Showcasing planning stories from your community
  • New directions in local zoning reform
  • The changing landscape of housing access and affordability
  • Navigating the economics of equitable recovery
  • Addressing the challenges of climate crisis policy
  • Impact of state-level legislation

In this unique time, take all your experience in these conversations and apply it to real action during the virtual Planners' Day on Capitol Hill.

 

Full Program

 

Looking for a bit of explanition on the types of activities during conference? We've put together some terms to know.

Below you can review session titles and topics as well as get a sense of what your experience at the conference will look like. Looking for focused networking options? Be sure to join us in the Buzz Lounge for interactive and engaging discussions on today's most vital planning topics.

Check back for updates or follow #APAPolicy20 for the latest information.

All times are listed in Eastern Time

 
Day 1
September 23
Day 1

10 – 10:45 a.m. ET
Opening Keynote: Mobility in the COVID Era

11 – 11:45 a.m. ET
Recovery Roundtable: Featuring Deputy Mayors

Noon – 12:45 p.m. ET
Infrastructure Policy Now

Noon – 12:45 p.m. ET
Buzz Lounge: Advancing Planning for Equity

1 – 1:45 p.m. ET
Keynote: Congressional Insights 2020

1:45 – 5 p.m. ET
Planners' Day on Capitol Hill Meetings

2 – 2:45 p.m. ET
Tackling the Climate Crisis

2 – 2:45 p.m. ET
Buzz Lounge: Broadband + the Covid Era

3 – 3:45 p.m. ET
NEPA Now: Federal Environmental Regulation Changes

3 – 3:45 p.m. ET
Buzz Lounge: Transportation

3 – 3:45 p.m. ET
Planners' Advocacy Network Exclusive: Capitol Hill Conversations

4 – 4:45 p.m. ET
The Future of Transit

4 – 4:45 p.m. ET
Buzz Lounge: Policy Career Roundtable

5 – 6:30 p.m. ET
Planners' Day Celebration Happy Hour

Total available credits: CM | 5.25

Day 2
September 24
Day 2

10 – 10:45 a.m. ET
Opening Keynote: Leading an Equitable Recovery

10:45 a.m. – Noon ET
APA Office Hours

11 – 11:45 a.m. ET
Lessons from Chief Community Storytellers

11 – 11:45 a.m. ET
State Issue Roundtable: Leading Change and the State Capitol

Noon – 12:45 p.m. ET
Economic Outlooks for Planning and Recovery

Noon – 12:45 p.m. ET
Buzz Lounge: Thriving in the Recession

1 – 1:45 p.m. ET
Daniel Burnham Forum on Big Ideas: Confronting the Housing Crisis

1:45 – 3 p.m. ET
APA Office Hours

2 – 2:45 p.m. ET
The Future of Zoning

2 – 2:45 p.m. ET
Planners' Advocacy Network Exclusive: Meet the Burnham Forum Speakers

2 – 2:45 p.m. ET
Shaping APA Policy Forum: Inclusive Growth and Equitable Development

3 – 3:45 p.m. ET
What's Next for Federal Housing Policies

3 – 3:45 p.m. ET
Buzz Lounge: Expert Q&A — Housing and Project Finance

4 – 4:45 p.m. ET
State Housing Policy in 2021

4 – 4:45 p.m. ET
Buzz Lounge: Advocacy, Agency, and Mental Health

4 – 4:45 p.m. ET
Shaping APA Policy: Legacy Cities

5 – 6:30 p.m. ET
Planning, Politics & Pints: Closing Happy Hour

Total available credits: CM | 5.25


Program Terms to Know

Buzz Lounge

These focused networking sessions are a place to have an informal conversation on the topics of the day. Connect with attendees who, like you, are looking to discuss the listed topics with knowledgeable moderators.

Shaping APA Policy

Join these activities to lend your voice to APA policy initiatives.

Planners' Advocacy Network exclusives

Network members get access to exclusive, behind the scenes conversations and networking. Not a member of the Network? You can join for free.

Capitol Hill Lounge

Bursting with energy? Pop in and share stories and excitement from your Planners' Day on Capitol Hill meetings with colleagues and advocates! You can also stop by for support — staff will be available to answer questions and help with logistics.