2018 National Planning Conference

Program

April 21–24, 2018, New Orleans

Thank you for attending NPC18! The conference packed learning, sharing, connecting, and fun into four exciting days. You can still browse the program to revist sessions you attended.

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Program Glossary

Here's quick overview of the program terminology to help you make the best schedule for you.

Sessions

Here is the heart of the conference: hundreds of opportunities to learn the very latest about myriad planning topics from the people who know them best. Sessions last 75 minutes and most offer CM credit.

Deep Dive Sessions

Dig in deeper with these extended, more in-depth sessions about planning challenges and innovations.

Mobile Workshops & Orientation Tours

Get an up-close and personal view of New Orleans on an orientation tour led by local planners, on foot or by boat. Go granular on mobile workshops that visit leading-edge planning in progress in the one-of-a-kind New Orleans.

Tracks

Conference tracks cover multiple aspects of important and emerging topics. This year's track topics range from climate change to zoning.

Institutes

Sharpen your professional tools at one of the two Planning Institutes. Emerging professional planners and experienced planners who manage or want to learn to lead others are top candidates for these full-day institutes.

Networking Events & Receptions

Looking to expand your network? In addition to the numerous networking breaks throughout the day, more than 30 additional opportunities await you, including events that are unique to our host city. Receptions are open to all unless otherwise noted.

Meetings

APA leaders and its component groups (chapters, divisions, students) are here to take care of business. So are other groups and a number of APA partners. Meetings are open to all attendees unless otherwise noted.

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