NPC17 Program

Want to move to the forefront of planning? Attend NPC17 and pack learning, connecting, sharing, and fun into four exciting days.

Full Program

Browse through the full list of sessions, discussions, workshops, receptions, meetings, social events, and more. Multiple filters will help you narrow the view.

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My Schedule

As you browse, add items to your personal schedule. Customize your schedule to a perfect fit, and use it at the conference to remind you what not to miss and where to go next.

Sessions & Discussions

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. Most sessions and discussions last 75 minutes and offer CM credit.

Deep Dives

Get to the core of the matter in an extended Deep Dive session.

Advanced Workshops & Institutes

Sharpen your professional tools at practical training workshops. New planners and experienced planners who manage or lead others are top candidates for NPC17's three all-day Institutes.

Mobile Workshops & Orientation Tours

Get an overview of New York 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 New York and environs.

Career Zone

APA offers a full slate of planning career resources, whether you're in a serious job hunt or just checking out your options.


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


Each of APA's 21 special-interest divisions presents a session and facilitated discussion and holds its annual business meeting. Many host social events as well.

Special Audiences

There's special content on tap for students, other emerging professionals, and planning commissioners and officials. Experienced planners will be interested in our Masters Series of advanced learning opportunities.

Networking Events & Receptions

You want to expand your network, right? More than 30 opportunities await you, including special events that are unique to our host city. Receptions are open to all unless otherwise noted.


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.