NPC17 Program: 2017 National Planning Conference
There are two types of activities at NPC17 and you sign up in different ways. Learn More
Ticketed Activities: Activities with a green "Ticket Required" button require a ticket which YOU MUST “purchase” to attend—even if it’s free. Purchase your ticket, add it to your cart, and continue through the purchasing process to confirm your space in that activity. Be sure to double check that you haven’t left something in your cart!
Non-Ticketed Activities: Activities with a Schedule or Schedule button are included in your registration fee and are first-come, first-seated. No spaces are reserved for these activities, so don’t be late. Adding these non-ticketed activities to My Schedule is for your reference only.
Employers will discuss current job openings during informational small-group meetings. Dress for an interview and bring your resume.
APA's Mentor Match program offers emerging and seasoned professionals an opportunity to make connections and share advice about career and professional development. Sign up before the conference; APA will match mentors to protégés before NPC17. Attendance recommended, not mandatory.
Calling all APA Ambassadors! Join us for an opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with your fellow Ambassadors.
Explore the unique relationship between City Manager and City Planner. Discovering similarities in skillsets, roles, and responsibilities can help minimize conflict or issues within your organization and allow you to find ways to improve the working relationship.
First impressions make the difference between getting hired and being overlooked. Hosted by Sequence Staffing and Rutgers University, this interactive training provides the opportunity for participants to learn from experts in conducting thousands of professional interviews. Come prepared to ask your most burning questions and test out techniques with fellow participants.
A planner, an architect, and an economist discuss the value of design in planning, especially within an interdisciplinary world. This moderated session will allow audience members to participate through live polling and interactive questions.
This session will provide insight on how to start and run a planning firm from the ground up, including real life experiences and best practices for everything from getting your first client to running the business side of things.
This ‘speed networking’ session will provide participants with the opportunity to talk with various professionals about international career paths.
Being a Planner is tough. You spend time learning the procedures and responsibilities for the job, but no one prepares you for the emotional side. Discover ways for dealing with the emotional politics and not letting it get you down.
Speed networking to learn more about career options in food systems planning.
An interactive discussion on professional stretching and how to take full advantage of opportunities to make yourself indispensable. Participants will share their own stories and learn how to create a compelling professional value proposition for potential employers and when networking.
Graduates from the University of Nebraska will facilitate a lighthearted conversation about the planning profession from very different facets of professionalism.
Learn how to assess your value, develop your compelling story, chart your path and create a professional brand that lasts your entire career.