2020 National Planning Conference

Why Attend NPC20?

April 25–28, 2020 — Houston

Start With Three Great Reasons

There are as many reasons to attend APA's National Planning Conference as there are planners. We're highlighting just a few — for you and your boss.

  1. Actionable education
    You'll leave NPC20 with tactics that you can apply immediately when you return to the office, long-term strategies to share with your team, and the foresight to prepare for the future. NPC20 is an opportunity to join the conversation about current issues, trends, challenges, and solutions that are shaping planning today.
  2. Inspirational connections
    We cannot plan from our desks! NPC20 is an opportunity to learn from your peers and make longstanding, meaningful connections with your fellow planners. Come to NPC20 to find a new mentor, a star hire, or a planning compatriot. We'll help get the conversation started with networking opportunities throughout the conference.
  3. Innovative partnerships
    Our Exhibit Hall is full of partners moving the planning field forward. Come to see and be seen by these companies invested in furthering planning.

Why I Attend NPC

Convince Your Boss

You'll be a more effective employee.

What you learn will help you work smarter, faster, and better.

You'll bring back new ideas.

You'll return with new ideas, solutions, and skills to raise the level of play for your whole team.

You'll make valuable connections.

Conference contacts can be real lifesavers when you face an unexpected challenge.

You'll save money ...

... if you register by March 4. Plus, you can get APA's discount at partner hotels.

Need extra help convincing your organization to send you? In addition to the reasons above and the compelling program, we've pre-written an approval request letter. All you need to do is edit with your info and send it to the powers that be. One less thing on your to-do list!


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