Federal Planning Division Workshop

2018 Federal Planning Division Training Workshop

The Federal Planning Division (FPD) will hold its annual workshop in New Orleans from April 24–26, 2018, immediately following the National Planning Conference in New Orleans. Session topics cover sustainability, logistics, public involvement, space and facilities planning, adaptation of existing infrastructure to new uses, modernization of aging infrastructure, federal policy and appropriations, and environmental stewardship.

Call for Sessions

Proposals due February 5, 2018

Proposals are now being accepted for conference sessions for the FPD Workshop, which will focus on planning issues of particular relevance to federal planners. Individuals or groups are welcome to submit proposals, either for individual presentations, panel discussions, or mobile workshops.

Learn More

Session Proposal Form


Individuals attending the National Planning Conference may add the Workshop and Awards Dinner to their conference registration.

Individuals attending only the Federal Planning Division Training Workshop should register here.


Registration rates are:

Registration Options Online through
April 3, 2018
Onsite from
April 4-26, 2018
Workshop Plus Awards Dinner $320 $360
Workshop Only $275 $300
Awards Dinner Only $45 $60

Workshop Location

Loews New Orleans Hotel
300 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70130


The Loews Hotel has made a large block of rooms available at the federal per diem rate. Reserve your rooms in the FPD Block today.

Preliminary Schedule

Tuesday, April 24

  • Agency Meetings will begin after the conclusion of the NPC.
  • Opening Network Reception in the evening

Wednesday, April 25

  • Full day of sessions and mobile workshops
  • Awards Dinner (Optional Ticket Required)

Thursday, April 26

  • Full day of sessions and mobile workshops
  • Luncheon with Ethics Session (Included with Registration)
  • FPD Business Meeting

Complimentary Meeting Space

As in years past, any federal agency that wishes to will be given free meeting space. Take advantage of this to coordinate with your team. FPD’s Agency Meetings may be your only chance to get together all year.


There are numerous ways for sponsors to support the Division’s global gathering. Contact Lee Feaster (314-308-2479 mobile | lee.feaster@jacobs.com) for details.


Please direct any questions to the conference coordinator, Jim Potter (202-402-4610 office | james.m.potter@hud.gov). Want to help out? It is not too late to join the Workshop Planning Committee or help on site. Just let us know how you'd like to be involved.

Previous Workshops


May 4–5, 2017
GSA Conference Center and Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge
New York

Session Presentations


March 31–April 1, 2016
Phoenix Convention Center

Workshop Program

Awards Luncheon and Workshop Photos


April 21, 2015
Washington State Convention Center

Workshop Program

Workshop Presentations (zip)


April 26, 2014
Georgia World Congress Center

Workshop Program


April 11–12, 2013
Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

Workshop Program


April 11–13, 2012
JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE
Los Angeles

Workshop Program


April 6–8, 2011
Boston Park Plaza

Workshop Program