2018 APA California Chapter Conference

APA California Chapter


Sunday, October 7, 2018, 9 a.m.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 5 p.m. PDT

San Diego, CA, United States


APA California presents its annual Statewide Conference to provide educational and networking opportunities for its members. Our popular conferences attract planning and allied professionals from throughout California and the United States. The highlights of the 2018 APA California 'Shaping Our Future' Conference include insightful plenary speakers and conference sessions covering pertinent California planning topics such as: affordable housing, climate change, green communities, community outreach, policy planning, transportation, and new technologies. The conference program includes practical "nuts and bolts" sessions, sessions with Law CM and Ethics CM credits for AICP members, and in-depth professional development training sessions. Additionally, the conference offers informative mobile workshops to local areas to explore interesting development projects and planning case studies. The conference also features the annual APA California Awards Ceremony and the California Planning Foundation Auction to fund scholarships for planning students.



Hotel Reservations

APA California has arranged discounted rates at:

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
1380 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

Single/Double rates are $216 plus current state and local taxes of 12.695%. Rates are in effect three days before and after the official conference dates of October 7-10, 2018. Rates include complimentary internet in sleeping rooms and public spaces and 20% discount on parking at the prevailing rates.


A deposit equal to one night's room and tax will be charged to your American Express, VISA, Diner's Club, Master Card, Discover, or Carte Blanche along with the expiration date on your card.

Individual Call-In: Attendees can call-in reservations directly with the hotel by calling: 1-877-734-2726. Be sure to identify yourself as an APA California conference attendee when booking your room to ensure you receive our discounted rate and APA California receives credit for your stay.

Reserve Online


The cutoff date for the hotel is Friday, September 14, 2018. Book early to secure your reservation. Neither the Sheraton or the Chapter can guarantee you a room after that date. Guests may cancel a reservation up to 72 hours prior to arrival date without penalty. After that date, the hotel will retain the first night's deposit posted on your credit card.

Early Departure Fee

An early departure fee of $100.00 may apply to APA California guests should checkout occur prior to the confirmed checkout date. The confirmed checkout date shall be that date confirmed by our attendees upon check-in at the hotel.

Basic Registration

GROUP DISCOUNT: One free registration is available for every ten (10) FULL conference registrations from a single public agency or private firm. One-day registrations are not included in the 10 qualifying registrations, and the free registration does not include the additional cost for mobile workshops, pre-conference sessions or event tickets. The minimum 10 registrations exclude student registrations and complimentary registrations included with sponsorship packages.

Full conference registration includes all sessions, meals and special events

Postmarked or registered online:Early By
July 6
Regular By
September 7
Late After
September 7
APA & Chapter Only Member $545 $575 $650
Non-Member $750 $800 $875
APA Life & Retired Member $300 $300 $300
Young Planner* $375 $375 $375
Student ** $150 $150 $150
Speaker $450 $450 $450

single conference registration includes all sessions, meals and special events for the day selected

one day: Sunday only / Monday only / Tuesday & Wednesday only are sold at the one day price

Postmarked or registered online.One Day Rate
APA & Chapter Only Member $375
Non-Member $450
APA Life & Retired Member The rate is good for both full conference and one day
Young Planner* $250
Student ** $50 (Sunday is free but registration is required)
Speaker $300

* Young Planner: To qualify you must be an APA Member or California Chapter Only member and not be out of school more than 6 years & be under 35 years of age.

** By registering for the student rate you certify that you are currently enrolled full-time or graduating June, 2018. All sessions and events are included EXCEPT for the Opening Reception which is available for an additional fee.

IMPORTANT: When you register please RSVP by selecting the complimentary events you will be attending.

CANCELLATIONS, changes AND transfers:

To cancel, change or transfer your registration e-mail registrationchanges@planning.org by September 7, 2018. Cancellations receive a full refund less a $50 administrative fee. No cancellations are permitted after September 7, 2018 but registrations can be transferred for a $25 fee.

For registration questions e-mail confregistration@planning.org or call (312) 334-1250.

Conference Website

Contact Info

Registration Inquiries, confregistration@planning.org


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