Mississippi and Alabama Chapters 2018 Annual Conference

APA Mississippi Chapter


Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 1 p.m.
Friday, October 12, 2018, noon CDT

Oxford, MS, United States


APA Mississippi and APA Alabama present the annual joint Conference to provide educational and networking opportunities for their members. The highlights of the joint chapters’ 'Planning for an Evolving South' Conference include insightful plenary speakers and conference sessions covering pertinent planning topics in the southern region 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 around the city and its bedroom communities to explore interesting development projects and planning case studies. The conference also features the annual Awards Ceremonies for each chapter. Approximately 14 hours AICP CM credits will be available.


Hotel Information

This year’s conference will be held at the Oxford Conference Center in Oxford, Mississippi. The Oxford Conference Center is located just east of Oxford’s historic Courthouse Square. Discounted rates are available at three hotels in Oxford. The first two hotels, Hampton Inn and Marriott TownePlace, are immediately across the street from the Oxford Conference Center, while the third, the Graduate Hotel, is located on the historic Square and is approximately 1 mile from the Conference Center. Attendees should call-in reservations directly with their hotel of choice and be certain to identify themselves as a MS/AL APA Conference attendee when booking to ensure the discounted rate. Book early to secure a reservation.



Rate: $129.00

103 Ed Perry Blvd

Oxford, MS 38655




Rate: $129.00

105 Ed Perry Boulevard

Oxford, MS 38655




Rate: King $129.00 / Queen $139.00

400 N. Lamar Blvd

Oxford, MS 38655



Basic Registration - registration closed on 9/26/18

General registration includes all sessions, Awards Luncheon and Welcome Reception

Register online by: Early By
July 16
Regular By
September 26
Late After
September 26
General Registration $200 $225 $250
Student* $45 $50 $50
Retired** $45 $50 $50
Elected Officials $45 $50 $50
Planning Commissioners $50 $50 $50

*To register for the Student Rate, an attendee must be currently enrolled as a full-time student in a university or college degree program or have graduated from a degree program in the Spring or Summer of 2018.

**To register for the Retired Rate, an attendee must be at least 65 or older and completely retired, excluding part time non-planning related or nonprofessional work.


To cancel/change/transfer a conference registration, e-mail registrationchanges@planning.org by September 26, 2018. Cancellations receive a full refund to the original form of payment, less a $25 administrative fee. No cancellations are permitted after September 26, 2018 but registration 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