News Release: December 8, 2016
Register to Attend the Annual Premier Planning Event
Be a part of #NPC17 — the American Planning Association’s 2017 National Planning Conference in New York City.
CHICAGO — Immerse yourself in the latest planning trends and innovations at the 2017 American Planning Association (APA) National Planning Conference in New York City, May 6–9, 2017. The largest planning event of its kind will take place in one of the world’s most influential cities.
APA members get first access to conference registration and tickets through January 3, 2017. Registration and ticket purchases for everyone opens January 4, 2017.
The peer-reviewed event offers four days to connect, share, and discuss how communities are taking advantage of opportunities and addressing the challenges of today, and tomorrow.
Nearly 5,000 attendees from around the country — even the world — are anticipated to attend and reap the benefits of all the conference offers, including:
- Two hundred and fifty conference sessions designed for all attendees from the advanced practitioner to the early career professional.
- Twelve tracks that focus on specific planning topics including fiscal analysis, resiliency, zoning, parks, and redevelopment.
- Fifty-five mobile workshops, guided by local practitioners, take conference attendees into the community and surrounding region to learn in-depth and get an up-close experience of planning in the Big Apple. Topics include stormwater management, disaster recovery, and waterfront.
- Keynote speakers who will challenge and inspire. Peter Leyden — a globally recognized expert on new technologies and future trends and former managing editor of Wired magazine — will explore how the digital revolution will reinvent America in the opening keynote. Concluding the conference is Peter Kageyama, author of For the Love of Cities and Love Where You Live. Kageyama focuses on bottom-up community development and the people who are making change happen.
Access NPC17 news and information on social media using #NPC17. The conference also offers a suite of Certification Maintenance credits and CEUs. Early registration rates are available through March 2, 2017. Register early to ensure your spot!
The 2017 APA National Planning Conference is made possible by the generous support from the following sponsors: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Esri, AECOM, and Woods & Poole Economics, Inc.
The American Planning Association is an independent, not-for-profit educational organization that provides leadership in the development of vital communities. APA and its professional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners, are dedicated to advancing the art, science and profession of good planning — physical, economic, and social — so as to create communities that offer better choices for where and how people work and live. APA has offices in Washington, D.C., and Chicago, with nearly 37,000 domestic and international members. For more information, visit www.planning.org.
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Roberta Rewers, APA, 312.786.6395; firstname.lastname@example.org