Policy and Advocacy Conference

Promote Policies That Advance Planning

Upcoming Conference

September 18–20, 2016 | Washington, D.C.

The annual Policy and Advocacy Conference takes places in Washington, D.C. The program presents:

  • Sessions on federal, state and local concerns
  • Advocacy training
  • Success stories and case studies of 5 cities addressing economic mobility, access to opportunity and inclusive growth at the Daniel Burnham Forum on Big Ideas
  • New thoughts on policy topics every planner should understand

Registration Options

APA Members and Nonmembers: $195

APA Planners' Advocacy Network, Leadership, Legislative and Policy Committee, and Legislative Liaison: $95

Note: Registration for the conference includes recording of Monday plenaries and concurrent sessions.

Planners' Day on Capitol Hill Only: $30

Burnham Forum Only: $15

Live Webcast Only

AICP Members: $160

APA Members: $180

Nonmembers: $195

Note: Those not attending the conference may view a live webcast of any of the sessions taking place on Monday, September 19, 2016.

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The official hotel for conference attendees is:

Loews Madison Hotel
1177 Fifteenth St NW
Washington, DC 20005

Check-In: 4:00 p.m. Check-Out: Noon

Due to high demand, the hotel room block at the Loews Madison Hotel is sold out. We recommend using an online booking tool to find lodging options nearby.

Planners' Day on Capitol Hill

Meet with your congressional representatives and speak out for good planning

In a single, action-packed day, experience:

  • A policy briefing, orientation, and advocacy training
  • Meetings on Capitol Hill
  • A congressional luncheon
  • Celebration and debriefing