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 Street NW
Washington, D.C., 20005

When you call the reservation line, use:

Group Name: American Planning Association Code: APA915

Rates: $239 plus 14.5% tax
Check-In: 4:00 p.m. Check-Out: Noon

Note: The deadline to book a room is Friday, August 26, 2016.

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