What’s next on planning’s new landscape? Come to APA’s 2016 National Planning Conference and see what’s ahead for you, your community, and your career.
Are you passionate about planning? Join the crowd!
Each year the global community of planners comes together for APA's conference. You’ll find thousands of people who share your passion and care about your plans for your community and your career.
The program is packed with chances to make connections. Circulate through the Planning Expo. Make friends at a mobile workshop. Have dinner with your division. Chat over coffee. It’s a perfect time to catch up with colleagues, meet up with new contacts, and maybe discover your next great opportunity.
Five Reasons to Be at NPC
There must be thousands of reasons to come to APA's National Planning Conference - one (or more!) for everyone who attends. Why do you need to be at NPC?
Planning keeps changing. Every year NPC brings together the hottest topics, the latest tools, and the leading voices with something new to say about what matters most to you.
You want the world of planners to know you've arrived. For planning students and recent grads, NPC is best place ever to build a network of professional contacts, peers, and mentors.
It's time for a career move. Whether you're actively job hunting or just scoping out your options, you'll come away loaded with new contacts and ready to hit the ground running.
You're itching to hit "refresh." With hundreds of sessions to explore, you can dive deeper into your specialty, stretch into different areas, and go home with a whole new outlook.
The global view is amazing. At NPC, you can share ideas with people from all over the world who are looking at the same questions you are - and who just may have the answers you need.
APA’s National Planning Conference is the hottest place for planners, planning officials, and related professionals. Learn how our Planning Expo can help you reach thousands of people in the market for products and services like yours.
As an exhibitor, you'll have the opportunity to market your products and services through personal contact with more than 5,000 professional planners and planning officials.
Reasons To Exhibit:
- Heighten your company's name and brand recognition within the planning community.
- Strategically position your firm before key decision makers and primary purchasers.
- Make valuable personal contacts.
- Strengthen existing customer relationships.
- Showcase your services and present hands-on demonstrations of your products.
- Generate leads that may result in sales both during and long after the conference.
APA is an independent, not-for-profit educational organization that provides leadership in the development of vital communities. We measure our success by the successes of our members and the communities they serve.
The American Planning Association was created in 1978 by the consolidation of two separate planning organizations, but its roots grow all the way back to 1909 and the first National Conference on City Planning in Washington, D.C.