The conference is scheduled for October 14-16, 2018 at the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie. The theme is Plan on Erie. Proposers are encouraged to submit traditional and non-traditional sessions, plus mobile workshops. Traditional sessions typically involve presentations and audience interaction with an expert panel. Non-traditional sessions can include problem-solving roundtables, “fast-fun-fervent” presentations, and peer-group sessions. Proposals are also sought for “mini” sessions and hosting of a networking/co-working lounge.
March 9, 2018 Extended to March 19!
More information: https://planningpa.org/events-training/annual-conference/callforpresenters/
Download full Request for Proposals: http://planningpa.org/wp-content/uploads/CFP-2018.pdf
The Delaware Chapter of the American Planning Association is now accepting proposals for presentations at their 2018 Regional Conference to be held in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The conference is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday October 23-24, 2018. The theme is Planning 360: Economy, Environment and Health. Eligible submissions can cover a broad range of topics related to technological advances and their impacts on infrastructure planning, design, operations, and management related to the theme. Subjects may include those related to Economic Development, Environmental Quality, Public Health, or Planning-related Communications. Research-based sessions highlighting promising emerging and innovative research ideas, best practices, or case studies are encouraged.
The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2018. Complete information on presentation content, proposal preparation and submission is available on the Chapter website http://delawareapa.org
APA PA Southeast created a carpool match to make it easier for you to carpool to State College for the 2017 APA PA conference.
We’ve created a link to help planners from the Southeast Section share rides to the conference at http://bit.ly/APAPA17Carpool. Please use this link to share information on your ride needs and availability. We hope this will be more useful than messaging on social media (though you are welcome to add comments below). Please consider posting your ride if you are already driving and have extra space.
Why carpool? People carpool for different reasons. Carpooling is great for budgetary reasons, eco-friendly philosophies, meeting new people, convenience, stress reduction, and more! The trip can be the start and capstone to the fun of the conference, as Southeast Section planners found out during the 2012 Erie Conference. Though there isn’t a van this year, there is still a chance to have an easier, cheaper, friendlier trip to State College through carpooling!
The “Erie Eleven” vanpool of 2012!
Attention APA PA 2014 Conference attendees! This year, for the first time, APA PA has created a Conference App for your iPhone or Android device. Features of the App include sponsor, speaker, and attendee listings; maps of the conference area and surrounds; the twitter feed for #APAPA14; and complete conference schedule that you can customize to your unique conference experience! This user-friendly App is now available for FREE on iTunes and Google Play. Download it today!
GeoPhilly, Philadelphia’s meetup group for map enthusiasts, is pleased to present After Hours for Planners with Archival Planning Films. This free event is held on the last day of the America Planning Association, Pennsylvania Chapter Annual Conference and features archival films from the 1950s-1960s about city planning and Philadelphia. A meet and greet with local urban planners and GeoPhilly members will follow the film screening at The Institute Bar.
These archival films are a time capsule of mid-century Philadelphia life and historical planning practices. The films feature a variety of planning recommendations which are at times archaic and at others times innovative and progressive. We hope you will find these films as charming, entertaining and fun as we do!
To travel from the conference, take the Market/Frankford line westbound from 2nd and Market to 11th and Market. You can either walk north on 12th Street to the venue located at Spring Garden and 12th or you can take the 23 bus north from 11th and Market to 11th and Spring Garden and walk to 12th street.
The Planning Committee for the 2014 APAPA Conference is meeting on September 25.
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The APA DE and APA MD chapters will be holding their annual conference “Planning for Healthy and Sustainable Places” October 28th -29th at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Newark, Delaware. The conference will showcase efforts to create healthier and more sustainable neighborhoods, campuses, towns, cities and regions in Delaware, Maryland and beyond. Register at: http://2014conference.delawareapa.org/top%20level.html
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Registration for the APA PA Annual Conference is now open! Register online here by September 12 to enjoy the early bird rate.
View the preliminary program here. This year’s conference includes over 50 sessions and 6 mobile workshops.
Reserve your hotel room at the Society Hill Sheraton at the group rate of $169 (plus taxes) per night. Hotel reservations must be made by September 15 to receive the rate. However it is recommended you register sooner as it is anticipated the hotel will sell out.
Also, SEPTA is offering free 5-day Independence Transit Passes to conference attendees. If you would like to take advantage of the pass, you must check the appropriate box on the conference registration form. There is an additional $1 to receive your pass in the mail in advance of the conference or it may be picked up at the SEPTA booth at the conference.
See you at the conference!
The Planning Committee for the 2014 APAPA Conference is meeting on August 13.
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