2018 APA Washington Annual Conference

Riding the Rapids of Change
October 4-5, 2018
Spokane, WA

Save the Date!

We are excited to have this year’s APA Washington Annual Planning Conference in beautiful Eastern Washington! The Conference will be focusing on Riding the Rapids of Change. The 2018 APA Washington Annual Conference features five tracks intended to highlight current trends, tools, and practices at the forefront of planning:

  • FINDING THE BALANCE – (Sustainability) Climate change, green building, renewable energy, open space, ecosystems, stormwater, resiliency planning, public health, urban agriculture.
  • RECHARGING OUR COMMUNITIES – (Community Development) Community demographic trends, new housing options, changing workforce housing, transportation, comprehensive plans, subarea plans, development regulations and project reviews, economic development, diversity, workforce, homelessness, Tribal planning.
  • OUTFITTING THE PLANNER – (Toolbox) Law and Ethics, recreational marijuana: lessons learned so far, sign codes, how ethics have evolved through the years, the effective and efficient planner, GIS, data analytics, building effective teams, communication tools.
  • UNCHARTED WATERS – (Leading Edge) Adapting to new technology, regulating new business types, tactical urbanism, economic development, adapting decision making to a new future (GMA and SEPA legacy, TIF in WA), and anything that does not fit into one of the boxes but is really cutting edge.
  • DIVING IN TOGETHER – (Community Engagement) Community engagement techniques, innovations in advocacy planning, regional planning, public/private partnerships, equity, Tribal planning, media and communications.

Call for Sessions

- The Call for Sessions deadline has been extended to Tuesday, April 17th -

The Washington Chapter of the American Planning Association invites you to submit session proposal(s) for the APA Washington 2018 Annual Conference, to be held October 4-5, 2018 at DoubleTree by Hilton Spokane City Center in Spokane, Washington. This year's theme is Riding the Rapids of Change.  Become part of the change and submit your proposal today! 

Conference Hotel

DoubleTree by Hilton Spokane City Center 
322 N Spokane Falls Court
Spokane, WA 99201

Room Rate - $145 per night, plus tax

Make reservations online, or call for (509)-455-9600 for reservations. 

Contact Stephanie Kennedy, Event Manager, by phone at (503) 626-8197 or by email at totaleventconnection@gmail.com.