Registration Begins 07/01/16Online Registration has Ended. Onsite Registration Begins November 3 at the Conference Hotel.


Join us in San Antonio for the APA Texas Chapter Conference on November 2-4, 2016! Plans are already underway for the 2016 State Planning Conference and Short Course, including exciting sessions, mobile workshops, plenary and luncheon speakers, and social events.  The Short Course offers training for Planning commissioners and elected officials. Planning Award recipients will be recognized at the Friday Awards Luncheon.  AICP members have the opportunity to receive up to 12.5 hours of Certification Maintenance credits during the conference.

The Annual State Planning Conference brings together planners and planning officials who are passionate about building great communities. Click below to check out what is offered for the 2016 conference in San Antonio.


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William Fulton
Kinder Institute for Urban Research at
Rice University


Conference Keynote Speaker

William Fulton is Director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University. He is a former Mayor of Ventura, California, and Director of Planning & Economic Development for the City of San Diego. In his career, Mr. Fulton has also served as Vice President for Policy at Smart Growth America, Principal in the California-based urban planning firm now known as PlaceWorks, and Senior Fellow at the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California. He is the founding editor and publisher of CaliforniaPlanning & Development Reportand author of five books, including Guide to California Planning, the standard urban planning textbook in California, and The Reluctant Metropolis: The Politics of Urban Growth in Los Angeles, which was an L.A. Times best-seller.

At the Kinder Institute, Fulton coordinates Rice’s research partnership with the City of Houston and its involvement with the MetroLab Network. Rice and Houston are currently exploring ways to use Smart City technology to improve both the city’s operations and its policymaking process. He holds master’s degrees in mass communication from The American University and urban planning from UCLA. More...


If you are unable to register online and wish to utilize a registration form, contact APA Chapter Executive Administrator, Mike McAnelly, FAICP at administrator@apatexas.org.