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APA Texas Chapter
State Planning Conference and Short Course
October 2-5, 2013
Galveston Island Convention Center

Join hundreds of planners and planning officials for this unique training and networking opportunity on Galveston Island on October 2-5, 2013. Click the link below to view the final program.

This year’s conference theme is “Waves of Change”, about the changing forces and impacts of development, economy, energy, environment, climate, land use, transportation and governance that are sweeping many of Texas’ communities and regions.   The conference is set in one of Texas’ most historic and scenic cities.  Today more than ever Galveston is a living community laboratory for understanding and addressing the sweeping changes and impacts of future growth and development.   The conference program will include a total of nine tracks and 56 sessions devoted to transferrable lessons learned and emerging practices for innovative planning and effective governance.  Hear leading speakers and panel members discussing Waves of Change.  Galveston’s coastal barrier island setting lends itself well to a full tract focused on hazards and recovery planning.  Other conference tracks will focus on planning law and ethics, emerging professionals, planning and regulatory practices, and a diverse range of other timely topics. Read entire Conference Announcement here.                                

2013 Program (Final)

REGISTER NOW! Online Registration Open - Online Registration Deadline September 13!
Hotel Reservations - Group rate cut-off September 10th!

Overall, this year’s APA Texas Chapter Conference promises to be a remarkable opportunity for learning and enjoyment, sharing of practical planning knowledge and innovations, and professional training for both practicing planners and community planning officials. Register now online and make your hotel reservations to attend this year’s conference and short course!