Conference Date and Location:
October 12–14, 2014
Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA
It is suggested that you read the Call for Presentations General Information before you submit a Proposal.
Tracks and topics:
The theme for the event is “Innovation from Historic Foundations”. The Conference Planning Committee has identified the following list of tracks and session topics to help direct a variety of sessions. Applicants are encouraged to submit session proposals that fit into the suggested tracks below, although submissions on other planning topics are also welcome for consideration.
- Impacts of Changing Demographics
Graying/browning of America
Aging in Place
Single Person Households
Future market demand – differences in generational needs, values and preferences
Demographic impacts on rural areas
- Community Development and Neighborhoods
Beautification of Communities and Downtowns
Main Street and Elm Street Programs
Encouraging Public Participation – All Age Groups
- Economic Development and Revitalization
Shrinking Tax Base for Local Government
Communicating the Importance of Planning
Development and Brownfields
Public Participation Strategies
Connections to the Global Economy
Rural economic development
- Environment, Energy, and Sustainability
Availability of Water (drought, flood and both in the same year)
Renewable and Alternative Energy Opportunities: Shale Gas, Wind, Geothermal, Solar, Biomass, etc.
Hazard Mitigation Green Infrastructure: Development, Building, Promoting and Regulating
- Planning Core Principles: MPC, Zoning, Codes, and Ordinances
Official Mapping to Delineate Shared Use
GIS as a Planning Tool
Zoning Ordinance Dispute Resolution
Increasing Public Transportation Options
Trail planning and design
Transportation and land use
- Food and Health
Obesity, Public Health, Access to Healthy Food
Community Health Centers
Greenways as Healthy Living + Community Revitalization+ Hazard Mitigation Tools
- Planning Operations
Doing More with Less
Self-Improvement: Conflict Management and Resolution, Time Management, Organizational Development
Technology Tools in Planning
- Innovations in Planning Techniques
Innovative Financing and Funding
Leed ND (Neighborhoods)
Applying Fiscal Impact Analysis
- Historic Foundations
Historic Preservation Planning
History of the Planning Profession
Historic Preservation and Sustainability
Economics of Preservation
Call for Presentations:
Questions marked with an asterisk “*” are mandatory in the online submission form.
Please note the committee’s decisions are made based on the strength and clarity of the session title, session summary and learning objectives. Please pay careful attention to these items when completing your proposal.
You will be asked to read and agree to Speaker Policies:
I have read and agree to the following speaker policies. As the Lead Presenter for this session I verify that I will share this information with any additional presenters.
The PA Chapter of APA maintains the following policies that are consistent with APA’s speaker policies.
- All speakers MUST register for the conference. This applies whether you will attend the event for only your session, a single day, or the full event.
- All speakers who will attend sessions and conference events MUST pay regular registration fees. As a courtesy, we extend the early bird registration fee to all presenters regardless of when you register for the event.
- Speakers who will attend the conference to ONLY present their session are not required to pay registration fees (but still MUST register for the conference).
- Speakers are responsible for their own hotel accommodations and travel.
- Sessions are limited to no more than a total of three (3) presenters.
- An audio-visual request form will be sent to the Lead Presenter for each session. Lead Presenters are responsible for coordinating the audio-visual needs for their sessions. The conference provides the following equipment: microphones, LCD projectors, overhead projectors, screens, and flip charts.
- Speakers MUST provide their own laptop computers.
If you have any questions, please contact conference manager Keith McNally at 717-272-5114 or email us at email@example.com