2017 MAPD Annual Conference

June 15-16, 2017
Crowne Plaza Pittsfield-Berkshires
One West Street, Pittsfield, MA

We're headed west for the 2017 Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors Annual Conference! We will host this year's conference in Pittsfield at the Crowne Plaza. The Conference Committee has shaken up the programming this year! In addition to a keynote address from the Mayor of Pittsfield, Linda Tyer, we have not two but THREE concurrent sessions in four time blocks, a tour and reception at the Colonial Theater, and three plenary sessions. Please check out the MAPD website for more details.

And if that wasn't enough excitement, we invited New York State planners in the Capital District to join us for this conference. We look forward to networking with our New York counterparts!

We had an incredible response to the call for session proposals this year and are excited to include the following topics:

  • Recovering Planners - Planning Directors moving into Town/City Management roles
  • Municipal Perspectives on Complete Streets
  • Broadband access and economic development
  • Community Engagement and Outreach
  • Assessing Impacts of Residential Development
  • Greening Your Community 
  • and MORE! 

Check out the DRAFT 2017 MAPD Conference Program for more information. Conference Registration is open until June 7th, so act now to reserve your spot at this not-to-be-missed conference!

And....Don't Forget to Book your Hotel by May 14th!

MAPD reserved a block of rooms on Wednesday, June 14th and Thursday, June 15th at the Conference site, Crowne Plaza Pittsfield. The rate is $109 a night. To reserve your room, please call 413-499-2000Rooms must be reserved by May 14, 2017 to receive this rate.