Call For Presentations!

The New York Upstate Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) and the Western New York APA Section are proud to announce that the 2016 Annual Chapter Conference will be held in downtown Buffalo at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, from Wednesday, September 28 through Friday September 30.
The APA New York Upstate Chapter Conference is an opportunity for planners and community advocates to learn and share successful strategies for revitalization in the Upstate region. The conference theme “Rust Belt Reborn” celebrates a vibrant return to urban centers and the promotion of active community lifestyles. Against the backdrop of former industrial landscapes, communities are being reinvented with new residential, commercial and public uses. As the host for the 2016 conference, Buffalo exemplifies the potential to reintroduce the heritage of the City to the community and welcome visitors to its extraordinary cultural landscape. We will be highlighting many of the exciting changes occurring in the City of Buffalo and the surrounding region.
The 2016 Conference Planning Committee is developing a conference program to bring various planning and allied design professionals together to learn from each other, as well as acquire new skills. We are seeking presentations that fit the conference theme, present cutting edge skills and/or highlight current issues relevant to planners throughout Upstate New York. We are also developing ideas for mobile workshops and ways to encourage involvement of graduate students and citizen planners.
In order to facilitate approval of CM credits for AICP planners, please be sure your session proposals comply with the following requirements:
  1. Sessions must (a) meet a planning related objective, (b) be unbiased and non-promotional, and (c) communicate a clearly identified educational purpose or objective.
  2. Activities must (a) be led by one or more experts on the subject matter discussed, (b) use learning methodologies and formats that are appropriate to the activity's educational purpose, and (c) involve the use of materials that do not include proprietary information.
  3. The session should last for 90 minutes (including Question and Answer period) in order to be eligible for 1.5 credits.
If you have a presentation that you would like to share at the conference, please submit your information on the Session Proposal Form. Please fill out ALL of the information!