The American Planning Association - North Carolina Chapter (APA-NC) is an association of more than 1,400 professional and citizen planners working to preserve and create great places throughout North Carolina. APA-NC promotes equitable, healthy, and prosperous communities across North Carolina through professional planning leadership, advocacy, and education.

As a reminder, each submittal to APA-NC must provide all requested information to be considered for review.

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This form must be completed in its entirety for all RFP/RFQ opportunities to be posted on the APA-NC website. 

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The 2023 North Carolina Planning Conference Committee is excited to announce that Session Proposals are now being accepted. This year our event will be presented as an in-person conference from October 11-13 in Durham, North Carolina!

Session organizers are encouraged to submit sessions that include current issues, trends, challenges, and solutions that are shaping planning today.

Sessions proposals are reviewed based upon the following criteria: connection to quality of the program proposal; contribution to the mission of the Chapter; content of program goals & outcomes; program delivery style; creativity. Additional criteria may apply.

When submitting proposals, organizers are reminded:

  • Session proposals will not be accepted unless all required information has been completed. This includes full information on ALL speakers that will be presenting during the session. 
  • For those session organizers and additional speakers that choose to participate, we ask that they block out October 11-13 on their schedules until sessions are selected and time slots for those sessions are determined. APA-NC cannot take requests for specific dates and times.
  • All lecture sessions will be 60 minutes in length. Complete Lightning Round Sessions may have up to 3 mini-presentations (selected from separate proposals) that are assembled into a combined session of 60 minutes (20 minutes per topic, 1 speaker per topic). Workshops should be approximately 60 minutes in length. 
  • Mobile Workshops must be at least 1 hour in length and no longer than 3 hours maximum.  
  • No presenter is allowed to present in more than two (2) sessions.
  • Please note that you should receive an email notification after you have successfully submitted your form.

A complete list of Speaker Guidelines & Information will be posted on the conference webpage shortly.