2021 Annual Conference

2021 APA Louisiana Chapter State Planning Conference logo

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 to Friday, October 29, 2021


Registration Links

Register today to ensure your spot! The quickest and easiest way to register for the conference is to visit the event page at planning.org. This will require your credentials to login to your APA account. If you do not have an account, you may quickly create one at no charge.


Or to pay by check please download the registration form, complete it, enclose your payment and mail it in!  

Need to register and pay separately for the events due to your employer only covering conference registration?  Just click the Individual event registration button, fill out the Google form, and follow the link to our APA-LA PayPal account for payment. 


Conference Program

The APA-LA chapter's state conference will address the new or unique partnerships that are being formed within the planning community. The conference will address sustainability, transportation, community engagement, water, coastal restoration, along with several mobile workshops and unique opportunities to explore the Lafayette area.  This collective is the beginning of an artistic corridor throughout the region, which will showcase the unique Acadian talent.  Attendees will be able to see how makers and small businesses can create sustainable and economic development for a rural area.

Check out this 1-page overview of the conference summarizing all of the activities.

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You may also view the conference program at planning.org where you can register and pay online. 


Hotel Accommodations


Doubletree by Hilton
1521 W. Pinhook Road
Lafayette, Louisiana
(337) 235-6111



Conference Extras

Planning Commissioner Training

Friday, October 29, 2021 - 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Rosa Parks Transportation Center, 101 Jefferson Street, Lafayette, LA 70501



Mobile Workshops

  • Mobile Workshop #1 ($15) - October 28: Moncus Park Tour 8:30am - 11am (Transportation Provided)
  • Mobile Workshop #2 ($15) - October 28: University of Louisiana - Lafayette Sustainability Project 1:30pm - 4:00pm  (Transportation Provided)
  • Mobile Workshop #3 ($15) - October 29: Downtown Lafayette Catalyst Projects 1:30pm - 4:00pm  (Transportation Provided)


Wednesday Evening Reception

Acadian Superette - $25 (Transportation on Your Own)
Wednesday, October 27
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Thursday Evening Dinner

Vermilionville Cafe - $60 (Transportation on Your Own)
Thursday, October 28
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Friday After-Party

Nunu's Art Collective - $35 (Transportation on Your Own to Arnaudville)
Friday, October 29
2:30pm - 5pm 


The conference committee for the APA-LA State Conference is closely monitoring the events surrounding the pandemic. We recognize that the situation is very fluid, but we are still planning for an in-person conference. Rest assured, we will be following the guidelines from the CDC, Federal and State health officials and leaders to ensure the health and safety of our attendees. Please go to the APA-LA website: www.louisianaplanning.com for updates or follow us on Facebook: @landzone1312

Co-chairs Cheri Soileau and Antonio Carriere are working with a team of dedicated volunteers to ensure this year's conference is informative and fun.