2016 Annual Conference

2016 conference logo

Planning on the Edge

...is the theme for this years Annual Planning Conference. The venue will be the Courtyard Mariott Hotel in Houma, Louisiana. We would like to thank our friend Mr. Jim Parker of Lafayette Consolidated Government for designing this year's logo.


Sessions & Speakers

Microphone iconWe have an exciting lineup for this year's conference. Nineteen topical sessions are offered, plus Planning Commissioner Training and AICP test prep. Guest speakers include Jeff Carney, Director of LSU's Coastal Sustainability Studio; Terrebonne Parish President Gordon Dove; and Congressman Garrett Graves serving on the House Transportation Committee.

Registration & Fees

iconThree-day registration is again well under $100 per day including lunches. Discounts are offered for APA members, for planning commissioners, and for full time students. Early-bird discounts end February 11th. Mobile workshops, Bayou Bash, lodging and Thursday evening dinner are in addition to conference registration. No refunds after February 18th. We encourage you to first read through the information on this website and print the downloadable form for a worksheet, then register online through planning.org's event portal.


Mobile Workshops

images iconAn in-depth GIS training and three mobile workshops are offered during the 2016 State Planning Conference. The GIS workshop on Monday-Tuesday precedes our conference. Wednesday offers highlights of implementation of the Terrebonne Parish Comprehensive Plan. Thursday afternoon you must choose to go "Up da Bayou" or "Down da Bayou" (Bayou Terrebonne) to see developments, industry, and physical changes of great impact to Terrebonne Parish. Click "Mobile Workshops" for details.


Sponsors & Exhibitors

iconPlease consider becoming an organizational, corporate, or individual sponsor of APA Louisiana's 2016 Annual State Planning Conference. Exhibit your services, products, and capabilities; or showcase your work on a table-top display in the hallways on the ground floor of the Courtyard Mariott in Houma, guaranteeing you repeated daily exposure to all attendees. Sponsors will have their logo and/or name displayed prominently according to sponsorship level. For more information and to download a sponsorship or exhibitor packet click the "Sponsorship Opportunities" button.


Photo Galleries

Images from the conference are being collected, categorized, and optimized for web display. Click below to view this year's conference photos in a Google gallery.

2016 Conference Host Committee

  • Christopher Pulaski, PLA
  • Carlotta Askew-Brown
  • Mart Black, AICP
  • Jane Brooks, FAICP
  • Martha Cazaubon
  • Arianna Choudhuri
  • Alan Clarke
  • Whitney Cooper, AICP, LEED AP
  • Sean Daly, AICP
  • Ed Elam III, AICP, PTP
  • Deborah Fagan, AICP
  • Linda Henderson
  • Timothy Jackson, AICP
  • Taylor Marcantel, AICP
  • Jim Parker
  • Joanne Poret, AICP
  • Bruce Richards, AICP
  • Cheri Soileau
  • Jennifer Stenhouse, AICP
  • James Taylor, ACIP
  • Bridget Tydor
  • Stephen Villavaso, JD, FAICP