2018 Annual Conference

The Face of Planning - State Planning Conference in Shreveport, October 3 - 5, 2018

The 2018 State Planning Conference for APA-LA has been shifted to the fall this year and will be held in Shreveport at Sam's Town Hotel on the riverfront. The timing coincides with Shreveport's Red River Revel Arts Festival. Ours is a broad profession, with individuals practicing in public and private sectors. Some focusing on code and law, others on design issues. Some focus on improving the natural environment while others seek solutions to urban issues such as transportation or housing or economic development. As many of these overlap, most of us wear several hats during our careers, if not during a single work day.  What does planning look like to you?  To attempt to answer this question, this year's conference theme is "The Face of Planning". As we again gather to renew friendships and begin new ones, we will hear from our peers what planning means to them. 

The Face of Planning conference logo

Call for Submissions remain open!

  • Call for lecture sessions - Please contact Joanne Porret, AICP with your awesome session ideas. Download the MS Word application form here. Submission deadline extended to Saturday, July 21, 2018.
    • Pecha Kucha PowerPoint template - download
  • Call for planning award nominations - EXTENDING DEADLINE TO JULY 31, 2018! Do you know of a project, place or person whom you believe should be recognized? We want to know too! Learn about the types of awards and the requirements for preparing a nomination on our Awards webpage. Application forms may be downloaded from that web page.
  • Be a Sponsor! - Our mission is to promote the practice of community and regional planning in Louisiana by enhancing the effectiveness of planners in impacting public policy. Please consider becoming an organizational, corporate, or individual sponsor of APA Louisiana's 2016 Annual State Planning Conference. Sponsors will have their logo and/or name displayed prominently according to sponsorship level. (Download Sponsorship Packet)