2019 Annual Conference

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Partners in Planning is the theme for the 2019 State Planning Conference for APA Louisiana. It will be held May 23-24 in Baton Rouge. Use the buttons below to find additional information, register, and plan your visit.


document iconThursday starts early with the annual Chapter Business Meeting, followed by two lecture sessions before lunch. Afterward, we head over to the State Capitol to meet with our elected officials during legislative session. Putting what we learned earlier to work, we'll advocate for issues important to our communities and our profession. Afterwards, we gather at "The Loft" for a chapter social including a presentation of awards. Click Program to read the details.


iconWe're offering simplified pricing for this year's conference, with a discount rate for students. Even a mobile workshop on Friday is included. The evening meal is on your own, allowing freedom to choose from downtown Baton Rouge's many restaurants.
Hotel Indigo will be our official hotel where we've reserved a block of rooms at a special rate. In the heart of downtown, its just a short walk to BRAC's (the Chamber of Commerce) new offices.



images iconWe're not constrained by a single conference facility this year! And all of the venues are within Baton Rouge's walkable downtown. (Bus service provided for the Water Campus tour.) There is even a custom map of the various locations to help you find your way! Soon we'll expand this page to provide more venue details and photos.



thumbs up iconWith each of our chapter conferences, individual registration fees are kept low by the generous support of our sponsors. Wouldn't you like to sponsor a continental breakfast bar or a mobile workshop or part of an evening social? A range of sponsorship levels will ensure your name and logo are seen by all attendees to lecture and awards events, and also to visitors to this website. Click sponsor to learn how and how much.

2019 Conference Host Committee

Our dedicated volunteers are listed alphabetically.

  • Traci Birch, AICP, Capital Section Assistant Director
  • Carrie Broussard, Capital Section Director
  • Evelyn Cade-Campo, Chapter Public Outreach and Advocacy Officer
  • Derek Chisholm, AICP, Chapter President
  • Alan Clarke, Chapter Treasurer
  • Sean Daly, Chapter Professional Development Officer
  • Jennifer David, AICP, Chapter Membership Officer
  • Melissa Guilbeau, AICP, Chapter Secretary
  • Lauren Marschall, AICP, Capital Section Treasurer
  • Laura Phillips, Capital Section member and volunteer
  • Whitney Hoffman Sayal, AICP, Chapter Vice-President
  • Adam Tatar, Capital Section member and volunteer
  • James Taylor, AICP, Chapter Information Officer


Thank you to our Conference Sponsors!

We will be listing our 2019 sponsors here. Adding logos for those at a certain giving level.


Event Photos

Photos from the conference will be posted here.