Policy and Advocacy Conference Program

2017 Policy & Advocacy Conference

Watch for additional advocacy training, activities, and deep dives to be added to this year's conference program.

  • Addressing Inclusive Growth in DC's NoMa

    Learn about housing affordability challenges in the nation’s capital, the impacts of new development on longtime residents, and steps the city is taking to address the affordability and growth issues of our time on an hour long walking tour through DC's NoMa neighborhood. Advanced registration is required for this 60-minute walking tour.
    September 24, 2018, 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. EDT
    • Galin Brooks
    • Chapman Todd
    • Lee Goldstein
    • Paul Maslog
    CM | 1
  • Legal Issues for Non-Profits

    During this session, component leaders will learn some basics about legal issues for nonprofit organizations, including state law limitations, and state law vs bylaws.
    September 24, 2018, 2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. EDT
    • Jack Bierig
    CM | 1.25
    L | 1.25
  • Policy Luncheon: The Future of Work, Future of Planning

    Ryan Avent, senior editor and economics columnist for The Economist and author of The Wealth of Humans, will challenge attendees to consider the future of work in America. How will the changing nature of work affect communities and planning? What do key trends — ranging from automation to the gig economy — signify for public policy and planning?
    September 25, 2018, 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. EDT
    • Ryan Avent
    CM | 1.25
  • Beginner Advocacy Training

    Advocacy Guru Stephanie Vance will be onsite to answer your questions about having an effective meeting with members of Congress.
    September 26, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. EDT
    • Stephanie Vance
    CM | 1
  • Advocacy Day Informal Meet Up

    Join APA policy staff and Planners' Day participants to debrief about the day's meetings over drinks. The informal debrief will take place The Dubliner Irish Pub located just off of Capitol Hill at 4 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20001.
    September 26, 2018, 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. EDT