Making the Case to Attend
5 Reasons You Should Not Miss This Year's Event
There are many reasons to attend APA's Policy and Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C.
1. Stand up for planning
Influence decision makers — your stories, expertise, and voice can be game changers, especially in this political climate.
2. You'll make valuable connections
Whether you're a seasoned professional or just getting started, the Policy and Advocacy Conference's intimate setting offers a unique opportunity for planners, students, and emerging professionals to connect with colleagues and leaders from across the country.
3. Start a dialogue with your representative
Remember, you're the expert — help your representatives understand how cuts to critical planning programs will impact the people who elected them. We'll show you how.
4. You'll be a more effective planner
What you learn will help you work smarter, faster, better.
5. Add new tools to your advocacy toolbox
Sharpen and improve upon the advocacy skills inherent to planning. Learning how to be a more effective advocate will pay off in dividends and save you money on conference registration when you join APA's free Planners' Advocacy Network.
Meet Lisa Bourbonnais. Hear what keeps her coming back to APA's Policy and Advocacy Conference:
These 6 planners consider the annual Policy and Advocacy Conference a must-do event. Here's why: