American Planning Association

North Carolina Chapter

2017 Annual Conference

September 26 – 29

2017 Annual Conference:

Rural, Urban, Points in Between


We couldn’t be more excited about the upcoming 2017 North Carolina Planning Conference in Greenville! Attendees will have the opportunity to experience all Greenville and the surrounding area has to offer with the sessions, tours, and activities that have been planned.  Greenville will also provide the perfect setting to inspire participants and empower them with fresh ideas to take back to their communities.

The conference is scheduled to take place September 26-29 at the Greenville Convention Center.  This year’s conference is focused on the theme: Rural, Urban, Points in Between.  The Conference will feature concurrent sessions, lightning rounds, networking opportunities, vendor displays, and mobile tours of Greenville and the surrounding area!  The Conference will kick-off with an opening reception Wednesday night and will wrap-up Friday morning with an interactive ethics session and an exciting closing session.  So please join us for what promises to be a dynamic, informative and fun conference.

Tentative Conference Agenda (Updated 8.30.2017)

Conference Site and Hotel Reservations

UPDATE: The block of rooms at the Greenville Hilton is currently full, but rooms are still available at the Holiday Inn.

A block of rooms for conference attendees is being held at the Greenville Hilton and the adjacent Holiday Inn.  All Reservations should be made directly with the hotels. Our special room rate is for the nights of Monday, September 25 through Thursday, September 29 (conference ends mid-day Friday).

The group rate starts at $139 plus applicable taxes for the Greenville Hilton, and $129 plus applicable taxes for the Holiday Inn.

Link for the Greenville Hilton room reservation

Link for the Greenville Holiday Inn room reservation or folks can call 877-271-2616 and ask for the North Carolina Planning Association rate (rate code APN).

Cut-off date to make reservations at the Greenville Hilton and the Holiday Inn is Sunday, August 27, 2017 or until the room block is sold out. Based on prior conferences we know the room block sells out fast, so don’t wait to book your room!

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Your firm, organization, or governmental unit is invited to help support the conference as an exhibitor or sponsor. For more information on sponsorship or exhibiting please contact Kara Louise, Conference Manager, at APA-NC has expanded the Exhibit and Sponsorship opportunities this year!


Greenville Attractions and Information

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