American Planning Association

North Carolina Chapter

2016 Annual Conference

September 13 – 16

2016 Annual Conference


Download the 2016 APA-NC Annual Conference Agenda here

We couldn’t be more excited about the upcoming 2016 North Carolina Planning Conference in Asheville! The area has seen many major changes since the conference was held here last. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience these changes and the revitalization of the downtown with the sessions, tours, and activities that have been planned.

Asheville 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 13-16 at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Asheville.  This year’s conference is focused on the theme: PLACES SHAPE PLANS ~ PLANS SHAPE PLACES.  The Conference will feature concurrent sessions, lightning rounds, networking opportunities, vendor displays, and mobile tours of Asheville and the surrounding area!  The Conference will kick-off with an opening reception Wednesday night at the historic Grove Arcade, located within easy walking distance of the conference hotel.  The Conference 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.

Final Conference Agenda Now Available!

2016 APA-NC Annual Conference Agenda (final)

Registration Now Open!

Register for the Conference Online at

apanc annual conference rates 2016

Conference Site and Hotel Reservations

The APA-NC room block at the Renaissance Hotel has been filled.  While we are working to secure additional rooms, there is no guarantee that we can do so.  Below are several other hotels located near the Renaissance in downtown Asheville:

Hotel Indigo Asheville Downtown

Four Points by Sheraton

Aloft Asheville Downtown

You can also visit for more lodging options in and around Asheville.

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!

Download the Sponsor and Exhibitor Prospectus here.

Asheville Attractions and Information

To check out information on local attractions, entertainment and dining venues in Asheville, visit

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