American Planning Association

North Carolina Chapter

2019 North Carolina Planning Conference

October 8-11
Wilmington Convention Center
10 Convention Center Drive


Join your colleagues and head to the coast for the 2019 North Carolina Planning Conference in Wilmington! This year’s conference is scheduled for October 8-11 and will be held at the beautiful Wilmington Convention Center located in the historic downtown river district. The new Embassy Suites Wilmington Riverfront will serve as our conference hotel and is situated right next to the convention center. Wilmington’s scenic Riverwalk runs for two miles along the Cape Fear River and is just outside both the convention center and conference hotel. The Riverwalk will provide easy access for our attendees to explore the district and its numerous shops and restaurants!

The inspiration for this year’s conference is Envisioning Opportunity in the Face of…and the Conference Committee is working hard to build an agenda to empower participants and supply them with fresh ideas to take back to their communities. This year’s Conference will feature concurrent sessions, lightning rounds, networking opportunities, vendor displays, and mobile workshops highlighting Wilmington, New Hanover County and the surrounding communities. The Conference will kick-off Tuesday night with an Exhibitor and Sponsor Meet & Greet Reception followed by a dynamic Opening Session on Wednesday morning. Wednesday evening the conference committee will host a Welcome Reception and we will wrap-up Friday afternoon with a special networking lunch event.  

The 2019 Conference Committee is planning much more so be sure to join us for what promises to be a dynamic, informative and exciting conference!

Click here for more information on the 2019 Annual Conference!

Call for Session Proposals

The 2019 North Carolina Planning Conference Call for Session Proposals has now closed. The 2020 Call for Session Proposals will be available on our website after the 1st of the year