American Planning Association

North Carolina Chapter

2018 Annual Conference

September 11 – 14

2018 Annual Conference

Conference Sessions Window for Submission has Closed 

We are excited about the upcoming 2018 North Carolina Planning Conference in Winston-Salem! Attendees will have the opportunity to experience the city and the surrounding area with the sessions, tours, and activities that have been planned. Winston-Salem 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 11 – 14 at the newly renovated M.C. Benton Convention Center in the heart of the Twin City Quarter Complex. This year’s conference theme is Community, Connectivity and Change. The Conference will feature concurrent sessions, lightning rounds, networking opportunities, vendor displays, and mobile tours of Winston-Salem and the surrounding area! The Conference will kick-off with an opening reception Wednesday night and will wrap-up Friday morning. So please join us for what promises to be a dynamic, informative and fun conference.

Conference Site and Hotel Reservations

A block of rooms for conference attendees is being held at the Marriott Winston-Salem and the adjacent Embassy Suites. All Reservations should be made directly with the hotels. A reservation link will be available soon!

Our special room rates with the Marriott are for the nights of Tuesday, September 11 through Thursday, September 13 (conference ends mid-day Friday). The group rate starts at $175 plus applicable taxes.

Our special room rate with the Embassy Suites are for the nights of Wednesday, September 12 through Thursday, September 13. The group rate starts at $185.00 plus applicable taxes.

Cut-off date to make reservations at both hotels will be August 13, 2018.

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Your organization is invited to help support the conference as an exhibitor or sponsor. For more information on sponsoring or exhibiting please contact Kara Louise, Conference Manager, at

Winston-Salem Attractions and Information

For more information on the M.C. Benton Convention Center and the Twin City Quarter Complex please visit

To check out information on local attractions, entertainment and dining venues in Winston-Salem,

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