See you in Rehoboth Beach

2018 Delaware APA Regional Conference

Planning 360: Economy, Environment and Health

Atlantic Sands Hotel

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

October 23-24, 2018

This two-day conference will feature exemplary planning efforts in Delaware, the surrounding region, and beyond.

The conference is sponsored by the Delaware Chapter of the American Planning Association.

Conference Logo Contest

The next DE APA Regional Conference will be in October 2018.  One of the items needed in preparation for the event is a custom logo.  Accordingly, the Chapter is organizing a design contest open to all those receiving emails from the Chapter (except for members of the Conference Committee). The submission deadline has been extended to February 15, 2018.  Information on the contest can be found here. A PDF version of the same information can be found here

Call for Presentations

The Delaware Chapter of the American Planning Association is now accepting proposals for presentations at their 2018 Regional Conference to be held in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.  The conference is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday October 23-24, 2018.   

Eligible submissions can cover a broad range of topics related to technological advances and their impacts on infrastructure planning, design, operations, and management related to the theme.  Subjects may include those related to Economic Development, Environmental Quality, Public Health, or Planning-related Communications.

We are accepting proposals for full 90-minute sessions, for individual presentations within a session, and for Mobile Workshops.  Research-based sessions highlighting promising emerging and innovative research ideas, best practices, or case studies are encouraged. The submission deadline has been extended to February 15, 2018.

The conference will run several parallel tracks with 90-minute sessions.  There will be no published conference proceedings, but presentation graphics will be posted on our web site.  The audience will consist primarily of professionals from the public and private sectors working in planning (city, county, state) and public health related jobs.

More detailed information on presentation proposal content and submission can be found here. A PDF version of the same information can be found here.


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Sponsorship Opportunities

In order to host a conference of this magnitude, we rely on a variety of sponsorships and contributions. These sponsorships not only benefit our organizations but also, the sponsors who are exposed to Planning professionals (including land use planners, landscape architects, engineers, architects, GIS professionals, etc.), other local and state government decision makers, interested residents, and, this year, given our topic, health care organizations. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity and participate as a sponsor, advertiser, or exhibitor. To help you do that, we have created a myriad of ways to give you a great return on your investment.

Information on sponsorship opportunities is under the Supporters tab above.

Note that we are busily working on the conference. Information will be added to this web page as it is finalized. Also, some details may change. Stop by often to see what we are up to. If you want to be added to our special Conference Update email list, sign up here.