Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Sept 27-29: American Planning Association Policy and Advocacy Conference in D.C.

I am excited to be speaking at the American Planning Association's Policy and Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C. in just a few days.  Below is the tentative schedule, and a version with links is available here.  Registration is open through September 25.  If you are in the D.C. area, come and join us!


Sunday, September 27

Policy Forum and Discussion of APA Policy Priorities

1:00–1:45 p.m.

Keynote: The Science of Persuasion and the Planning Story

2:00–3:15 p.m.

Speaker: Christopher Graves

Leadership Development and Training Sessions (Concurrent Sessions)

3:30–4:45 p.m.

Concurrent topics include:

Contentious Meetings and Effective Engagement

Speaker: Mittie Rooney

Speaker: Roberta Rewers

Building Coalitions with Social Media

Speaker: Michele Late

Speaker: Jason Ray, AICP

Jacob Peters, Deputy Press Secretary, Office of Rep. Scott Peters
Emily Pasi, Communications and Outreach Associate, American Planning Association

Effective Messaging

Speaker: Louisa Hart

State Issues & Advocacy

Speaker: Louis Jacobson

Planners' Day on Capitol Hill Advance Briefing

Pursuing Inclusive Growth: Placed-based Strategies for Economic Growth, Social Mobility and Housing Affordability

Opening Plenary: The Daniel Burnham Forum at the National Building Museum 
5:15–6:30 p.m.

Moderator: Emily Badger

Speaker: Renée Lewis Glover

Speaker: Paul Jargowsky

Speaker: Shelley Poticha



Monday, September 28

Planners' Day on Capitol Hill Help Desk

7:30 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.
(Open All Day)

Breakfast Event: Federal Agency Resource Marketplace

7:30–8:30 a.m.

Plenary: The Next 50 Years in Housing and Urban Development Policy

8:45–9:45 a.m.

Speaker: Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Mich.)

Speaker: Harriet Tregoning

What's Next in Transportation Reauthorization and Policy

10:00–11:00 a.m.
Concurrent Session: Priority Issue

Speaker: Jennie Wright

Speaker: Margo Pedroso

Planning, Partnerships and Philanthropy

10:00–11:00 a.m.
Concurrent Session: Advocacy Leadership

Park Policy and Reauthorizing the Land and Water Conversation Fund

11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Concurrent Session: Priority Issue

Spencer Kimball, Professional Staff, House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Federal Lands

Leading and Planning in the Sharing Economy

11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Concurrent Session: Advocacy Leadership

Speaker: Nicole DuPuis

Speaker: Stephen Miller

Luncheon: Innovation and Disruption in Today's City

12:30–2:00 p.m.

Speaker: Gabe Klein

Policy Directions in Affordable Housing

2:15–3:30 p.m.
Concurrent Session: Priority Issue

Local Ideas and Action for Effective Advocacy

2:15–3:30 p.m.
Concurrent Session: Advocacy Leadership

Speaker: Roxanne Blackwell

Speaker: Carley Ruff

Plenary: The Planning, Policy and Politics of Water

3:40–5:00 p.m.

Speaker: Former U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.)

Free Event: A Night with D.C.'s Planning Director

6:30 p.m., Busboys and Poets, 1025 Fifth St. NW, Washington

Join the crowd at the APA Policy and Advocacy Conference for a Monday evening conversation with Washington, D.C., Director of Planning Eric Shaw. He'll discuss local planning issues and nationwide trends, and you'll have a chance to network with PAC attendees and area planners. No cost, no registration, free appetizers.

Tuesday, September 29 (Planners' Day on Capitol Hill)

Planners' Day on Capitol Hill Reporting Form

Mentor Meet Up

7:00–7:30 a.m.

Breakfast Briefing and Orientation

7:30–8:45 a.m.

Beginner Training

9:00–10:00 a.m.

Advanced Advocacy Training

9:00–10:00 a.m.

Meetings on Capitol Hill

10:30 a.m.–Noon

Congressional Luncheon

Noon–1:00 p.m.

Meetings on Capitol Hill

1:00–4:00 p.m.

Congressional Briefing: Planning and Public Health

2:00–3:00 p.m.


5:00 p.m.


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