NNECAPA's Annual Planning Conference

Wentworth by the Sea, New Castle, New Hampshire

November 6 - 8, 2023!

The Northern New England Chapter of the American Planning Association (NNECAPA) is pleased to host its 2023 Conference from Monday, November 6th thru Wednesday, November 8th at Wentworth by the Sea in New Castle, New Hampshire. We are planning this multi-day conference to provide opportunities for engagement, collaboration, and (re)establishing partnerships with your colleagues, new and old, throughout New England.


Registration is Open. Check out the Agenda and Register Today!

Below is the link to the agenda at a glance and the draft conference schedule. Highlights include a Downtown Portsmouth Walking tour, a mobile tour of the Naval Ship Yard in Kittery, Maine, sessions on housing, climate, economic revitalization and more! Don't miss out on the state cocktail contest Monday night, Awards Luncheon on Tuesday and Business Meeting on Wednesday. Trolley service will be provided from/back to the hotel on Tuesday night for those who want to go into Portsmouth for dinner.

Conference Agenda-At-Glance

Draft Conference Schedule

Register Today

Book Your Room at the Wentworth by the Sea!

Below is the link to book your room at the Wentworth.  We anticipate selling out our room block. We only have 25 rooms available for Sunday night so if you think you will be arriving early, please be sure to include that night. Our room is $239.00 + tax = $259.00. For reference, the standard rate during November is $430.00. You may notice a statement about an amenity fee, but it will be waived for our group. Also the default is Sunday - Wednesday so be sure to confirm which nights you want to stay as you book.

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Become a Sponsor Today

Each year the NNECAPA planning conference provides businesses and organizations with an opportunity to build on existing relationships with the planning community and establish new ones, reaching out across New England to promote their services. We expect to have up to 250 - 300 planners and related professionals from Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, as well as from Southern New England. We have three different sponsor levels which are very affordable and will provide you exposure. To sign up: click here

Thanks to Our Conference Sponsors:

SE Group


Horsley Witten Group


New Hampshire Housing


North Star Planning

Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission

FB Environmental

FB Environmental

Silver Sponsors!

Bernstein Shur

Front Porch Community Planning & Design

Haley Ward

Levine Planning Strategies

Resilience Planning and Design

Questions about the conference - contact:

Natasha Kypfer, Conference Chair

Nancy Kilbride, NNECAPA Administrator

Thanks to our Sustaining Partners:

NNECAPA Sustaining Partners