2020 NNECAPA Virtual Conference
Virtual Conference | Sept. 30 & Oct. 1, 2020
2020's conference theme was announced before the year's events began to unfold. In light of the interrelated public health, economic, and racial justice crises that have taken on greater urgency this year, we felt even more committed to the timeliness of this theme, and the importance of a Chapter-wide event.
We hope you'll join us for our first-ever Virtual Conference! Join these important conversations, virtually connect with your planning friends & colleagues, and of course- earn CM credits! We all need an excuse to put on our "Work From Home Best."
And mark your calendar for Oct. 13-15, 2021 for NNECAPA 2021 at the Hilton Burlington Lake Champlain, in Burlington, VT.
$45 Member | $60 Non-Member
Conference registration includes live access to six sessions, the NNECAPA Business Meeting, Awards Ceremony, and two opportunities for virtual social hours. Session recordings will also be made available to all registrants following the event.
Conference Schedule & Sessions
Wednesday, Sept. 30 12:00pm - 4:30pm
We're looking forward to kicking off the event with a discussion about Planning for Equity with Giovania "G" Tiarachristie and Tiffany Ann-Taylor, co-chairs of the APA NY Metro Chapter's Diversity Committee, and Sarah Marchant, our Chapter President. We'll learn about putting people's experiences and identities at the center of planning and policy decisions with Katie Lamb, from the North Country Council.
Ivy Vann, from the Incremental Development Alliance will reveal the "Dirty Dozen"- the outdated standards and remnants of zoning code that make it nearly impossible for us to implement the visions of our master plans. We'll round out the day's sessions by exploring what massive disruptions to the tourism industry mean for Northern New England both in the immediate and long term.
Plus, there will be a virtual social hour from 5-6pm!
Thursday, Oct. 1 8:30am - 1:00pm
Day 2 will start with the NNECAPA Annual Business Meeting, which will be open to all members. If you're an early riser, you can also join for a virtual coffee hour before the meeting, beginning at 7:30am.
After the meeting, Sandra Pinel will share a framework for evaluating infrastructure inter-dependencies in order to effectively plan for and recover from hazards. In our final session, Sharron Murray and Jeff Levine will help us wrestle with tough questions like, "should planners be advocates, political actors, leaders... or unbiased advisors?"
And it wouldn't be a NNECAPA Conference without the Annual Awards Ceremony. BYO lunch and put on your favorite tie (with your work-from-home attire, of course) as we send off our first-ever virtual conference with a celebration of planners and planning!
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