Conferences and Meetings

Hampton Roads Convention Center

Resilience is not simply the tool by which we stop the forces impacting our communities, be it sea level rise, drought, or poverty. It is also how we shape our communities to fit our vision. To do this, our plans for resilient communities must be based in the values of that community. They must also take into the account the individual places and the physical characteristics and culture that vary neighborhood by neighborhood. When done correctly, resilience will be a holistic approach to community development, building strong economies, social connections and natural systems.

Call for Session Proposals open until Friday, Jan. 25

The 2019 APA Virginia Chapter Annual Conference is the Chapter’s signature event. For our 49​th​ Annual Conference, we will continue to offer a conference program that exemplifies the best of Virginia’s planning practice, theory, projects and persons. The 2019 Annual Conference theme is ​RESILIENCE – Values, Places, Holistic​. ​

Have an idea for the conference program? Submit your session abstract proposal by Jan. 25, 2019. Help us showcase the very best of planners, projects, and programs in Virginia! Contact the VP of Chapter Affairs for questions about the RFP and annual conference.

Contact the VP of External Affairs to learn more about the 2019 Annual Planning Awards Program.

Submit an RFP