The Minnesota Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA MN) is pleased to announce registration for the 2016 Upper Midwest Regional / APA Minnesota Planners Conference, hosted by APA Minnesota in St. Cloud, MN. The conference will take place on September 28-30, 2016, at the River's Edge Convention Center.

The brochure for the 2016 Conference is available in .pdf format.

CONFERENCE THEME - The 2016 Conference Theme is Bridging the Gaps: Building Our Future Together. In practice of this year's theme of bridging gaps, we are working to increase the diversity of those in attendance. We welcome our interdisciplinary partners in the field including architects, developers, elected officials, engineers, public health and community advocates - especially people working for change in communities most affected by disparities. We extend a special invitation to the planners of the future - planning students and young professionals. As this year's Upper Midwest Conference, we also invite our neighbors from Iowa, Wisconsin, North and South Dakota to join us to share how they are working for equity in their communities.

Registration opens on August 1. You may register online via PayPal or via regular mail. Follow the directions for each on the following pages. Also, take a few moments to look at the brochure, a draft of which is also available online. Be sure to note the mobile tours available during the conference. Watch the site also for an online bio packet of all the presenters.

APA MN has rooms reserved at two hotels in St. Cloud for the conference. To take advantage of the group rates, please book your rooms by the dates below and mention the American Planning Association conference rate at the time of reservation.

Kelly Inn 320-253-0606 APA MN Rate $91/night
100 - 4th Ave. S., St. Cloud 56301 Reservations must be made by September 13, 2016 to receive the special room rate. Parking is free.

Courtyard by Marriott 320-654-1661 APA MN Rate $129 or $139/night. (Only 20 rooms available)
404 W. St. Germain, St. Cloud 56301. Parking is available in the ramp next door for $4.00/day.

We hope to see all of you on September 28!!

Any questions, call the administrators at 1-888-882-5369.

Joe Janish
Joe Janish

Eric Weiss
Eric Weiss

Conference 2016 Co-chairs


American Planning Association Minnesota

9288 Beverly Drive
Breezy Point, MN 56472

phone: 1-888-882-5369 (toll free)
e-mail: registration@plannersconference.com