Event // Regional Conference 2016

Join us in Towson, Maryland October on 15 & 16 for the 2016 Bi-Annual APA Maryland / Delaware Regional Conference!

We live in an ever-changing world. To stay ahead we must keep up with technology, understand lifestyle changes and continuously alter how we plan our roadways, communities, open space and amenities. This year the Maryland/Delaware Regional Conference challenges planners to: Change the Mindset – Change the Planning! Moving Forward in a Changing World. Attend sessions centered on the changing face of transportation, climate change, the economy, demographics and neighborhood revitalization. Learn ways to embrace a different and better approach in design and planning for urban and rural areas. The conference will inspire attendees to develop innovative solutions.

This year’s conference will be held at the Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel, 903 Dulaney Valley Road. Towson, MD 21204. Special room rates are available for conference attendees.

Portrait photo of Deputy Secretary Wendi W. Peters.

Wendi W. Peters, Secretary, Maryland Department of Planning

Opening remarks on Saturday morning will be provided by Wendi W. Peters, Secretary, Maryland Department of Planning and David L. Edgell, AICP, Principal Planner, Delaware Office of State Planning Coordination.

Wendy Moeller, AICP, Principal and Owner of Compass Point Planning and member of APA National Board of Directors, will conduct a session at lunch on Saturday on signs and the legal atmosphere since the Reed v. Town of Gilbert Supreme Court decision which will provide legal continuing maintenance credits.

Sunday’s lunch will feature Key Note Speaker Bernie Fowler, Jr., founder, Farming 4 Hunger, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit that grows fresh produce for the working poor in Southern Maryland.

Saturday evening will feature a full service dinner with electronic polling entertainment guaranteed to amuse. Early registration and a Meet and Greet Reception will be held at a local Pub on Friday for early arrivals.

There will be opportunities to register on-site for walking tours of Towson, an exciting example of an urbanizing suburb that has seen many changes over the past several years which local planners and business owners are eager to showcase. There will be other opportunities for mobile tours and local activities also (all at no additional charge) for attendees.

We are also accepting proposals for conference sessions, and still have some conference sponsorship slots available. Click the buttons above for more details.

Please join us for what promises to be a dynamic, informative and fun conference!

Early Registration is Now Open!

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