Monday, July 8, 2013

Submit Session Proposals for the 2014 APA Conference

Dear Economic Development Division Members:

Conference planning for the 2014 National Conference in Atlanta is underway! Share your expertise and help shape the practice of planning by submitting a session proposal through your own Economic Development Division. See to get started.

Background: Each APA Division is granted one "by-right" session. This means that a session proposed through the Division will be compared against fewer proposals than in the much larger, open process. And if your proposal does not get selected in this round, it will automatically go into the larger pool for consideration by APA.

Here are the details:
  • DEADLINE for submitting proposals through the Division is July 31, 2013.
  • Any Economic Development related topic is welcome, however, we are especially interested in topics pertaining to immigration/migration and effect on economic development. See the description of the track "Immigration and Changing American Communities" at
  • Note: Only APA members will be able to submit proposals. Non-members wishing to submit should team up with members to submit a proposal.
  • All proposals must be submitted through the APA website. Begin your proposal at, then scroll down to “Division Sessions." Be sure to select "Economic Development Division" from the drop-down menu.
  • The 2014 National Planning Conference is in Atlanta on April 26-30, 2014.

We look forward to seeing your submittals. Please contact me at or Mark Lundgren, Economic Development Division 2014 Conference Session Coordinator, at with questions or to talk about your session ideas.

Thank you for your membership in the Economic Development Division!

Best regards,

Julie Herlands, AICP
Chair, Economic Development Division