Help us put on a great conference!

The Western Planner and the American Planning Association-New Mexico Chapter annual conference will be held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, September 8-11, 2019. We are seeking proposals for:
  • Full sessions (approximately 1.5 hours), either panels or individual presentations
  • Shorter individual presentations that can become part of full sessions
The conference theme is Planning our Places for a Changing Future. In the spirit of the “City Different” and in recognition of the elements that comprise our places, the conference tracks are Earth, Water, Air, and Fire. Our schedule will accommodate about 40 panels and workshops. Presenters will be required to register for the conference.

We encourage panels that reflect the diversity of our places in the West by including more than one state and including city, town, rural, and tribal presentations on one topic. To support this, we are accepting proposals for individual presentations and will be assisting with combining them into panels. With your approval, we will post proposals for individual presentations on a web site to allow you to network with other individuals to create a panel. Conference organizers will also help with “matchmaking.”

We will also be looking for proposals that will engage the audience through Ted-talk style presentations, group discussion, workshops, and other interactive methods.

Presentations are expected to meet requirements for Certification Maintenance credit for the American Institute of Certified Planners:
  • Designed to meet a specific planning-related training objective, with an educational purpose or objective clearly identified
  • Address the demonstrated educational needs of AICP members (Core Competencies - 2017, revised)
  • Appropriate depth and scope for planners with at least four years of professional experience after earning a 2-year master's degree in planning (i.e., not introductory material)
  • Unbiased and non-promotional
  • Led by one or more experts on the subject matter
Conference organizers will follow up to ensure that proposed panels meet these requirements.

The deadline for proposals has now been extended, to May 15, 2019. (Note that you may submit individual presentation proposals and submit a revised proposal for a panel by the deadline.)

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* 1. Title - Provide a short but descriptive title (You can be poetic, but please also ensure that the substance of the panel/presentation is clear in the title)

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* 2. Panel or Presentation Type - I/we are proposing:

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* 3. Description/Objectives - What will attendees learn from this session/presentation?

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* 4. Conference Theme - How does this panel/presentation fit the conference theme of “Planning our Places for a Changing Future”?

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* 5. Conference Tracks - In which of the conference tracks – Earth, Water, Air, Fire – might this panel/presentation best fit? You may select more than one.

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* 6. Panels with Multiple Presenters, only - provide a short description of each presentation on the panel, the themes that link them, and how the panel will reflect the diversity of communities in the West, i.e., by including more than one state and including city, town, rural, and tribal presentations.

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* 7. AICP Law and Ethics - Will this panel or presentation help meet law or ethics AICP CM requirements?

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* 8. Participant Engagement - How will this panel or presentation engage participants?

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* 9. Contact Information (Main point of contact for panel, individual for individual presentation)

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* 10. Panel Coordination - May we post information about your proposal presentation, and your contact information, online to help people network with each other to develop panels?

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