The North Dakota Planning Association (NDPA) is hosting its annual conference this year in Grand Forks on September 13, 2018.  The conference will be held at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota—the day prior to the North Dakota League of Cities conference.  This conference is a unique opportunity to bring together planners from across the state who work in different communities, with different perspectives & backgrounds ranging from rural to urban.



Register for the Conference



Conference Agenda

This year you can look forward to a variety of planning topics as we will be having multiple breakout sessions where you can choose your topic of interest.  View the conference agenda for more details. Remember to sign up for the Downtown Walking Tour as well!

AICP CM Credits Offered


After Registering, Sign Up for Downtown Tour!

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Lodging: Room Block Information

Hotel Room Blocks have been reserved under the ND League of Cities name.  Rooms will be released a month prior to the event.  Use the button below for a list of blocks & contact info.



Conference Partners

NDPA is currently seeking partners to help host this year's conference! If interested, please review sponsor invoice and contact Scott Harmstead (NDPA Board President) with any questions,



After the conference, join us for an evening of live music and good food in the Grand Forks' Greenway! 


Thank you to our Partners! 

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Additional Questions?

Please contact the following people if you have further questions:
Andrea Edwardson -