September 19, 2019 - Bismarck Event Center

The North Dakota Planning Association (NDPA) will be hosting its annual conference this year in Bismarck on September 19, 2019 at the Bismarck Event Center, 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND.

This conference is a unique opportunity to bring together planners from across the state who work in different communities, with different perspectives and backgrounds ranging from rural to urban communities.

Conference Agenda

NDPA Conference Registration &
Hotel Room Block

NDPA Members:
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A block of rooms has been reserved at the Radisson, right next to the Event Center for $84.60/night. Please mention “ND Planning Conference” when reserving your room.

Radisson - Bismarck
Address: 605 E Broadway Ave, Bismarck, ND 58501
Phone: (701) 255-6000

Questions or Comments Regarding the 2019 Conference

Contact Scott Harmstead

Other Conferences:

2019 Western Planner & APA New Mexico Conference
Santa Fe, New Mexico, Sept. 8-11, 2019

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. There will be nearly 40 concurrent panels offered. Several hundred planners will gather for the 2019 Western Planner & APA New Mexico conference to be held September 8-11 in Santa Fe at the Drury Plaza Hotel, just two blocks from the historic plaza.

2019 ND Downtown Conference
August 28-29, 2019 Williston, ND

Keynote Speakers
Doug Griffiths - Author of 13 Ways to Kill Your Community
Marcus Westbury - Founder of Revive Newcastle & Revive Australia
Ed McMahon - Senior Fellow for Sustainable Development with the Urban Land Institute
Amanda Brinkman - Host & Executive Producer of the show Small Business Revolution

APA Minnesota 2019 Planning Conference
September 25 - 27, 2019 Breezy Point Resort, Breezy Point, MN

APA Minnesota invites you to join us up north at Breezy Point Resort September 25-27 for the 2019 state planning conference "Planning Connects Minnesota". One of our state's great strengths is its economic diversity and this conference will be a celebration of the importance of planning in ensuring the continued strength of our cities, our small towns, our agricultural areas, and our national resources and resort economy.

ND Main Street Summit
Bismarck Oct. 29-31

The Main Street ND Summit is an annual gathering of local and regional community building experts and advocates to share best practices and engage community leaders, entrepreneurs, students and interested citizens in envisioning North Dakota’s future.

Join us in Bismarck Oct. 29-31 to learn from speakers, participate in sessions and experience practical activities that will have you thinking about the economic and community development of where ever you call home. 

Governor Burgum announced featured speakers for Main Street ND Summit.  Click here for more information.