The Nebraska Planning and Zoning Association (NPZA) and Nebraska Chapter of the American Planning Association (NEAPA) will convene in Kearney, Nebraska in March of 2019 for the Nebraska Annual Planning Conference. We invite you to share your experiences with local, state, and federal officials, industry leaders, consultants, and other interested parties by presenting a session. We are particularly interested in sessions related to:

  • Site Plan Review
  • New Trends in Planning
  • Housing
  • Zoning Issues / Techniques
  • Renewable Energy
  • Agriculture / Rural Planning & Zoning
  • Small Town Planning & Zoning
  • GIS
  • Plan Implementation
  • Stormwater & Floodplain Management
  • Hazard Mitigation
  • Regional Planning
  • Urban Design

Submission of presentations on topics outside this theme are also welcome.

This Call for Presenters seeks a broad range of professionals to address the many issues and problems associated with planning. Topics will be selected for concurrent sessions during the conference. Sessions are typically 60 minutes of presentation time and 15 minutes of Q&A. In some instances, presenters of similar topics may be scheduled to present with a panel.

The presentation form must be submitted by October 15, 2019. All selection and placement of presentations is at the sole discretion of the Conference Committee. Selected presenters will be notified on or before December 1, 2019.

Submittal of a session proposal does not guarantee selection and the conference planning committee will make final decision on sessions approved for the conference. Sessions not selected will be retained for consideration at a future educational session.

If selected, you are responsible for the presentation and may be asked to provide presentation materials in advance of the conference to allow for participants to make copies, as needed. Should you be unable to attend, it is your responsibility to find another individual to present in your place.

The attached Call for Presenters seeks a broad range of professionals to address the many issues and problems associated with planning. Topics will be selected for concurrent sessions during the conference. Sessions are typically 75 minutes of presentation time (except for ethics). In some instances, presenters of similar topics may be scheduled to present with a panel.

The Conference Committee may submit your presentation summary to APA for Certification Maintenance (CM) credit. This conference intends to maximize the number of CM credits offered, so session organizers should structure their session(s) to be consistent with the learning objectives of CM training. When developing your session and selecting your speakers, please address the following CM eligibility criteria:

  • How will the event offer a professionally relevant learning experience for a planner (e.g., for a planner with at least 4 years of experience after earning a master’s degree)?
  • How does this event meet a specific planning related training objective?
  • What are the specific training objectives and how does your event meet them?

The presentation form must be submitted by October 15, 2019. All selection and placement of presentations is at the sole discretion of the Conference Committee. Selected presenters will be notified on or before December 1, 2019.

Call for Presenters PDF

Important Dates
Submission deadline – October 15, 2019
Notification of selection – December 1, 2019
Nebraska Annual Planning Conference – March 4-6, 2020

Submittal Questions
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