While APA California was looking forward to gathering the state‘s planning community in Riverside for our annual conference this September, the ongoing uncertainty around our ability to host large in-person events has demanded, once again, that we plan a virtual conference for 2021. We are excited to make a return visit to Riverside and the Inland Empire for our 2024 conference, following our 2022 conference in Anaheim and Fresno in 2023.
We‘ll miss the camaraderie of seeing colleagues from across the state, but a virtual format allows for flexibility and creativity in delivering the learning and networking opportunities you expect from the APA California Conference—no standing at the back of a packed convention hall required! In the coming weeks, we‘ll share a call for presentations, which this year will include networking activities and virtual mobile workshops or tours in addition to conference sessions. The 2021 conference will be a truly statewide affair, tapping into the energy and creativity of planners from throughout California in planning, hosting, and delivering the conference.