Mark your calendar for September 13-15, 2021!

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.

Online registration will open on Monday, June 21, 2021.

Look for announcements and updates in eNews.

Group Registration: One free registration is available for every ten (10) FULL conference registrations from a single public agency or private firm. The minimum 10 registrations exclude student registrations and complimentary registrations included with sponsorship packages. More information as to how to register a group will be available in Registration Information when the conference website is launched on June 21.

Registration questions, please contact Francine Farrell at if you have any registration questions.

Sponsorships: Be a sponsor of the APA California 2021 Conference! Choose from various sponsorship levels and packages to highlight your firm or organization at the conference. We are committed to making the virtual conference a truly interactive experience for attendees and sponsors. All packages include virtual booth time to connect directly with conference attendees. Consider sponsoring an event or session for greater visibility at the conference.  Additionally, all sponsors will be included on a resource page on the conference website. A description of sponsorship opportunities and an application form are available here. Thank you for your support of APA California.

Sponsorship questions, please contact Deene Alongi at for more information.