Student Activities

The Student Programs Committee for the APA California Chapter 2019 Conference is making strides in conference planning efforts. The Student Programs Subcommittee is tasked with planning and selecting the sessions and activities/events for Student Day, which will be held on Sunday, September 15. The Young Planners Group (YPG) and Student Mixer is historically an event that emerging planners are encouraged to attend. Check out our Student and Emerging Planner Mixer event information and flyer for more information. Not only does the conference being in Santa Barbara lend to capitalizing on attendance from students at UCSB or Cal Poly and young planning professionals, access to those resources at each university are also available. We are very excited for this years Student Day Sessions and think this years conference boasts a great geographical location and even more fruitful discussion about a variety of topics. The Student Programs also offers additional events, including a walking tour of Downtown Santa Barbara, a networking luncheon with professional planners, and professional headshots.

Student and Emerging Planner Mixer

Join fellow emerging planning professionals and students from across the State to mix and mingle. Please contact Student Programs Chair Rachel Raynor at if you have any questions.

Light appetizers will be served. We hope to see you in Santa Barbara!

Student Walking Tour - Limited to First 30 to Register

Enjoy a walking tour of Downtown focused on the history and hearing the story of the City flipping from a Victorian-inspired town to a Spanish Revival town, with the help of a few visionaries and the aftermath of the earthquake in 1925. Transportation will be provided. Better hurry and register for this free event! Registration is capped at 25 for transportation purposes. Don't forget your walking shoes.

Connect! Networking Luncheon

Connect with conference attendees and get one-on-one feedback, insights, and tips from fellow APA members/professionals who have volunteered their expertise and time to connect and share their knowledge with emerging planners.


Dress for the job you want and make sure to smile for the camera. A professional photographer will do the rest! First come, first serve!

Time and location to be determined.

Date: Sunday, September 15, 2019