APA – Wisconsin 2017 Conference
Theme: Getting There Together–Bridging the Divide
Milwaukee, October 26-27, 2017
Sponsorship Information / Sponsorship Sign Up Form (Word)
Detailed Program Description
Program for Conference (updated 10/20/2017)
Click HERE for the online registration!
Conference Hotel Accommodations
Empty Storefronts Conference, Nov. 6th, 2017- 8:30am-6pm, Milwaukee, WI
NAIOP, WI the Commercial Real Estate Development Association and NEWaukee present the 3rd Empty Storefronts Conference, a day-long conference that focuses on holistic solutions, national trends, best practices, and success stories that lead to action plans and spark ideas to fill empty storefronts.
The Empty Storefronts Conference features national and local speakers that have implemented practices and tactics in their own communities and across the country to address vacant storefronts. The Empty Storefronts Conference is hosted in different empty storefronts and neighborhoods around Milwaukee, WI.
Click on HERE to see the Empty Storefront Conference’s full schedule and to register!
2017 APA Upper Midwest Conference
Online registration is now available for the 2017 APA Upper Midwest Conference, October 4-6 in Dubuque! Click here for details and registration.
The early registration deadline is September 27.
Here are 5 reasons you should attend APA Upper Midwest:
1. Network with Planners across the Midwest.This is the biggest gathering of planners in the State, and this year APA Iowa Chapter is hosting the Upper Midwest Regional Conference (includes Minnesota and Wisconsin.)
2. Explore Historic Dubuque. The conference site is on the banks of the Mississippi, near the Historic Millwork District (a “Great Places in America” 2016 finalist.). Visit the nearby National Mississippi River Museum or Fenelon Place Elevator (“the world’s shortest, steepest scenic railway.”)
3. Double Down on Sustainability. The Growing Sustainability Communities (GSC) conference is happening immediately before our conference in the same location. APA Iowa conference registrants can attend GSC Wednesday events a la cart and/or get a discount on registration for the full GSC conference.
4. 3 Great Parties. Enjoy a tour of Dubuque’s finest food during the progressive dinner on Wednesday, an all-conference reception on Thursday, and a bonus post-reception party by one of our sponsors!
5. Speaker Line-up! Last but not least: we’ve got some fantastic sessions for you! Highlights include 5 mobile workshops, Keynote Speaker Jason Roberts with Better Blocks, and sessions presentations from across the state.
2016 APA- WI Conference Presentations:
Walker Advancing Economic Development with Active Transportation
Planning and Economic Development = Vibrant Public Space Oconomowoc
Zoning Turns 100
Wild at Heart: What is Nature to Planners?
Business to Community Connections
Initiative 41 – A NEWway of Thinking – Oshkosh
Non-Profit Housing Providers in Small Cities: Challenges and Solutions in Housing the Workforce
Worth a Closer Look- Juneau County
Integrating Public, Private and Tribal Interests to Plan a Destination Entertainment District in Madison, WI
The Intersection of Workforce Development and Planning
Planning and Technology: Closing the Gap
Emerging Transportation Trends
Placemaking: Strategies, Partnerships & Lessons Learned Walking Tour – Appleton
Building Resilient Communities One Code At A Time
21st Century Economic Development Positioning
Making Lemonade Out of Caterpillars: Leveraging Highway Reconstruction to Spur Business Expansion and Neighborhood Success
Small Business: Regulation & Permitting to Facilitate Success
2016 Legislative Updates for APA-WI Annual Conference
Embracing a Bypass Without Being Passed By
Sign Ordinances: A New Legal Framework
Speedy & Smart: Fitchburg’s SmartCode Zoning
Access Management Issues for Local Communities: Working with WisDOT
The Fresh Product: Food, Resources, Education, Security & Health
Using Value Analysis to Assist Transit System Planning, Design, Implementation and TOD
Creative Economic Opportunities for Rural Towns