The National Capital Area Chapter of the APA will hold its fall conference and chapter awards ceremony on Saturday, November 10 at Catholic University. The event will be held from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM and include six conference presentations (each eligible for 1 CM credit), lunch, and chapter awards for local planning projects. We need your help to make this a great event!
We're looking for conference sessions that showcase planning projects in the National Capital Region. If you have a local case study or research that you wish to present at the conference, we invite you to submit a session proposal. Students and young professionals are particularly encouraged to submit a proposal. The Executive Board will review all submissions with a preference for local and current projects, as well as projects that exemplify APA's focus on innovative smart growth initiatives.
To submit a session proposal, send a short write-up of the topic (no more than 200 words), including the names and affiliations of any potential speakers, to Shannon Hake at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than September 1, 2012.
Does your organization have a great planning project or initiative? Or do you work with outstanding members of the planning community and want them to be recognized? National Capital is calling for entries for the 2012 Chapter Awards! This is your opportunity to nominate outstanding plans, initiatives, professionals, public leaders, and citizens that deserve to be recognized and honored for community planning achievements within the last two years.
To nominate a project for an award, refer to the nomination form for submission instructions and award criteria details. Nominations are due September 10, 2012. If you have any questions, please contact Renée Kamen at email@example.com or Bob Duffy at Robert.Duffy@ppd.mncppc.org.
We will definitely need your help to make this a success. We'll need most of your assistance on the day of the event (set-up, registration, room aids), but are also soliciting volunteers to assist other subcommittees with tasks that will occur in advance of the actual event. As an incentive, volunteers will receive reduced registration fees as well as an opportunity to hear interesting sessions and network with other local planners.
To volunteer, please send your name, e-mail address, and phone number to Arlova Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have an interest in helping out with a particular task or activity, please feel free to share that as well.
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