2020 APPI Annual Conference

Beyond Success
Growth by Failure 

September 20 - 22, 2020 in Lethbridge, Alberta


Deadline extended to 3 PM March 18, 2020! Call for Proposals! Click for complete details on session topics, format, criteria and submission information.


At the 2020 APPI Conference in September, we will gather with members of the planning profession in Lethbridge to celebrate our failures.
Wait, what? Yup, you read that right. This year our conference theme, BEYOND SUCCESS: GROWTH BY FAILURE, will have us talking about a topic often avoided but one from which much can be learned.
When was the last time you failed at something? Maybe it was this morning, maybe it was a decade ago. We’ve all experienced times when things didn’t proceed as anticipated. As planners, how do we learn from past experiences, build positive relationships, innovate, and anticipate? When addressing persistent themes like political directions, economic challenges, climate change, technological advancement, social and cultural diversification, the lines between failure and success are not always clear.
By sharing our stories and stumbles, we can encourage iterative learning and creativity in addressing challenges!
In the spirit of the theme, we’re going to be trying out some different ideas at this year’s conference. We want this conference to fail… successfully! We’re committed to delivering high caliber presenter, sessions and networking opportunities. We also want to shake things up and find opportunities to make the event even better!

The 2020 APPI Conference Organizing Committee invites you to submit your proposal for creative, cautionary, and inspiring presentations that reflect on the theme of BEYOND SUCCESS: GROWTH BY FAILURE.

Thank you from the APPI 2020 Conference Organizing Committee!

Tyson Boylan, RPP, MCIP   Co-Chair
Spencer Croil, RPP, MCIP   Co-Chair
Shelagh Graham, RPP, MCIP Program Chair