Conference Program

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Keynote - Shawn Kanungo, Strategy in a World of Disruption

The business world has fundamentally changed forever. The growth and adoption of new technologies is at a dizzying pace. Customer and employee expectations have been pushed forward 10 years due to the pandemic. We are now looking for organizations to be fearless in a changing world. These drivers are forcing everyone to reimagine their entire organizations. How do we survive? How do we disrupt ourselves before someone else does? How do we deliver better experiences to our clients, customers, and teams? Today, we need to be bold, brave, and experimental.

In this awe-inspiring talk, Shawn Kanungo provides an optimistic roadmap for the future. He explores how we can take unexpected approaches to innovation to remain competitive and relevant.

This year's conference will explore how planning is evolving and will continue to evolve in the future and how to navigate the uncertainty. The expected outcomes of the conference include introducing participants to new and exciting ways that can help planners learn how to build future-ready communities, while  providing tangible and technical elements that can be utilized in our day-to-day lives. Professional planners and related professionals will present unique, creative and unconventional discussions on how we, together, can navigate an uncertain future.


  • There will be no formal programing on Sunday with exception of the Lessons from the Discipline Committee session which will be offered Sunday October 15th from 3:00 – 4:30 PM and the Welcome Reception that same evening. 
  • Registration includes access to recordings of a majority of the conference sessions, post-conference.
  • There will be no opportunity for virtual delegate registration.  However, a majority of the conference sessions recordings will be available for purchase by non-delegates at a future date.
  • The keynote address will be live streamed, and APPI will be providing access to that live stream at no cost to all APPI members.

All sessions qualify to be reported as structured learning units for the purposes of APPI's Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) requirements, whether participation is via attending in-person sessions, or viewed via a recording post conference.