Meetings and Events
Meetings and Events Advancing the Profession Collaborativley
One of the missions of the Division is to create a planning-technology or "plan-tech" community. One where we share data, knowledge, resources, or skills to build a practice around this important force that impacts society and our communities.
The Technology Division organizes and supports events, sometimes annually or semi-annually, the help bring the community of technologists, planners, and technology planners together. For our webinars, head over to the Knowledge Center.
2022 Division Achievement Award Winner!
Planning + Tech Hackathon '22
The Tech Division launched its annual Hackathon earlier this month challenging planners to develop a data specification for sustainability. In this lightweight, no-code Hackathon, anyone with coinciding interests in sustainable development, GIS, and/or data governance can participate by submitting a simple schematic (and/or proof of concept) to help planners measure and compare metrics for sustainable development between municipalities.
Students have the opportunity to win cash prizes if their proposed schematic is chosen. Regardless, the submission holds potential to be featured and/or operationalized by the Division!
APA's National Planning Conference
The Technology Division hosted a happy hour and a "A Planning Chat with ChatGPT" at NPC '23 in Philadelphia. Interested in hosting more events like these at your local conference? Reach out to us!
Upskill by taking Certification Maintenance (CM) credits in technology-focused training.