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Early this month, the final program was released for APATX17. 

Online registration for the conference has closed. Onsite registration is available during the conference, including full conference registration and one-day registration. 

Registration opens on Wednesday, November 1 at noon in the Frisco Conference Center foyer. 

Digital Engagement #APATX17

Speakers, exhibitors, sponsors, and attendees are encouraged to use the #APATX17 hashtag on social media before, during, and after the conference. APATX has developed a Digital Engagement Toolkit to boost engagement efforts at the conference. Here are some ways to engage at APATX17: 

  • Tag your posts with #APATX17 and any applicable secondary hashtags
  • Share graphics from the Digital Hub or from @txplanning social media accounts
  • Participate in the #APATX17 TweetChats 11/1 at 6PM and 11/2 at 6PM
  • Submit a guest post for the APATX17 blog 

We’ll be checking the #APATX17 hashtag for content to like, share, and retweet. Have a post or engagement asset for the APATX17 Digital Hub? Email us at  APATX17@gmail.com or DM on Twitter (@txplanning)

Free Professional Headshots - Courtesy of APATX17 Sponsors

Is it time for you to update your Linked-In photo? Don't worry- we have you covered. On Thursday, November 2,  professional photographers will be providing free headshots throughout the day in the Erudia Room from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm. Wear your best threads and simply show up to have your photo taken! This was made possible by our APATX17 Sponsors! 

Job Mart

Looking for that great new job or outstanding employee? Check out the Job Mart bulletin board near the Registration Desk at APATX17! Employers may use this to post job announcements and applicants can contact employers. 

APATX Mentorship Program Application Open

The application window for the 2018 Planning Mentorship Program is now open! Applications will be accepted through Friday, November 3, 2017. The purpose of the program is to bridge the professional gap between college graduates, members of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), and members of the American Institute of Certified Planners College of Fellows (FAICP).

The program is intended for professionals to gain and share valuable knowledge and insight into their planning careers from fellow professionals. Participants will be assigned to Mentorship Communities. These communities will meet throughout the year to network, share skills and knowledge, and participate in various activities that the group plans. For more information, visit the APATX Mentorship Program website!

Click to to sign up today!

Great Places in Texas - Call for 2018 Places Now Open!

The Call for 2018 APA Texas Great Places is now open and the deadline to submit your great place is February 2, 2018. Last year, the Chapter rolled out Great Places in Texas - its own version of APA's Great Places in America Program. Great Places in Texas will recognize the Lone Star’s Great Places – neighborhoods, streets, and public spaces – and celebrate how planning has played a vital role where we live, work, and play. 

To read more about the program, review the existing Great Places in Texas designees, and download an application, visit www.greatplacesintexas.com

Exhbit Hall & Legacy Project

Exhibit Hall

Over 20 exhibitors from the private and public sectors will be in attendance at APATX17. New to this year are exhibitor awards, including the Conference Theme Award, Exhibitor Engagement Award, and Planning Exhibitor Award. Make sure you spend some time visiting and interacting with these great exhibitors! In addition, APATX will be doing a Facebook Live Tour on November 2 at 5:30pm! 

Legacy Project

​The 2017 Legacy Project is a competition between universities to develop concepts to reimagine downtown Frisco. The concept posters will be on display in the Exhibit Hall throughout the conference and the student teams will be presenting their concepts Friday morning at 10:15 in Rock Hill room. Be sure to stop by to view the students' work and vote for your favorite! 

Thank You APATX17 Sponsors!

Thank you to all the sponsors who have made this a record-breaking year! We know our members will enjoy all the "extras" that we were able to provide because of your contribution. 

Sponsorship Commitments 

Annual Sponsors: City of Dallas, City of Plano, City of Garland, City of Frisco, Freese and Nichols, Texas Masonry Council, Walter P. Moore, Stantec

Special Events Sponsors: The City of The Colony, Jackson Walker, Kendig Keast Collaborative

Receptions Sponsors: City of Richardson, Ch2m, Pacheco Koch, Mycoskie + Mcinnis + Associates (MMA), Gateway Planning, Michael Baker International, Kimley-Horn and Associates, AECOM

Breaks Sponsors: Livable Plans, MasterPlan Texas, The Town Planner, LLC

Workshop Sponsors: Fregonese & Associates, Greater Dallas Planning Council, Strategic Community Solutions

Friends of APA Sponsors: Design Workshop, Bagley & Associates, CoPLAN LLC, J. Williams Group, LLC