Making Great Communities Happen

Call for Presentations


The Atlantic Coast Section is pleased to welcome the APA Florida Annual Conference to Daytona Beach! This area is known worldwide as the home of the Daytona International Speedway and is in close proximity to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and Port Canaveral, an international hub for cargo and cruising.

Our section is committed to Rise to the Challenge of planning for Florida’s future. We cheer as rockets lift off into orbit from Kennedy Space Center and as cars exceed 200 miles per hour at the Daytona International Speedway. We collectively prepare for the threat of sea level rise and pollution of our waterways. We welcome local, national and international visitors to explore our beaches, towns and natural, untouched wilderness. We travel and trade on land, by sea, through the air, and into space.

With your help, we can all be more prepared to Rise to the Challenge. We are looking for dynamic and interesting session proposals, especially in the topic areas listed below. If you have a great idea for a session that is not covered in the list, we are happy to welcome your proposal. We also welcome research projects at the university level from both professors and students that would be of interest to our membership.

Session proposals should be 75 minutes (90 minutes for law and ethics credits).

Read the Call for Presentations from Florida Planning that explains the session topic areas.

Please use the Session Practice Form (download here) before you complete and submit it online at All online forms must be received by no later than 5 pm on March 31, 2017.

Carefully review the requirements for AICP Certification Maintenance credit and presentation tips at: and

In order to participate on a session panel, APA and APA Florida members will be required to register for at least the day of the conference on which they will be speaking. Non-members (e.g.: community members, public officials, and auxiliary professionals) are not required to register to participate on a panel.

If you have any questions or have problems submitting your proposal, please contact the Chapter Office at or 850-201-3272.