2004 Conference

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Date(s) - Oct 17, 2004 - Oct 20, 2004
All Day

Riviera Palm Springs


The California Chapter presents a statewide conference annually that provide networking and educational opportunities for its members. These popular conferences attract planning professionals from throughout California, the United States, and around the world.


Conferences typically include an opening reception in a special venue, keynote speakers, concurrent tracks of programs and seminars including practical “nuts and bolts” sessions, mobile workshops to local planning related venues, the APA Awards Dinner, and the California Planning Foundation Auction to fund scholarships for planning students.

Join California’s leading planners for four sun-filled days in America’s favorite desert resort city of Palm Springs. The 2004 APA Statewide Conference will be held at the beautiful Wyndham Resort just steps away from the newly vibrant Village of Palm Springs and a roll of the dice from the magnificent new Spa Resort Casino. The serenity of the Coachella Valley is famous for rejuvenation and new beginnings and now is the time to reflect on the power of planning in creating a better California.

Appropriate dress for all Conference Sessions and Meals is Business Attire or Business Casual Attire. We hope you can join us in Palm Springs and see how California is Planning for Tomorrow’s Bright Future Today!

Conference Info Part 1

Part 1 Conference Info Download

  • Welcome Letters
  • Leadership
  • Leadership Meeting Schedule
  • Conference Committee
  • Conference-at-a-Glance
  • Highlights and Special Events
  • General Information
  • Sponsor Listing
  • Palm Springs Area Map
  • Session and Exhibit Area Map

Conference Info Part 2

Part 2 Conference Download

  • Session and Event Descriptions

Conference Info Part 3

Part 3 Conference Download

  • Moderator and Speaker Biographies

Conference Info Part 4

Part 4 Conference Download

  • Conference Advertising
  • Save the Date for Yosemite 2005
Mobile Workshop

Due to popular demand and limited space, Mobile Workshop #2, #3 and the Jeep Tour to the San Andreas Fault are SOLD OUT! We suggest as an alternative, Mobile Workshop #1 – Coachella Valley Habitat Conservation Plan, Sunday, 1:00 – 4:30 pm, $35 This mobile workshop will be driving along the fault and visiting a palm oasis on the San Andreas Fault.

If you are still interested in a Jeep Tour Excursion, Desert Adventures is offering a special $69.00 rate on a space available basis for APA conference attendees. Please call directly at 888/440-JEEP and ask for the special APA attendee rate.


Effective October 14, 2004 at 8 am the APA Conference Office and On-Line Registration will be closed. You can still register on-site and pay on-site. Those of you that are paying with a check, must bring a check payment with you or you will be asked for a credit card payment to confirm your registration.

If you have changes or additions to your registration, or are a speaker or an exhibitor, you can also register on-site. Mobile Workshops (based on availability) and Additional Meal tickets will be available for purchase at the on-site registration desk.

APA Registration will open at the Wyndham Palm Springs at 12 Noon, October 17th. As a reminder, no refunds will be processed effective September 1st. If you need to make a change in a registration because of a vacancy, you can also do this on-site, by providing written documentation that you are replacing a colleague from your company.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the APA 2004 Conference in Palm Springs!

Online and mail-in registration is now closed.

Registration Form
APA Expresses Sincere Appreciation to Our Conference Sponsors

Hotel Reservations

The Wyndham Palm Springs and Hilton Palm Springs are sold out of sleeping rooms for the APA 2004 Conference, October 17-20. Please contact the Palm Springs Riviera Resort at 1/800-444-8311 and tell them you are with APA. Group rate is $129.00 single or double.

If you require Child Care during the conference, please contact Celebrity Babysitting at 760/251-0088. All sitters are bonded and insured. Fees are $12.00 per hour with a 4 hour minimum, plus a $5.00 transportation/parking fee.

Conference Oppertunities

Exhibitor space is now sold out. 2004 Sponsorship are Sold Out!
Check back here as we update our conference web site

Register Now (Bring completed form with you to the conference)!