2007 Conference

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Date(s) - Sep 30, 2007 - Oct 3, 2007
All Day

Downtown San José Fairmont Hotel

Welcome to the online home of the 2007 APA Annual Conference!

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. In 2007 APA is “Transforming the Urban Fabric” in San José.

General Information

Conferences include an opening reception in a spectacular venue, keynote speakers, concurrent tracks of programs and seminars including practical “nuts and bolts” sessions, mobile workshops to local planning related venues, the CCAPA awards luncheon, and the California Planning Foundation auction to fund scholarships for planning students.

Schedule and Highlights

Conference Program
Conference Hours and Exhibit Hours
Mobile Workshops
Map of Fairmont Hotel

The conference will officially start on Sunday, September 30th at 1 p.m. and conclude on Wednesday, October 3rd at noon. All events will take place at the Downtown San José Fairmont Hotel except for the Diversity Summit (San José City Hall Rotunda) and the Opening Reception (The Tech Museum of Innovation).

Session Descriptions and Bios


The conference features two dynamic keynote speakers: Carl Guardino, President and CEO of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, and Norman Y. Mineta, former City of San José Mayor, member of Congress, U.S. Secretary of Commerce and U.S. Secretary of Transportation.

Keynote Speakers

Conference Registration

Registration is available online by clicking on the link to the right. This conference includes over 110 stimulating conference sessions following ten “threads” and 11 mobile workshops highlighting communities throughout the greater Bay Area. For schedules and programs, check out the Conference-at-a-Glance and the Day-at-a-Glance.

Registration Form

Online Registration (Closed) – Please purchase full conference registration, one-day conference registration, mobile workshop and extra meal/event tickets at onsite registration beginning Sunday, September 30 at 12 noon. See you in San Jose!

Conference Opportunities

Sponsorships are still available and there are two new events that can be sponsored. We are pleased to offer your organization the opportunity to market your services, products, and programs to planners and others at this annual, well-attended conference. Please click on the sponsorship opportunities link to the right.

Exhibitor Floorplan
Exhibitors List
Sponsors List

All exhibit booths are sold out. To be put on the waiting list, please contact Lynne Bynder at [email protected].

Complimentary Student Day

The complimentary student day is on Sunday, September 30th, which begins at 10 a.m. Pre-registration is required to ensure that everyone can be accommodated. If you are a student attending a college planning program, sign-up online for either the complimentary student day or for the entire conference!

AICP Certification Maintenance

Many, but not all, sessions and mobile workshops at this conference will be eligible for Certification Maintenance (CM) credits. For more information on CM visit www.planning.org/cm.

Certification Maintenance Program Summary
Certification Maintenance Program Details

News Media

Press Release

Planning Your Trip To San Jose

Hotel Reservations at Fairmont San Jose (Sold Out)

Hotel Reservations at San Jose Hilton Call (408) 287-2100 or (800) HILTONS. Please mention “CCAPA” for the special $169 rate. This rate is good only until September 14 (unless all rooms are sold out). The Hilton Hotel is a 5-minute walk from the Fairmont Hotel.

Click here for more information about:

  • Airlines and Flights
  • Parking Locations and Rates
  • Public Transportation
  • About San Jose
  • Things to do in San Jose
  • Experience Downtown San Jose

The 2007 CCAPA Conference Team

Visit the 2008 Conference page