2008 Conference

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Date(s) - Sep 21, 2008 - Sep 24, 2008
All Day

Renaissance Hollywood Hotel

Welcome to the Online Home of the APA California 2009 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 true Hollywood style, please check out the special 2008 Hollywood Conference Video Trailer: The “Planning” Office. Lights… Planning… Action! and the Opening Reception Video.

General Information

2008 Conference Program information
2008 Conference Program Cover
CCAPA Film Festival
APA California – 60 Years of Accomplishment
Lecture-Salon Couplet

2008 Conference Program Ads

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Schedule and Highlights:

Conference at a Glance Revised as of 9/17/2008
Program Sessions
Conference Biographies
Mobile Workshop Descriptions
California Planning Roundtable Presents the Lecture/Salon Couplet
Opening Reception information
Please click here to view the opening Reception Video
**Please note: the Rat Pack, Pussy-Cat Girls, Village People and Madonna are impersonators**

Thank you to our Sponsors and Exhibitors!

Exhibitors Thank You – Revised as of 9/17/2008
Sponsors Thank You – Revised as of 9/17/2008

Attention Conference Speakers

Speaker’s Checklist
AV Pricing

The conference will officially start on Sunday, September 21st and conclude on Wednesday, September 24th.

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.

This year’s conference features the Lecture-Salon Couplet, a first-ever collaboration with the California Planning Roundtable to create flexible, informal, and fast-paced sessions. Join us there for “Inside the Planners Studio,” “CPR presents ‘The View'”, academic presentations, roundtable discussions, and live, ongoing construction of a model of Hollywood. Sit in the Interactive Cafe, or bring your guitar and entertain the audience from the Free Speech stage. It’s all there for you.

Please click here for more information about the Lecture-Salon Couplet

Please click here to take the Diversity Summit Survey.

Conference Registration

On-Line Registration is now closed. On-site Registration will open at 12 Noon on Sunday, September 21. You may purchase full/one-day registrations, additional tickets for any event or meal function, and mobile workshops (based on availability) at the on-site registration desk beginning on Sunday. If you need to print your current registration, click on the changes or additions link below.

  • Online Registration:
    Regular registration deadline – 8/15/08.
    Register on-line with either credit card or check.
  • Registration Form:
    Printable registration form in PDF format
  • Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received by 8/15/08 will be fully refunded minus a $50 Processing fee. No Refunds After 8/15/08.

Hotel Reservations:
  • Both the Renaissance Hollywood and Holiday Inn are now SOLD OUT!
    Please contact the Hollywood Heights Hotel at 323-876-8600.
  • The Renaissance Hollywood is sold out!
    Please contact our overflow property:

    Holiday Inn Express Hollywood Walk of Fame
    Phone directly to Hotel: 323.850.8151

    Be sure to ask for the APA group rate of $175

    **Note: Do not call the 800 reservations number as they will not have the conference rate**

    1. To view the hotel go to www.ihg.com
    2. Enter in United States, Hollywood, California
    3. You will be able to view the Holiday Inn Express Hollywood Walk of Fame on this website
  • The Renaissance Hollywood Hotel is SOLD OUT!
    $189 Single/Double room rate from September 21-24, 2008.
    Cut-off date: August 22, 2008 Subject to availability.

  • Transportation Guide
Attention AICP Planners

Please click here for updated AICP CM credit information.

All CCAPA 2008 conference sessions and mobile workshops have been sent to the AICP Certification Board for application of CM credits. Over 90 percent of last year’s conference sessions were approved for CM credits. This should be true for this year’s conference as well. Full conference attendees should not have any problem getting at least a dozen or more CM credits.

Hing Wong, AICP
Senior Regional Planner, Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG)
Vice President for Administration, American Planning Association – California Chapter (APA California)