APA-Wisconsin's 2018 Conference in Madison

For a full list of past and future events available for CM credits click here.

Upcoming Events

University of Wisconsin - Extension's:
2019 Teleconference Series

Join us for a series of informative teleconferences put on by the University of Wisconsin - Extension. These timely audio programs for Wisconsin local government officials, attorneys, land use planners and interested citizens begin on January 9, 2019. American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Continuing Maintenance (CM), and Continuing Legal Education (CLE) accreditation applied for. Participation in live program qualifies for credit. Each 90-minute teleconference is $20 and includes a digital copy of written materials. Visit their website to register and APA to register your CM credits.

APA Chapters and Divisions:
Planning Webcast Series

Earn over 50 CM credits every year on your computer – at no cost to members of participating APA chapters and divisions that support the Planning Webcast Consortium. Sessions take place live on Fridays from 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET. 

To see the upcoming AND prior webcast to earn your CM credits, visit their website. 

  • Note: only one Law and one Ethics session are available for on demand.  All the others must be viewed live to count toward CM requirements.  Select the Distance Education tab on the Ohio Chapter website.

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources':

Good Health Grows on Trees Conference
Janesville - Thursday, May 30, 2019

"We invite you to join us for the first ever Good Health Grows on Trees Conference, hosted by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Urban Forestry program, funded in part by the USDA Forest Service. This one-day event will include presentations from dynamic speakers exploring the science behind the impacts of urban and community forests on our physical and mental health, and applications of these findings on the ground. We will hear from a variety of professional perspectives including social science, public health, landscape architecture, city planning and urban forestry. This conference includes a facilitated interactive session where you will be invited to discuss and collaborate with your fellow attendees. Bring your questions, ideas and enthusiasm. Hope to see you there." 

Visit their website to register and APA to register your CM credits.

Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission's:
Grant Writing Class
Platteville - June 10-11, 2019

Beginning and experienced grant writers from city, county and state agencies as well as nonprofits, K-12, colleges and universities are encouraged to attend.  You do not need to work in the same profession as the host agency. This workshop is June 10-11, 2019, 9-4 both days with lunch on your own from noon to 1:20.  This is a grant writing class and grant management class. Tuition is $455 and includes everything: two days of terrific instruction, workbook, and access to our Alumni Forums that's packed full of tools, helpful discussions and more than 200 sample grant proposals.

Visit their website to register. 

Wisconsin Economic Development Association's:
Impact through Redevelopment
Milwaukee - Wednesday, July 17, 2019

This course will provide attendees with a framework for the redevelopment process, whether it is for one building, a city block or an entire business district. Content will be presented along three main components of strategy:  

1) The inspiration/vision for the redevelopment. 2) Methods and processes for evaluating the project to ensure positive impacts financially, politically and socially.  3) Steps to effective implementation of redevelopment strategies – from vision to completion.  

The WEDA Academy on Impact through Redevelopment is being offered as an optional session at the Mid-America EDC conference held in Milwaukee July 17-19.  Participants must register separately for the WEDA Academy session and the Mid-America conference.  WEDA is offering a $10 discount for registrants at Mid-America EDC.

Visit their website to register and APA to register your CM credits

Urban Ecology Center Intensive Workshop
Milwaukee - July 22-26, 2019

This 5-day workshop is designed to give participants an intensive introduction to the sustainability and community revitalization approach pioneered by the Urban Ecology Center (UEC) in Milwaukee. This curriculum is aligned with Ken Leinbach’s 2018 book, Urban Ecology: A Natural Way to Transform Kids, Parks, Cities, and the World (New York: Morgan James Publishing). Relevant chapters are noted for the sessions below.

During the week of July 22-26, participants will visit each of the three UEC centers in Milwaukee and learn how the programming of these sites promotes revitalization of urban neighborhoods by focusing on natural areas, addressing urban inequity, urban crisis, and separation from nature. Participants will explore the theory of change known as Collective Impact and a related set of ideas advanced by John McKnight--abundance.  

Visit their website to register and APA to register your CM credits.

Creative Placemaking Summer Workshop
Madison - July 23-27

Learn and exchange principles and practices of arts-based community development. Course will consist of online materials, discussions, site visits, and a mock design charrette. Gain an enhanced understanding of the principles of creative placemaking, considerations and criteria for developing and assessing projects, and best practices for building partnerships. Course fee includes transportation to site visits but does not include meals for day trips.


Tuesday 7/23: 5:00 – 9:00pm
Wednesday 7/24 – Saturday 7/27: 9:00am – 6:00pm

Registration ($1,200; AICP CM pending decision by APA-WI) [external link]

2019 Conference - Innovation: Planning on the Edge
Eau Claire - October 2-4, 2019

Keep an eye on this page or the conference page for details about our 2019 conference!

Wisconsin Economic Development Association's
2019 Fall Conference
Steven's Point - October 2-4, 2019

The 2019 WEDA Fall Conference will offer multiple in-depth sessions on the economic development tools at your disposal to drive economic growth in your community and across the state. Sessions will provide attendees with information on new economic development programs and tools, updates on existing ones, and expert guidance on best practices for implementation.

Keep an eye on this page for future details. CM credits will be provided. 

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point's:
Conference on the Small City and Regional Community
Stevens Point - October 16-17, 2019

This year's theme is Population Dynamics and the implications for small cities, towns, and rural areas. Keep an eye here for more details as they come. The deadline for proposals is May 31, 2019.