2020 Conference Program and Presentations

2020 Conference

View the recordings of the October Upper Midwest sessions on the WHOVA app (desktop or mobile).  This is available only to those who were registered for the conference.  Use the same login name and password that you used when you got the WHOVA app for the conference.  AICP CM credits are in process.

View the presentation slides from the October Upper Midwest Conference.

Courtesy of APA - Iowa Chapter.  "View" link will take you to the APA-IA website.
A special thank you to our Chapter sponsors:


  • Ehlers & Associates
  • HNTB
  • MSA Professional Services


  • Ayres Associates
  • Cedar Corp
  • Hoisington Koegler Group
  • Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc.
  • SRF Consulting
  • Tyler Technologies
  • Vandewalle & Associates


  • SD, Inc
  • MD Roffers Consulting

The virtual conference offers 30 sessions covering the impacts of COVID-19, Racial Equity and Social Justice, Land Use, Law, Ethics, and much more. Keynote sessions include Dr. Kirk Harris from the School of Architecture & Urban Planning at UW-Milwaukee, Jim Kumon, Executive Director of Incremental Development and a panel of Planning Directors discussing how to deal with controversial issues. Connect with planners throughout the three states during the virtual happy hour. Enjoy all this from the comfort of your home or office using the Whova virtual conference app. You’ll be able to connect with presenters, attendees, and sponsors. Attendees will continue to have access to session recordings after the conference.

Schedule of Sessions [ext]  

Finding the link to join the conference.  If you registered prior for October 5, search for conference credentials from "Michael Palermo" via Whova (conference platform).  If you registered October 5 or later, you will receive your credential by email from "Michael Palermo" on Friday.

Information on plenary speakers available HERE.


The processing of the CM credits is in process.  Based on the hours of sessions at the virtual conference, we can anticipate 14.75 total credits for the two days combined--4 CM on Monday, 4 CM on Tuesday, and 6.75 CM on Wednesday.

If you have any other questions or are interested in being a sponsor, please email conference coordinator Deb Nemeth (mailto:nemethplanning@gmail.com)

To see presentations from last year's conference visit our 2019 archive. For previous years, visit our Past Conferences Page.