APA Florida 2019 Annual Conference

APA Florida Chapter


Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 7:30 a.m.
Friday, September 13, 2019, 1:30 p.m. CDT

Miramar Beach, FL, United States


The Emerald Coast Section is pleased to host the APA Florida Annual Conference in Sandestin! We will be meeting Sept. 10-13, 2019 at the Baytowne Conference Center in Sandestin. 

The Emerald Coast is comprised of Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, Washington, and Holmes counties. We are home to a wide array of unique environmental features including world renowned beaches, 15 rare coastal dune lakes, and over a dozen state parks. Our municipalities range from rural communities to urban cities including a multitude of acclaimed new urbanist communities. The region is a strong economic engine focused on aerospace, technology, manufacturing, distribution / logistics, retail, and tourism development. And, we are incredibly proud of the six military installations located throughout the section.

This regional planning area confronts and defies many of the same topics reflected throughout the state including post hurricane and hurricane readiness, economic development obstacles, affordable housing, mobility and mass transit challenges, environmental concerns, military planning challenges, and the search for innovative design.  All these topics and more will be the focus of sessions at this conference.

This year we call on you to reflect on the upside of planning.

Conference Hotel

Village/Grand Complex


9300 Emerald Coast Parkway

Miramar Beach, FL 32550



$145 (Studio) per night (single or double)

$155 (1 Bedroom) per night (single or double)

Free Self-Parking

Free WiFi in the room



Two ways to reserve a room

ONLINE:  Click here to be directed to the group reservation page. Do NOT change any information under the Availability Calendar. Under the Stay Details section, fill out information but do not alter the Group Code. Click Search and room options will appear.

CALL:  800-320-8115 and give the Group Code: 23Q9YV.

Note that a deposit of one night’s room rate is required to secure rooms.  Deposit is refundable in the event of individual room cancellation, provided notice is received seven days prior to scheduled arrival date.  Any remaining balance will be charged within 7 days prior to arrival. If cancelling within 7 days of arrival, there will be forfeiture of entire reservation amount.


There is a separate small block of student rooms for $105/night– please contact the Chapter Office at fapa@floridaplanning.org or 850-201-3272 to get the reservation information.  Deadline is end of day on August 19.

Basic Registration

Full conference rates

Payment must be received by:Early Bird
July 26
August 23
September 10-13
APA or APA Florida Member (1) $380 $460 $495
APA Retired Member (9) $180 $230 $280
Planning Commissioner (1) (10) $380 $460 $495
Non-Member (1) (8) $460 $535 $575
Full Time Student (1) (5) $135 $135 $170
New Member (1) (6) $275 $350 $395

ONE DAY or planning symposium only (single days cannot be combined)

Payment must be received by:Early Bird
July 26
August 23
September 10-13
Weds. Only APA or APA Florida Member (2) $210 $250 $280
Weds. Only Non-Member (2) (8) $285 $320 $350
Thurs. Only APA or APA Florida Member (3) $210 $250 $280
Thurs. Only Non-Member (3) (8) $285 $320 $350
Friday Only APA or APA Florida Member (4) $120 $145 $170
Friday Only Non-Member (4) (8) $195 $220 $245

Planning Officials Training Symposium – Tues. ONLY (7)

$50 $50 $50

(1) Includes all sessions, all lunches & all receptions.

(2) Includes Wednesday sessions, lunch & reception.

(3) Includes Thursday sessions, lunch & reception.

(4) Includes Friday sessions & lunch.

(5) Limited $50 rebate available for students. Contact the Chapter Office at 850.201.3272 for details. Students can also register through Aug. 31 at the regular rate by contacting the Chapter Office.

(6) New Members are defined by special APA membership.

(7) Includes Tuesday reception.

(8) Join APA today and pay the APA Member Registration rate!

(9)APA Retired members are defined by special APA membership. Includes all sessions and Thursday              luncheon.

(10)Includes Planning Officials Training Symposium if requested.


All registration cancellations and changes must be received by e-mail to registrationchanges@planning.org by August 23, 2019 to be eligible for a refund. There is a $50 processing fee for any cancellation and a $25 change order processing fee.  Cancellation requests received after August 23, 2019 will be considered after the conference is over.

For registration questions e-mail confregistration@planning.org or call (312) 334-1250.




Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact the chapter office at 850-201-3272 no later than Aug. 6, 2019.  Special accommodations with respect to lodging should be handled directly with the hotel.


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Contact Info

Julia Magee, fapa@floridaplanning.org


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