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2022 North Carolina Planning Conference 

Resilient: Reimagining Economy, Equity, and Engagement

September 13-16

Twin City Quarters (Winston-Salem, NC)

Conference Location

M.C. Benton Convention Center

This year’s conference is located at the M.C. Benton Convention Center located in the heart of Winston-Salem's Twin City Quarter. For more details on the convention center, please visit Twin City Quarter.



APA-NC will be utilizing an online platform called Whova for the 2022 North Carolina Planning Conference. Attendees can Download the Whova Mobile App or Access It From the Web Platform on Desktop using the email address you registered with the event to sign up. 

With Whova you can:

  • View our event agenda and plan your personal schedule
  • Access handouts, video recordings, or streaming directly within sessions and utilize the session Q&A to ask questions (if enabled by the organizers)
  • Set up in-person/virtual meet-ups with other attendees to connect and network
  • Create and converse through various Discussion Topics in the Community Board
  • Receive updates such as last minute session changes from the organizers
  • Get presentation documents and slides (if the event organizer uploaded them)
After downloading, use your registered email address when signing up in the app and choose a strong password, or sign up using a social media account. Once you're signed up, you should be taken directly to our event!

If you aren’t directly added to the event and are asked for an event invitation code when accessing the event, please type in the invitation code you received upon registration. If you did not get the registration code, please email

Already used the Whova app in the past? Double-check that it is installed on your phone, and log in using your existing account email and password.

If you need more guidance on how to use Whova to attend the event, please visit Whova User Guides.


2022 North Carolina Planning Conference Agenda (subject to change)

Official Conference Hotel

The Winston-Salem Marriott (425 N Cherry Street) will serve as our conference hotel and is located across the street from the Benton Convention Center. Click Winston-Salem Marriott to book your room nights for the conference!

Deadline to Reserve: Tuesday, August 16, 2022 or until room block is sold out.

The Winston-Salem Marriott has a block of rooms available for conference attendees with special rates for our conference for the nights of Tuesday, September 13 through September 15. The group rate is $179 plus applicable taxes. There is no onsite parking available and valet parking is $25.00 per car per day. Offsite parking is available .1 mile away in the Cherry/Fifth Street Parking Garage. Check-time is 3:00 pm and check-out time is 12:00 pm. Please verify details directly with the hotel.