Call for Session Proposals

The 2023 North Carolina Planning Conference Committee is now accepting Session Proposals for this year's conference

When submitting proposals, we encourage session organizers to submit sessions that include current issues, trends, challenges, and solutions that are shaping planning today.

Session Submission Information

  • All sessions must be submitted using our online proposal submission platform (Submittable). Session proposal forms can be find by clicking on the link below.
  • You will be required to create a free account on Submittable in order to submit a proposal if you do not have an account already.
  • You should receive an email notification after you have successfully submitted your form.
  • For those session organizers and additional speakers that choose to participate in-person, we ask that they block out the conference dates on their schedules until sessions are selected and time slots for those sessions are determined. APA-NC cannot take requests for specific dates and times. 
  • The Conference Planning Committee accepts sessions on a “rolling basis." Meaning that the committee reserves the right to accept and inform submitters their proposal has been accepted starting when the first proposals are submitted.
  • Session proposals will not be accepted unless all required information has been completed. All speaker information including bios must be submitted with the proposal.
  • Session proposals are reviewed based upon the following criteria: quality of the program proposal, contribution to the mission of the Chapter, content of program goals & outcomes, program delivery style, and creativity. 
  • Complete Lightning Round Sessions may have up to 3 mini-presentations (from separate proposals) that are assembled into a combined session of 60 minutes (20 minutes per topic, 1 speaker per topic).
  • Mobile Workshops must be at least 1 hour in length and no longer than 3 hours maximum. Priority will be given to mobile workshops that are within walking/riding distance of the convention center to ensure social distancing guidelines.
  • Session organizers will have the opportunity to accept or decline their assigned time slot.

2023 NC Planning Conference Session Proposal Form