Nebraska Annual Planning Conference

The Nebraska Planning and Zoning Association (NPZA) and Nebraska Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA-NE) will convene in September 2021 for the Nebraska Annual Planning Conference. At this time, we are planning to hold this conference at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney, Nebraska. However, in light of the current pandemic, we have concluded that some flexibility in how the conference is presented is warranted. 

Conference Details

The 2021 Nebraska Annual Planning Conference is keyed to providing local planning officials, planners, attorneys and citizens, the information necessary to apply sound planning principles in their counties, villages, and municipalities. The conference also offers many choices for planners in expanding their knowledge of planning disciplines through APA-NE. Sessions offer AICP Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for members of APA. The Conference offers many choices for learning from institute topics to hands-on charrettes. It is also an excellent time to network, meet new people, and catch up on old friendships.

Each conference session will be led by one of our experts on a specific planning topic, developed around emerging and continually challenging issues in the field of planning. Conference-session presenters range from planners, attorneys, and professors to consultants and engineers, all of whom are locally or nationally recognized for their efforts in the field of planning.

The Call for Presenters and Session Proposals is open until April 16, 2021. Additional information and submission form found on NPZA's website ( and in the PDF.

Important Dates
Submission deadline – April 16, 2021
Notification of selection – June 1, 2021
Nebraska Annual Planning Conference – September 15-17, 2021

Submittal Questions
Please email any questions to Stacey Hageman at

Important Dates
January 20, 2020 Speakers Notified of Changes to Selection Process
TBD Selected Speakers Notified
TBD Early Registration Deadline
September 15-17, 2021 Nebraska Annual Planning Conference