To stay connected during the pandemic, the Nebraska Chapter's Emerging Planners Group is hosting monthly virtual happy hours. These virtual events start at 5:30 pm on Zoom and are informal ways to catch up with colleagues and make new connections. Invites are sent out via the chapter email list, but all are welcome to attend. For details email for the next event invite.

Next Virtual Happy Hour: September 24, 2020

Fall Workshop

Each fall, the chapter hosts a one-day event to deliver timely, interesting, and informative material to chapter members and other attendees. The event is a great opportunity for AICP members to gain certification maintenance credits outside the annual state conference. Information on the 2020 workshop will be posted here when available. Due to the pandemic this workshop may divert from the traditional in-person one day workshop and either go virtual or become a series of webinars.

Hyde Lecture Series

The Hyde Lecture Series is a long-standing endowed program within UNL’s College of Architecture. Each year the College hosts experts in the disciplines of Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture and Planning that enrich the ongoing dialog around agendas which are paramount to the professions and our graduates. Information on the current seasons lectures can be found on the College of Architecture website.

Book Club

Looking to connect with other planners and discuss relevant topics to your profession? The Emerging Planners Group hosts quarterly book clubs which kicked off in fall 2020. 

Join your fellow planners and allied professionals in the Summer 2021 Planners Book Club hosted by the APA Nebraska Chapter’s Emerging Planners Group. This quarters book is Feminist City by Leslie Kern. Here is how it works: 

1. Register to participate at the following link: 

2. Read or listen to the book (available in physical, digital, and audio formats). 

3. Join us for a lively discussion in June. A Doodle poll will be sent out to book club participants several weeks in advance to find a time that works for everyone for the discussion. To be determined whether or not the discussion will be held in person or over Zoom. 

4. Earn CM credit for participating in the discussion.