Event Name
API Conference 2019
Event Date
October 2, 2019 to October 4, 2019

We are looking forward to seeing you at the Alt Hotel St. John’s from October 2–4. Hotel bookings at the discounted rate are now available. You can book online at the Alt hotel, or by calling the hotel directly at 1 844 625-0123 and quoting the booking code OCT2020.

Final Conference Program

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2019 Atlantic Planners Institute Conference logo

In 2019, the Canadian Institute of Planners celebrates 100 years of advancing planning across Canada. For planners in Atlantic Canada, this anniversary is an opportunity for us to reflect on our contribution to the communities we serve. It’s also a good time to look ahead and think about how our profession can continue to help those communities face new challenges in this rapidly changing world. Sometimes, what is old becomes new again. Are planners caught in a cycle of repackaging tried and true methods, or are we creating new and innovative approaches that truly advance our ability to help communities anticipate, embrace and adjust to change? How can we deliver the kinds of programs, plans and policies that advance planning in Atlantic Canada? What tools do we need to be able to effectively evaluate our work to ensure success?


Through the conference, we will:

  • Reflect on past successes and challenges in planning in Atlantic Canada;
  • Learn about Innovation in planning practice—new methods that address current issues and expected challenges;
  • Share information about Delivering and Evaluating successful programs, policies and plans that demonstrate progress in planning.

Now more than ever, practising planners are hungry for the knowledge, skills and expertise that will be needed to help communities interpret and respond to the social, environmental and technological change that is occurring.


Reflection St. John’s 2019 will attract professional planners, planning students, other professionals with an interest in planning, municipal staff and elected officials. The conference will provide an important opportunity for professionals from diverse fields to come together to network and explore ways to further integrate the relationship between planning, our communities, and the new environment.

Become a sponsor or exhibitor

Take advantage of one of the limited opportunities available to become a sponsor at this signature event. Learn more about sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities and benefits.

Cancellation Policy

  • Registration is transferable for a $30.00 + HST fee.
  • A full refund less a $75 + HST administration fee is available through September 20th.
  • No refund will be issued after September 20th, but registration may be transferred for a $30.00 + HST fee.


Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors



Canadian Institute of Planners


Professional Standards Board

Conference Fees

Full conference registration: $395 + HST

Full student registration: $195 + HST

One day registration (Thursday, October 3, does not includes banquet): $285 + HST

One day student registration (Thursday, October 3, does not include banquet): $140 + HST

Registrants may also purchase extra opening reception and banquet tickets.

Student Travel Bursary

Are you a student member of API in an accredited planning program? If so, you may be eligible to apply for the Student Travel Bursary to help cover costs to attend the API Conference.

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