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** Cancelled ** 2020 National Planning Conference

Updated: Apr 13, 2020

The 2020 National Planning Conference, originally scheduled for April 25–28 in Houston, is canceled in line with recommendations by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Registered attendees have the option of receiving a full refund or maintaining a credit with APA that can be applied to other programs, services, or membership renewal through September 30, 2021.

If you wish to obtain a refund, please e-mail us at for assistance by no later than April 30, 2020. If you would prefer to apply a credit on your account toward attendance at NPC21 in Boston, another program or service, or towards renewal of your membership before September 30, 2021, no further action is needed on your part.

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Join us at the #NPC20 Illinois Reception, April 27th!

If you're in Houston for #NPC20, don't miss The Best chapter reception in town, the Illinois Reception! Join members, alumni, students, and friends of the APA-IL, University of Illinois at Chicago, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign at Truck Yard Houston! Truck Yard offers a come-as-you-are atmosphere complete with a ferris wheel, tree houses, food trucks, live music and plenty of outdoor space. No RSVP required. Date: April 27, 2020 Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM CDT  Location: Truck Yard Houston, 2118 Lamar St, Houston. Just a 4 minute walk from the Marriott Marquis and a 3 minute walk from the Convention Center.


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