2021 Western States Planning Conference

Book Your Stay at JW Marriott Camelback Today!

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We have the perfect staycation/vacation planned for you! Whether you're coming from across Arizona or from out of state, you won't want to miss this awesome opportunity to stay at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa for the 2021 Western States Planning Conference!

Our block of rooms at this gorgeous resort is only $114/night! This rate starts the weekend before the conference and extends all the way through the following weekend! August 19th - 28th!

Make your reservations now before the rooms are gone!

This video gives you a glimpse of all resort amenities, check it out!

Registration for 2021 Western States Planning Conference is now open! It will be held IN-PERSON on August 22-25, 2021 in Paradise Valley. 

Click here to register today!

For the first time in many years, at our 2021 Annual Planning Conference, APA Arizona will be hosting not only planners from the Four Corners states but planners from all Western states! APA Arizona and Western Planner are coming together to create an event you won’t want to miss!

Loras Rauch, Conference Committee Chair, said: 

"I want to bring a broad coalition of professionals with different cultural, geographic, and generational backgrounds and lived experiences together and provide a space to network and learn from each other; sounds like a conference to me! As the Arizona Chapter representative to Western Planner, and now the Western Planner President-Elect, it was a natural fit for me to chair the 2021 joint conference. By bringing Western Planner and its network of planners who work in the scattered regions of the west to Arizona, I hope to show that we all have similar issues to face and therefore, more in common here in the west; and when we network and learn from each other we can accomplish more!"

The 2021 Western States Planning Conference will be held at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona on August 22-25 where we will be “Breaking Boundaries, Creating Connections.

Jerry Stabley, APA Arizona Chapter President, claimed:

“What a privilege it will be to host the joint Western Planner/APA Arizona State Conference this year! We will have the opportunity to meet and learn from planners throughout the Western United States. We will also have a chance to show off the great work we are doing here in Arizona!”

This conference will be like no other you have attended in the past — it will be disruptive and innovative. Mark your calendars, and we will see you there!

Interested in becoming a chapter or conference sponsor? 

There are various levels from which to choose, and all provide excellent value.