Conferences and Meetings

About the Conference

The 2023 Bi-State (MO & KS) APA Conference will take place on October 11th-13th at the Sheraton Hotel at Crown Center, in Kansas City, MO. Hosted by KC-APA, the local chapter of the American Planning Association, in collaboration with other chapters from Missouri and Kansas. The APA Bi-State conference provides outstanding training and networking that attracts planners, elected officials, and related design professionals from Missouri, Kansas and the surrounding region. This year's theme is the heART of planning, diving into the art and science behind the planning profession. 

Call for Sessions is Open

The KC-APA is now accepting proposals for sessions, workshops, and mobile tours for the 2023 Bi-State (MO & KS) APA Conference!  Sessions that are of particular interest are those related to this conference’s themes: placemaking; urban design; third spaces; smaller-scale planning efforts; unique culture and character; and neighborhood planning. Sessions are also being sought for the mandatory CM credits of Ethics, Law, Equity, and Sustainability and Resilience.  All session proposals must be submitted by June 9th, 2023 to be considered for the conference, so don’t delay! Submit yours here: