Call for Presenters
The Montana Association of Planners (MAP), a Chapter of the American Planning Association, is delighted to announce the Call for Presentations at our upcoming conference, scheduled for October 7-9, 2024 in Lewiston, Montana. This event serves as a collaborative platform for sharing knowledge, fostering discussions, and promoting excellence in planning within the unique context of Montana. Please join us in the center of the state.
The deadline for submitting proposals is April 30, 2024. Late proposals will be considered as space allows. You will be notified whether your proposal has been accepted late April/early May.
We encourage presentations that showcase cutting-edge research, successful case studies, and emerging trends in rural, urban, and transportation planning in Montana. We will give special consideration to sessions focusing on topics identified in the 2023 MAP Membership survey:
- Rural Development
- Planning for Equitable and Affordable Housing
- Public Engagement and Outreach
- State Legislative and Policy Development
The conference is soliciting topics for required AICP Certification Maintenance (CM) credits. CM credit topics are Law; Ethics; Equity; and Sustainability and Resilience. Please review APA requirements for CM-education providers.
The conference consists of different types of sessions that can vary from abbreviated sessions that are combined with similar topics to deep dive sessions.
- Abbreviated sessions can consist of multiple presenters who speak for 15 minutes a piece. You can propose a complete panel or we will pair you with a speaker on a related topic.
- Standard sessions are an hour long that include presentation and times for questions.
- Deep dive sessions can range from 2.5 hours to 4 hours.
If you have an idea that doesn’t fit this time length format, please share it with us.
AICP Law, Ethics, Equity and Sustainability CM Credits:
We will accept proposals on ethics, law, equity and sustainability that meet the AICP requirements for those topics. Please plan on these sessions being 1 hour. Please visit https://www.planning.org/cm/activities/eligibility/ for additional information on the content needed to meet these AICP requirements.
Past presentations included sessions of the following items. These are also topics that can be proposed as presentations:
- Short Term Rentals
- Multimodal Transportation
- Parking Management
- Safe Routes to School
- Design Guidelines
- Flood Risk & Management
- Growth Policy Updates
- Agricultural Zoning
- Sustainability and Environmental Planning
- Health Policies
- Climate Action & Hazard Mitigation Planning
- Historic Preservation
- Youth in Planning
- Community Engagement