2022 Joint Annual Chapter Conference


A three-day conference of sessions, events, and mobile tours!

The New York Upstate Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA), the Western New York APA Section (WNY APA), and the New York Upstate Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) are proud to announce that the 2022 Annual Chapter Conference will be held in downtown Buffalo at the Aloft Hotel, from Wednesday, October 12 through Friday, October 14.

This joint Conference is an opportunity for planners, landscape architects and community advocates to learn and share successful strategies for revitalization in the Upstate region. The conference theme “Resilient Together” exemplifies the resolute fortitude that so many in our community have exhibited over the last few years. Through numerous challenges and setbacks, planners and landscape architects alike have held true to their principles to guide their neighborhoods’ recovery and begin again. The conference seeks to explore and celebrate the many ways that our profession has been resilient in environmental, social, and professional matters. Through this gathering the conference will reconnect old friends and create new lasting relationships for the future.


Day 1: Wednesday, October 12

Registration and vendors are on site to start the Conference. Sessions are followed by a Welcome Reception at Patrick's Rooftop (on the roof of the Aloft Hotel).

Day 2: Thursday, October 13

A continental breakfast and welcome speaker begins the day off, followed by a full day of sessions. The Annual Meeting & Awards Lunch is at 12:15pm and a bowling event at Spare Lanes on the lower level ends the day.

Day 3: Friday, October 14

The final day will conclude with APA AICP required sessions on Law and Ethics and a farewell mobile tour.