2019 APA Washington Annual Conference

2019 APA Washington Annual Conference

Shaping Communities that Thrive
October 16-17, 2019 | Tacoma, WA

RegistrationSponsorship | Hotel | Tour Information | Schedule | Session Descriptions

For more information and questions regarding the conference, please contact Stephanie Kennedy, Event Manager. 
For questions regarding your profile or registration, please contact the APAWA Office.

Please note:
if you have recently joined or renewed with APA, there is a delay between APA and the chapter. If you do not see the member rate when you login, please forward a copy of your membership confirmation/receipt to [email protected] so we can verify your membership. This will allow you to be able to register as a member.


Walk-ins are welcome. We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

Early (up to 10/4/2019) $305
Late (10/5/2019 through onsite) $370
Wednesday or Thursday only $210
Full-Time Student $75
Non Member
Early (up to 10/4/2019) $370
Late (10/5/2019 through onsite) $445
Wednesday or Thursday only $260
Full-Time Student $75

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received in writing on or before October 4 will receive a refund, less a $75 administrative fee. Cancellations received after October 4 will receive no refund. Substitutions are allowed.

Sponsorship Information

It is our pleasure to invite you to sponsor the 2019 APA Washington Annual Conference to be held October 16-17 in Tacoma, Washington at the Tacoma Convention Center. This is an exciting opportunity to add your voice to others who are actively involved in working to create great communities. Your organization can be an active partner by participating as a sponsor while also networking and collaborating with your peers and clients. Your sponsorship will bring statewide exposure to your organization with a membership of over 1,317 professional planners, attorneys, planning commissioners, architects, and consultants.

To continue the success of the APA Washington Annual Conference, we rely on the generous sponsorship of organizations and companies like yours to assure that we can offer a quality event at the lowest possible cost to participants. Please consider supporting the conference through a sponsorship.

There are several ways to participate in the conference and showcase your organization by becoming a sponsor or an exhibitor.

Download the sponsorship information

Conference Hotel

Courtyard By Marriot Tacoma Downtown

Room Rate: $189/night, plus tax
Reserve by Sept. 24
Call for Reservations: (253) 591-9100

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tacoma Downtown 
Room Rate: $154/night, plus tax
Reserve by Sept. 16
Call for Reservations: (253) 272-2434

Hotel Murano
Room Rate: $229/night, plus tax
Reserve by Sep. 24
Call for Reservations: (253) 238-8000




Tour Information

Wednesday 10:00 am - 12:30 pm | Foss Waterway, UWT, Brewery District Subarea Plan | Walking Tour | Free

Walk through the ever-expanding UWT campus along the rails to trails Prairie Line Trail to the Thea Foss mixed-use waterfront (a superfund clean-up site) and on to the Freighthouse Square Transit Complex/new TOD developments. Then ride the Tacoma LINK back to UWT/Brewery district and finish in the old Heidelberg Brewery (now the home of the Seven Seas Brewery). Conversation about the role of SEPA Planned Actions and the benefits of multiple partnerships.

Wednesday 2:15 - 5:00 pm | Pt. Ruston Mixed-Use Center and Dune Peninsula Park Superfund Site Redevelopment | Bus Tour | $75

Pt. Ruston Mixed-Use Center and Dune Peninsula Park Superfund Site Redevelopment: This mobile workshop will explore the complex process and successes of the redevelopment of the ASARCO copper smelter superfund site. Located on the waterfront with shared jurisdictional boundaries between the City of Tacoma and the City of Ruston, the site has been transformed through a public private partnership into the Pt. Ruston Mixed-Use Center and Dune Peninsula Park. The tour will illustrate how Federal, State, and local agencies partnered to create a destination to live, eat and recreate on the shores of Puget Sound.

Thursday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Downtown Historic Preservation Lessons Learned | Walking Tour | Free

This free walking tour will showcase how preservation efforts have contributed to the revitalization of Tacoma’s historic downtown. Learn about how the combination of arts, education, public and private partnerships, historic interpretation and pedestrian-friendly transit-oriented development shaped downtown. Case studies include the University of Washington Tacoma campus, the Prairie Line Trail, Elks McMenamins, and Old City Hall.

Contact Stephanie Kennedy, Event Manager, by phone at (503) 626-8197 or by email at [email protected].