SCAPA Conferences

Upcoming Conferences

Join us at the SCAPA Spring 2017 Conference on Wednesday, March 15, at the Main Street Junction in Historic Union, SC.

Click here to register on-line.  If you prefer to pay by check, please click here to download the paper registration form and follow the payment instructions on the form.  Please note that pre-conference registration ends March 9, 2017.  Those wishing to register after March 9 will be accommodated as walk-up registrations on the day of the conference and a $25 late registration fee will apply. If you have any questions, please email Ernie Boughman at

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Previous Conferences

Session presentations are available for some previous SCAPA conferences:

  • SCAPA Summer 2016 Conference

    The Summer 2016 SCAPA Conference was held in Greer, SC on June 15, 2016. Download the Conference Agenda to view session information (speakers and topics). Download the following session presentations: 2016 Economic Outlook From Plan to Project to Progress Breweries, Distilleries, and Growlers…Oh My! Captivated by Cultivation The End of the Governor’s Vested Rights/Permit Extension Act    
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  • SCAPA Winter-Spring 2016 Conference

    The Winter-Spring 2016 SCAPA Conference was held in Beaufort, SC on March 18, 2016. Download the Conference Agenda to view session information (speakers and topics). Download the following session presentations: Partnering with Non-Profits to Implement Park Projects South Carolina’s Thousand Year Flood: Lessons Learned for Planners Lessons Learned: How Partnerships Help Shape Redevelopment Projects: Three Case Studies
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  • SCAPA Fall 2015 Conference

    The Fall 2015 Conference was held on the USS Yorktown in Mount Pleasant, SC.  Three educational tracks included topics on economic development, tourism and special events, planning law, ethics, water issues, and so much more. View the SCAPA Fall 2015 Conference Packet and download select session presentations below. What’s Health Got To Do With It? Ethics for Planners Tourism
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  • SCAPA Fall 2014 Conference

    The Fall 2014 Conference theme was “Planning for ALL” and highlighted our professional obligation to serve the public.  Four educational tracks included topics on professional development, food systems, recreation and heritage tourism, technology, community resiliency, waterfronts, airport compatibility, planning law, and ethics. View the SCAPA Fall 2014 Conference Packet and download select session presentations below. What is
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  • SCAPA Summer 2015 Conference

    Thursday, July 30 at the South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, SC The Summer 2015 Conference focused on coordination and collaboration. View the Summer 2015 Conference Registration Packet and download select session presentations below.   Multi-Agency Coordination for Multi-Modal Connectivity in SC Communities Housing PSA – Public, Student, and Affordable Collaboration and Innovation in Community Food
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  • SCAPA Winter 2015 Conference

    Thursday, March 19, 2015 at College of Charleston The Winter 2015 focused on planning for resilient communities and offered a wide variety of sessions. See below for session descriptions and select presentations. Evolving Understandings of Resilience and Vulnerability in Planning Theory Kevin Keenan, Ph.D., AICP, Director, College of Charleston Urban Studies Program; and Brian Fisher,
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  • SCAPA Winter 2014 Conference

    February 21, 2014 College of Charleston, Stern Center Ballroom 66 George Street, Charleston, SC 29424 Eco Districts – A New Planning Technique Tim Keane, Director, Planning, Preservation, and Sustainability, City of Charleston, SC Innovative Public Engagement Christiane Farrell, Director, Department of Planning & Development, Town of Mount Pleasant, SC Kelly Cousino, AICP, Senior Planner, Department
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