SCAPA Conferences

Upcoming Conferences

Join us at the SCAPA Summer Conference on Friday, July 21, 2017 at the Harris E. & Louise H. DeLoach Center, 451 East Carolina Ave, Hartsville, SC

Registration details coming soon.

Fairfield Inn and Hampton Inn and Suites are offering reduced rates for this event. Mention the SCAPA Conference when making reservations to receive the rate. Make your reservation by July 6, 2017  – availability is limited.

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Previous Conferences

Session presentations are available for some previous SCAPA conferences:

SCAPA Winter-Spring 2017 Conference

The Winter-Spring 2017 SCAPA Conference was held in Union, SC on March 15, 2017. Download the Conference Agenda to view session information (speakers and topics). Download the following session presentations: Walk and Bik Your Way to Prosperity – The Economic Impact of Active Lifestyles.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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