2019 Western Planner & APA New Mexico Conference
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Sept. 8-11, 2019

The conference theme is “Planning our Places for a Changing Future.” In the spirit of the “City Different” and in recognition of the elements that comprise our places, the conference tracks are Earth, Water, Air, and Fire. There will be nearly 40 concurrent panels offered. Several hundred planners will gather for the 2019 Western Planner & APA New Mexico conference to be held September 8-11 in Santa Fe at the Drury Plaza Hotel, just two blocks from the historic plaza.




45 concurrent sessions, 20 AICP credits possible, 8 mobile workshops, 4 days, 1 location. The conference schedule is available here.


Sponsorships are still available - click here to sponsor this conference.



Drury Plaza Hotel
The conference hotel is the Drury Plaza Hotel. There is a block of 100 rooms reserved. You can book a special conference rate of $159/night by calling 1-800-325-0720 or booking online at http://www.druryhotels.com/Reservations.aspx?groupno=2353245. The conference rate deadline has been extended to August 27th. There is a flat $10 rate for parking each day for conference attendees.
828 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501



The organizers have blocked out a number of rooms in addition to the conference hotel. Click here to see a list of other hotel options. Book your rooms early!

Approximate drive time to Santa Fe
Albuquerque, NM 1 hr
Pueblo, CO 4 hr
El Paso, TX 4 hr 30 min
Amarillo, TX 4 hr 30 min
Denver, CO 5 hr 30 min
Flagstaff, AZ 5 hr 30 min
Cheyenne, WY 7 hr
Phoenix, AZ 7 hr 30 min
Tucson, AZ 7 hr 30 min
Oklahoma City, OK 8 hr
Las Vegas, NV 9 hr
Fort Worth, TX 9 hr
Salt Lake City, UT 10 hr


Santa Fe is easily accessible by air, ground, and rail.

Direct flights to Santa Fe (SAF) from Denver (DEN), Dallas (DFW), or Phoenix (PHX).

For rail, take Amtrak’s Southwest Chief with service from Los Angeles to Chicago.

For more information, click here.


Cathedral of the Basilica, by  Brigette Werner

Cathedral of the Basilica, by Brigette Werner

When you’re not enjoying the conference, experience one of the most iconic cities of the West: Santa Fe. With a rich history, culture, architecture, food, and arts tradition, Santa Fe is known as the City Different. Explore one of Santa Fe’s 300 art galleries and catch up with friends and colleagues after hours at one of the over 200 restaurants. For us planners, exploring Santa Fe’s urban landscape is a workshop in historic preservation and design—-much owed to early preservation efforts and zoning from 1958 which required the distinctive adobe Spanish pueblo style architecture for which Santa Fe is known. Learn more about visiting Santa Fe at santafe.org.



For further information about the conference please contact Dan Pava at dpava@lanl.gov.