2023 CPAA Conference

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Preparing for the Unknown: The Intersection of Planning and Politics:  

May 1-3, 2023 Holiday Inn & Suites Edmonton Airport and Conference Centre, Nisku, Alberta

2023 Conference Keynote and Plenary Speakers!

Ryan Jespersen

Ryan Jespersen hosts Real Talk, one of Canada's most-downloaded modern talk shows. You'll find him online at, and on Twitter and Instagram @ryanjespersen

Chris Fields

The Grey Zone: New Ways Forward in the Convergence of Economics and Development

Chris Fields returns to present another engaging session. In his usual style of “informative, entertaining, and a little bit crazy” he steps toward the future of planning and economic development in the convergence zone – with how’s, hard truths and handy tips at the ready. Rynic – Strategic Solutions

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CPAA supports annual scholarships that are awarded to planning students in Alberta and community projects.

This includes the University of Alberta, University of Calgary and University of Lethbridge.



What's New at CPAA

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2023 Conference Sponsorship Available!




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