2020 CPAA Annual Planning Conference



Take the Initiative! Exploring Innovations & Resiliency in Community Planning

The 2020 Community Planning Association of Alberta (CPAA) conference is being held at the Black Knight Inn in Red Deer, Alberta.


2020 Keynote

We are pleased to have Chris Hughes, BC Hughes Destination Development & Marketing to deliver the keynote address:

"Live-Work-Play’d Out – The new era of recruitment and retention" The conference will kickoff after lunch Monday at 1:30 pm.


2020 Education Session

Mr. Hughes will also  present “Rural Destinations Do it Differently – 10 Steps to Becoming a Place People Want to Visit” for the Monday morning Education Session.


Conference Preliminary Program now available!

Conference Registration Form

Meet and Greet Bowling at Heritage Lanes – Sunday, April 26 Preregistration and payment is required

Education Session with Breakfast and Lunch – Monday, April 27 at 8:00 am Breakfast, Session starts at 9:00 am.
Conference Opening Keynote Speaker – Monday, April 27 at 1:30 pm
Welcome Reception – Monday, April 27 at a local pub, to be announced

Luncheon and CPAA annual general meeting – Tuesday, April 28 at 12:00 pm 
Conference Banquet – Tuesday, April 28 at 6:15 pm

Conference Closing Plenary – Wednesday, April 29 at 10:30 am

The conference has numerous opportunities for sponsorship and exhibit space.

Conference Sponsor Opportunities 

Sponsor Form, Exhibitor Form and Sponsor Program



Black Knight Inn
2929 50 Avenue, Red Deer, AB, T4R 1H1


If you have yet to book a guest room try:

Sandman Hotels
across from the Black Knight Inn
2818 Gaetz Avenue


Holiday Inn Express
right beside the Black Knight Inn 


Conference Registration Fees :

Member Registration Fee: $500.00 
Non-member Registration Fee: $575.00
Student Registration Fee: $ 50.00


Education Registration Fees:

Member Registration Fee: $150.00
Non-member Registration Fee: $175.00

GST not applicable
. Credit card payments are not accepted. There is not an early bird fee option.




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