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2018 Spring Professional Development Conference

  • 01 Mar 2018
  • 7:30 AM - 4:15 PM
  • Ball State University Alumni Center, 2800 W Bethel Ave, Muncie, IN 47304


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • This registration is for the AICP Session. Lunch is not included.
  • Luncheon for the Hoosier Planning Awards
  • All day registration for the Spring Development Conference including the awards luncheon.
  • All day registration for the Spring Development Conference including the awards luncheon.
  • All day registration for the Spring Development Conference including the awards luncheon.
  • All day registration for the Spring Development Conference including the awards luncheon.
  • Any student whose school is a member the Association of Collegiate School of Planning (ACSP).

Registration is closed. 

Onsite registration will be available. 


Wednesday, February 28

PLAN 202 – Student Presentations – McKinley Arts & Cultural District
2nd year planning students will share their ideas for redevelopment project in the McKinley neighborhood. Building on the success of the Elm Street Brewery, the students are development site plans for mixed-use development projects

Review will begin at 1:30 and continue to 3:30 in AB 004 at CAP. Come and help review the student projects and reminisce about those studio reviews you loved!

Planning Alumni of the Year Lecture
CAP/AB 100 @ 4:00 pm

“Leave it better than you found it”

Ehren T. Bingaman
Director of Planning
Transportation Planning Department
191 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 3300,
Atlanta, GA 30303

Evening Session: Brewing & Biking In Funcie - $15

6:00 pm

We have a fun evening planned that will include brews and biking. Following the Ehren’s lecture we will have a tour of Guardian Brewery and MadJax. Sample some local brews and hear about the effort to transform the east edge of downtown.

Next stop will be Elm Street Brewery for dinner and more sampling. Hear from the owner, Bill Lett, and see one Muncie’s hottest new hangout – in an old Ice House! We will also learn about Muncie’s plans for a Cultural Trail.

A night in Muncie is not complete without a visit to the Fickle Peach. The great selection of rotating taps makes “The Peach” a local favorite. We will hear about the Muncie Bike Plan.

And for those still standing, we will have a nightcap at The Heorot Pub and Draught House a national pilgrimage for those seeking unique beers! (Fortunately, the conference hotel is only 3 blocks away!)

Credits: at least 1.5 CMs will be offered for this session.

Thursday, March 1
AICP Exam Review Session: 8:15 am - 10:30 am

7:30 am  Continental Breakfast & Registration
8:00 am                 Hot Topics (1 CM)
Small group discussion and exercises around current issues. Also, hear about the 2018 legislative session. 
9:00 am 


9:15 am  

A Look Behind the Economic Development Curtain (1 CM)
Bob Grewe, AICP, Newport Chemical Depot Reuse Authority
Jim Staton, Indiana Economic Development Corporation
Erin Schneider, Duke Energy Indiana


Reinstituting Economic Development as a Public Good (1 CM)
Bruce Frankel, AICP, Ball State University

10:15 am 


10:30 am 

Ethics Session: #MeToo, A Planners Guide to Sexual Harassment (1.5 CM)
K.K. Gerhart-Fritz, FAICP, The Planning Workshop, Inc. 
Tami Earnhart, Ice Miller LLP


Pork Chops, Pinwheels, Precipitation, Piers, and Privies (1.5 CM)
Learn about the issues rural planners face across the state. 
Michael W. Lautzenheiser, Jr., AICP & CFM, Wells County
Kenneth Hughes, Noble County Plan Commission 

12:00 pm Lunch, APA-IN Awards Presentation and Annual Chapter Business Meeting
1:30 pm 

Building Vibrant Communities: Economic Resiliency and Quality of Place in Elkhart County (1 CM)
Kyle A May, AICP, Planning NEXT
Mike Huber, Elkhart County Convention and Visitors Bureau
Crystal Welsh, City of Goshen


Northeast Indiana Permitting Excellence Coalition (1 CM)
Ryan Chasey, High Performance Government Network
Permitting Excellence Coalition Members

2:30 pm Break 
2:45 pm 

Law Session: Recovery Housing (1.5 CM)
Darrell Mitchell, Progress House
Rochelle Owen, USDA Rural Development - AICP
John R. Molitor, Attorney at Law 
Jamie Palmer, IU Public Policy Institute – AICP


Site Assessment for Safe Routes to Schools, Parks, etc. (1.5 CM)
Pete Fritz, AICP, Indiana State Department of Health
Alison Redenz, Health by Design        

Overnight Rooms

Courtyard Muncie at Horizon Convention Center, 601 S High St, Muncie, IN 47305
Rate: $93
Call (765) 287-8550 or click here to reserve. 

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