The OKI Regional Planning Conference is a bi-annual meeting conducted by the American Planning Association’s Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana chapters.  The OKI Conference provides invaluable professional development and networking opportunities for land use planners, as well as engineers, attorneys, local officials and developers.  This year’s event is scheduled for September 28, 29, and 30 and will be a hybrid conference, with in-person sessions taking place in Louisville at the Louisville Marriott Downtown, as well as online sessions available to the virtual audience.

The theme for the 2022 OKI Conference is “Explore Your Planning Superpowers.” Planners have spent the last two years reacting and responding to the challenges brought on by the ongoing pandemic, and are very much in need of a recharge. The theme is a playful reminder that planners are special - super if you will - and our Planning Superpowers must be enhanced in order to continue to make our communities great places to live, work and play during these times of continuing uncertainty.

These planning superpowers include:
Marriott Louisville Downtown
280 West Jefferson Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Group Hotel Room Rate: $192 + taxes/fees. Click here to book with the group rate.
September 28-30, 2022
Thank you to our sponsors.
The success of this conference is dependent on the support of our great sponsors. Much thanks to the following organizations for support the 2022 OKI Regional Planning Conference.
Viox &​​​​ Viox
What's your planning superpower?
Join us in Louisville in September!  Registration will be opening soon.
Conference Updates
The teams from the Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana APA Chapters are hard at work building this conference.  Check back here for the latest news and opportunities as they emerge.  
Sponsorship Opportunities 
Posted March 2022
The success of this conference is dependent on your support!  By participating as a sponsor, you will be recognized as a leader focused on improving the quality of life for our region while helping bring top minds together to advance the planning profession.

We are pleased to offer sponsorship opportunities at levels ranging from $500 to $5,000. All sponsorships provide a unique opportunity to highlight a company, with the higher dollar value sponsorships providing exclusive, highly visible promotional opportunities. All sponsor logos/names will be listed under their sponsorship levels on signs posted during the events as well as on the official conference website.

Download our sponsorship information packet to learn more.

Any questions on sponsorship can be directed to Brian Howard at [email protected] or 270-687-8917.
Call for Session Proposals
This is your opportunity to help engage regional planners and show off some of the excellent work you have been doing! We are particularly interested at sessions directed at helping planners explore their Planning Superpowers: Adaptability, Empathy, Foresight, and Accountability. If you are ready to answer the call, please complete the Session Proposal Form.

Please note that session times will either be 1.0 or 1.25 hours (to be determined by the conference committee). You will be notified of the length if your session is selected. All presenters are expected to at least register for the conference on the day of their session.

Questions on session proposals should be directed to [email protected]

Don't miss out.
Registration will be opening soon. Stay tuned!
Louisville, KY
The responsibility (and pleasure) of hosting the OKI Regional Planning Conference rotates between the Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana chapters.  This year, we are excited to be having this conference in historic downtown Louisville.  

The event will be held at the Marriott Louisville Downtown at
280 West Jefferson Street in Louisville, KY 40202.
Group Hotel Room Rate: $192 + taxes/fees.  
Click here to book with the group rate. 
Wednesday Schedule
September 28, 2022

The OKI Regional Planning Conference has three exciting pre-conference activities with local flavor for anyone who wants to come visit some Louisville attractions and earn a few extra continuing education credits.  Space is limited, so be sure to register for these activities soon!
|   12:00-5:00 pm
PreConference Event: Day at the Downs
Churchill Downs is home to the most famous two minutes in sports, the Kentucky Derby, which has been held annually since 1875.  The Fall Meet will be in session, so planners will get to watch some of the country’s finest thoroughbreds race beneath the Twin Spires.  While there, representatives from Churchill Downs and Qk4 Engineering & Planning will provide a tour of not only the historic portions of the track, but show some of the creative planning and engineering solutions that have been implemented over the years to allow the racetrack to expand and operate within it boundaries.  More detail coming soon.
|   1:00-4:00 pm
PreConference Event: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Workshop at the Muhammad Ali Center
Born and raised in Louisville, Muhammad Ali was more than just one of the greatest heavyweight champions of all time, he was one of the most recognized humans on Earth and a tireless proponent of equal rights.  The Muhammad Ali Center appeals to the heart, spirit, and imagination, and inspires both children and adults to form new commitments in their lives in areas of personal growth, integrity, and respect for others.  Utilizing the legacy and Core Principles of Muhammad Ali (Confidence, Conviction, Dedication, Respect, Giving, and Spirituality) as guideposts, learners will discover their capacity for creating positive social change, and how they, like Muhammad Ali, can become leaders and change agents in their communities, nations, and the world. More detail coming soon.
|   2:00-4:00 pm
PreConference Event: Bourbon Distillery Tour and Tasting
Louisville is the gateway to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.  This portion is commonly known as the Urban Bourbon Trail, and participants will have an opportunity to visit one of the many distilleries located in Downtown Louisville.  The tour will educate participants on the history of Kentucky’s favorite spirit, the distilling process, and will conclude with everyone’s favorite part: an opportunity to taste the product!  Be sure to check back later for additional information.
|   7:00-9:00 pm
OKI Conference Welcome Reception 
Kick off the conference at the Louisville Marriott Downtown with appetizers, drinks, music and IN-PERSON networking!
Thursday Schedule
September 29, 2022

Below is the agenda structure. Details will be provided on sessions very soon.
|   7:00-8:00 am
Breakfast is included in conference registration.
|   8:15-9:30 am
Welcome and Opening Plenary
Session information coming soon.
|   9:45-11:00 am
Concurrent Sessions 1
Session information coming soon.
|   11:15 am -12:30 pm
Concurrent Sessions 2
Session information coming soon.
|   12:30 - 2:15 pm
Lunch Break
Conference attendees are on their own for lunch on Thursday.
|   2:15 - 3:30 pm
Concurrent Sessions 3
Session information coming soon.
|   3:45 - 5:00 pm
Concurrent Sessions 4
Session information coming soon.
|   6:00-8:00 pm
OKI Regional Conference Reception
Location and details coming soon.
Friday Schedule
September 30, 2022

Below is the agenda structure.  Details will be provided on sessions very soon.
|   7:00-8:00 am
Breakfast is included in conference registration.
|   8:15-9:30 am
Concurrent Sessions 5
Session information coming soon.
|   9:45-11:00 am
Concurrent Sessions 6
Session information coming soon.
|   11:15 am -12:30 pm
Concurrent Sessions 7
Session information coming soon.
|   12:45 - 2:15 pm
Keynote Luncheon
Conference attendees are on their own for lunch on Thursday.
If you can't use your superpowers to contact us, feel free to ask any general questions about the event via email.  We'll get back to you as soon as possible!

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