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conference program:

Monday, July 18

All breakout sessions, plenaries, and mobile tours will be certified for CM credits.

Opening Keynote


Zachary Mannheimer

Alquist 3D and Atlas Community Studios


Breakout Sessions


Shopping Center Redevelopment- Best Practices 

Speakers: Andy Condlin (Roth Jackson, PLC), Mike Poole (Poole & Poole Architecture), Michele Mixner DeWitt (City of Williamsburg)

Enterprise Land Management System Influence in Planning Process 

Speakers: Curel Sundar (Chesterfield County), Steven Haasch (Chesterfield County) 

Real Estate Responses to Covid – Dynamic Trends within the Housing, Retail, and Office Sectors 

Speakers: Melina Duggal (Duggal Real Estate Advisors)

Planning for Implementation: The Broad Creek Refresh Plan

Speakers: Councilwoman Mamie B. Johnson (City of Norfolk), George M. Homewood (City of Norfolk), Chris Whitney (City of Norfolk)




Equity and Open Space

Panel Discussion; speakers will be announced shortly


Mobile Tours


Click here for mobile tour details/descriptions


Tale of the Two Sides of Jackson Ward 

City/Downtown: Walk


Richmond Parks and Greenspaces 

City/Downtown: Private Bus


Richmond Highway: From Manchester to Chesterfield 

Regional: Private Bus

Deep Dives



Ready, Set, Fund: Tapping New Infrastructure Funding for your Community

Speakers: Kelly Coyner (Innovation Mobility), Lisa Nisenson (WGI), Jennifer Atkinson (Leidos)

Equity Is.... Clean Water for All! 

Speakers: Briana Yancey (US EPA), Sarah Stewart (Richmond Regional Commission)


Breakout Sessions


From Jetsons to Reality: How AAM Can Impact Land Use and Travel Trends

Speakers: Mary Ashburn Pearson (Delta Airport Consultants, Inc.), David Leech (Delta Airport Consultants)

Arlandria-Chirilagua's Neighborhood Cultural Diversity Preservation + Resiliency 

Speakers: Helen S. McIlvaine (City of Alexandria), Jeffrey Farner (City of Alexandria), Jose C. Ayala (City of Alexandria) 

Breakout Sessions


20 X 20 - Highlight APA Virginia Award Winners

Speakers: To be Announced


The Importance of Transportation to Virginia State Politics

Speaker: Xavier Harmony, Virginia Tech 


Breakout Sessions


Hearing More Than Crickets: How A Small MPO Drove Robust and Diverse Participation in a Long-Range Plan

Speakers: John Madera (Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission), Amanda Kerns(Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission), Will Cockrell (EPR PC)

Regional Collaboration in Resilience Planning: Watershed Modeling as a Tool for Equitable Implementation

Speakers: Indrani Ghosh (Weston & Sampson), Bella Purdy (Weston & Sampson)


From Death to Life:Transforming Dying Malls to Urban Communities-Landmark Mall Case Study

Speakers: Jeffrey Farner (City of Alexandria), Stephanie Landrum (Alexandria Economic Development Partnership), Julian Gonsalves (City of Alexandria)


Enhancing Multi-Modal Access to Commuter Rail: VRE’s Broad Run Station Expansion 

Speakers: Christine Hoeffner (Virginia Railway Express), Paolo J. Belita (Prince William County), Chloe Delhomme (City of Manassas)