PLACE is a national conference for students in planning, geography, and related disciplines. PLACE 18 will take place from October 12-14, 2018 at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta.

The Geography and Planning Students’ Society at the University of Alberta recognizes the value of a student-led national conference, as it provides a centralized space for students, academics, and professionals from across Canada to learn from each other and take home valuable skills to further improve their communities.

What is PLACE?

PLACE is a national conference for planning students. This conference brings in speakers from across Canada, discussing various issues, opportunities, and concepts related to planning.

From Friday to Sunday, PLACE 18 delegates will learn about planning from various perspectives and have the chance to attend lectures, field visits, panel discussions, workshops, and evening galas/socials.


Who can attend PLACE 18?

Anyone is welcome to attend this conference. This conference will see attendance from students across Canada, as well as a many faculty and professionals. Various ticketing and attendance options are available, from attending the entire conference, simply one keynote, or our social or gala. Visit the registration page for further information and to purchase your tickets.

PLACE 18 provides the perfect opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate students to gain valuable conference experience. Students have the opportunity to attend sessions and present their own research alongside industry and academic professionals. More information about student posters and presentations can be found under Call for Posters & Presentations.

PLACE 18 also provides an opportunity for professional planners, as many sessions qualify for APPI self-reported structured learning units.


Registration is open now! Reserve your spot by purchasing a ticket as soon as possible! Information on getting to Edmonton and booking your accommodation (and discounts!) can be found under the "Plan Your Trip" tab of our website.