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Planning Congress 2017 : Growing Up, Growing Out

When: 3 May 2017 - 5 May 2017
Where: NSW International Convention Centre Sydney (Darling Harbour) + various social function venues
Cost: various
RSVP Link: https://leishman.eventsair.com/pia-2017/congressregistration/Site/Register
Event Category: Conference

This is a must attend event for everyone in the Planning Industry.
Once again the Planning Profession will come together to share information, research, innovative practices, and network amongst industry peers. We understand you are busy and may not be able to spend a full 3 days out of the office – so this year we have broken Congress tickets to be able to be bought as individual day tickets, social tickets, study tour tickets or you can get everything in the one full registration (except study tour tickets). So take your pick – see what suits you best and we look forward to seeing you at #PIACongress17
WHEN: 3 – 5 May 2017
WHERE: International Convention Centre Sydney (Darling Harbour) + various social function venues

Wednesday 3 May 2017
Study Tours. There will be 3 – 5 study tours to choose from – Sydney – and Western Sydney is the hotbed of planning – and these study tours will get you right into the midst of some of the best projects. View the Study Tours HERE
Welcome Function and National Awards for Planning Excellence. Join us at ‘The Ivy’ 320 George Street Sydney
Thursday 4 May 2017
Full day of Plenary Keynote Sessions. Today is the day we hear the best of National and International Speakers. No breakout concurrent sessions today – back to back keynote speakers all day.
Full Exhibition Trade Display
Gala Dinner. Join us for the night of nights to celebrate 50 years of your National Planning Congress at the Sydney Town Hall.
Friday 5 May 2017
Full day of breakout concurrent sessions. 2 streams of abstract presentations from your fellow peers, 1 YPConnect stream and 1 PIA curated stream. Join us in the afternoon for a ‘Super Session’ to be held in conjunction with the Australian Institute of Architects.
Full Exhibition Trade Display
No official social functions will be held Friday night. Congress concludes at 5pm

Study Tours
Half Day Study Tour* $60 
Full Day Study Tours* $110 
YPConnect Half Day Interactive Tour** $60
Please note:
*Study Tours must be booked with a registration and cannot be purchased on their own.
**The YPConnect Half Day Interactive Tour can be booked with a YPConnect registration only

National Awards for Planning Excellence and Welcome Reception
When: Wednesday, 3 May 2017
Where: The Ivy Ballroom, Level 1 (Awards) followed by Welcome Reception at The Ivy, LVL 2, 320 George Street, Sydney
Time: 6:00pm for a 6:30 pm start
Cost: $155
Includes 3.5 hour drinks package and substantial nibbles. Restaurants are available on the ground floor if you would like to frequent after the event.
Gala Dinner
When: Thursday, 4 May 2017
Where: Sydney Town Hall – 483 George Street
Time: 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start
Cost: $210