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Early Bird Registration for the 2017 Conference is now open! Complete yours now to save 10% off the regular cost of a full registration.

This is the biggest planning event in Ontario in 2017, and we’re building off the very strong success of our 2016 event. Here’s what your fellow members told us about last year’s Symposium:

The organization of the Symposium was top-notch.”
Ignite sessions were excellent, as were the mobile workshops.”
It was great to see ignite sessions featuring student members’ research.”
The mobile workshops were terrific.”

Aren’t convinced to join us at Blue Mountain yet? Please have a look at these top 5 reasons to complete your early bird registration!

1. The Speakers

A great lineup of keynote speakers has been arranged, and they will be announced soon. Keep checking back for updates!

2. The Sessions

Sessions from across the province will be featured, highlighting some of the most important trends in the planning profession. Student members of OPPI are also encouraged to participate and submit proposals to present on their research. Additionally, our mobile workshops offer participants the opportunity to see some of the best in planning. Each session is related to one of the four knowledge areas. Please click the buttons below for more information. The Conference program will be available soon.

3. The Networking Opportunities

Engage and connect with your colleagues from across Ontario in structured networking events, and between sessions. 

4. The Location

The Nottawasaga Bay area is well known across Ontario, as well as Canada as a premier destination to experience the natural beauty of the Great Lakes. Blue Mountain is itself an internationally recognized, four-season resort!
Plan to make a weekend out of it? If you’re attending, why not stay a little longer? Exclusive discounts are available for registrants of the Conference to extend their stay before or after the Conference. For more information on this opportunity, contact!

On behalf of OPPI Council, I truly hope that you will join us this October and help us to promote and facilitate the exchange of knowledge and expertise for the betterment of planning in Ontario.

Andrea Bourrie, RPP
President, OPPI

The 2017 Planning Knowledge Exchange Committee:

Rosalind Minaji, RPP
Kandas Bondarchuk
Brad Bradford
Elizabeth Buckton, RPP
Brandi Clement, RPP
Matthew Cory, RPP
Nancy Farrer, RPP
Beverley Hillier, RPP
Shawn Postma, RPP
Krystin Rennie, RPP
Karen Smith, RPP
Heather Thomson, RPP
Clarence Woudsma, RPP