Planning Michigan Conference

MAP's 2019 Annual Conference


Kalamazoo | Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center 

September 25-27, 2019 

Full Conference Member Rate: $390

Early Registration Now Open!

Early Registration Form Available Here. Submit via email, fax, or mail.

Don't miss our general session, Framing Our Messages for Maximum Success by Jennifer Nichols, Ph.D.  Assistant Director of Research Interpretation and Application, FrameWorks Institute


Planners are fundamental to community conversations about …. everything!  But how we talk to our audiences, from elected leaders, developers and corporate presidents to block club members and local advocates, can make all the difference. The FrameWorks Institute conducts social science research to shine a light on what can go wrong when we don’t consider culture in communications. By using evidence-based framing strategies, we can tell a more effective story about planning – why it matters, what it accomplishes, and how it gets done. Knowing what to say about an issue and what to avoid can foster more meaningful conversations with the public and increase people’s support for the planning, policies, and programs that can help communities thrive.                                                         

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