Student MAP Conference (SMAP)                                                        

SMAP 2020 Poster

Saturday, February 8, 2020
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wayne State University Student Center
5221 Gullen Mall  |  Detroit
Keynote : Clarinda Barnett-Harrison, Community Experience Designer
Ford Smart Mobility, LLC
The Student Michigan Association of Planning (SMAP) Conference is an opportunity for urban and regional planning students from universities throughout Michigan to gather for professional development, networking and learning. This event provides a venue for students to connect and network with professional planners affecting change each day in their communities. Join us to learn about cutting edge research and real world projects that help define the future of planning.

Students: Present a poster!

The SMAP Conference Committee is seeking poster proposals from students and emerging professionals who are interested in presenting at the SMAP Conference. Poster content should focus on topics relevant to urban and regional planning. Proposers should bring their mounted poster to the conference and be prepared to answer questions about their work during the lunch networking activity.  Registration is at the conference is required to participate.

Deadline for Poster Proposals Extended!
Friday, January 24, 2020, noon.

Submit your proposal here.


Professionals: Be a round-table mentor!

Every year, students report that the highlight of the SMAP conference is networking with professional planners at the round-table mentoring session. Being a 'mentor' is a great way to give back to the profession (and get AICP self-reported credits, as well).  This informal activity has students rotate from table to table, where they ask you about your work and career path. The session runs from 2 - 3:30 pm.

To volunteer, please contact Wendy Rampson at [email protected] for details. 


Register by January 31, 2020!

Registration for the conference is $35, which includes lunch and snacks.  To register, you must login with the email and password you used to sign up for your free American Planning Association student membership.  If you are not yet a member of the APA/MAP, you can join for free at  Questions or login issues?  Contact MAP staff at 734-913-2000.  

 Register Today 


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