PLACE 18 Conference Updates

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PLACE 18 Conference Updates

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PLACE 18 Conference Updates


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IQRemix | Edmonton Summer Cityscape

Friday, Oct 12 - Sunday, Oct 14, 2018


PLACE 18 is under 2 months away & registration is filling up! 

Now is the time to register for this great opportunity to connect with students, professionals, and academics from across Canada! 

Over the conference weekend, attendees will partake in field trips around Edmonton and attend various presentations and panels covering planning topics from diverse perspectives. 

Let's (re)connect!  For more information on the conference schedule and opportunities check out our website


Register Now!


Are you a student with your own research to share?

We are accepting abstracts for student presentations and posters! Visit our website for submission requirements

Featured Speakers:

Brian Murray, Hon B.A., RPP, MCIP
Brian Murray has over 13 years of experience working within a municipal planning context and more recently planning within the private sector. His experience has centered around downtown and mature area planning, including TOD, as well as, corporate strategic planning. Brian was part of the project team who advanced the current Downtown Plan and Zoning Bylaw, has worked on numerous redevelopment projects in the Downtown and core area neighbourhoods, and is currently leading the revitalization of the Bonnie Doon Shopping Centre. 

Sean Lee, MScPl
Sean has over 8 years of experience across a diverse practice in planning, including public sector, private consulting, and NGO environments. He has worked in various Edmonton Metro region municipalities, the Greater Toronto Area, and in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on projects from zoning and subdivision, to city master planning and redevelopment, economic development, and TOD development.

Duncan Fraser, BES, MES, RPP, MCIP
Duncan Fraser is a Sessional Instructor in the School of City Planning at the University of Alberta. He recently retired from the Sustainable Development Department, City of Edmonton as the Senior Planner for the downtown core after 35 years of planning practice. During his career he was well known for leading complex planning exercises in city building, including the development and implementation of the Capital City Downtown Plan.  He has led teams of planners and consultants who have been responsible for 12 international, national, provincial, and municipal awards in planning. He is a Registered Professional Planner and a member in good standing with the Canadian Institute of Planners.Input caption text here. Use the block's Settings tab to change the caption position and set other styles.

KEYNOTE: Charles Montgomery
Charles Montgomery is an award-winning author, urbanist, and leader of a consultancy building more happiness into cities. He is the author of the celebrated book Happy City.
Tickets for Charles Montgomery's keynote on Saturday, October 13th are available here.  


The PLACE 18 organizing team is pleased to offer conference attendees special hotel and air travel rates! 


Varscona Hotel on Whyte - $150 per night
Metterra Hotel on Whyte - $160 per night
Matrix Hotel - $160 per night
Campus Tower Suite Hotel - $150 per night

More information about accommodations can be found on our website.


Air Canada Promo Code: 6RUJ4W71
WestJet Coupon Code: C87YG89


Conference Highlights:

Friday afternoon tours of Edmonton
A variety of tour options will be available to choose from, each focusing on a distinct area of Edmonton. 

Friday Social & Networking Night
Enjoy an evening of networking at the iconic Art Gallery of Alberta.

Saturday Keynote - Charles Montgomery
Join us for a keynote presentation from Charles Montgomery, author of Happy City. 

Saturday Gala & Pecha Kucha Night
Hosted at the Shaw Conference Centre, the Gala will include dinner, pecha kucha presentations, and dancing! 


Have any questions? Give us a shout at!


PLACE 18 Conference

Tuesday, September 4, 2018