Convention 2012: Open for bookings

The 2012 event will equip professionals to succeed in the new planning climate, explains Kate Webster.

After a year that has seen significant challenges for planning in the UK, including the passage of the Localism Act, planned reforms in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and the publication of the draft National Planning Policy Framework, the Planning Convention will address the issues that matter.

Following the consultations, debates and amendments, what does the new planning landscape look like and how do we make it work?

With a combination of big picture plenaries and smaller sessions that allow you to focus on your specific interests, this year's one-day event offers the high-quality speakers, topical issues and intensive updates you've come to expect.

In addition, "Planning 2012: Making it Work!" will provide all of this in a shorter, sharper format that will refresh your knowledge, extend your contacts and equip you with the tools you need to make planning work in 2012.

The 2012 Planning Convention will take place on 27 June at One Wimpole Street, London, the home of the Royal Society of Medicine.

As well as the high standard of hospitality that you'd expect, this central London venue offers the latest conferencing technology.

The Royal Town Planning Institute is offering this event at the extremely competitive price of £195 plus VAT per delegate, with a limited number of places available for students and licentiate members at lower rates.

More than 350 delegates heard from high-profile speakers including decentralisation minister Greg Clark, Jonathon Porritt, director of Forum for the Future, and National Trust director general Dame Fiona Reynolds at the Planning Convention 2011. Make sure you don't miss out.

Kate Webster is marketing officer at the RTPI. Visit to find out more, or check #plancon12 on Twitter for updates.

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