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OPPI Conference Call for presentations now open

Calling all Student, Candidate, Full members, and every OPPI member category!
This is your chance to present in person at our most talked about event of the year.  

The Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) is hosting our annual conference in Ottawa, Ontario, this fall. From September 20 to 22, the OPPI conference will explore how Registered Professional Planners (RPPs) navigate the profession’s rapidly changing landscape to emerge as qualified leaders who bring communities together in the public interest.
To guide you in aligning your presentation with the conference themes, OPPI has developed a list of essential questions which identify specific areas of focus within each theme. You are encouraged to review the essential questions and consider them when submitting your presentation.
Presentations could be in the form of panel discussions, interactive sessions, guided excursions, student research, and more.
As a result of wider societal conversations, the work of OPPI's task forces, and member feedback, we have identified the following major educational priorities.
Presentations that indicate their plans to address one or more of these priorities are encouraged as we will devote a portion of our conference content to these themes.
  • Anti-Black racism, systemic discrimination, and institutional racism.
  • Equity, diversity, and inclusion principles, and representation in planning.
  • Women and gender diversity in planning.
  • Indigenous histories, cultures, and perspectives, unceded, unsurrendered Land, Treaties and other reciprocal agreements, sovereignty and self-determination, inherent Indigenous and Treaty rights, and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).
  • Climate change, climate science, mitigation, and adaptation.

As we return to in-person events, the health and safety of our conference speakers, attendees, and staff is of the utmost importance. OPPI will continue to follow the latest government recommendations to provide you with the best level of protection at the conference this fall.

Submit your presentation by March 15, 2023.

Contact with any questions.