The SNEAPA Conference seeks to provide students within the field of planning with valuable opportunities to learn and network. This year, we are offering several student activities such as professional mentoring for both students and young/emerging professionals, a student display, and an opportunity to earn free registration by volunteering.

Student Volunteers

The SNEAPA conference committee relies on students to assist us during the conference in exchange for complimentary conference registration. Student volunteers will need to commit 2-3 hours during the conference and generally be available as needed. Volunteer tasks and shifts vary and will be assigned before the conference. Duties include: room runners; greeters; lunch/reception ticket collectors; and directing mobile workshop participants to transportation pick-up areas.

Please note that if you sign up to volunteer, and do not fulfill your commitment or do not attend, you will be billed at the student rate.

Email to volunteer!

Student Poster Symposium

studentposters In an effort to highlight student (or group) projects and provide an opportunity to network with professionals at the conference, students have the opportunity to display their current or previous semester work during Friday’s lunch.

Visit the Poster Symposium Page for more information and how to register for this exciting event!

Professional Mentoring Luncheon – Friday, October 27th

What can I do with my planning degree? Do I want to work in the public sector or private sector? What is planning like in the real world?

All students are invited to the Student Mentor Lunch for the chance to learn from and connect with established planners from a wide variety of sectors. Ask your questions, network and gain valuable advice in an informal setting, over lunch. Please send your RSVP to by September 30. Light lunch will be provided.

Lunch Mentors:

  • will be announced as we get closer to the conference date.


For any questions about student activities at the SNEAPA Conference, please email us at

Schools Involved in Past SNEAPA Conferences:

Boston University
Brown University
Clark University
Harvard University*
Roger Williams University
Tufts University*
University at Albany, SUNY*
University of Connecticut
University of Massachusetts, Amherst*
University of New Haven
University of Rhode Island
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Westfield State University
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Yale University

*PAB Accredited Planning Program