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


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

Students are eligible to volunteer at the SNEAPA Conference in exchange for free registration. Being a student volunteer will require your hands-on assistance for up to two hours each day. If you can only attend one day of the conference, we will arrange for your volunteer tasks to fall on the day you can attend. The rest of the time at the conference is yours to join the scheduled activities, attend sessions, and engage with other conference attendees. Note that neither student volunteers, nor registered student attendees, will receive lunch tickets with their conference registration so please plan accordingly.

The tasks of a student volunteer will vary but generally consist of helping at the conference registration table, taking tickets at lunch, serving as an aid to speakers for handouts or other speaker assistance, and any other conference support that may be needed. If you are able to help out for a few hours on the evening before the conference this would be particularly appreciated and would allow you to complete all of your required volunteer hours in advance.

Student Poster Symposium

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.

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

Professional Mentoring Luncheon 

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?

The conference will include an opportunity for students to attend a free professional mentoring luncheon. This luncheon will allow you to join in an informal round-table discussion with professional planners from a variety of backgrounds in order to hear about their experiences and ask any questions you may have. There is no need to register for this event in advance so please keep this time marked on your calendar. Thanks to conference sponsors for providing food for this engaging event! Light lunch will be provided.