The Citizen Planner Training Collaborative’s annual conference on March 16 will feature 18 workshops covering current topics in Massachusetts planning as well as basic concepts.

The conference is designed for anyone interested in municipal planning in Massachusetts, including members of planning boards and boards of appeals, municipal planners, private practice planners, building inspectors, and planning department staff.

Workshops include the following:
• Writing Village Center Bylaws
• Now, what EXACTly are you asking for? Imposing Mitigations
• An Introduction to Historic Preservation Planning
• Open Space and Low Impact Development – Are Your Bylaws Cutting Edge or Behind the Curve?

The conference will also feature six core workshops for citizen planners.

Select workshops qualify for certification maintenance credits from the American Institute of Certified Planners.

Workshops designated “MIIA credit” entitle the attendee’s city or town to credit under the MIIA Rewards Program, with the premium credits going toward property and liability insurance.

The conference will run from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the Hogan Campus Center at the College of the Holy Cross, located at 1 College St. in Worcester. Lunch is a buffet provided by the Hogan Center staff.

The fee of $75 includes a continental breakfast and lunch.

Registration is available online. For more information and to register, visit