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Young Planners Competition

Calling all Young Planners!


This is your chance to take to the stage at the industry's biggest annual conference.

We are looking for 5 Young Planners to deliver a speed presentation at this year's Planning Convention, answering the question What will planners look like in 2040? Please chose one theme to base your presentation on.

It's a great opportunity to have your voice heard and raise your professional profile. You'll also have the opportunity to attend the full day's conference on 19 June and network with key industry figures. 


Session format

Your presentation on the day would need to take on a "20 images x 20 seconds" format, where you display 20 slides and have 20 seconds to speak on each slide. The images advance automatically as you talk along to them. This format ensures that presentations are short, concise and visually grabbing. The session will be taking place from 4.45pm - 5.30pm and is always an exciting way to end the conference.


How to enter

Please send us a 40 second video of yourself giving a brief introduction of your chosen theme. The theme you choose is totally up to you. Through this video we'd like to understand more about your take on the question, as well as get a sense of you as a speaker.

Please send your videos to

Videos need to be submitted by midday, Tuesday 2 April. We will announce the winners via email and on our website by the middle of April.


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