RTPI Ireland runs a range of events to support your learning needs. We run an annual conference and a number of seminars and in the autumn as part of the RTPI Presidential visit we organise an annual dinner open to all members.We are always looking for new ideas and suggestion for events so please get in touch with us on firstname.lastname@example.org or on 08925 15649 if there are topics you would like to see covered.
Events Calendar 2019
Thursday 21 March - The Inaugural Annual Planning Lecture in conjunction with Downey Planning and Architecture
The lecture will be given by Frank McDonald, former Environment Editor of the Irish Times and also author of several books including "The Destruction of Dublin", "Saving the City" and "The Construction of Dublin". Frank will explore "Irish planning, politics and connecting the dots on climate breakdown".
The Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin. More details here
Tuesday 14 May - Member Open Forum: Planning for Vibrant Town Centres
Speakers include Dr Frank Crowley who is a spatial economist and lecturer in UCC's School of Economics with a particular focus on economic geography and Giulia Vallone, who is the Senior Architect with Cork County Council. She has spearheaded a number of highly successful and widely celebrated projects tasked with revitalising the town centres and public spaces of Mallow, Killeagh and more famously Clonakilty
The Council Room, North Wing, University College Cork. More details here
Tuesday 10 September - Member Open Forum: The Office of the Planning Regulator
We are delighted that the new Planning Regulator, Niall Cussen, has agreed to meet with RTPI Ireland members to outline the OPR's remit and plans for the future covering its work on assessment development plans; reviewing the performance by planning authorities and An Bord Pleanála; and developing research and education, training and public awareness programmes
The Alexander Hotel, 16-20 South Cumberland St, Dublin. More details here.
Thursday 19 and Friday 20 September- RTPI President Visit
RTPI President Iain Tant will visit a number of projects in Limerick, accompanied by RTPI Ireland Chair Aidan Culhane and Director Craig McLaren.
Wednesday 16 October - Annual Law Lecture
The Annual Law lecture wil be given by Eamon Galligan and Eamonn Kelly. Eamon Galligan will discuss "Current Issues in Planning Law" and Eamonn Kelly will discuss "The 2018 EIA (Planning and Development) Regulations"
The Venue, Wood Quay, Dublin. More details here.
Thursday 17 October - Assessment of Professional Competence Workshop
Ready to take your career to the next level? Becoming a Chartered Town Planner (MRTPI) through the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) demonstrates to employers, clients and the wider public that you meet the highest professional and ethical standards in planning. The APC is a competency-based written assessment. Whatever stage you are at this event will provide you with essential guidance on achieving success in the APC. You will be briefed on what is involved in preparing an application, what you need to include and how you present it. It is also a great opportunity to ask questions and hear from others preparing their submissions. Candidates, mentors and employers are all welcome.
Venue to be confirmed, Dublin. More details here.
Thursday 14 November - The RTPI Ireland Annual Dinner
The RTPI Ireland Annual Dinner guest of honour is Ian Tant MRTPI, President of RTPI. The dinner will see the presentation of student prizes to the three Irish Planning Schools. The evening is also a great opportunity to network with colleagues from public, private and education sectors to discuss planning issues and get an update on RTPI.
The Hibernian Club, 9 St Stephen's Green, Dublin. More details here.
Tuesday 10 December - Annual Members' Meeting
The Annual Members' Meeting is an opportunity to hear abou RTPI Ireland's activities in the year and it's forward plans. It will include a presentation from the RTPI Ireland Chair Aidan Culhane and reports from RTPI Ireland representatives on various committees and forums. Followed by a wine reception.
Dublin Chamber of Commerce, Clare Street, Dublin. Details to follow.