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National Center for Bicycling & Walking


Call for Proposals: Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place 2016!

The Call for Proposals is now open for Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place 2016. The conference theme is "Moving Towards a Healthier World" and proposals are sought for the conference focus areas of Mobility, Governance, Health and Resilience. The deadline to submit a proposal is January 29, 2016 at 8pm Eastern. For complete details see the <Call for Proposals announcement>

Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place will convene in Vancouver, BC, September 12-15, 2016. The host city inspires the focus areas of this year's conference:

  • Mobility: How can walking, bicycling, transit and efficient land use work together to achieve ambitious mode shift goals?
  • Governance: How can the public interest be protected in a region that is a global crossroads and undergoing constant renewal?
  • Health: How can public health objectives guide public policy, planning and infrastructure investments?
  • Resilience: How can social, economic and environmental change be planned for inclusively?

Prospective presenters can select from three formats:

  • Breakout Sessions (45 minutes): the conference staple with a twist - sessions are being shortened to allow for more interactive time between sessions.
  • Pecha Kucha Style Presentations (~ 7 minutes): a fast and fun format for those willing and able to distill their knowledge down to 20 slides at 20 seconds per slide.
  • Poster Displays (60 minutes of display time): the perfect format for a lengthier interaction between presenter and audience; well suited for presenting research and technical information.

Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place 2016 is expected to draw over 1,000 planners, engineers, active transportation advocates, Placemakers, health professionals and others for the three day event. The above-mentioned presentation formats will be complemented by mobile workshops that will explore the region's active transportation networks.

Conference registration will open in March 2016 with the full program being announced by Summer 2016. For more details about the conference program please contact program@walkbikeplaces.org. For more details about becoming a conference sponsor please contact sponsors@walkbikeplaces.org. For the latest conference information visit the event website www.walkbikeplaces.org or follow us on twitter @walkbikeplaces.

Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place is produced by Project for Public Spaces, a New York City based 501(c)3.