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National Center for Bicycling & Walking

Call for Proposals
Walk/Bike/Places 2018
December 20, 2017 to February 2, 2018

We are now accepting proposals to present at the twentieth convening of Walk/Bike/Places 2018. The conference will convene in New Orleans, September 16-19, 2018, and you have until February 2, 2018 to submit a proposal to join our program. Start your proposal here.

With each conference we organize our program to reflect the needs and strengths of the host city. We also think about providing the best possible professional development experience for our audience of planners, academics, designers and advocates. And finally we think about the change we wish to see in our profession and our world.

The result of this process is the identification of six outcomes which will organize our breakout program. They are:

  1. Transportation that is accessible and sustainable
  2. Cities that are fair and equitable
  3. Streets that are safe and beautiful
  4. Public process that is meaningful and inclusive
  5. Planning that is smart and just
  6. Places that are for people

We are accepting proposals in three formats:

  • Poster Displays - Share your knowledge, get feedback and meet new people
  • Breakout Panels - Propose a panel of up to three presenters for a 60-minute session
  • Breakout Panelists - Propose to join one of our curated deep-dive technical sessions

Each format has unique eligibility criteria so please review those to ensure your proposal receives full consideration.

Respondents to our Call for Proposals will be notified of their status by early April 2018. The deadline for acceptance is expected to be in late May 2018 and will coincide with our Early Registration deadline. If you accept our invitation to present then you are expected to register for the conference. Presenters receive a discounted registration rate and a limited amount of need-based financial aid will be available. For more details about the program timeline and other requirements please visit the Call for Proposals announcement.

Walk/Bike/Places is produced by Project for Public Spaces. The conference was first held in Asheville, NC, and known as Pro Bike 1980. It has been held every two years since in various cities throughout North America. We expect our gathering in New Orleans to be our biggest and funnest conference yet. Please join us in the Crescent City, September 16-19, 2018.

Contacts: for sponsors and exhibitors for questions about the program and Call for Proposals for technical support relating to the Call for Proposals