Held every two years, Walk/Bike/Places is a unique conference experience that combines experiential learning from walking and biking the streets of the host city, and learning from its most vibrant places, with nearly 100 expert-led breakout sessions and locally-led workshops. The conference is produced by Project for Public Spaces.
2020's event will take place in Downtown Indianapolis at the Indiana Convention Center. For a preview of content and how our 2020 conference will be structured, take a look at our 2018 program.
Walk/Bike/Places strives to be the most informative and progressive active transportation conference. Since we were founded in 1980 we have focused on leaving a positive legacy in our host city, tackling the most important and challenging issues of our day (climate change, resource scarcity, intolerance, and economic inequality), and making the conference a place where new and diverse voices are heard. Be sure to look out for our call for proposals announcement in late fall 2019.
While the city is best known for The Brickyard, it has been transforming itself over the past decade to celebrate other forms of transportation. The Indianapolis Cultural Trail, which melds transportation and placemaking, is the crown jewel of the city's downtown. The trail, along with the Indy's greenway, blueways, protected bike lanes, and bus rapid transit system, have lured employers, residents, business and events such as ours. Public spaces such as parks, markets and open space have also been important catalysts for the city's redevelopment. Join us for Walk/Bike/Places 2020 and we will explore all that Indianapolis has to offer.