Walk/Bike/Places 2020

FAQ

What is Walk/Bike/Places?

When and where is the conference held?

Do conference goers have access to a hotel room block for this event?

When will the Call for Proposals open?

What types of sessions will you offer?

When does registration open?

How much will the conference cost?

Will you offer scholarships?

Weren't you called "Pro-Something or other?"

Who is planning this event?

I'm interested in sponsoring Walk/Bike/Places, how do I do that?

What is Walk/Bike/Places?

Walk/Bike/Places is the premier conference in North America for walking, bicycling and placemaking professionals from the public and private sectors.

Our conference was founded on the belief that greater access to walking and bicycling will create healthier individuals, cohesive neighborhoods, and vibrant communities. To think, first we started with a hundred idealistic cyclists in 1980 and called ourselves Pro Bike. Then we evolved because we found common cause with walking: streets that are unsafe for biking are also difficult to cross for pedestrians. In 2012, under the stewardship of Project for Public Spaces, we added the final piece: Place. Now we meet every two years for three days and have grown over 10-fold in our 30+ year history.

When and where is the conference held?

The conference will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana, dates and location TBD later in 2019.

Do conference goers have access to a hotel room block for this event?

Yes! A limited number of rooms at a special conference rate will be available at our conference venue. Stay tuned for more details later in 2019.

When will the Call for Proposals open?

The Call for Proposals application will open in late 2019. Stay tuned for more details, and sign up for our newsletter for updates.

What types of sessions will you offer?

Walk/Bike/Places offers a wide range of breakout sessions, posters, mobile workshops, and general sessions. 2018's program is still available online as a reference point for 2019, check it out here!

When does registration open?

Registration will open in early 2020.  Be sure to join our mailing list for the most-up-to-date information regarding our conference.
You will be first to know about:

(1) Registration deadlines;
(2) Program announcements;
(3) Mobile Workshop updates;
(4) Exciting opportunities for complementary conference workshops and events.

How much will the conference cost?

For 2019, the early registration rate will begin in the high $500 range, and go up in increments. We do offer a range of registration prices for students, delegates, and groups.
Please note these registration rates are for the full conference, which grants you access to over 100 breakout sessions, poster displays, closing reception, and of course, mobile workshops. Returning attendees may notice that mobile workshops now include a registration fee. We have made this change in order to support the Local Host Committee’s commitment to equity. Fees collected will be remitted to local non-profits, charities, and/or conference legacy projects.

Will you offer scholarships?

Our Scholarship process will open later in 2019. Scholarships and work exchange/volunteers will be administered based on financial need, and the conference’s underlying commitment to equity.

Weren't you called "Pro-Something or other?"

We were, however; we prefer the simplicity and clarity afforded by Walk/Bike/Places. We have not forgotten our past and the glory of Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place, a conference that began in earnest in 1980 as Pro Bike. Read more about our conference history here.

Who is planning this event?

The conference is produced by Project for Public Spaces, a non-for-profit with offices in New York City, and support from our local partner the City of Indianapolis.

I'm interested in sponsoring Walk/Bike/Places, how do I do that?

Please reach out to Mark Plotz (program@walkbikeplaces.org), Conference Director, Project for Public Spaces. To learn more about the type of sponsorships that will be available in 2019, refer to our sponsorship invitation package from 2018.