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 New Orleans, Louisiana at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, September 16-19, 2018.
Do conference goers have access to a hotel room block for this event?
Yes! A limited number of rooms at a special conference rate are available at our conference venue:
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, 500 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA
Book ASAP to not miss out - the rate is $179 USD for a single/double plus applicable taxes. The hotel is downtown, accessible by public transportation and is located in a walkable and bicycle friendly area. Rooms may be reserved online here, or by calling the hotel by/before August 16, 2018:
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
800 663 9255 North America
800 325 3535 World Wide
When will the Call for Proposals open?
The Call for Proposals application closed on February 2nd, 2018 and the review process is complete. Accepted proposals will be featured in this year's program.
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 now available, check it out here!
We now will be offering AICP's CM credits for our sessions this year, and these will up to select on APA towards the end of August.
When does registration open?
Registration is open. 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 2018, the current registration rates are as follows:
$545 for presenters
$615 for member organizations (APBP and League of American Bicyclists)
$695 for delegates, pre-conference rate
$525 for group delegates
$215 for students
$3000 for exhibitors
$395 for One Day rate
Please note these registration rates are for the full conference, which grants you access to over 100 breakout sessions, poster displays, Pecha Kucha style presentations 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 has now closed. Scholarships and work exchange/volunteers are being 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 Washington D.C., with support from our local partner Bike Easy, based in New Orleans.
I'm interested in sponsoring Walk/Bike/Places, how do I do that?
Please reach out to Mark Plotz (firstname.lastname@example.org), Conference Director, Project for Public Spaces. To learn more about the type of sponsorships available, refer to our sponsorship invitation package.