FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When and where is the conference held?

The conference will be held in New Orleans, LA at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, September 16-19, 2018.

When will the Call for Proposals open?

The Call for Proposals closed on February 2nd, 2018 and submitted proposals are currently going through the review process.

What types of sessions will you offer?

We will offer breakout sessions, posters, mobile workshops. To get a sense of our conference programming, check out our 2016 conference print program. The 2018 program will be available in late Spring.

When does registration open?

Early-bird registration for delegates is now open, and will close on May 25th, 2018.  Please 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 Workshops;
(4) Exciting opportunities for complementary conference workshops and events.

How much will the conference cost?

For 2018 the registration rates are as follows:

$532 for presenters
$556 for member organizations (APBP and League of American Bicyclists)
$630 for delegates, early rate
$200 for students
$3000 for exhibitors

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. We are currently reviewing applicants and will make announce the recipients in March 2018. Scholarships are being administered based on financial need, and the conference’s underlying commitment to equity. We will also offer scholarships in exchange for working the conference.

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 (program@walkbikeplaces.org), Conference Director, Project for Public Spaces. To learn more about the type of sponsorships available, refer to our sponsorship invitation package.