Present a session - 2020 Missouri Active Transportation Summit

The 2020 Missouri Active Transportation Summit is Friday, August 14th, 2020 an online virtual conference this year! 

Would you like to tell the story of your bicycle, pedestrian, active transportation, active tourism, outdoor recreation, or trails program, project, or success? Or present on any topic related to bicycling, walking, trails, or active transportation/active tourism in Missouri?

The Summit Session proposals are due by midnight, Wednesday, July 8th. We will announce Summit presenters and sessions around mid July. 

Presentation requirements and suggestions

We are particularly interested in sessions that include panel presentations or otherwise provide a variety of viewpoints on a particular topic or issue.

We are particularly interested in sessions that speak to one or more of our identified Summit themes:

  • COVID-19: How is your community, region, agency, or organization affected by the COVID-19 situation, and how are you using or planning to use walking, bicycling, trails, parks, sidewalks, bike lanes, active transportation, active recreation, or active tourism to help deal with your local issues and make your community safer and healthier?  How are you weathering reduced tourism and travel related to the pandemic? And are you planning or preparing to respond or recover from restrictions on tourism, travel, gatherings, and outdoor events when the time comes?
  • Trail Towns: Preparing your community invite trail and non-motorized tourism and to maximize the benefit of Katy Trail, Rock Island Trail, or other trail tourism and economic development
  • Complete Streets & Liveable Streets in Missouri: Building support for, passing, and implementing your Complete Streets policy
  • Tourism and the economic impact of bicycling, walking, and trails: What is the economic importance of bicycling, walking, and trails to your community, and what can you do to maximize the economic impact to your community and to Missouri?
  • Health and Safety impacts of bicycling, walking, and trails
  • Making bicycling, walking, and trails succeed in rural, suburban, and urban settings, and small, medium, and large communities across Missouri

We are also interested in sessions that help fill one or more of our Summit Tracks:

  • Association of Bicycle & Pedestrian Professionals (APBP) Professional Track - sessions that help professional engineers, planners, and other staff working in the area of pedestrian and bicycle planning and implementation hone their skills, maintain their continuing education requirements, and keep abreast of best practices and current trends.
  • Marketing and Tourism Track - sessions that help tourism professionals and others working to promote their community, their area's outdoor recreation and trails, and their area's bicycling, walking, hiking, mountain biking, and other outdoor recreation opportunities make the most of their efforts.
  • Health and Safety Track - sessions relating walking, bicycling, trails, active transportation, active recreation, and active tourism and community health, and injury reduction.

Suggested Session Length: Up to 40-50 minutes but shorter presentations are welcome and encouraged!

Sessions are 40-50 minutes long and should include time for audience Q&A or other audience interaction.

If you have a shorter presentation in mind, please submit it! We can--and often do--combine two more more related shorter presentations into one session.

Online Summit for 2020!

With COVID-19 outbreaks and resulting restrictions on large gatherings, we are planning a virtual Summit this year.  We think this opens up some really exciting possibilities for presenters and attendees.

Consider how you might use the teleconference format to your advantage--perhaps you can include video, a virtual tour of projects and locations, and more.

Contact - 816-695-6736 with any questions.

Equipment and set up

For the Online Summit, e will use an online conferencing system similar to Zoom.  Presenters will be able to display powerpoint materials, talk to participants, show a video of yourself speaking if desired, and interact with participants via chat and Q&A periods.We'll have a moderator for each session to introduce you and to help with managing the session, taking questions, etc.  We will be able to save a recording of all sessions for participants and others to watch later as desired.

Suggestion: Write & edit your summit title, summary, and bio information offline and copy/paste into this form. That way you have an editable copy you can save, and your work will not be lost in case something goes awry on form submission.

Suggestion: Email or text 816-695-6736 just to confirm form submission. Also, you will receive an email confirmation if the form was submitted successfully. We don't want to miss your session proposal because the internet ate it!

Your Contact Information
Information for the primary presenter/primary contact for your presentation.
Preferably the phone you will have with you the day of the Expo.
What is the proposed title of your session?
Tell us about your session--what is the topic, what will you talk about, why is it important, how will you engage your audience?
Tell a little bit about yourself (primary presenter/contact for this presentation), who you work for or represent, and what you interest and expertise in bicycle, pedestrian, and trails issue is. This may be used as the basis for your bio in the program.
Please list name, affiliation (if applicable), email contact info (if possible), and bio information for any co-presenters besides the primary presenter/contact for your presentation.
Preferred amount of time for your presentation, EXCLUDING Q&A. Sessions run 40-50 minutes; we may combine two or more presentations into one session if possible, so submitting proposals designed for shorter time periods is encouraged.
Depending on the number of quality presentation proposals, we may ask presenters to condense their presentations so that we can combine two or more into a single session. What is the minimum amount of time you need to cover your most important points?