After a successful first annual conference, we are excited to begin working on our second annual Midwest Active Transportation Conference! Help grow the movement, and join us this spring for one day of active learning, networking, collaboration, and continuing education.  We are celebrating the bonds of all who share an interest in empowering people in our communities by increasing awareness, implementation, and coordination of active transportation.  Whether you work in Health Promotion, Community Health, Urban Design/Planning/Engineering, Transportation, or are a citizen advocate, our primary goal is encouraging and accelerating effective strategies for engaging people in active modes of transportation.

Submit your program proposal now for consideration.  Programs applicable to all aspects of active transportation are welcome. 

Suggested topics:

  • Transportation Equity
  • Urban planning for active transportation
  • Policy
  • Design
  • Youth Engagement
  • Health Promotion and Community Wellness
  • Economics of active transportation
  • Advocacy
  • Built Environment
  • Social trends
  • Sustainability and Environment
  • Community Engagement

Priority will be given to presentations that include one or more of the following: current research, proven effective strategies, promotion of community engagement, and best practices. Program length can be submitted as either 30 or 60 minutes. Presentations 60 minutes in length require active audience participation. Our goal is to create an active, experience-based learning opportunity. Consider Pacha Kucha, Walk and Talks, NewWalking, simulations, or activating strategies in session.

Deadline: Proposals must be submitted on or before Monday, December 5, 2016 (extended). Late submissions will not be accepted. Notification of acceptance or denial will be sent by Friday, December 9, 2016.