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2019 APBP Conference
Portland, Oregon
August 25-28, 2019

Call for Proposals          Sponsorship          Registration Information



The Call for Proposals is Now Open. Click here to submit your proposal.

Join over 300 active transportation professionals and advocates at the biennial APBP 2019 from Aug 25 - 28 in Portland, Ore - one of the most multimodal cities in America. In addition to national stories and perspectives, you'll be getting the low-down on some of most successful active transportation programs in the Portland metro region - including our Vision Zero "Twenty is Plenty" initiative; protected bike lanes and greenways; and innovative parking reform.

The APBP Local Host Committee is pulling together over 40 sessions, workshops, and mobile tours around the city. They're excited to showcase over 350 miles bike lanes, integrated transit options, and our newest bridge: the Tilikum Crossing. It's the first bridge of its kind in the U.S., carrying lightrail, buses, streetcars, cyclists and pedestrians over the Willamette River. Note - no cars.

You think you know Portland, but this conference will go deeper than just bike boulevards and car-free bridges. Major programs (including Sunday Parkways, Safe Routes to School, and SmartTrips) have been managed by the City for over a decade; we've been installing bike parking quietly but relentlessly for even longer; and our pedestrian accommodation policies for construction sites has transformed our streets. Come tour North America's biggest valet bike parking; new enhanced arterial bikeway crossing strategies; invisible yet powerful signal magic; and Better Naito (a resident-led tactical urbanism project that has become an annual tradition).

If you're interested in being a vendor, sponsor, or have any questions about the 2019 Call for Proposals– contact us at


Call for Proposals

**All proposals are subject to the discretion of the planning committee and the format that best suits the overall program.**

WORKSHOP (2.5 hours)
In-depth sessions that may include multiple presenters or time for small groups or break outs.

ROUND TABLE (30 minutes x 5)
In-depth discussions are led at each table by a different speaker. The speaker hosting the table will give a short presentation and take the participants at their table on a discussion of the topic at hand. After 30 minutes participants will change tables.

PANEL (90 minutes)
Panels feature up to four presenters covering a specific topic and are combined with a joint question and answer session at the end.

LEARNING LAB (40 minutes)
Each Learning Lab session will be 2.5 hours total with 3 presenters speaking for 40 minutes each, and a combined Q&A at the end. Think of this session as 3 case studies being presented on a single topic or issue. Submit for your ONE, 30-40 minutes presentation and we'll group you with other presenters to complete these 2.5 hour session based on similar topics.

PECHA KUCHA (7 minutes)
A concise, fast-paced style where you present 20 slides for 20 seconds each (total of 6 minutes and 40 seconds), allowing for a lot of new ideas to be presented in a short period of time.

MOBILE TOUR (2.5 hours)
mobile sessions include multiple stops and can account for different modes of transportation (bike, walk, transit, etc.)

Selected posters will be displayed during the conference. The poster sessions will give presenters the opportunity to talk about their poster subject with attendees.

The best APBP presentations are interactive and engaging, offering new ideas and fresh approaches. This annual call is highly competitive. Proposals will be reviewed and ranked by a set of track leaders. We estimate that it may take up to 30 minutes to complete this application if you have all the necessary components at hand. Please plan accordingly. Click here to download a PDF of this form.


Proposals can be submitted until January 21.   




The Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals invites your sponsorship of the 2019 conference in Portland, Oregon August 25-28.

APBP’s biennial conference provides outstanding training and networking that attract professionals working on active transportation projects in the U.S. and Canada. The APBP conference is an unparalleled opportunity for you to connect with your target customers—leaders and innovators, established and emerging decision-makers.

For more information on who attends, why you don’t want to miss Portland, and the various levels and benefits, please review our sponsorship prospectus.

Visit this link to register your sponsorship today!



Registration Information

Registration will be opening after the first of the year.  For budgeting purposes, registration rates will be:

Early Registration Rates (before May 24)
Members                          $575
Non-members                  $685*

Regular Registration Rates (after May 24)
Members                          $675
Non-members                  $785*

Student Registration Rates
Members                          $175
Non-members                  $205*

Speaker, Moderator & Poster Presenter Registration Rates 
Members                          $475
Non-members                  $585*

  *non-members will receive a one year APBP membership at no additional cost!

Guest tickets to the receptions will be $50 each.  There will be no additional charge for mobile tours!


Hotel Information

The conference will be held at the Hilton Portland Downtown with a conference rate of $200 per night (plus applicable taxes and fees).  There will be a limited number of government rate rooms available on a first come, first served basis of $182 per night (plus applicable taxes and fees).  The discounted hotel block will open after the first of the year.

Photo credit: Jessie Holzer