2018 Active Transportation Summit

Join us on March 15-16 for the 2018 Oregon Active Transportation Summit: two days of inspiring mobile workshops, plenary sessions, professional training, and networking with innovators, thought leaders, and passionate professionals from the Pacific Northwest.

If you are a professional, policymaker, advocate working in the fields of transportation planning and engineering, community development, transportation justice, recreation and tourism, or public health, this event is for you!






2018 Oregon Active Transportation Summit

Thursday, March 15 to Friday, March 16, 2018
Oregon Zoo (4001 Southwest Canyon Road, Portland, OR 97221)

Submit your proposals!

Want to submit your idea(s) for workshops, presentations, and panel discussions? We are now accepting proposals! If you would like to submit your proposed session, please fill out this RFP form by Thursday, November 30, 2017. The Summit Planning Committee will confirm proposals in early December 2017.

If you’d like to share your thoughts on which topics or speakers you’d like to see featured in this year’s Active Transportation Summit, please fill out this form.


Registration for the 2018 Oregon Active Transportation Summit will open in December 2017. Stay tuned for updates.


Stay tuned for updates to this event’s program.

Keynote speaker: Leah Shahum, Vision Zero Network

Leah Shahum is the founder and director of the Vision Zero Network, a national campaign supporting cities working toward Vision Zero — zero traffic fatalities and severe injuries. The Network helps communities develop and share best practices for safe mobility for all road users.

As a German Marshall Fund Fellow, Leah researched Vision Zero strategies in Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands. Prior to that, she was the Executive Director of the 10,000-member San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, which promotes bicycling for everyday transportation. Leah formerly served on the Boards of Directors of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway & Transportation District; the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency; and the Alliance for Biking & Walking.




Venue / Lodging

Oregon Active Transportation Summit attendees will receive a 10% discount at Ace Hotel Portland. Book your stay here.

Take TriMet between the Ace Hotel Portland and Oregon Zoo (conference location) via a 7 minute walk to the eastbound Max Blue Line Library SW 9th Ave and westbound Max Blue Line Galleria SW 10th Ave stops.

The nearest BIKETOWN bike share station is just a block away, and Ace Hotel Portland includes bike rental (first come, first served).

All of Thursday and Friday’s proceedings will take place at the Oregon Zoo at 4001 Southwest Canyon Road in Portland, Oregon.


Getting around