The Street Trust’s 2023 Oregon Active Transportation Summit will take place Sunday, April 23rd through Wednesday, April 26th, 2023.
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This year’s summit builds on the visions laid out in 2022’s Summit, which charted a path to “Our Transportation Future.” We will explore best practices for moving from ideas and plans to action. A primary goal for this year’s summit is equipping and mobilizing decision makers, practitioners, advocates, community members, and youth to be active changemakers in bringing about a transportation future that is safe, accessible, racially equitable, and climate smart for everyone in our region and beyond.
Through a combination of in-person, livestreamed, and virtual sessions the 2023 Summit will maximize collaborating, community building, and problem solving in real time.
The Street Trust is now accepting proposals for workshops, presentations, panel discussions, mobile workshops, and study tours. To submit your proposal, complete this form by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 10th. The Summit Planning Committee will confirm proposals by the end of February.
The guiding theme for the 2023 Summit is “Move Into Action.”
Content will be sorted across six tracks:
- Resiliency and Prosperity – Pandemic Era, Climate Smart, and Other Innovations
- Accessible and Inclusive Systems – Centering Disability, Racial, and Age Justice
- Paying for it – Transforming Expertise into Investment
- E-bikes and Micromobilty – From Emergent Tech to Mobility Workhorse
- Safe Routes and Great Streets for All – Encompassing and Surpassing Vision Zero and Safe Routes to Schools
- NEW! Community Curated Track– Tools, Tips, & Tricks for Making Sh*t Happen
We value community-driven processes and solutions, and encourage applications from youth, grassroots advocates, and community groups whose primary focus may not be on active transportation. Proposals that demonstrate how transportation choices intersect with other community concerns and goals are especially welcome. We value racial diversity and perspectives from different geographies. You are welcome to propose a presentation as an individual or in a group.
We understand a registration fee may be a barrier to attend the conference. We are committed to listening to and standing in partnership with women, communities of color, and people with disabilities, as we work to reduce racial, gendered, and mobility disparities in our transportation network. Our scholarship program helps ensure people from marginalized communities and youth can attend.
Questions? Would you like to see an example proposal as a guide? Contact Madi Carlson, 206-612-4970 or [email protected].
About the Oregon Active Transportation Summit
For over ten years, The Street Trust has invested in bringing together state, national, and international leaders in transportation to ask important questions, challenge assumptions, and co-create solutions to our biggest challenges. Each year, hundreds of professionals and advocates from Oregon and SW Washington convene to discuss cutting edge transportation issues.
Attendees include: state legislators; policy makers; local and national figures in the biking, walking, and active transportation movement; directors of transportation departments and community-based organizations; engineers and planners; land managers; business owners; health professionals; and community advocates.
We hope you will join this wide array of leaders to share lessons and learn. Active transportation advocates and practitioners bring energy and passion for change to this event, and the result is a powerful conference that advances our shared goals.