Call for Proposals: Georgia Walks Summit

PEDS and the Georgia Department of Transportation are partnering to provide the 2016 Georgia Walks Summit, which will be at Middle Georgia State University in Macon on June 17. The Georgia Walks Summit will bring people together to share best practices, make pedestrian safety a priority and build momentum for walkable communities. Concurrent tracks will make the summit relevant to diverse audiences and to towns and cities of all sizes. The conference organizers are accepting proposals for one-hour breakout sessions, with two or three presenters per session. The organizers recommend partnering with one or two others and submitting a single proposal with information about each presentation. If you prefer to submit a proposal on your own, we’ll look for opportunities to pair your proposal with one that complements it. Desired focus areas include pedestrian-friendly design and operations, safety, healthy communities, accessibility, equity, land use, placemaking and community engagement. Presenters are limited to two breakout speaking appearances. You may submit and/or join as many proposals as you wish. Proposals will be selected based on scoring, competition for a given topic or focus area, presenter expertise and the expected value to summit participants. The deadline for submitting proposals is April 15.

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