TN Bike Summit
April 22-23, 2016
We are now accepting speaker proposals for the 2016 TN Bike Summit in Chattanooga!
The TN Bike Summit attracts a unique mix of participants from local government, bicycle advocacy, bicycle retailers, and a wide variety of partners in health, environment, and transportation.
The purpose of the TN Bike Summit is to:
• educate and facilitate collaboration among attendees
• promote bicycling as a key part of a healthy transportation network and an economic driver
• highlight Tennessee’s progress toward becoming a bicycle friendly state
Proposals are being accepted under three headings, with suggested topics under each:
• How the Built Environment Impacts Health
• Measuring Health Outcomes of Bicycle Facilities
• Bridging the Gap: Funding for Health and Transportation
Bicycle Tourism/Economic Development
• Economic Benefits of Bicycling
• U.S. Bicycle Route System: Route Selection, Outreach, and Designation
• Building a Regional Vision for Bicycle Tourism
Infrastructure and Policy
• New Practices in Bicycle Facility Design
• Road Diets and Intersection Improvements
• Interim Solutions & Tactical Urbanism
• Planning and Building Great Trails
Note: Your proposal does not have to fit precisely into one of the topic areas. We would like to see proposals focusing on a variety of communities, urban, suburban, and rural, so that all participants’ issues are addressed.
Each format will be a one-hour block with time for questions and moving to the next session. Blocks may be combined into longer sessions if requested.
• Presentation – 45 minutes (interactivity encouraged)
• Panel Presentation – 15-20 minutes (these will be grouped by theme)
• Mobile/Hands-on Workshops – 45-90 minutes (offsite is possible)
Submitting a Proposal
Please submit proposals to Matt Farr at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, February 29. Selected proposals will be announced by March 7. Summit registration fees will be waived for all presenters.