2016 TN Bike Summit Call for Speakers

TN Bike Summit
April 22-23, 2016
Chattanooga, TN


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:

Public Health

• 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.  


Format Options

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 matt@bikewalktn.org by Monday, February 29. Selected proposals will be announced by March 7. Summit registration fees will be waived for all presenters.