2020 Ontario Bike Summit - Call for Proposals
The Share the Road Cycling Coalition invites you to submit a proposal to present at our 12th Annual Ontario Bike Summit. The summit is taking place on April 6 and 7, 2020 at the Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Toronto.
The 2020 summit theme is "Making Connections".
Proposals should seek to illustrate how connections are being made in relation to one of the following goals:
● Connecting cycling networks:
Share how you are working to build a connected network of cycling infrastructure in your community. Submissions can be focused on planning, engineering, research or advocacy work related to network planning.
● Connecting people + places:
Abstracts submitted under this summit goal should focus on how bikes can connect people to each other and to their communities. We also encourage you to submit abstracts about community engagement and consultation initiatives.
● Connecting for common goals:
We know that making it safer and more convenient to ride a bicycle can help communities achieve a number of priorities. Tell us about how you are making the connection between cycling and other movements such as the climate emergency, affordable housing, Vision Zero, transportation equity and more.
● Making multimodal connections:
We want to hear about the projects, case studies and research initiatives you are undertaking about making multimodal connections. In particular, we’d like to hear about making connections between bikes and transit, bike share and other micromobility initiatives.
● Missed connections:
The summit is an opportunity to connect with peers and share successes as well as challenges. We encourage you to submit abstracts about projects that didn't go as planned and the lessons that were learned along the way.
● Connecting through storytelling:
Has there been a real cycling success or challenge in your community or in your life this year? Consider sharing it at the Ontario Bike Summit and submit your cycling story abstract with an emphasis on “connectivity”.
The Ontario Bike Summit is an opportunity to connect with your cycling peers and to take part in honest conversations about building bicycle-friendly communities. We welcome presentation submissions that examine project successes as well as shortfalls and challenges.
The deadline for submitting abstracts is Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 @ 5pm. Abstracts must be submitted using this Google Form. If your presentation is accepted, you will be notified via email in early February 2020, and will be eligible for a discounted speakers conference registration rate of $250 + HST.
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Organization / company / institution
Summit goal (choose one)
Which of the following goals of the 2020 Ontario Bike Summit best categorizes your presentation? (Choose only one)
Connecting cycling networks
Connecting people + places
Connecting for common goals
Making multimodal connections
Connecting through storytelling
In 250 words or less, please outline the focus of your presentation and provide specific details on what participants will learn and the key findings of your work.
Please outline how your presentation relates to the summit goal you have selected above (100 words or less)
Please include a brief bio for each presenter. These bios will be used to introduce speakers at the summit (max. 150 words)
Presentation type (select one)
Please identify your preferred presentation format
Panel Presentation (15 minutes with 1-2 presenters max.)
20 slides in 20 seconds (6:40 minutes with 1-2 presenters max.)
Permission to share presentation post-summit
Please confirm that your presentation can be shared with delegates post-summit using Dropbox
Project website (optional)
If you have a project or company website that is relevant to your presentation topic, please provide a link
I understand that if my presentation is submitted, I will be notified in early February 2020, and will be eligible for a discounted speakers registration rate of $250 + HST
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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