September 30-October 2

Indianapolis, IN

Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
One South Capitol Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46204
Tel: 317 632 1234

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The NABSA Annual Conference is the leading global venue for bikeshare, shared micromobility, and transportation leaders, practitioners, equipment providers to tackle important issues facing the industry. Join us in Indianapolis for our this year’s How We Move conference to learn, network, and chart the future of bikeshare and shared micromobility.

Keynote – Jay Pitter, MES

Jay Pitter, MES, is an author and award-winning placemaker whose practice mitigates growing divides in urban centres. She spearheads institutional city-building projects, rooted in neighbourhood knowledge, focused on: cultural heritage interpretive planning, gender-based mapping, inclusive public engagement, safe streets and mobility, social planning, and healing fraught sites. She also shapes urgent city-building conversations through media platforms such as the Agenda and Canadian Architect—as a keynote speaker for organizations like UN Women and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)—and as a knowledge producer in urban planning faculties across North America. Recently, Jay consulted on Edmonton’s new heritage plan; hosted a professional development luncheon for women city-builders in Detroit; initiated a safe and connected streets engagement following the mass shooting in Toronto, and led (RE)IMAGINING CHEAPSIDE, a Confederate monument placemaking process in Lexington. She is currently collaborating with cities across the world, working on the first phase of HER City (a public space initiative that explores how urban design and social attitudes impact women’s safety, leisure, and play), and writing Where We Live, which will be published by McClelland & Stewart at Penguin Random House

Keynote – Stephanie Gidigbi

Stephanie Gidigbi has worked with leaders at every level of government to champion public policy solutions that promote economic justice, social equity, and environmental benefits for communities. She previously served as a political appointee to the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) in the Obama administration and advanced several innovative initiatives including the USDOT Smart City Challenge equity components focused on smart land use, partnership, citizen involvement, user-focused mobility services and choices.

Downtown Attractions

Indianapolis Zoo & White River Gardens

Pet sharks in the nation’s largest shark touch tank, suit up for an in-water dolphin experience, or interact with birds at the “Flights of Fancy” exhibit. This TripAdvisor Top 10 Zoo is triple-accredited as a zoo, aquarium and botanical garden.

Eiteljorg Museum

Home to the one of the finest collections of American Indian and Western art in the world and the only one in the Midwest. It is renowned for immersing visitors in the art, history and culture of the American West and indigenous peoples of North America.

Central Canal

Explore White River State Park’s Central Canal in a Venetian-style gondola, surrey, cruiser bike, Segway, pedalboat, or on foot. Take in an impressive collection of public art, war memorials, and vast urban green space as you pass numerous museums and cafes.


Communities to Explore

Mass Ave: 45 Degrees from Ordinary.

Known for its art galleries and theaters, this free-spirited, five-block avenue is lined with boutique shopping, independent restaurants, traditional pubs, and public art. An array of theaters offer visitors their pick of traditional plays and musicals, off-beat productions, edgy and adult-oriented drama, improve, and stand-up. Before the show, visit the Kurt Vonnegut Museum + Library or grab your locally handcrafted Indy souvenir from one of the boutiques.

Fountain Square: Funky. Artsy. Retro.

Experience vintage charm, shop galleries of talented local artists, take swing dancing lessons, and try your hand at duckpin bowling all in this funky neighborhood. Visitors can also dine at an assortment of locally-owned restaurants, enjoy a honey wine flight at Indiana’s only meadery, and tour a microbrewery where scientists create the recipes.

Market East: An Emerging District.

This up-and-coming district has grown into a popular location with many new developments and accommodations. Located in the heart of the district is City Market, a historic market with 36 artisan food vendors and a farmer’s market every Wednesday. More than $225 million in investment is bringing retail, residential, and new office towers online. Access to the district has become easier than ever before with the recent opening of the state-of-the-art Julia M. Carson Transit Center, home of the city’s public transit.

Hyatt Regency Indianapolis

One South Capitol Avenue

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46204

Tel: 317 632 1234

Book a Room

Transportation to the Hotel

Indygo Bus System

Bus routes operate all around the city, including a route to and from the airport, for as little as $1.75 per ride. To use IndyGo to get to the Hyatt, take the #8 bus from the airport to Maryland & Missouri Streets.  Indygo.net

Go Express Travel Airport Shuttle

This express, nonstop bus service runs airport to downtown every 30 minutes from 5 am-11 pm for $12 one way. Passengers board the shuttle at Zone 7 of the airport’s Ground Transportation Center. Cash payments not accepted, credit cards only.  goexpresstravel.com/indy_express

Taxis & Rideshare

Taxis are readily available at the airport, Indiana Convention Center, Circle Centre mall, and major hotels. A typical fare from airport to downtown is $35, and select taxi companies offer a $5 flat rate fare for trips within downtown (bordered by the White River, 12th Street, I-65, and I-70). Rideshare options include Lyft and Uber.

NABSA and the Better Bike Share Partnership (BBSP) value the presence and contributions of people from a diversity of backgrounds and organizations to make this conference a success. We don’t want cost to be a barrier to participation.

NABSA can provide assistance in two forms:

  • Registration fee that is significantly discounted from the full cost
  • Scholarships of up to $500 to cover the cost of travel and lodging

We may provide one or both forms of assistance based on the need of the applicant.

Eligible recipients include city, advocacy group or community-based organization staff or volunteers focusing on bike share and equity, or others focusing on the intersection of social justice and transportation as part of their primary work.

Applications will be reviewed and awarded on a rolling basis so please submit early. We will no longer consider requests for scholarships after September 1.

Please note: We are unlikely to award more than one scholarship or discounted registration to an organization.

The NABSA Annual Conference is the only conference of its kind globally. The NABSA conference is an international cross-sector convening of all sectors involved in bikeshare and shared micromobility planning and implementation– host cities, equipment manufacturers, operators, technology providers, and consultants. Sponsorship provides multiple venues and collateral items to connect you to the people you want to know, and who want to know you. Gain exposure to city officials, operators, and private industry professionals, and make your mark in the bikeshare and micromobility industry.

“Today, the discoveries and ventures within the micromobility sector make the NABSA conference a dynamic and ever-changing venue where everyone can come and learn from the latest developments in the sector. On that note, it should be remembered that nothing like NABSA exists beyond North America, so the potential for the association to become the leading policy maker for bike sharing at a global level is real. NABSA is without doubt the global bike sharing conference world-wide.” – Kristian Brink, formerly nextbike

PBSC was happy to sponsor the 2017 NABSA conference as it took place in Montreal. The NABSA conference is a unique occasion to exchange with all the North American Bikeshare stakeholders and great opportunity To spend time with many of our clients at the same time and meet Bikeshare colleagues.

– Adrian Popovici, PBSC


Sponsorship Opportunities Remaining

Silver Level

1 Available

All conference sponsors receive recognition in the conference program, all conference email marketing, their logo and link on the conference website, and a list of attendees five days prior to the event. Silver level sponsors also receive:

  • Breakfast/break sponsorship recognition
  • Recognition at Closing Plenary
  • Recognition on at least 2 conference signage pieces
  • Space in Expo– tier 2
  • 4 complimentary conference tickets
  • 4 complimentary Pacers Bikeshare tickets

Bronze Level

2 Available

All conference sponsors receive recognition in the conference program, all conference email marketing, their logo and link on the conference website, and a list of attendees five days prior to the event. Bronze level sponsors also receive:

  • Recognition on at least 1 conference signage pieces
  • Space in Expo– tier 3
  • 2 complimentary conference tickets
  • 2 complimentary Pacers Bikeshare tickets

Green Level

Unlimited Available

All conference sponsors receive recognition in the conference program, all conference email marketing, their logo and link on the conference website, and a list of attendees five days prior to the event. Green level sponsors also receive:

  • Recognition on at least 1 conference signage pieces
  • 1 complimentary conference ticket
  • 1 complimentary Pacers Bikeshare tickets

Q: How much does the conference cost?

A: The regular conference rate is $675

The discounted Government & Nonprofit rate is $575

 

Q: Who should I contact with general questions about the conference or registration?

A: Contact Aryanna Smith at Aryanna@nabsa.net

 

Q: When and where is the conference?

A: Monday, September 30- Wednesday, October 2 in Indianapolis, IN.

 

Q: When should I plan to arrive on the 30th and leave on the 2nd?

A: Registration will open at noon and mobile workshops begin at 1pm. We will have an opening reception in the evening. The closing sessions conclude on Wednesday around 5pm.

 

Q: Where should I stay?

A:  Join us at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis! Click the Lodging + Travel tab on this page or click here to book online

 

Q: How much does the Hyatt cost?

A: The group rate is $189 per night. For information about government rates, email MaryAnn Escutia: conference@nabsa.net

 

Q: I have dietary restrictions. What food will be served?

A: We will have gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan options. Please note your food restrictions on your registration.

 

Q: I am a speaker. What should I do with my slides?

A: Please bring your slides to the conference site on a thumb drive or email them in advance to Maryann Escutia: conference@nabsa.net

 

Q: If I am a speaker, do I get a free conference ticket?

A: Unfortunately, we cannot offer complimentary tickets to our speakers. We appreciate your support of the conference and NABSA’s work!

 

Q: Are there scholarships available?

A: Limited scholarships are available. You can download the scholarship application here for more information.

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