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Together, We Keep Moving
Virtual Conference


September 30 - October 1

NABSA’s 2020 annual conference has gone virtual! Like the rest of the world, NABSA has had to adjust to the coronavirus pandemic. We recognize that these adjustments also apply to our members and conference attendees. We owe it to you to proceed with an event that brings together the greatest minds in bikeshare and shared micromobility in a safe, affordable way.

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 to learn, network, and chart the future of bikeshare and shared micromobility.

The two-day conference serves as a convening space for shared micromobility professionals and features a variety of topics and speakers. Participants will have access to breakout sessions on topics ranging from open data and privacy to community engagement and marketing.


NABSA member organizations receive complimentary tickets to our annual conference based on membership dues level. To ensure our members receive the same value for the virtual conference that they would normally receive for our in-person conference, we will be providing three times the tickets they normally receive. For example, if an organization normally receives two tickets, then they will receive six complimentary tickets to the virtual conference! Scholarships for additional tickets are also available to government and non-profit organizations that demonstrate financial need.

Together, We Keep Moving is a two-day virtual gathering of shared micromobility and transportation leaders, practitioners, and equipment providers. Together, we’ll tackle important issues facing the industry and learn, network, and chart the future of shared micromobility. You’ll be able to participate in valuable, diverse interactive sessions on key topics in the industry from anywhere in the world.

The virtual conference will take place over two half-days and is hosted on a virtual event platform. The platform allows you to attend breakout sessions, visit the virtual expo, and interact with other conference attendees.

Virtual Conference Ticket Prices

General Admission: $250 USD
Nonprofit/Gov’t/Latin American Admission: $175 USD


Reasons to Attend


Network

Interact with your shared micromobility peers. Click here to view and meet with other conference attendees.

Education

Learn about a variety of topics from shared micromobility leaders. View our conference agenda here.

Influence

Help shape the future of the shared micromobility industry. Join in one of our public forum discussions.

NABSA is excited to bring you an innovative virtual conference hosted on Pathable, a platform powering virtual, hybrid, and in-person events.

How to access the platform

  1. Register for the Together, We Keep Moving Conference by clicking the “Register” tab above. After registering, you’ll receive an email prompting you to create your Pathable profile within 30 minutes
  2. Click the “Sign-in” button in the email
  3. Set your password and click “Complete Profile”
  4. Complete your Pathable profile

Pathable has provided us with a custom URL for our conference that can be accessed here. We recommend bookmarking this URL for easy access later.

Access Virtual Conference Portal

Get the Most Out of Your Virtual Conference


Build Your Agenda

The full conference agenda is available for viewing and for you to start building your custom agenda. To add a session to your agenda, hover over the Schedule button, then click Agenda. Click on a session to learn more about it, then click the Reserve Your Spot button.

To remove a session from your agenda, hover over the Schedule button, then click My Agenda. Click the green checkmark on the session you wish to remove.

Attend Sessions

To attend a session, hover over the Schedule button, then click Agenda or My Agenda. Select the session you wish to attend. Once the session starts, click the Join Session button. Once in the session, you will be able to view the presentation, use the chatbox to ask questions or connect with other attendees, participate in session polls, and download any files available.

Not able to attend a session that you’re interested in? Most sessions will be recorded and the recording will be available for viewing soon after the session ends. To view a recording, click on the session you’re interested in and press Play on the video player.

To get the best experience, we recommend using Google Chrome to attend sessions.

Visit the Virtual Expo

Our conference wouldn’t be possible without the support of our sponsors. Learn more about them by visiting the virtual expo. To visit a virtual booth, click the Sponsors & Exhibitors button, and then click the organization that you want to learn more about. From their company profile, you can schedule a meeting, request more info, and view any files or videos they’ve uploaded.

Also from their profile, click the Enter Virtual Tradeshow Booth button to speak to the on-duty staff person or join a presentation.

Start or Join a Conversation

As mentioned above, you have the ability to send a private message to any conference attendee or speaker. You can also participate in the Public Forum. To access the forum, hover over the Conversations button, then click Public Forums. You can either contribute to an existing topic or start a new thread.

Attend the Virtual Socials

We encourage you to attend the virtual socials. There’s one scheduled at the end of each conference day. The opening social will include a conference tradition – the Rapid Fire Slideshow, a quick presentation that helps you get to know NABSA members. The closing social will take place in Spatial Chat. We’ll make s couple announcements, then open up the rest of the time to networking.

Network with Attendees and Speakers

Even though we won’t see each other in person this year, you still have the opportunity to network with other attendees and speakers. Hover over the People button, then select Attendees or Speakers to access the list of individuals. From there, select someone you’d like to connect with. Once on their profile, you can send them a message or schedule a 1:1 meeting.

Earn Points, Win a Prize

Attendees can earn points by completing various tasks in the virtual event portal. Some tasks include uploading a profile picture, visiting an expo booth, and scheduling a meeting. View the available tasks and leaderboard by clicking the Game button. The top two point earners will receive a prize and be recognized at the closing social!

Virtual Portal Pro Tips


Use these tips to improve your virtual conference experience.

  • When you access the profile creation form for the first time, the form is asking you to create a password for your profile. The virtual portal’s language makes it seem like you already created a password and need to enter it.
  • We recommend you access the conference through the Google Chrome browser. It’s the most compatible with the virtual conference portal.
  • While in a session, right-click and select Open in a New Tab if you’d like to access a person’s profile or any session content. If you don’t open in a new tab, you will be removed from the session and have to rejoin.

Email tammy.port@pathable.com with any questions about the virtual portal.

All times shown are in the Eastern Time Zone.

September 30, 2020


1 – 1:30 PM: Welcome Plenary

1:30 – 2:45 PM: Breakout Sessions

2:45 – 3:45 PM: Break + Expo

3:45 – 4:45 PM: Guided Discussions

4:45 – 5 PM: Break + Expo

5 – 6 PM: Virtual Happy Hour

October 1, 2020


1 – 1:45 PM: NABSA Annual Meeting

1:45 – 2 PM: Break + Expo

2 – 3:15 PM: Breakout Session

3:15 – 3:45 PM: Break + Expo

3:45 – 5 PM: Breakout Sessions

5 – 5:15 PM: Break + Expo

5:15 – 6 PM: Virtual Happy Hour

NABSA values 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 and encourage interested individuals who have a cost barrier to participation to apply for a scholarship to attend. In partnership with the Better Bike Share Partnership (BBSP), we are offering scholarships to attend. Assistance is available in the form of a discounted or no-cost conference registration ticket.

Eligible recipients include city, advocacy group, or community-based organization staff or volunteers focusing on bikeshare/shared micromobility 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; we will not consider requests for scholarships after September 18, 2020.

Q: When is the conference?

A: Wednesday, September 30 & Thursday, October 1.

 

Q: How much does the conference cost?

A: The regular conference rate is $250 USD. The discounted Government & Nonprofit rate is $175 USD.

 

Q: Do NABSA members receive complimentary tickets to the virtual conference?

A: NABSA member organizations receive three times the amount of complimentary tickets to our virtual conference that they would normally receive for our in-person conference. For example, if an organization normally receives two tickets, then they will receive six complimentary tickets to the virtual conference!

 

Q: Is there special pricing for Latin American residents?

A: Yes! Latin American residents can purchase a full-price ticket for $175 USD.

 

Q: Are there scholarships available?

A: Yes, we offer a select number of scholarships! Complete the scholarship application and send it to Zoe Kircos at zoe@peopleforbikes.org.

 

Q: How do I access the virtual conference?

A: You can access our virtual conference portal here. Once you sign-in to your account, you’ll be able to access all of the portal’s features.

 

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! Scholarships are available for those who demonstrate a financial need. Download the application here and email it to zoe@peopleforbikes.org.

 

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

A: Send your slides to conference@nabsa.net by September 18th, 2020.

 

Q: Who should I contact about sponsorship opportunities?

A: Please contact Sam Herr at sam@nabsa.net.

 

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

A: Contact Aryanna Smith at aryanna@nabsa.net.

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