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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, an intuitive platform and mobile app powering virtual, hybrid, and in-person events. Pathable’s award-winning cross-device desktop web and mobile experience platform combines cutting edge design, community features, integrated webinars, and live video to deliver the unique value of events in an online environment.

How to access the platform

  1. Register for the Together, We Keep Moving Conference. You will receive an email prompting you to create your Pathable profile within 30 minutes of registering
  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.


Key Features


Networking

Conference attendees can schedule 1:1 meetings with other attendees and speakers. From the conference website, hover over “People” in the menu bar, select “Attendees” or “Speakers”, then select the person you want to meet with. From their profile, select the “Schedule Meeting” button then enter the meeting details.

Virtual Expo

Conference attendees can visit our virtual expo and schedule 1:1 meetings and send messages to exhibitors. From the conference website, hover over “Organizations” then select Exhibitors.

Conversations

Join in public forum conversations or send a message to a conference attendee, speaker, or exhibitor. From the conference website, hover over Conversations in the menu bar. Select either “Public Forum” or “Inbox.” You can also send a message from the person’s profile page.

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.

The Together, We Keep Moving Conference is a great opportunity to showcase shared micromobility solutions and gain recognition for supporting the shared micromobility community.

The NABSA Annual Conference is the only conference of its kind globally. The 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.

Now in its sixth year, the conference looks to celebrate the growth in the 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 policymaker for bike sharing at a global level is real. NABSA is, without doubt, the global bike sharing conference worldwide.”

– 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

Remaining Sponsorship Opportunities


Presenting Sponsor – $12,500

1 Available

  • 5 Minute Speaking opportunity during Welcome Plenary
  • Recognition at Welcome Plenary, Day 1 Social, and Closing Plenary
  • Recognition in at least 4 social media posts/tags
  • Logo included on the Agenda page of the virtual event website
  • Logo on event website home page
  • Inclusion of a pre-roll video played at start of 2 break-out sessions (Must supply pre-roll video to NABSA by August 31st, 2020 in accordance with file specifications and no longer than 15 seconds.)
  • Logo shown on screen throughout duration of 2 break-out sessions
  • Logo included on 2 session listings in schedule
  • Recognition in all conference-specific email attendee announcements (from date of sponsor agreement)
  • Logo and link on NABSA conference webpage
  • Recognition of sponsorship on upcoming NABSA webinar if confirmed by July 1st
  • Virtual Exhibit “booth”
    • Exhibitor page
    • Lead-capture ability
    • 1:1 messaging and attendee meeting request/scheduling capabilities
  • 25 complimentary conference tickets
  • Attendee list distributed 5 days before event

Session Sponsor – $5,000

12 Available

  • Inclusion of a pre-roll video played at the start of 1 break-out session (Must supply pre-roll video to NABSA by August 31st, 2020 in accordance with file specifications and no longer than 15 seconds.)
  • Logo shown on screen throughout duration of assigned sponsored break-out session
  • Logo included in session listing in schedule
  • Logo on event website home page
  • Recognition in 1 social media posts/tags
  • Recognition in all conference-specific email attendee announcements (from date of sponsor agreement)
  • Logo and link on NABSA conference webpage
  • Virtual Exhibit “booth”
    • Exhibitor page
    • Lead-capture ability
    • 1:1 messaging and attendee meeting request/scheduling capabilities
  • 10 complimentary conference tickets
  • Attendee list distributed 5 days before event

Exhibitor Sponsor – $3,000

Unlimited Available

  • Logo on event website home page
  • Recognition in all conference-specific email attendee announcements (from date of sponsor agreement)
  • Logo and link on NABSA conference webpage
  • Virtual Exhibit “booth”
    • Exhibitor page
    • Lead-capture ability
    • 1:1 messaging and attendee meeting request/scheduling capabilities
  • 5 complimentary conference tickets
  • Attendee list distributed 5 days before event

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: TBD

 

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: TBD

 

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.