Rolling With It: Empowering Shared Micromobility Virtual Conference


October 27 - 28, 2021

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 for the 2021 Rolling With It: Empowering Shared Micromobility Virtual Conference to learn, network, and chart the future of 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 keynote presentations, breakout sessions on topics ranging from transit integration to climate impact, a virtual exhibitor booth, and networking opportunities.

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Now in its seventh year, 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 mobility professionals and features a variety of topics and speakers. Participants will have a choice of virtual workshops, breakout sessions on topics ranging from open data and privacy to community engagement and marketing, and inspiring plenary speakers and panels.

NABSA is hosting its 2021 conference on the Pathable virtual event platform. Attendees of the 2020 conference will be familiar with the platform, however, below you’ll find some Pathable information to help you get the most out of your conference.

The Pathable platform will allow conference attendees to attend breakout sessions, meet other shared micromobility professionals, visit a virtual expo, and more from within the platform. Here’s how to sign in after registering for the conference and take advantage of some of the best features in Pathable:

Sign-in to Pathable

  1. Within an hour of registering for the conference, you will receive an email from Pathable asking you to claim your account.
  2. Click the sign-in button in the email and set your account password
  3. Once logged in, take a few minutes to complete your profile with a headshot and bio

Attend a Breakout Session

  1. While logged in to Pathable, hover over the Schedule button in the menu, then select Agenda
  2. Click on the session you’d like to attend
  3. Click the Join Now button once it’s available

Please note, Pathable highly recommends attending sessions from Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge due to Zoom limitations for Firefox, Safari, and other browsers.

Visit the Expo

  1. While logged in to Pathable, click the Sponsors & Exhibitors button in the menu
  2. Select the virtual booth you’d like to visit
  3. Once inside, you can speak with a team member from the organization, schedule a 1:1, view a presentation from the organization, or leave your virtual business card

Networking

  1. While logged in to Pathable, hover over the People button in the menu and select either Attendees or Speakers
  2. Next, select the person you’d like to connect with
  3. From their profile, you can send a private message or schedule a 1:1 meeting

All times are in the Eastern Time Zone. Additional details about conference session speakers and descriptions can be found on the virtual event portal here.

Wednesday, October 27th, 2021


1 – 1:45 PM: Welcome Plenary and Keynote

1:45 – 3 PM: Breakout Sessions

  • Smooth Sailing or a Multi-modal Mess: Enabling Mobility as a Service
  • Blip, Bubble, or Boom: Examining the Effect of COVID on Micromobility
  • One Bar Remaining: Managing Fleets of Batteries
  • Revise and Resubmit: Strategies to Achieve Micromobility Program Goals

3 – 3:30 PM: Break/Expo

3:30 – 4:45 PM: Breakout Sessions

  • The Electric Slide: Role of Electrification in Shared Micromobility
  • Sorry to Bother You: Discussion on Standardizing User Surveys Across the Industry
  • Green cred: Moving Towards Environmental Sustainability
  • Bodily Risks vs. Bodily Benefits: How do you Quantify Both Sides of the Equation of Riding Shared Micromobility

4:45 – 5 PM: Break/Expo

5 – 6:30 PM: Rapid Fire Slideshow and Virtual Happy Hour

Thursday, October 28th, 2021


1 – 1:45 PM: NABSA Annual Meeting

1:45 – 2:30 PM: Keynote Panel

2:30 – 3 PM: Break/Expo

3 – 4:15 PM: Breakout Sessions

  • Shared Micromobility Impacts on Social Equity
  • Much is Given, Much is Required: Data Privacy Principles
  • The Zen of Micromobility Operations
  • Seamless: Making Transit Integration Real

4:15 – 4:30 PM: Break/Expo

4:30 – 5:45 PM: Breakout Sessions

  • MovePGH: Pittsburgh Mobility Collective
  • Making Micromobility Count
  • Am I on Mute? : New Ways to Engage with the Community
  • Managing the Challenges of Running a Micromobility Program

5:45 – 6 PM: Break/Expo

6 – 6:30 PM: Closing Virtual Social

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. We will offer scholarships that cover the cost of registration to conference attendees.

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

  • Demonstrate that their professional work is in the area of shared micromobility,
    bikeshare, bicycling, transportation, social justice, or related field
  • Demonstrate that scholarship assistance is necessary to allow them to attend this
    conference

We are unlikely to offer support to more than one person in an organization.

Applications will be reviewed and awarded on a rolling basis; we will not consider requests for scholarships after October 1, 2021.

The Rolling With It: Empowering Shared Micromobility Virtual 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 shared micromobility planning and implementation – host cities, equipment manufacturers, operators, technology providers, and consultants.

Now in its seventh year, the conference looks to celebrate the growth in the micromobility industry.

“NABSA, and its annual conference convening leaders in the micromobility industry, is an essential force in building relationships and pushing for policies that set shared bike and scooter systems up for growing impact in communities across North America. Lyft is proud to play a Presenting Sponsor role again for this year’s conference after learning firsthand the value of sponsorship over the past 3 years. Serving as a sponsor not only allows us to support NABSA, but also gives us a powerful forum to demonstrate industry leadership and expand our relationships.”

– Caroline Samponaro, Lyft

“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

“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, Urban Sharing

Interested in sponsoring the conference?
Download the packet below or contact sam@nabsa.net for more info or to create your own custom sponsorship package.

Download the Sponsor Packet

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Exhibitor Sponsor

  • Logo on virtual conference event website homepage sponsor carousel
  • Recognition in all conference-specific email attendee announcements (from date of sponsor agreement)
  • Logo and link on NABSA conference webpage
  • Recognition in at least 1 social media post/tag
  • Virtual Exhibit booth
    • Exhibitor page
    • Lead-capture ability
    • 1:1 messaging and attendee meeting request/scheduling capabilities
    • Video and product demo/side event capabilities
  • 5 complimentary conference tickets
  • Pre-event and post-event conference attendee lists distributed. Pre-event list distributed 5 days before event, post-event list distributed no later than two weeks after the event. (Lists exclude contact information for attendees who have opted out.)

Custom Sponsorship

Don’t see a sponsorship opportunity that meets your needs? Email sam@nabsa.net to learn about building your own custom sponsorship package.

Q: When and where is the conference?

A: Wednesday, October 27 – Thursday, October 28 on our virtual conference platform.

 

Q: How much does the conference cost?

A: The regular conference rate is $195 USD. The discounted Government, Nonprofit, and Latin American rate is $125 USD. The student rate is $50.

 

Q: Is there special pricing for Latin American residents?

A: Yes! Latin American residents can purchase tickets for $125 USD. This is an effort to make the conference more accessible to our Latin American colleagues and reduce the barrier of the exchange rate.

 

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

A: Generally, we do not provide speakers with complimentary tickets. However, if cost is a barrier, please contact us at hello@nabsa.net. We appreciate your support of the conference and NABSA’s work!

 

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

A: Send your presentation to conference@nabsa.net and include the name of your session in the email subject.

 

Q: Who should I contact about sponsorship opportunities?

A: Please contact Sam Herr at sam@nabsa.net. You can also view our Sponsorship Package here.

 

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

A: Contact us at hello@nabsa.net.


PRESENTING SPONSOR:

THANKS TO OUR ADDITIONAL SPONSORS: