October 25-27, 2022 | Guadalajara, Mexico

Conference Venue: Expo Guadalajara | Avenida Mariano Otero #1499 CP.44550, Verde Valle, 44550 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico

Conference Hotel: The Westin Guadalajara | Avenida de Las Rosas 2911, Verde Valle, 44530 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico

Get ready to join NABSA and your fellow shared micromobility colleagues this October in Guadalajara, Mexico for ¡Vamos! Let’s Go: Defining the Future of Micromobility Together – our first conference in Latin America!


If you are a NABSA member and are in need of a membership acknowledgment letter to support your approval process for travel and conference attendance in Guadalajara, please complete this form.

The NABSA Annual Conference is the leading global venue for shared micromobility and transportation leaders, practitioners, operators, and equipment providers to tackle important issues facing the industry. Come experience Guadalajara’s bikeshare and street infrastructure firsthand during a mobile workshop, learn from and share ideas with shared micromobility peers at panel sessions, connect with exhibitors, test out devices in our ride area, hear inspiring keynote speakers, and network with new and old friends alike from all over the world. Join us as we return to in-person conferences!

Here’s a little of what you can expect at the 2022 Conference:

  • The 2022 conference will be held at Expo Guadalajara, which is right across the street from the Westin Guadalajara, the conference hotel. Learn more about the Expo, the Westin, and the reception locations on the Venues tab.
  • The conference features sessions on topics from electrification to transit integration, equity and community engagement to shared mobility data, and so much more. Find more details about the sessions and build your schedule on the Agenda tab.
  • When you’re not attending conference sessions or events, we encourage you to check out and experience the city. Find information on how to get around and some points of interest on the Transportation & Exploration tab.
  • BKT Bici Pública operates Guadalajara’s MiBici bikeshare system composed of 300 stations and more than 3,000 bikes. Station locations include one right in front of the Expo!

We’re monitoring health and safety guidelines regarding COVID-19 and interacting with our conference and hospitality partners to inform attendees of such guidance. Current guidelines and restrictions on the COVID-19 tab.

Photo provided by BKT.

More agenda details will be available soon.

Tuesday, October 25

12 – 5 PM: Registration

1:30 – 2:45 PM: Rapid Fire Slide Show Presentation

2:45 – 3:15 PM: Break

3:15 – 5:15 PM: Mobile Workshops

5:15 – 6 PM: Break

6 – 8 PM: Opening Reception at Museo Cabañas

Wednesday, October 26

8 AM – 5 PM: Registration

8 – 9 AM: Breakfast

9 – 10:30 AM: Opening Plenary & Keynote

10:30 – 10:45 AM: Break

10:45 AM – 12 PM: Breakout Sessions

12 – 1 PM: Lunch

1 – 2:15 PM: Breakout Sessions

2:15 – 2:30 PM: Break

2:30 – 3:30 PM: Breakout Session

3:30 – 3:45 PM: Break

3:45 – 4:30 PM: State of the Industry Round Table Discussion

4:30 – 5:30 PM: NABSA Annual Meeting

5:30 – 6:30 PM: Break

6:30 – 8:30 PM: Second Reception at Loba

Thursday, October 27

8 AM – 5 PM: Registration

8 – 9 AM: Breakfast

9 – 10:15 AM: Opening Plenary & Keynote

10:15 – 10:30 AM: Break

10:30 – 11:45 AM: Breakout Sessions

11:45 AM – 1 PM: Lunch

1 – 2:15 PM: Breakout Sessions

2:15 – 2:30 PM: Break

2:30 – 3:45 PM: Breakout Sessions

3:45 – 4 PM: Break

4 – 5:15 PM: Breakout Sessions

5:15 – 5:45 PM: Closing Social


Meet our Keynotes


Patricia Martínez – October 26th
Patricia Martínez is the Chief of Staff for Territorial Strategic Management at the Jalisco Government. She is a non-motorized mobility activist and founding member of the nonprofit GDL in BICI A.C, an organization promoting urban mobility that is safe, inclusive, and efficient.

Martha Delgado Peralta – October 27th
Martha Delgado Peralta is a world-renowned environmentalist, Harvard alumna, and the current Viceminister for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights at Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She’s also served as Minister of the Environment of Mexico City, where she helped to found ECOBICI – Mexico City’s bikeshare system and the largest bikeshare system in Latin America.

Mobile Workshops are Back in 2022!

Learn More & Register

The return to in-person conferences means the return of our popular Mobile Workshops that allow participants to explore shared micromobility and infrastructure in the host city. Kick off your 2022 conference experience by attending a Mobile Workshop on Tuesday, October 25! Workshops are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and registration is required. Pending space, last-minute walk-up slots may be available.


MiBici: Behind the Scenes
Get to know the daily actions required to operate Mexico’s second-largest bikeshare system. We’ll start with a bike ride to enjoy the city and its bike lanes before arriving at the first MiBici warehouse, where more than 3,000 bicycles are distributed between 300 stations in three different city jurisdictions. Next, we’ll walk to the maintenance workshop a few blocks away in one of the most traditional Mexican neighborhoods, Las Nueve Esquinas.

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Ride to Guadalajara’s Downtown
Experience the city, bike lanes, parks, and pedestrian streets as we ride through some of the most classical neighborhoods and see some of the famous regional architecture. We’ll ride through the popular Paseo Chapultepec neighborhood and finish in the downtown area, where you can enjoy its history, monuments, gathering squares, drinks, and more.

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Walk to Paseo Alcalde and Día de Muertos Market
Walk the streets of downtown Guadalajara starting at the Expiatorio, a neo-gothic church, and see some of the works of the famous Mexican architect Barragán. We’ll explore the Paseo Alcalde, a recently pedestrianized avenue, before ending at the Feria del Cartón, a market for the Day of the Dead.

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Shared Micromobility 101
Don’t let the name of this session fool you – it’s not like school and there aren’t any tests – shared micromobility is fun! This interactive session is meant to help those who are planning a system or have recently launched a system to learn best practices and enhance their planning process. Attendees will be encouraged to network, share their experiences, and ask specific questions about their systems for the group to help answer. Many of you may be new to shared micromobility, but we all bring expertise to the conference that can help others and enhance our group learning experience!

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Mobile Tour Information
All tours will be held Tuesday, October 25th. Mobile workshops kick-off at 3:15 PM at the Expo’s main entrance, where your tour leader will be holding a sign with the Mobile Workshop name. Please check the conference agenda for a specific start time for your workshop. The tours will end by 5:15 PM in the downtown area near the venue for our first reception, the Museo Cabañas.

Conference Venue: Expo Guadalajara


Avenida Mariano Otero #1499 CP.44550, Verde Valle, 44550 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico

Expo Guadalajara is one of the leading event hosting venues in Guadalajara, so we’re thrilled to have it serve as our primary conference space. The Expo, located across the street from the Westin Guadalajara, will be home to all conference sessions, keynotes and plenaries, expo booths, and more.

Expo Guadalajara

Conference Hotel: Westin Guadalajara


Avenida de Las Rosas 2911, Verde Valle, 44530 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico

When not attending meetings and sessions at the Expo, the Westin Guadalajara will act as your home away from home. The hotel is a short walk across the street from the Expo and will have a discounted rate of $110/night for NABSA conference attendees.

Discounted rooms are available for bookings between October 21 – 30 on a first-come, first-served basis and can be booked by entering our unique discount code during checkout. To book a discounted room, use the link below or call the hotel and use code NABSA 2022.

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Reception Location: Museo Cabañas


Calle Cabañas 8, Las Fresas, 44360 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico

The Museo Cabañas is a World Heritage Site and was once one of the Americas’ oldest and largest hospital complexes but is now the home of the Cabañas Cultural Institute and the Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The Museo is adorned with murals by José Clemente Orozco, one of the greatest Mexican muralists of the period. Our opening reception on Tuesday, October 25th will allow attendees to immerse themselves in the history, artwork, and beauty of the place during guided tours of the murals.

Reception Location: Loba


Calle Gregorio Dávila 76, Col Americana, Villaseñor, 44100 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico

Loba is an award-winning local brewery in Guadalajara that makes nine beers. Our second conference reception provides a casual, intimate space for attendees to network and indulge in local flavors.

The ¡Vamos! Let’s Go: Defining the Future of Shared Micromobility Together 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.

What Past Sponsors Are Saying:

“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 has been proud to play a Presenting Sponsor role after learning first hand 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

“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 policy maker for bike sharing at a global level is real. NABSA is without doubt the global bike sharing conference world-wide.”

– Kristian Brink, Urban Sharing


Presenting Sponsor – $45,000

Unavailable

  • 7 Minute Speaking opportunity during Welcome Plenary in advance of Keynote
  • Recognition at Welcome Plenary, 2nd Plenary, Closing Social
  • Recognition in at least 4 social media posts/tags
  • Recognition in at least 5 conference signage pieces
  • Recognition in the conference printed program
  • Logo and link on NABSA conference webpage
  • Recognition in all conference-specific email announcements (from date of sponsor agreement)
  • Recognition in conference Press Release

  • Recognition of sponsorship on upcoming NABSA webinar if confirmed by June 1st
  • Name tag lanyard on all attendee badges
  • Tier 1 space in Expo
  • 10 complimentary conference tickets
  • 10 complimentary MiBici bikeshare passes
  • 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


Platinum Sponsor – $35,000

Exclusive

  • 7 Minute Speaking opportunity at 2nd Plenary in advance of Keynote
  • Recognition at 2nd Plenary, Closing Social
  • Recognition in at least 3 social media posts/tags
  • Recognition on at least 4 conference signage pieces
  • Recognition in conference printed program
  • Logo and link on NABSA conference webpage
  • Recognition in all conference-specific email announcements (from date of sponsor agreement)

  • Tier 1 space in Expo
  • 8 complimentary conference tickets
  • 8 complimentary MiBici bikeshare passes
  • 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.)


Diamond Opening Reception Sponsor – $25,000

Unavailable

  • Opening Reception Sponsorship recognition at event
  • Recognition at 2nd Plenary, Closing Social
  • Recognition in at least 2 social media post/tags
  • Recognition on at least 3 conference signage pieces
  • Recognition in the conference printed program
  • Logo and link on NABSA conference webpage
  • Recognition in all conference-specific email announcements (from date of sponsor agreement)
  • Tier 2 space in Expo
  • 6 complimentary conference tickets
  • 6 complimentary MiBici bikeshare passes
  • 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.)

Museo Cabañas in Guadalajara
Reception Location: Museo Cabañas

Gold 2nd Evening Reception Sponsor – $17,000

Exclusive

  • 2nd Reception Sponsorship recognition at event
  • Recognition at 2nd Plenary, Closing Social
  • Recognition in at least 1 social media post/tag
  • Recognition on at least 3 conference signage pieces
  • Recognition in the conference printed program
  • Logo and link on NABSA conference webpage
  • Recognition in all conference-specific email announcements (from date of sponsor agreement)
  • Tier 2 space in Expo
  • 6 complimentary conference tickets
  • 6 complimentary MiBici bikeshare passes
  • 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.)

Reception Location: Loba

Silver Plus – $12,500

Three available

  • Lunch/Closing Social sponsorship recognition
  • Recognition at 2nd Plenary
  • Recognition on at least 2 conference signage pieces
  • Recognition in the conference printed program
  • Logo and link on NABSA conference webpage
  • Recognition in all conference-specific email announcements (from date of sponsor agreement)
  • Tier 2 space in Expo
  • 4 complimentary conference tickets
  • 4 complimentary MiBici bikeshare passes
  • 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.)

Silver – $10,000

Four available

  • Breakfast/break sponsorship recognition
  • Recognition at 2nd Plenary
  • Recognition on at least 2 conference signage pieces
  • Recognition in conference printed program
  • Logo and link on NABSA conference webpage
  • Recognition in all conference-specific email announcements (from date of sponsor agreement)
  • Tier 2 space in Expo
  • 4 complimentary conference tickets
  • 4 complimentary MiBici bikeshare passes
  • 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.)


Bronze – $6,500

Unlimited available

  • Recognition on at least 1 conference signage piece
  • Recognition in the conference printed program
  • Logo and link on NABSA conference webpage
  • Recognition in all conference-specific email announcements (from date of sponsor agreement)
  • Tier 2 space in Expo
  • 2 complimentary conference tickets
  • 2 complimentary MiBici bikeshare passes
  • 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.)

Green – $3,500

Unlimited available

  • Recognition on at least 1 conference signage piece
  • Recognition in the conference printed program
  • Logo and link on NABSA conference webpage
  • Recognition in all conference-specific email announcements (from date of sponsor agreement)
  • 1 complimentary conference ticket
  • 1 complimentary MiBici bikeshare ticket

Wifi Sponsor Add-On – $5,000/day

  • Recognition in the conference printed program
  • Recognition on wifi info signs
  • Recognition in all conference-specific email announcements (from date of sponsor agreement)
  • Logo and link on NABSA conference website
  • Pre-event conference attendee list distributed 5 days before event. (Lists exclude contact information for attendees who have opted out.)

We’re monitoring health and safety guidelines regarding COVID-19 and interacting with our conference and hospitality partners to inform attendees of such guidance. NABSA is providing you with the current guidelines and restrictions. These guidelines and restrictions may change.

When NABSA becomes aware of any such changes, we will update this information.  Please note that your health and safety are your responsibility.

Current status of restrictions 7/11/22: We will follow all location regulations. The information below is updated to the best of our knowledge. Please feel free to check the sources directly for real-time information.

  • EXPO Guadalajara – Conference Venue
    • Proof of vaccination or negative PCR test required
    • Masks required while indoors
  • Conference Venue Protocols
    • Speakers and panelists may remove masks while presenting and standing apart from other speakers
    • Attendees may remove masks while eating or drinking
    • If you feel sick or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please stay in your hotel room
  • The Westin Guadalajara – Hotel
    • No restrictions
  • Museo Cabañas – Reception Venue
    • Masks required while indoors
  • Loba – Reception Venue
    • No restrictions
  • City of Guadalajara
    • No restrictions

Follow the CDC Travel Assessment and Requirements and CDC Best Practices.

  • Stay 6 feet away from others
  • Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated areas
  • Test to prevent spread to others
  • Wash your hands often
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Clean and disinfect
  • Monitor your health daily

 Possible Travel Checklist

  • Pack masks
  • Take a COVID-19 test prior to travel
  • Take extra COVID-19 test kit
  • Have a photo of vaccination card or the card itself with you at all times (some venues require proof of vaccination)

Entry Requirements to Mexico as of 7/11/22

  • A negative COVID-19 test is not required for entry. Health screening procedures are in place at airports and other ports of entry.

Re-entry Requirements for Canada and the US as of 7/11/22
Please review your country’s re-entry requirements prior to travel.

  • Canada: Use ArriveCAN to submit your travel plans and upload your proof of vaccination within 72 hours
  • United States: A negative COVID-19 test is not required for re-entry.

For countries not listed, please find your country’s re-entry requirements online.

COVID-19 Testing Sites:

There are other acceptable COVID-19 viral tests available for travel that are similar to at-home tests. Please check with your airline for requirements.

2022 Conference Scholarships are Available


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 are offering scholarships to conference attendees.

Assistance is available in two forms:

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

Eligible recipients include city, advocacy group, or community-based organization staff or volunteers focusing on shared micromobility (bikeshare, shared e-scooters, biking infrastructure, etc.) and equity, or others focusing on the intersection of social justice and transportation as part of their primary work. 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, 2022.

Applicants must:

  • Demonstrate that their professional work is in the area of shared micromobility, bicycling, transportation, social justice, or related field
  • Demonstrate that scholarship assistance is necessary to allow them to attend this conference
  • Use the scholarship funds for travel or lodging costs only
  • Submit reimbursement form with copies of receipts for eligible expenses within one month of the conclusion of the conference

Transportation in Guadalajara


Here's everything you need to know about getting to the conference hotel and getting around the city.

Photo provided by BKT.

Getting from the Airport to the Hotel
We’re glad that you’re joining us in Guadalajara for the 2022 conference! Once you land, getting to the Westin Guadalajara is easy. Here are the available options:

  • Uber (This is the only ride-hail service available. The fares are quite affordable.)
  • The Westin Guadalajara offers a pick-up service for a small fee. Contact the hotel in advance to schedule your pick-up.

Getting to the Conference Venue, Expo Guadalajara
When you’re ready to attend the conference, walk across the street outside the hotel lobby entrance. From there, follow the NABSA-branded signs to the Expo entrance.

Getting Around the City
Due to its well-connected network of main avenues, moving around Guadalajara is easy. Along the busiest roads, you can find buses, taxicabs, subways, a bus rapid transport system throughout the city, and, of course, MiBici.

MiBici
MiBici, Guadalajara’s resident bikeshare system, is composed of more than 3,000 bikes and 300 docking stations, including one in front of the Expo! You can easily find a nearby bike or station on the website map or on the MiBici app. Learn more about how to use MiBici here.

Ride-hail
Uber is available in Guadalajara and is very reasonably priced. Unfortunately, Lyft is not available.

Mi Transporte Public Transportation System
If you’d like to experience Guadalajara’s public transportation system first-hand, then try out the Mi Transporte public transportation system. The best way to access the systems is through the Mi Movilidad card program. The card is the approved payment method for Mi Tren, SITREN, Mi Macro Calzada (Macrobus), and MiBici. Learn more about the network and view route maps here.

Explore Guadalajara


To help you get out and explore Guadalajara, we put together these recommendations.

Antiturista Map
The Antiturista Map is a great resource for finding nearby activities and points of interest. Listing categories include restaurants, shopping, and cultural spaces.

We will have more recommendations for where to go and what to see soon! 

Graphic displaying tips for international travel.

Q: How much does the conference cost?

A: The conference rates are as follows:

  • General Admission: $735
  • Member Rate: $685
  • Non-Profit/Govt General Admission: $635
  • Latin American: General Admission: $435
  • Latin America: Non-Profit/Govt General Admission: $335
  • Student Rate: $100

 

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

A: Contact conference@nabsa.net.

 

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 or click on the Sponsor the Conference tab.

 

Q: When and where is the conference?

A: Tuesday, October 25th through Thursday, October 27th in Guadalajara, Mexico. Learn more about the conference locations on the Venue tab.

 

Q: When should I plan to arrive on the 25th and leave on the 27th?

A: On Tuesday, October 25th, registration will open at 12 PM, and the Rapid Fire Slideshow will begin at 1:30 PM. The closing social concludes on Thursday, October 27th, at 5:45 PM. Consider arriving Monday and departing on Friday.

 

Q: Where should I stay?

A:  Join us at the Westin Guadalajara, located just across the street from the Expo! Booking information, including how to redeem the discounted rate, is available on the Venues tab.

 

Q: How much does the Westin cost?

A: The group rate is $110 USD per night. The discounted rate is available for bookings between October 22 – 30. To book, click here or call the hotel and use code NABSA 2022

 

Q: If I am flying, what airport should I fly into?

A: Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Guadalajara International Airport (GDL). Learn more about getting to the hotel from the airport on the Transportation & Exploration tab.

 

Q: What’s the best way to get from the airport to the hotel?

A: Travel options from the airport to the hotel are:

  • Uber (This is the only ride-hail service available. The fares are quite affordable.)
  • The Westin Guadalajara offers a pick-up service for a small fee. Contact the hotel in advance to schedule your pick-up.

 

Q: What’s the best way to explore Guadalajara?

A: Learn more about exploring the city and get ideas on where to go on the Transportation & Exploration tab.

 

Q: Where do I find information about COVID-19?

A: Click the COVID-19 tab on this page for additional information.

 

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

A: NABSA is working with our vendors to curate menus that accommodate as many dietary restrictions and preferences as possible, such as vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free.

 

Q: What meals will be served during the conference?

A: The opening reception on October 25th will include drinks and heavy appetizers. The reception on October 26th will include drinks and light appetizers. Breakfast and lunch will be provided at the Expo on October 26th and 27th.

 

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

A: More information will be available soon.

 

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. More information about scholarships will be available soon.


Thanks to our 2022 Conference Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor:


Diamond Sponsor:


Bronze Sponsors:



Special thanks to our 2022 conference host!