Call 2021

Located in downtown Vancouver, BC, the Hyatt Regency will be the headquarters for this conference and trade show event.

Call for Presentations

The CPA is inviting submissions from industry experts who are proficient at providing dynamic and interactive programming as part of the overall conference learning experience.

The 2021 agenda will serve to continue delivering timely information that is impacting the parking industry and the people who work to improve the services provided to the communities they serve.

The Main Stage will be reserved for speakers who will deliver diverse topics of interest and unique concepts that provoke thought, discussion and guide the direction of the future parking and mobility industries.  Virtual presentations may be considered, should the presenter not be able to travel and attend in person.

Topics should focus on present-day and near future developments, as well as long term scenarios that are relevant to a variety of parking and mobility interest groups:

Mobility Managers
Urban Planners
Transportation Demand Management

CASE STUDIES: current and timely, will bring perspective by covering real projects from start to finish. Regardless of the outcome – successful or not – shared experiences and lessons learned can save time and resources for those contemplating a similar project.

PANEL DISCUSSIONS: form your team from various stakeholder groups and focus on a single topic. Each presenter is given time to present their perspective and the audience then joins in a Q&A session, moderated by a topic expert.

Topic Suggestions

  • Blending Parking & Mobility – Finding the Balance
  • Curbside Design & Management
  • Industry Disruptors: Embrace or Avoid
  • Anchoring Parking in New Urban Design Concepts
  • Car Share / Ride Share / Transit
  • Solutions to First & Last Mile Commute
  • Pacing Technology Changes: Touchless, Mobile Apps
  • Infrastructure: Facilities, Operations, Management
  • Structures: Asset or Liability?
  • Facilities Maintenance Plan
  • Data: Revenue, Occupancy, etc.
  • Service: Valet and Event Parking
  • Parking in a Multi-Modal Community
  • Human Resources, Training & Personal Development
  • Emergency Preparedness

Effects of the Pandemic

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the parking industry has had profound effects on the parking industry and will continue for some time; from operations, emergency preparedness, cleaning & sanitation protocols, reconsidering equipment installations and working from home,  to name a few are areas where attendees will benefit from presentations that touch on current, relevant experiences  and case studies, including challenges and opportunities that have developed over the past year.  

Submission Process

The 2021 Call for Presentations is open

Proposals will be accepted online until end of day, Thursday, April 15, 2021.

Confirmation of receipt will be sent by email to the address provided on the form.

The individual submitting the proposal must also be the presenter. Co-presenter(s) names and panelists must be identified during the submission process. Substitutions of presenters and panelists will not be allowed after the close date and may result in the presentation being disqualified.

Selection Process

Submissions will be evaluated based on quality of topic content presented in the abstract, relevance of content to the current environment, innovativeness, learning objectives provided, range of interest and schedule availability.


All presentations must be non-proprietary and may not be used as an opportunity to promote brands, products or services in any way. All commercial activities will be limited to the exhibition area for registered exhibitors only.

Acceptance Process

If your submission is accepted, a formal email confirmation will be sent to you on or before May 30, 2021.

An offer to present at the CPA conference does not include free registration, travel or other expenses, nor is there a stipend paid. Presenters are encouraged to attend part or all of the conference. For those who choose not to attend the full event, day passes will be available.

Submission Form


Abstracts may be completed and submitted through this online form.


April 15, 2021


By submitting an abstract, you agree to the following:

  • All speakers must register for the conference.
  • All speakers are responsible for their own travel arrangements and expenses.
  • All speakers are required to meet deadlines.
  • CPA may publish and/or distribute the presentation on its website following the conference.