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 2020 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 accomplished 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.

Abstracts of a commercial or proprietary nature will be considered only if accompanied by an exhibit registration and may be limited to certain time slots.

Presentation Topics

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

Concepts & 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

  • Solutions to First & Last Mile Commute

  • Pacing Technology Changes: LPR, Mobile Apps
  • Infrastructure: Facilities, Operations, Management
  • Structures: Asset or Liability?
  • Facilities Maintenance Plan
  • Data: Revenue, Occupancy, etc.
  • Developing an RFP
  • Service: Valet and Event Parking
  • Parking in a Multi-Modal Community
  • Human Resources, Training & Personal Development
  • Emergency Preparedness

WORKSHOPS: should be formatted to include full participation, starting with the topic introduction and working through an interactive discussion and/or exercise that will leave the attendees with valuable information to implement into their operations.

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 exert.

ROUND TABLES: each sector meets for open dialogue at the start of the conference. Delegates are encouraged to submit a topic of interest for discussion. (Vendors may be considered for a fee, based on the topic and level of interest.)

LEARNING LOUNGE: Available to exhibitors for presentations of a commercial or proprietary nature and will be scheduled outside of exhibit hours.  The format will be a focus-group style where suppliers and consultants will have the opportunity to present new innovations, new generation equipment and trends, and gather feedback directly from attendees.  These opportunities will be available for a fee and considered only if accompanied by an exhibit registration.  Participants agree to provide a summary article suitable for publication in Parker magazine after the conference.

The Goal

Attendees will leave the conference with new skills, knowledge and insight into the evolving parking and mobility forum, equipped with the essentials to develop a go-forward action plan.

Submission Process

The 2020 Call for Presentations is closed. Thank you for those who submitted.

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. Time slots for the Learning Lounge will be available for a fee, where proprietary limitations are not imposed. Violation of this policy, in spirit or otherwise, will result in the presenter(s) being banned from future speaking opportunities.

Acceptance Process

If your submission is accepted, a formal email confirmation will be sent to you on or before April 30, 2020.

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.