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National Bike Summit 2003
 
11/01/2002
The League of American Bicyclists is pleased to be convening the third annual National Bike Summit in Washington, DC, March 5-7, 2003. As in previous years, the event will include a number of educational and networking sessions on bicycling policy issues.
New to the event this year, however, is our request to all interested parties in the bicycling community to assist in the development of topics through a "call for papers/presentations." We hope that you will be able to help us identify the critical issues currently facing the bicycling and walking community.

There will be several opportunities to integrate selected papers/presentation ideas into the summit, including:

Panel sessions of 1.5 hours in length
Poster sessions
Informational display tables
Paper / Presentation ideas should be oriented toward efforts at the local and state level. Suggestions include, but are not limited to the following:

Models for effective use of TEA-21 funding for bicycling
State and local programs that promote more bicycle-friendly communities
Transportation issues in the state legislatures
Effective state and local advocacy programs
Innovative state and local government approaches to bicycle planning and accommodation
Models for bicycling and health programs and other promising initiatives to encourage bicycling among youth and adults
Developing Agency Relationships
Translating TEA-21 on the local level
All papers / presentation proposals should include the following elements:

For presentation proposals:

One to two page outline of the presentation / session being proposed
Contact information individual proposing the session
How the presentation connects to the policy focus of the National Bike Summit
What attendees might expect to learn / take home from the session
Proposed speakers
Other supporting materials
For paper proposals:

No more than 20 pages + 150 word abstract
Format in which the paper would best be presented
Part of a panel?
Poster session?
Information table?
Potential additional speakers on the proposed topic
Contact information for the paper's author
Other supporting materials
Deadlines / How to Apply
Please provide the materials requested by December 13, 2002. You can send via USPS to:

Stephanie Vance
National Bike Summit Program Coordinator
c/o AdVanced Consulting
4000 Albemarle St., NW
Ste. 302
Washington, DC 20016

Questions? Contact Stephanie Vance or Cindy Klein at (202) 244-4866

www.bikeleague.org



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