Call for Presentations
We are seeking proposals from political leaders, government officials and staff, researchers, professionals, advocates and business people from around the world that address Velo-city Global 2012’s conference and program themes. In addition to those covering the themes, we encourage a wide diversity of perspectives by inviting proposals from all fields relating to cycling. In particular, presentations introducing innovative research, concepts and solutions, including those that go beyond the themes from a broad range of backgrounds, disciplines, cycling cultures and organizations are most welcome.
The conference theme, Cities in Motion, will spotlight communities that are enabling and encouraging people of all ages to choose cycling as a daily form of active transportation and recreation. We encourage all cities and regions around the world - small, medium, and large - to share how they are creating healthy, livable, inclusive, vibrant, green communities through cycling and enhancements to the built environment that are both supportive of and enabled by embracing cycling as an integral component of combined, sustainable and smart mobility. This includes cities that are achieving significant cycling success as well as the cities that are taking significant steps forward to improve cycling in their community.
Presentations should provide insight on challenges, solutions and successes to help illustrate courses of action for others to follow in their own communities.
The Charter of Vancouver will focus on the global rights of children to embrace and integrate cycling in their daily life. We acknowledge that cycling is not just a lifestyle choice, but also an issue of basic mobility for many. We invite submissions that will support the movement of this Charter in both developing and developed countries.
Steps To Submit Presentations
- Deadline for Submitting Abstract: final extension is November 25, 2011
- Notification of Acceptance: January 15, 2012
- Early Registration Deadline: March 31, 2012