We look forward to seeing you at the Summit!


2020 Call for Proposals (pdf)

Please use the Program Proposal Form to suggest a program

The 2020 Vermont Walk Bike Summit Committee invites you to share your expertise and creative endeavors with your colleagues at our upcoming conference.

We will organize sessions into the following tracks:


Advocacy and Funding


The Advocacy and Funding track offers participants a chance to learn more about how best to advocate for pedestrian and bicycle improvements and ways to get these funded.

Examples of presentation topics:

  • Coalition Building
  • Best Practices of  Working with Local Governments 
  • Building Support for Active Commuting
  • Pop Up/Demonstration Projects
  • Community Education and Outreach
  • Adult Bicycle Commuting Programs
  • Funding for Walk/Bike Programs and facilities


Built Environment 


The Built Environment track explores the role of community vision in developing an active transportation network, cost-effective measures to increase bicycle/pedestrian accommodations, and innovative designs that your community can implement to increase levels of biking and walking.

Examples of presentation topics:

  • Community Design and Planning
  • Designs for Cycling and Walking Facilities – Specific Treatments
  • Innovative on-road bicycle design
  • Safe Pedestrian Crossings
  • Bicycle Amenities (e.g. tool stations, showers, and parking)
  • Low-hanging Fruit –  Biking and Walking Safety Improvements

Economic Development



The Economic Development track highlights the financial benefits of walkable and bikeable communities. 

Examples of presentation topics:

  • Walking, Biking and Trails Tourism (organized walks, rides, etc.)
  • Zoning for Great Neighborhoods
  • Walk Score for Housing 
  • Placemaking
  • Bike/Ped. Friendly Business Programs
  • Economic Impact of Communities with Active Transportation Options
  • Downtown/Village Center Projects to Spur Private Investment


Safe and Healthy Communities


The Safe and Healthy Communities track focuses on best practices for bicycle and pedestrian safety education and combining active transportation messaging with health promotion.

Examples of presentation topics:

  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety – Rules of the Road/ Safe Passing Law
  • Safe Routes to School Post Federal Funding – Keeping Programs Alive
  • Partnerships with Health Professionals 
  • Share the Road Messaging
  • Successful Law Enforcement Programs
  • Developing Long-term Skills for Children


Mobile Workshops


Mobile workshops will include excursions outside the main conference venue to illustrate a particular design or planning concept by seeing it firsthand.

Examples of presentation topics:

  • Accessible Design
  • Integrating Sidewalk or Streetscape Design with Private Development
  • Traffic Calming and Speed Management
  • Bicycle Parking Examples
  • Safe Crosswalks

Process and timeline: Sessions are 90 minutes long and will contain multiple presentations. We seek presentations between 5 and 45 minutes including questions and answers. Please be clear about your expected length. To submit a proposal, please complete the online form by Feb. 7. The Conference Planning Committee will make selections by Feb. 21 and you will be notified soon after. Any questions may be sent to the Conference Committee via email at