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pro walk pro bike pro place pittsburgh 2014 september 8 - 11

Sponsorship Invitation


Pro Walk / Pro Bike / Pro Place is the premier conference in North America for walking and bicycling professionals from the public and private sectors. The conference is founded in the belief that more and better walking and bicycling will create healthier individuals, cohesive neighborhoods, and vibrant communities. Started by a hundred idealistic cyclists in 1980 as Pro Bike, the conference has evolved to include walking—Pro Walk/Pro Bike—and, in 2012, under the stewardship of Project for Public Spaces, the conference incorporated

placemaking, creating new partnership opportunities and enhancing the movement’s potential impact on communities. The 18th Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place in Pittsburgh is expected to draw 1,000 city planners, transportation engineers, public health advocates, elected officials, community leaders, and professional walking and bicycling advocates.

cover photo top: Market Square (Pittsburgh’s revitalized gathering space) credit: http://marketsquarepgh.blogspot.com/ cover photo bottom credit: Bike PGH on flickr left photo credit: Ed Yourdon on flickr


photos credit: Allan Crawford

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95 breakout sessions 47 poster sessions 20 mobile workshops 133.5 AICP & 108 AIA

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Highlight: we have a high % of government participation

31% 26%

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25% of attendees were presenters

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18% Private Sector

Leadership/Executive

Technical Staff (Engineers & Planners)

22%

36% 20%

Professional Associations & Non Profits

10%

Government (Federal, State, Local)

34%

credits were available

Front line staff (Advocates, Organizers, Assistants) Post Secondary Faculty & Students

Highlight: this is an event attended by decision-makers


Sponsor Benefits

All get banner/signage recognition onsite All get logo recognition on the website All get logo recognition on the conference newsletter & marketing materials (including emails) All get logo recognition in the printed program

Customized Recognition

All get full conference registrations

Exhibit Space Conference Newsletter & Website Recognition

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5k Bronze

Full Conference Registration

10k Silver

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20k Gold

Conference Function Sponsor

35k+ Platinum

Plenary Session Sponsor

Available on a first come basis.

Please Contact Mark Plotz, Conference Manager

202.223.3621

mplotz@pps.org

Please contact us for additional sponsor and partnership opportunities that may better fit your goals.


Testimonials

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Over the years, we’ve sponsored events of all shapes and sizes. By far, Pro Walk/ Pro Bike gave us the biggest bang for the buck, both in terms of new business leads and giving us a venue to express our company values.

From start to finish an excellent meeting, a top ranker among the half-dozen or so conferences that I attend per year. I was also very pleased by the mix of attendees – male/female, young/older, techies/ just folks, public/private, and the general camaraderie in sessions and functions.

The best conference I ever attended started with a rah-rah speech that charged us all up from the beginning. You had a good balance of session times and networking/exhibit times. Good job keeping the exhibitors there the whole time. Too often they leave after one big exhibit reception.


Thank you to our fabulous 2012 sponsors

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Supported by The City of Pittsburgh RK Mellon Foundation Colcom Foundation

Stay in Touch

prowalkprobike.org Please Contact Mark Plotz, Conference Manager 202.223.3621 mplotz@pps.org


Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place 2014 - Sponsorhip Invitation