The 2023 AMPO Annual Conference in Cleveland, Ohio is just around the corner. We have a packed agenda with illuminating sessions, expert speakers, educational pre-conference workshops, exciting mobile tours, and fun social events you don’t want to miss!
Below are just a few of the upcoming activities, some of which will require registration. Capacity is limited, so be sure to sign up as soon as possible! Web-links to register for events will be provided in your conference registration email
PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS AND MOBILE TOURS
Monday, September 25th
Pre-Conference Mobile Tour: Lake Erie Coastal Ohio Trail Scenic Byway and Local Projects
Participants will learn about the byway and Lake Erie Coastal Ohio Trail mobile application, a tool developed in partnership by NOACA, Erie Regional Planning Commission, US DOT, and the Ohio Department of Transportation, that provides residents and tourists with a map of the byway and descriptions of the sites along it. The post-conference mobile tour is not included in the conference registration fee. Separate registration and fee required. The sign-up weblink will be provided in the registration confirmation or contact email@example.com.
Tuesday, September 25 – Pre-Conference Workshops
Grant Writing Workshop
Join us for an interactive and informative workshop on federal grant applications. This workshop will equip MPOs with the latest tools and resources to enhance their grant applications and increase their chances of securing funding. Participants will explore successful applications, providing inspiration and practical examples of how to craft a compelling grant application. MPO participants will have the chance to share their experiences, approaches, and tips. Whether you are new to the grant application process or seeking to refine your strategies, this workshop offers a unique opportunity to learn from USDOT experts, engage in interactive activities, and learn from peers in the field.
Deploying Technology for a Climate Resilient Future Workshop – Presented by AMPO and ITS America
Climate change will have broad impacts on our communities, including to our transportation system and infrastructure. This event will explore what climate resiliency means in the context of transportation, the MPO role in implementing a climate resilient transportation system, and some of the technologies and tools available to help communities ensure their transportation systems are climate resilient. This session aims to foster better understanding of the types of tools and technologies available to communities that can enhance the resiliency and sustainability of their transportation systems in the face of climate-related challenges.
Friday, September 29th
Post-Conference Mobile Tour: Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Tour with Local Project Highlights
Discover the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, a tourist and recreational excursion railway that also serves as an alternative transportation service to and within Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the Ohio and Erie Canalway. During the tour, learn about NOACA’s efforts to connect the railway with downtown Cleveland. The post-conference mobile tour is not included in the conference registration fee. Separate registration and fee required. The sign-up weblink will be provided in the registration confirmation or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, September 26th
Transportation Trivia Night – Sponsored by MetroQuest
Back by popular demand! Please join us for a fun evening of Transportation Trivia with host Chris Evilia of the Lexington Area MPO. Trivia Night will take place at the hotel.
Wednesday, September 27th at 6:00 PM
Cocktail Reception at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Thursday, September 28th
Reception with our Sponsors!