Event Overview

The AMPO Annual Conference is the premier event for MPOs to learn and network. It provides the opportunity to meet with over 350 MPO directors, transportation planners, and elected officials from across the country. The conference is structured into two and one-half days of sessions, with networking events every evening. During the conference, attendees are able to choose from general sessions, workshops, and mobile tours. A concurrent exhibition is held onsite during the conference, allowing opportunities to visit with industry partners and learn about new products and services.

The 2022 conference will be held in Minneapolis the week of October 24th. It is the major city in Minnesota that forms the “Twin Cities” with the neighboring state capital of St. Paul. Bisected by the Mississippi River, it’s known for its parks, lakes, and many cultural landmarks. We hope to see you there!

Registration has not opened, but please save the date October 25 – 28, 2022, and stay tuned for additional details.


Minneapolis Marriot City Center
30 South 7th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402

The 2022 AMPO Conference hotel is the beautifully renovated Minneapolis Marriott City Center. Situated in the heart of downtown, the hotel welcomes you to Minnesota with a superb location near top attractions where you can move about the city year-round using the climate-controlled skyways directly connected to the hotel. The hotel is also home to the Aurora Restaurant and Bar which serves regionally inspired, seasonal lunch and dinner dining or where you can start your day with hot coffee and breakfast or finish your day with a craft cocktail and a light bite.

The Marriott will be offering conference attendees a discounted rate of $209/night. The registration link will be available soon.



The agenda sessions/breakouts and support details will be available for download as we get closer to the event.

All presentations will be archived on the site following the event session. Please click the link below to view archived event presentations.


Event Speaker Bios
AMPO enlists numerous industry experts and specialists to discuss the latest industry trends and insights. As we get closer to AMPO’s 2022 Annual Conference, we will provide a list of bios and speakers who are presenting this year. Stay tuned.


Thank You
Thank you for your interest in sponsoring the 2022 AMPO Annual Conference. The support provided by our industry partners is critical to our conference’s success.

2022 Sponsorship Prospectus (Coming Soon)

For more information regarding exhibit tables for 2022, please contact Leslie Reardon.

Call for Proposals

  • SUBMISSIONS OPEN: March 1, 2022
Call for Proposals

Our Call for Proposals will open March 1, 2022.  We look forward to developing a vibrant program, impactful networking, and opportunities to reflect and connect over the emerging and salient topics affecting the MPO community. Our in-person event will include our regular offerings and opportunities for engagement, including AICP certification sessions, breakouts, keynote, and space to connect with colleagues, federal partners, and sponsors. Please submit a proposal if you plan to attend the conference and present in-person.

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION: Information will be provided soon.


The AMPO Conference Awards acknowledge outstanding contributions of individuals and organizations. The nomination period will open May 23, 2022.