AMPO

2022 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

MINNEAPOLIS, MN | OCT 25-28, 2022

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. The conference will kick off at lunch on Tuesday, October 25 and conclude Friday morning, October 28, 2022.

Venue

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.

HOTEL WEBSITE

Program

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

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

PRESENTATION ARCHIVE

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.

Sponsorship

Sponsorship Opportunities
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. Please click below to review the Sponsorship Prospectus.

SPONSORSHIP PROSPECTUS
SPONSOR AGREEMENT
RESERVE EXHIBIT TABLE WITH CREDIT CARD
RESERVE EXHIBIT TABLE WITH CHECK

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

Platinum Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Call for Proposals

  • SUBMISSIONS OPEN: Monday, February 14, 2022
  • SUBMISSIONS CLOSE: CLOSED
Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals has closed! Thank you to everyone who has submitted a proposal. We will be confirming all selected proposals by June 6th.

Awards

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

AWARDS CRITERIA
AWARDS NOMINATION FORM

EVALUATION CRITERIA DEFINED 

Each nomination must exemplify at least two of the below criteria:

INNOVATION

MPOs, transportation agencies, staff, and elected officials are at the center of innovations to enhance and shape their communities. This category not only evaluates “new” ideas that have impacted the transportation planning process, but also examines “creative” approaches to implementing specific projects or a bigger vision.

IMPACT OF PROFESSION

MPOs, transportation agencies, staff, and elected officials can greatly influence the cities, counties, and regions that they serve. This category looks at the potential application of the nominated effort to other MPOs and how the plan or project (components and methodology) would further the cause of good planning.

IMPLEMENTATION

MPOs, transportation agencies, staff, and elected officials are the engines for pushing ideas into actions. This category looks at the implementation strategy of the nominated effort, what it includes, and the steps that have been/were taken to help build momentum and public support for following and implementing the effort.

COORDINATION

MPOs, transportation agencies, staff, and elected officials are encouraged and required to work with a host of agencies. This category looks at strategic partnerships or alliances that were developed to help meet the goals and objectives of the nominated effort. It also considers the steps that were taken to engage community leaders, local officials, and other agencies to support and assist in the nominated effort.

ADDITIONAL CRITERIA

  • The project or work being submitted must have taken place within the last four years.
  • Self-nominations are permissible.
  • It is suggested that award winners attend the annual membership meeting, however, this year we are looking at a hosting a virtual conference. Updates coming!
  • An award recipient may not be selected for each category. Recipients will be selected based on the nominations.