Event Overview

This event will be in-person only, and is open to MPO’s and public sector partners.

In 2017 AMPO launched the first ever Planning Tools and Training Symposium. The purpose of the symposium is to assist in meeting the diverse set of needs of our membership. While there are several conferences and training opportunities available to the transportation planning community, the needs and requirements of MPOs are unique. The AMPO Planning Tools and Training Symposium is tailored to the requirements of MPOs as well as the challenges associated with meeting such requirements and structured to meet the needs of small, medium, and large MPOs. The symposium brings together MPO staff and practitioners to share information on a variety of MPO technical issues and provided peer-to-peer training for the MPO community to discuss challenges, opportunities, and implementation strategies with regard to current planning tools and applications. The goal of the symposium is to identify (or share) MPO best practices; provide practical training; and develop materials that can be shared across the MPO community.

The symposium takes place over the course of two and a half days and consists of multiple roundtable workshops. The workshops are divided into two tracks: Core Functions and Hot Topics. The Core Functions track is developed with junior staff in mind and seeks to provide practical training by topic area (i.e. MPO process and products, public involvement/environmental justice/Title XI, performance management, etc.). The Hot Topics track is developed with senior-level staff in mind and provides peer-to-peer exchange and training opportunities to discuss the state of the practice, innovation, and identify efficiencies.

This event will be in-person only, and is only open to MPO’s and public sector partners. We hope to see you in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida May on 17 -19, 2022. The program will begin at 8:00 AM ET on Tuesday, May 17th and conclude at 12:00 PM ET on Thursday, May 19th.

Event Registration

Attention Attendees:

Registration is open!

Due to COVID-19 considerations, the AMPO Planning Tools & Training Symposium will be incorporating safety measures and protocols to ensure a safer environment for everyone. Please read the Health and Safety Protocols information provided below. By registering for this event, you are agreeing to follow the COVID-19 protocols at the symposium as a condition of your participation. For questions or concerns, please contact Leslie Reardon at

Health & Safety Protocols

Registration Fees and Schedule:

Early Bird Discount: Discounted registration rates are available until May 1, 2022.

Registration Fee: After May 2

  • AMPO Member: $499
  • AMPO Non-Member: $599
  • Speaker: $425

Non-Members include: Non-AMPO Member MPOs and public sector partners. (Federal Employees, Elected Officials, DOTs, and Transit Agencies)

Cancellation and Refund Deadline: May 1, 2022

Accepted Payment Methods: Credit/Debit/Check. Credit and debit card payments can be made online at the time of registration. All payments made by check must be received prior to May 1, 2022.



Mobile Workshops

As part of this year’s Planning Tools & Training Symposium, mobile tours will be offered. Please click through the agenda for an overview of each tour. Registration is required and space is limited.


Pre-Symposium Day: Monday, May 16

  • 9:00 – 11:30 AM Board of Directors Meeting
  • 1:30 – 4:30 PM Policy and Technical Committee Meeting (Board and Committee Members Only)
  • 5:00 – 7:00 PM Mobile Tour: Intracoastal Waterway Boat Tour with Cash Bar (Registration Required)
Pre-Symposium Intracoastal Waterway Boat Tour

Please join us for a guided evening boat tour along the picturesque Intracoastal Waterway where you will learn about the area’s rich history and happenings. The boat will depart from the hotel and will last approximately 2 hours. Cash Bar. Thank you to Benesch, our boat tour partner.


Symposium Day 1: Tuesday, May 17

  • 7:30 AM Registration
  • 8:30 AM Welcome & Opening Remarks
  • 9:45 AM Census Workshop/Session
  • 12:30 AM Lunch on the Terrace
  • 1:45 PM Workshop/Session
  • 2:45 PM Break
  • 3:00 PM Workshop/Session
  • 5:15 PM Mobile Workshop: Historical Walking Tour followed by Rooftop Reception (Registration Required )
  • 6:00 PM Happy Hour Rooftop Reception hosted by Google Cloud.
Historical Walking Tour of Ft. Lauderdale

We hope you join us for a 45-minute walking tour of beautiful Ft. Lauderdale, where you will learn about the city’s vibrant transportation history while enjoying the warm south Florida weather. The tour will depart from the hotel and last approximately 1 hour, ending two blocks from the hotel at the Rooftop Lounge, where there will be a cocktail reception hosted by the Broward MPO.


Symposium Day 2: Wednesday, May 18

  • 8:00 AM Registration
  • 8:30 AM Workshop/Session
  • 10:45 AM Workshop/Session
  • 12:30 PM Box Lunch on the Terrace
  • 1:45 PM Workshop/Session
  • 3:15 PM Break
  • 3:30 PM Workshop/Session
  • 5:00 PM Networking and Social Hour at the Riverside Hotel Terrace


Symposium Day 3: Thursday, May 19

  • 9:00 AM Closing Session and Remarks
  • 10:15 AM Mobile Workshop: Morning Bike Ride and Tour  – $16 Bike Rental Fee (Registration Required)

    Morning Bike Tour

We hope you can join the Broward MPO active transportation team on a morning bike tour of Ft. Lauderdale. Pack your sunscreen and water, and join us for some fun in the sun! Pick up at the hotel with transportation provided by Circuit. There is a discounted 2 hour bike rental fee of $16.


Riverside Hotel
620 East Las Olas Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Relax in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale where you will find access to world-class restaurants, clubs, and the trendy Las Olas Boulevard. This is where Old Florida charm meets warm, personalized service with luxurious rooms and numerous amenities to meet your travel needs, including the hotel pool, fitness club, and so much more.

The discounted room rate is $159/night for a standard room and $279/night for an executive level with balcony.


Host Partners