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2016 SWPTA Fall Conference * September 12-14 * Las Vegas, NV

SWPTA goes back to VEGAS! Join us at the Golden Nugget for learning SWPTA style. No more boring presentations, we make learning about parking fun. Enjoy interactive presentations and great social events. Parking and transportation organizations will send their employees to this conference because they know SWPTA makes solving parking issues fun!

SWPTA 2016 Conference Agenda

Monday, September 12, 2016

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM           SWPTA Golf Outing – No Golf Experience Required!

This year SWPTA is off to Topgolf! Never been a golfer? No experience required.  Anyone can play Topgolf, from aspiring pros to those who’ve never walked 18 holes. All you have to do is swing a club and try to hit your microchipped balls into dartboard-like targets. It’s competitive. It’s fun. And everything is always better with SWPTA folks!   

 Join SWPTA Attendees for an afternoon of networking, team building and plain ole’ fun.  Top Golf does require a membership to play, but it’s just $5.00, signup in advance (https://myaccount.topgolf.com/choose_site ) or sign up on site.  

Approximate  cost to play: $40 payable onsite at Topgolf.

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM                    President’s Reception at Gold Diggers

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM                 Conference Registration

9:00 AM – 10: 00 AM             Buffet Breakfast and Speed Networking (15 Min)

10:00 AM – 10:50 AM             Student Transportation – Josh Kavanagh talks about campus transportation issues and solutions

11:00 AM – 11:50 AM             MGM Parking conversion – James Maglothin, 20/20 Parking Consultants and Bruce Barclay, MGM Resorts talk about converting to paid parking on the Las Vegas strip

11:50 AM –  12:50 PM            Buffet Lunch – General Announcements, continue Speed Networking

12:50 PM – 1:30 PM               Sponsor Time

1:35 PM – 2:30 PM                  NAU Parking Charrette – Brainstorming session to help Northern Arizona University solve some of their transportation issues

2:40 PM – 3:30 PM                 Understanding EMV – Jeff Nethery from Cale will help us all understand what the EMV liability shift really means

3:30 PM –  4:00 PM                 2 Years Later – Ann Porterfield with Southland Printing talks about the impact of SWPTA’s very first parking charrette which provided suggestions for downtown Shreveport, LA 

4:10 PM – 5:00 PM                 The Unpaid Parking Intern – Brett Wood with Kimley Horn talks about his internship at the City of Las Vegas

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM                  Evening at Gold Spike  –  For SWPTA’s traditional night out, we will visit the Goldspike on Las Vegas Blvd and Ogden.  We will have plenty of food and drinks, plus some friendly competition, so sharpen up your cornhole, skeeball, connect four and arcade game skills before coming out!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

9:00AM – 12:00PM                  Conference Registration

9:00AM – 10:00 AM               Breakfast & Networking

10:00 AM – 10:40                   IPI’s Parking Research Survey – Brett Wood and Rachel Yoka will bring us up to date on IPI research and what is going on with the organization

10: 40 AM – 11: 30 AM           Professional development in the parking industry Liliana Rambo will talk about all things parking including how you can develop yourself as a parking professional   

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM             Sponsor Time

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM                Lunch & Networking

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM                 New PARCS?  Communication is King – Todd Pierce with Pictoform and Gabe Mendez from ASU will share how and why it is so important to communicate with patrons when implementing a new PARCS system

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM                 Closing Remarks and Swag Swap  


* The Schedule is not final and subject to change