Each year SWPTA meets in Las Vegas at the Golden Nugget Hotel for a not to be missed, one-of-a-kind parking and transportation conference.
Make your hotel reservations using the Online reservation link. Discounted rates starting at $80.00
Updated July 1, 2021
2021 SWPTA Fall Conference Schedule
Monday, October 25, 2021
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM SWPTA Team Building at Top Golf: https://topgolf.com/us/las-vegas/
A SWPTA tradition, the annual golf outing is an event for everyone. That’s right, the worst golfer can come and enjoy the atmosphere of Top Golf!
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM President’s Reception at Troy Liquor Bar
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Conference Registration
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Breakfast, Conference Sponsor Demos and Giveaways, Welcoming Address
Start the day off with a win! Wear as much #SWPTAswagbox gear as you can and show off your SWPTA spirit. We’re sure there will be a prize, but bragging rights are also at stake.
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Understanding the Impact and Influence of Your Communication Style
Speaker: Cindy Campbell, IPMI Senior Training & Development Specialist
One of our primary roles in leadership is to set the tone and lead by positive example. Are you achieving this goal? At times, we may not realize the impact our communication style has on those around us, both positively and negatively. What assumptions are being made about you and your organization based on how we chose to communicate? This session is intended to help you recognize how your communication style affects the message received by others.
In this course, attendees will examine the importance of perceptions and first impressions, review the effects of a low mood quotient, complete and review a communication style assessment and discuss the importance of character development in leadership
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Roadmap to Recovery
Speakers: Brett Wood, Wood Consulting Group and Julie Dixon, Dixon Resources Unlimited
In this interactive workshop activity, our speakers will take the audience through lessons the IPMI Research and Innovation Task Force learned during its yearlong Roadmap to Recovery project. The workshop will include collaborative group exercises to discuss and evaluate how to handle new disruptions that may affect our operations. It will guide participants through exploring the tools and strategies to meet them head on and keep our programs moving forward in the face of change.
12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch with Roundtable Introductions – Share Your Conference Objective
Introduction from every attendee, including those participating virtually; learn who everyone is and what they hope to gain from this year’s SWPTA conference.
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Drowning in data? We’ll throw you a lifesaver!
Speakers: Tony Valadez, City of Napa, Donna King, City of Paso Robles and Jon Hamblen, City of Pasadena moderated by Emily Kwatinetz, Dixon Resources Unlimited
From traditional parking studies, to meter and permit management systems, to license plate recognition cameras, and more, panelists will dive deeply into exactly how they leveraged data to influence real change and the lessons learned along the way. Panelists will share examples of operational adjustments, policy changes, and stakeholder outreach that benefited directly from data-driven decisions, and their creative strategies to work with existing or limited resources.
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM Cloud Technology in Parking – Peter Filice and Brandy Stanley
Speakers: Peter Filice, Walker Consultants and Brandy Stanley, City of Las Vegas
This presentation will demystify what cloud technology is and how it works in the parking space. This session will test participants’ knowledge of cloud computing and will include case studies, pros and cons of the various types of solutions which include cloud, on premise servers and hybrid models. Participants will learn what questions to ask during procurement or upgrade, what to expect from each model and what benefits and drawbacks are of each.
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Session #5
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Talent Show at 18Bin
It’s the event you didn’t know you were waiting for. This year SWPTA will host a talent show and the winner will get an all-expense paid trip to Las Vegas for next year’s conference (conference, hotel and airfare). So brush up on all those skills you perfected during the lockdown and show everyone what you’ve got.
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Conference Registration
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Breakfast, Conference Sponsor Demos and Giveaways
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Rideshare and Las Vegas
Speaker: Brandy Stanley, City of Las Vegas
The City of Las Vegas has embraced the Smart Cities movement and part of that initiative is looking at how to apply technology to the curb and off-street staging areas to get rideshare drivers off the streets when they aren’t carrying passengers. This case study will start with a description of the city’s data-gathering pilot program for managing the curb and will report on the technology custom developed to replace the humans needed to control the curb as well as create an off-street staging area for rideshare drivers. Attendees will learn what drives rideshare congestion and will take away effective tools for applying technology and policy in both on-street and off-street environments aimed at reducing rideshare-created congestion.
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Healthcare Parking Presentation
Speakers: Stephanie Barnes, LAZ Parking
Podcast style interactive presentation from industry professionals on parking operations in the healthcare field; how they navigated COVID, what unique challenges healthcare parking faces and what the future holds.
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch, Awards Ceremony and Conference Sponsor Demos and Giveaways
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Panel Discussion - Police and Parking Management
Speakers: Commander Caleb Davis, City of Paso Robles, Captain Mike Ezroj, City of Seal Beach and Sergeant , David Tomlin, City of Pasadena
This interactive panel presentation will include leadership from a variety of municipal Police Departments who will discuss how they manage parking including enforcement, the introduction of technology, operations and paid parking management and share their experiences and challenges.
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Session #9
3:00PM – 4:00pm Annual Meeting, Swag Swap & Grand Prize Drawings
Every year SWPTA awards a number of scholarships to people who are financially unable to attend the annual conference. This year due to restrictions on budgets SWPTA finds this scholarship especially necessary. Please feel free to share the scholarship application with your friends and colleagues.