Call for Presentation Abstracts: 2018 SWTA Freedom Through Transit Annual Conference

Dear Transportation Professionals:

We invite you to join us at the 2018 SWTA Freedom Through Transit Annual Conference to be held March 5-7, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. The Conference Planning Committee is now accepting applications for proposed conference presentations. If you have a presentation you would like to share at this year’s conference, please complete the following form.

DEADLINE for submission is October 20, 2017; however, submissions will be accepted until the agenda is finalized. Priority will be given to proposed presentations that were submitted prior to the deadline.

Presentation proposals must be categorized in one of the following areas:

• Advocacy
• Human Capital
• Marketing
• Planning
• Operations
• Maintenance
• Rail
• Procurement
• Finance
• Performance Measures
• Technology
• Safety/Security
• Regulatory Issues:Transit Asset Management (TAM), Transportation Agency Safety Plan (TASP) and others
• Tribal Transit Issues

Presentations may be delivered in the form of panel, interactive, workshop, lecture experiences, etc. Please provide your preferred presentation style in your description.

To help maximize the number and diversity of presenters and perspectives, each individual or group of individuals is limited to three proposal submissions. Reviewers will consider your first three completed proposals as determined by time of submission. In most cases, only the two highest-ranked proposals will be selected for the conference program.

Notification of Conference Planning Committee decisions will be made by November 17, 2017.

Presenter registration fees are as follows:

• SWTA typically does not provide a stipend. If a stipend is required please indicate that in your description.
• Speakers receive a $25 discount on registration. Code provided with your confirmation to speak.


proposal can be submitted online using the linked form above. You will be notified when your submission has been approved and for what date(s) and time(s).

If you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact:

Kristen Joyner
Executive Director
South West Transit Association (SWTA)

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