IPMI’s ever-popular, Shoptalks provide an open forum to discuss challenges, solutions, and successes with your peers, emerging leaders, and even consultants in the industry. Ever wonder what other organizations like yours are doing to solve similar problems? Each one of these informal roundtable discussions is geared toward targeted segments and/or topics in the industry. Each session has a moderator who will keep the discussion on target; other than that, it’s an open forum to discuss challenges, solutions, and successes with colleagues from around the world.
Tuesday, November 30
3:00 - 4:30 pm
Moderated by: Brad McAllister, SP+
Join this Shoptalk session focused on airport operations and challenges. Bring your questions, concerns, and ideas to address changing business and leisure travel patterns, as well as the competing demands of efficient operations, safety and wellness best practices, asset maintenance, and more.
Hospital, Healthcare, and Medical Center Operations
Moderated by: Jon Isaacs, FlashParking
In the face of a challenging year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, hospital and healthcare industry professionals maintained and even expanded patient, staff, and fleet operations under extreme duress and new safety and wellness practices. Join industry professionals to share your experience and insights and your plans for the future to maintain efficient operations; serve patients, staff, and visitors; and build out programs and services to connect our communities with equitable and effective access to healthcare resources.
Municipalities, Cities, and Downtowns
Moderated by: Benjamin Wesley, CAPP, Premium Parking Services
Connect with municipal parking and mobility professionals as they dive into conversations about reopening and recovery efforts. From long-lasting financial impacts and planning to address revenue recovery and new revenue streams, to innovative curb management programs and pilots, share your experience and learn how your colleagues are redefining smart cities, transportation equity, and more.
Taming the (Parking) Beast: Event Management Best Practices
From concerts to parades to game day and everything in between, parking and transportation operations for event management continue to evolve. Talk about everything from digital solutions and reservation systems to staffing and workforce coordination—join industry professionals for a discussion of event management best practices, challenges, and future improvements.
University & Campus Operations
Attend this Shoptalk dedicated to academic parking and mobility professionals. Join us for conversations on changing revenue models and fiscal challenges, evolving learning formats with the return to campus, as well as multi-modal opportunities, event parking, new technology and platforms, and relevant industry issues.
Wednesday, December 1
12:00 - 1:30 pm
Advancing the Frontline: Beyond Basic Training
Moderated by: Cindy Campbell, International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI)
Join this Shoptalk session to discuss relevant and timely issues and solutions related to our frontline employees across the industry. Join your peers to discuss what’s working in your operations, your challenges, and how we can build effective frontline resources to serve our teams.
EVs, Charging Infrastructure, and Fleets: Prepping for an Electrified Future
Jeff Eckerling, SP+
For the first time, parking, fueling, and energy meet at our facilities. Electrification of fleets and commitments by automakers to migrate to greater EV production have effects on you and your operation, from equity in transportation to cleaner energy and the impact to the grid. From private vehicles to fleet updates and management, discuss the state of the market, the role of parking and mobility in supporting infrastructure, and how to stage EVs.
Making Parking More Accessible for Everyone: Equity Matters Now More than Ever
Tiffany Peebles, Parking Authority of River City, Ky.
Accessibility at the curb isn’t limited to ADA guidelines, placards, and accessible spaces and meters. Join industry professionals from every market segment to share best practices, programming, and challenges on these and broader industry issues. From providing connections to mass transit and micro-transit to creating equitable access to transportation resources for all populations and communities, bring your questions and insights on how to build a more accessible transportation system to serve our communities.
Managing the Dynamic Curb: Balancing Demands & Commercial Loading
Matty Schaefer, VADE Group Inc.
Curb management challenges abounded before the pandemic. Cities and operators created innovative mapping, pricing, and management models to address TNCs, metered parking, transit, and commercial loading, as well as a myriad of first- and last-mile options. During the last year those same operations launched new programs and pilots to address new delivery demands as well as outdoor dining to create safer, touchless options at the curb. As the industry recovers, the rebound at the curb will prove more challenging than ever. Join other industry professionals to discuss all the demands at the curb, with a particular focus on how to address commercial loading for more efficient and streamlined curbside operations.
Sustainable Mobility: Connecting TDM, Parksmart, & the Evolving Mobility Hub
Jennifer Tougas, CAPP, PhD, Western Kentucky University
Sustainability in parking and transportation means meeting “the needs of today without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” To be successful, transportation solutions and sustainable practices should balance economic feasibility, public health and welfare, and consideration of environmental effects. Join industry professionals to discuss emerging technology and practices that create sustainability gains as well as the transformation of the parking facility to a more flexible, adaptive mobility hub.
The Devil is in the Data: Using APDS Specifications & Tools for Efficiency & Innovation
Michael R. Lapidus, WPS USA, Corp.
Gathering, interpreting, and sharing data in the parking and mobility continues to challenge innovation in our industry. Join industry professionals to discuss the new Alliance for Parking Data Standards global data specification and resources, and share how organizations are using the free specifications and related documents to share complex data streams in this open-source environment.
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