Don’t Miss the Southeast Biking Symposium!

The Southeast Biking Symposium next month, Mar 22-24, has an inspiring lineup.  Whether you’re an old hat or brand new to bike advocacy, this Symposium will both inspire and on nothing less than the latest and greatest in the world of improving bike access for all!

The real time agenda, in detail, is here.  These are highlights:

Your $95 Registration Includes The Following:  Biking Enthusiasts | 4 Keynote Sessions | Breakout Sessions | 2 Cocktail Receptions | 2 Breakfasts | 1 Lunch | 3 Bike Rides | 1 Festival | 1 Smores Bonfire Party | 1 Beach Bike Rental + Helmet*

Host Hotel: The Beach House, Hilton Head Island, at a group rate – Group Code SEB

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

12:30pm – 3:30pm:  Symposium Registration Check-In, The Beach House, Hilton Head Island

4:00pm – 5:30pm:  WELCOME – Ariana Pernice, VP HHI-Bluffton Chamber and CVB, Keynote Speaker | Andy Clarke, Director of Strategy, Toole Design + Planning:  A Strategic Rollout – The Five E’s Have Served Us Well: Now It’s For Something Completely Different

5:30pm – 6:15pm:  Roundtable Workshop – Breaking Down The New E’s – Led By Andy Clarke, Tables Facilitated by: Alex Morrison, Ariana Pernice, Amy Johnson and Elliott Caldwell

6:30pm – 7:30pm:  Poolside Appetizer + Cocktail Reception

8:00pm:  Fireside Chat On The Future – Led by Andy Clarke and Ariana Pernice

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

6:45am – 7:45am:  Sunrise Breakfast

8:00am – 8:15am: Welcome and Introduction | Bill Miles, President & CEO of the HHI-Bluffton Chamber

8:15am – 9:00am:  Keynote Speaker | Chris Butler, Hilton Head Island Native, Greenville, SC Resident + International Professional Cyclist

9:15am – 10:00am – Breakout Sessions – Round One

Session 1) Planning With Purpose – Five Strategies for Building Bikeable Communities – Byron Rushing, Bicycling & Walking Program Manager, Atlanta Regional Commission and President of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals

Session 2) Using Arts & Culture To Improve The User Experience Along Pathways & Trails – Jenn McEwen, Culture & Arts Network Director, Town of Hilton Head Island, Butch Kisiah, former Parks & Recreation Director, Ariana Pernice, Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, Visitor & Convention Bureau

Session 3) What’s Working – A Topical Walking Session – Led by Brent Buice, South Carolina + Georgia Coordinator, East Coast Greenway

10:15am – 11:00am – Breakout Sessions – Round Two

Session 1) Structure Follows Strategy: An Analysis of a Planned Downtown Recovery and Rejuvenation – Blake Sanders, Mayor of West Pelzer, SC & Planning and Projects Manager, City of Easley, SC.

Session 2) Caila Brown’s Passion – Complete Streets For Everyone – ESPECIALLY YOU! — Caila Brown, Georgia Bikes’ Complete Street Program Manager

Session 3) Fireside Chat – From Advocacy to Action – The Secret Sauce To Getting Stuff Done – Frank Babel, Hilton Head Island’s #1 Bike Advocate & Steve Riley, Town Manager, Town of Hilton Head Island

11:15am – noon – Breakout Sessions – Round Three

Session 1) How To Incorporate Pathways, Greenways & Trails Into Your Comprehensive Parks and Recreation Needs Assessment – Mark Baker, Principal, Wood + Partners Inc.

Session 2) Street Equality – Keith Benjamin, Traffic & Transportation, City of Charleston

Session 3) What’s Coming – A Topical Walking Session – Led by TBD

12:15pm – 12:45pm – Mini Breakout Sessions – Round Four

Session 1) Lessons from a Traffic Engineer In Infrastructure Support To Improve Safety – Darrin Shoemaker, Traffic Engineer, Town of Hilton Head Island

Session 2) How One Community Is Using Bicycling To Prepare For The Next Generation Of Residents & Visitors – Ben Brown, Palmetto Dunes Property Owners Association

Session 3) Is Technology Disrupting The Bikeshare Industry – Dianna Ward, Executive Director, Charlotte B-Cycle

12:45pm – 1:45pm – Freestyle Lunch at The Porch Southern Kitchen + Bar

1:45pm – 2:30pm – Breakout Sessions – Round Five

Session 1) Using Bicycle Events to Build Community and Brand Your Destination With Cycling Tourism –Randy DuTeau, Due North Sports Partners

Session 2) Macon’s Bigger Connection – Alex Morrison, Executive Director, Macon-Bibb County Urban Development Authority

2:45pm – 3:30pm – Keynote + Workshop:  Keynote Speaker | Ariana Pernice, Vice President, HHI-Bluffton Chamber and CVB

3:30pm – 4:30pm – Implementation Workshop – Amy Johnson, Palmetto Cycling Coalition + Elliott Caldwell, Georgia Bikes.

Vote for the “Do-Over” Session. What breakout did you miss?  We’ll be bringing back the top three for an additional breakout sessions on Saturday morning!

5:00pm – 6:00pm – Beachside Cocktail Reception

7:30pm – 9:00pm – Sunset to Night Beach Bike Ride with Docents from Coastal Discovery Museum. Reminder! All registrants will receive a free beach bike rental & helmet courtesy of Hilton Head Bicycling Company.

9:00pm – 10:00pm:  S’mores & Bonfire Beach Party at The Beach House!

Saturday, March 24th, 2018

7:00am – 7:45am – Sunrise Bike Ride led by Hilton Head Island Bicycle Advisory Committee Volunteers

7:30am – 9:00am – Breakfast

8:00am – 8:45am – The “Do-Over” Session – What did you miss yesterday you want to see today?

9:00am – 10:00am – Keynote Speaker | Brent Buice, South Carolina & Georgia Coordinator, East Coast Greenway

Tying It All Together: Trends & Takeaways

10:00am – 10:30am – Wrap Up & Business Card Exchange

11:30am – Ride to Wingfest

1:00pm – Ride With Chris Butler! Bring Your Road Bike!

11:30am – Community Fun on the Hilton Head Island Leisure Pathways!

*Please note: Agenda and all rides are subject to change. All registrants will receive a free beach bike rental & helmet courtesy of Hilton Head Bicycling Company.

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