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Sunday, March 4 • 9:00am - 4:30pm
Active Transportation Leadership Retreat

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*This event is for advocacy organization staff and leadership only

As part of the League's new Active Transportation Leadership Institute, the Leadership Retreat will bring together leaders from city and state-wide advocacy organizations for networking and workshops aimed at increasing capacity and effectiveness, and mapping out a plan for better collaboration between local, state, and national groups.

How to Register:

The Leadership Retreat is specifically designed for staff of advocacy organizations so you must sign up using your League organizational membership number.  

Cost is $100, and pre-registration is required through the 2018 National Bike Summit Registration Form

What to Expect:

Saturday March 3

4:00pm - 5:00pm Optional bike ride (it is anticipated that most participants will use bikeshare bikes)

5:00pm - 8:00pm - Reception - Networking time to connect with your peers and counterparts from around the country over food and drinks.

Sunday March 4 - Location: Gensler, 2020 K ST NW, Washington, DC 20006
9:00am - 9:30am Welcome, introductions, unconference session set-up
9:45am -10:45am Unconference sessions (topics will be selected by attendees and there will be an opportunity to participate in multiple short sessions)

10:45am -11:00am Break

11:00am - 12:00pm Breakout session (attendees will have an opportunity to discuss challenges and network with their peers according to organization type and/or organizational roles)

12:15pm - 1:15pm Lunch discussion - Amelia Neptune, League Bicycle Friendly America Program Director and Kyle Wagenschutz, Director of Local Innovation at People for Bikes will be discussing and taking your questions on the Bicycle Friendly Community and Places for Bikes programs

1:15pm - 4:15pm Strategic Planning for the Movement: Developing a roadmap for city,state, and national groups to work together more effectively -- Facilitated discussion

4:30pm - Wrap up

Directly following the Leadership Retreat everyone is invited to the League of American Bicyclists Annual Member Meeting starting at 5:30pm at the Renaissance Hotel DC, 999 Ninth St NW Washington, DC.

The 2018 National Bike Summit will also feature organizational development sessions of interest to state and local group staff in addition to great programming to improve bicycling advocacy and education at the local, state, and, of course, federal levels.


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Ken McLeod

Policy Director, League of American Bicyclists
As Policy Director for the League of American Bicyclists I work on a broad portfolio of bicycle-related issues at federal, state, and local levels of government. My current priorities include working with state and local partners to get all 50 states to take our Bicycle Friendly State... Read More →
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Ruth Morrison

Policy Director
I'll be facilitating the Leadership Retreat on Sunday, before the Summit begins. Public interest policy professional, strategic planner, contract facilitator, and former staff at a local Bike/Ped group.
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Amelia Neptune

Program Director, Bicycle Friendly America, League of American Bicyclists
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Bill Nesper

Executive Director, League of American Bicyclists

Sunday March 4, 2018 9:00am - 4:30pm EST