Call for Proposals

America Walks and the Every Body Walk! Collaborative are excited to announce the 2017 National Walking Summit to be held in St. Paul, MN from September 13-15, 2017. After two extremely successful conferences in Washington, DC, we are moving the conference to a city that is embracing livability to give participants an opportunity to explore firsthand the potential of walkable communities. The theme of the 2017 National Walking Summit is “Vital and Vibrant Communities: The Power of Walkability.”

The conference will explore how walking and walkability create engaged, thriving, and inclusive communities for all members. The Summit Program Committee is seeking individuals and groups to actively participate in the Summit. We are looking for sessions that emphasize action-oriented and results-driven research, programs, policies, and partnership to promote walking and walkability.

Please email Kristen Henry at khenry@americawalks.org with any questions. Applicants will be notified on the status of their submission by March 1, 2017.

Download a PDF of the Call for Proposals Form Here

Download a Word DOC of the Call for Proposals Form here

Instructions for Submitting a Proposal

Please submit the form saved as either a PDF or .DOC with the name “Last Name_First Name_Summit 2017” to summitproposal@americawalks.org by December 15, 2016 at 9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific. Applicants will be informed by March 1, 2017 on the status of their submission.

Please note that the email address summitproposals@americawalks.org is not checked on a regular basis. All questions related to submitted proposals should be sent to Kristen Henry at khenry@americawalks.org. For more information on the 2017 National Walking Summit please visit www.walkingsummit.org

Download a PDF of the Call for Proposals Form Here

Download a Word DOC of the Call for Proposals Form here