September 17-19, 2018

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Golden Nugget Las Vegas
129 E. Fremont Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101


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Hotel Reservations: Call 1-800-634-3454 or 800-331-5731, in order to make individual hotel reservations. When booking reservations over the phone, guests must mention Southwest Parking & Transportation Association  

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Dawn Marti, Association Administrator & Conference Planner 

Conference Rates

  • SWPTA Member: $247
  • Non-Member: $297
  • Daily Rate: $125
  • Premier Sponsor: $3,500
  • VIP Sponsor: $2,250
  • Patron Sponsor: $1,300
  • Benefactor Sponsor: $650


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SWPTA 2018 Fall Conference 

September 17-19 * Golden Nugget Las Vegas

2018 SWPTA Fall Conference * September 17-19 * Las Vegas, NV

SWPTA goes back to VEGAS! Join us at the Golden Nugget for learning SWPTA style. No more boring presentations, we make learning about parking fun. Enjoy interactive presentations and great social events. Parking and transportation organizations will send their employees to this conference because they know SWPTA makes solving parking issues fun!


SWPTA Fall Conference Schedule

CAPP Points - This event offers Seven CAPP points toward application or annual maximum of Four points towards recertification in Program Type Two.

 * Sponsor presentations and giveaways will take place throughout the day both Tuesday and Wednesday.

Monday, September 17, 2018

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM   SWPTA Team Building at Top Golf

Now a SWPTA tradition the annual golf outing is an event for everyone.  That’s right, the worst golfer can come and enjoy the atmosphere of Topgolf.  Purchasing a Top Golf membership speeds things along upon arrival. Purchase your membership here: https://myaccount.topgolf.com/choose_site  Memberships start at $5.00.

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM   President’s Reception at Troy Bar

 Each year SWPTA hosts an opening reception that doesn’t disappoint.  Join the SWPTA Board members for the President’s Reception, a casual opening welcome reception the Troy Bar located inside the Golden Nugget

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

8:30 AM – 4:00 PM   Conference Registration

9:00 AM – 10: 00 AM   Breakfast and Networking

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM   Smart Cities Las Vegas

The City of Las Vegas’ IT Director, Michael Sherwood, will tell us where the city is at with its Smart Cities initiatives, following up on last year’s show-stealing presentation.

Speaker: Michael Sherwood, Director, Department of Technology & Innovation, City of Las Vegas

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM   Sponsor Presentations

11:30 AM – 12:45 PM   Lunchtime Entertainment and Sponsor Presentations

12:45 PM – 1:45 PM   UCLA:  Changing the Campus Mobility Paradigm

Renee Fortier and David Karwaski will share how UCLA has been able to achieve 40% campus growth while reducing traffic by 25% by changing the built environment and policies over time.

Speakers: Renee Fortier, Executive Director, UCLA Events & Transportation, & David Karwaski, Senior Associate Director, UCLA Transportation

1:45 PM – 3:15 PM   Implementing Paid Parking

Walker Parking’s Andrew Vidor and Park City’s Kenzie Coulson will team up to lead the audience through implementing paid parking.  Be prepared to participate; this one will require you to put your 2 cents worth in!

Speakers: Andrew Vidor, Parking Consultant, Walker Parking Consultants & Kenzie Coulson, Park City

3:15 PM – 4:15 PM   UP Art Studios: Civic Pride through Civic Art

Noah and Elia Quiles of Upstart Studios will talk to us about how street art can impact our neighborhoods and downtowns

Speakers: Noah and Elia Quiles, Upstart Studios

4:15 PM – 5:00 PM   Sponsor Presentations

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM   SWPTA Evening Event - Park On Fremont

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

8:30 AM – 3:00 PM   Conference Registration

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM   Breakfast & Networking

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM   Event Parking Discussion Panel

This panel of professionals specializes in event parking – technology, marketing, fee collection, you name it, they have done it.  This is an opportunity to learn from the best and take home some great ideas.

Panel Participants: Maria Tamayo-Soto, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Mark Malone, Las Vegas Parking and Jeff Jones, Dickies Arena, Moderator: Brandy Stanley, City of Las Vegas

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM    CAPP: Your Career, You Decide

This session will offer critical information on the benefits of becoming and hiring a CAPP. Requirements as well as the process to becoming a CAPP is reviewed. You will walk through a case study of one person’s path to certification. The testing and recertification process is explained as well as the return on investment when hiring a CAPP.

Speaker: Brian Scoggins, SP+ & Isaiah Mouw, CAPP, CPP, LEED GA, Lanier Parking Solutions

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Parking Technology

Julie Dixon, Dixon Resources Unlimited, will talk about technology in the parking industry.  This presentation covers virtually every type of equipment and software currently used and projected for use in the industry.  Both new and seasoned professionals will learn something new, guaranteed!

Speaker: Julie Dixon, President, Dixon Resources Unlimited.

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM   Debate!  Technology vs Reality

 Two parking superstars will debate the merits of technology vs reality in a parking operation.  The audience will be the judge; we will see which side prevails.

Debate Participants: Michael App, Tim Haahs & Devin Patel, Passport, Moderator: Zach Cook, Parkmobile

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM   Lunch and Sponsor Presentations

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM   Parking Guidance and the Journey

 This IPI Technology Committee presentation walks the audience through several scenarios in the parking guidance space and will help the audience understand this technology and its uses.

Speakers: Nathan Donnell, Vice President of Business Development, Premium Parking & Michael Drow, CAPP, PMP, SVP, Corporate Development, T2 Systems

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM   Northern Arizona University

Judy Manor and Darby Garcia will give us an update on last year’s transportation charrette where the audience contributed ideas for the university’s transit issues.  

Speakers: Darby Garcia & Judy Manor, Assistant Directors of Parking and Shuttle Services, Northern Arizona University

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM   Closing Remarks and Swag Swap  


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