Education

SPECIAL SESSIONS 2021 HIGHLIGHTS EDUCATION TRACKS


In person. Real Time. Connect, Vegas!

Get connected live and in-person in Vegas!

This year’s conference is about rebounding & resetting for success. The Connect theme is all about connecting you with peers, thought leaders and suppliers.

Take home new ways to increase revenue, attract parkers and enhance efficiency & customer experience using the latest technology, and data processes. Attend to master how to earn more revenue, find more customers, and serve your clients better processes and automation.

2021’s biggest show of the year, NPA brings experts, parking leaders & top suppliers together. Let’s connect. It’s time to rebound into something better.

NPA CONNECT Convention & Expo: Attend in Person for:

Opening Keynote: Retaining Workforce Knowledge in a Thin, Post-COVID Leadership Pipeline – Talent retention guru, Dr. David Delong, of MIT, shows what parking operators need to do to address the critical skill shortages created by major changes in workforce demographics, shifts in generational values, and new technologies.

 

 

Adapt to change. 4 great tracks: connect, reinvent, accelerate & automate. Face the future with confidence in your team, technology & skills to get ahead.

 

Special Sessions

Look Ahead to Parking 2030: Mergers and & Acquisitions Outlook – Hear a Wall Street perspective on current parking market trends in the Mergers and Acquisitions sector.

Get Real on Parking, Transportation & Mobility trends that can shape a return to parking, increased revenue, higher margins and greater operating efficiency. Learn what’s been done & what’s next.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion with Goldman Sachs – Hear a top-level perspective on Diversity Equity and Inclusion issues from Goldman Sachs.

From the C-suite – Learn from NPA’s Big 6 Operators on where the parking Industry is headed, what opportunities they see in the immediate future, and what challenges the industry faces.

2021 Highlights

1-to-1 In Person Exclusives, High ROI

Meet 1 to 1 with industry experts to get advice and feedback specific to your career in 45-minute intensives.

  • Resume Review–In depth review & feedback help you showcase your skills.
  • Parking & Transportation Plan Review—Get expert insight & perspective from an NPA expert Parking Consultant council expert.
  • Career Coaching—Share your aspirations. Ask questions. Get feedback to help you chart career success.
  • CPP Mentoring—Get ready to earn your CPP with pro tips on study prep from a national leader from the NPA Certification Advisory Board.
  • HeadShot Lounge—Update your photo for LinkedIn. Complimentary.
  • On Arrival Lounge—Check in. Get fun swag from NPA & our sponsors.
 

CoffeeTalks Sector-by-Sector

Focused issue discussions, shared experience and how to prepare for what’s next

  • Commercial Operator: C-Suite Market Makers Meeting, by invitation
  • Family Business: Issues & Opportunities for Regionals/Super Regionals
  • Valet Operators: Crossing over from rapid decline to rallying restarts
  • Municipals: What drive to work means for mobility management
  • University: Bringing students back & regaining parking traction
  • Airport/Off Airport: Marketing parking. We’re all in this together.
 

StraightTalk

Interactive brainstorming sessions with take home solutions on topics requested by you. Crowdsourcing at its best!

  • How to Move Parking Forward Safely
  • New Ways to Find & Retain Parkers
  • How to Build Better Morale
 

WIP ACCELERATE Conference

Everyone is invited to the WIP 10th Bday Bash in the Expo Hall. The WIP Conference features the WIP IMPACT Award winner & 3 in-depth sessions. Plus, 1 to 1 mentoring.
Adapt: Leading & Navigating Disruptive Change
Overcome: Tech Trends Reshaping Parking Mngt
Accelerate: Developing a Dynamic Culture (Meaning, Morale & Making it All Work)
 

NPA Awards Luncheon

Celebrate a year (or two) of success, resilience, innovation, and creativity The ALL STARS! Innovation Awards Luncheon. Be there in person to recognize and applaud the 2021 NPA 40Under40 awardees, the NPA Innovation Awards winners, and the 2021 Women in Parking IMPACT Awards winner.

Education Tracks

Connect Track

Interactive. Intensive. Real conversation with parking pros globally. Participate in highly engaging sessions that spark conversation to learn real-time with peers. Track features 1 to 1 intensive sessions. Interactive CoffeeTalks and StraightTalk sessions focus on specific parking sectors and parking issues relevant right now. Discussion forum panels bring insights from multiple speakers in a highly interactive format.

Reinvent Track

It’s all about getting back to business and reinventing parking, mobility, curb management and demand. Find out Straight Talk to reinvent your business and navigate change in a dynamic environment. Sessions cover: economic trends, transportation & mobility demand, rapid tech changes, shifting consumer preferences, business intelligence & case studies.

Automate Track

Parking responds to COVID with mass adoption of technology and automation. Get insights into the latest trends, tech, mobile apps, frictionless parking systems, data analytics and EV trends shaping the future of parking and mobility.

Accelerate

How do you advance in your organization and career? The Accelerate track focuses on the tools and tactics that individual parking operators can take to excel and get ahead. Sessions cover career development from selling and presenting yourself, leading and managing change within your organization, and how to build a diverse and inclusive workforce.