2022 TAPA/TSITE Fall Conference: Knoxville--Inclusive Infrastructure for Today and Tomorrow


Registration

Registration for the 2022 TAPA/TSITE Fall Conference is now open!  Click here to register. Early bird registration is $250 and ends on October 7th.  After that, full registration is $350. Elected officials and Planning Commissioners can register at any time for $125. Students are requested to help during the conference and can enjoy the full conference for free. Please email Melody Butler to coordinate for the free student registration.  Exhibitors, including non-profits, that do not attend conference sessions can register for free and reserve an exhibit space, however food is not included.


Agenda

The draft agenda is available here. The agenda was last updated Sunday, September 18th.


General Overview

The 2022 TAPA Fall Conference will be held in Knoxville from October 26th through the 28th. Located along the scenic Tennessee River, the city has reinvented itself as a mecca for outdoor recreation in recent years. The vast Urban Wilderness, which consists of over fifty miles of biking and hiking trails within minutes of downtown, and the numerous kayak and paddleboard access points are examples of how the City has turned perceived barriers into invaluable resources.

Much like the 2016 conference in Knoxville, this year's conference will be a joint effort between TAPA and the Tennessee Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers Chapter (TSITE). The theme will be Inclusive Infrastructure for Today and Tomorrow. This theme allows for a broad array of topics relevant to communities across the state, such as multi-modal transportation options, the effects of urban renewal, affordable housing, curbside management, and temporary street closures for events or tactical urbanism projects, just to name a few. As always, required CM credits for Law and Ethics will be available, as well as the new required Sustainability and Resilience and Equity.


Hotel Information

Crowne-Plaza

Starting now, you can book your hotel rooms for the 2022 Fall Conference! Below is the information for the hotel. Be sure to book early; they may fill up!

  • Location: Crowne Plaza Knoxville Hotel / 401 W Summit Hill Drive Knoxville, TN 37902 / 865-522-2600
  • Conference Code: TAP
  • Room Rate: $140/Night through September 25th

Block rates apply to Wednesday and Thursday nights (10/26 and 10/27).  If you are staying an extra night, the hotel typically still honors the block rate on those nights.  The booking agent mentioned that if you are trying to book a date outside the conference days (example Tuesday or Friday evening) and you are calling after hours/on weekends, the service is handled off site, which may cause it to appear like there are no block rooms available for those days.  If this happens, try calling during business hours for eastern time.


You can also book online here.


TAPA 2022 Planning Awards

TAPA invites nominations for the 2022 TAPA Planning Awards. This is a celebrated opportunity to showcase distinguished individuals and successful planning projects from all over the state. More information on this year's awards can be found at the link below.

View the awards page here


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See you on the road, the trail, or the river this October!