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August 16, 2011 - Vol 3, Issue 17
In This Issue
Be Seen...And Heard - 2012 Call for Presentations
New RFPs Posted on IPI RFP Portal
Suicide and the Parking Garage - August 24
CAPP Enforcement: On- & Off Street
August 19 Deadline for Input on New Sustainability Framework
IPI & ACT Summit on Parking: The Missing Link in Effective TDM
September Issue of The Parking Professional - Hot Off the Press
Member Benefit Corner: IPI Library

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Be Seen...And Heard - 2012 Call for Presentations

2012ConferenceLogoThe 2012 International Parking Institute Conference & Expo will take place June 10-13, 2012, in Phoenix, Ariz., and is the world's premier event celebrating parking. This number-one event in the parking industry will be bigger, better and even more successful than ever - but we need you!


IPI is currently accepting presentation proposals for the 2012 IPI Conference & Expo. Experienced and articulate individuals willing to share their expertise and real world practices are invited to submit presentation proposals. IPI is looking for presentations that illustrate case studies, share best practices, illuminate important issues, bring "how-to" knowledge, identify trends, and increase the skill level of parking professionals. The IPI Program Committee will then hand-pick the most engaging, knowledgeable, and inspirational presentations and speakers.


Proposal presentations are due October 1, 2011, and selected presenters at the 2012 IPI Conference & Expo are entitled to a 25 percent discount off full conference or daily registrations.


For more information on the IPI Call for Presentations, and to submit your presentation proposal, click here or contact Henry Wallmeyer at 540.371.7535.


New RFPs Posted on IPI RFP Portal 

These and other open parking RFPs are available at the IPI RFP Portal. Access to complete RFP details is restricted to IPI Members.


Lancaster County, Neb.

For: County Parking Garage Lighting Project


Alberta, Canada Tourism, Parks and Recreation

For: A Consultant for Parking Lot Design


United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

For: Leased Parking


City of Annapolis, Md.

For: Municipal Parking Facilities Management Services


University of Arizona Parking & Transportation Department

For: Parking Event Sale Handheld Units


City of Wichita, Kan.

For: Consulting Services, Aiport Parking Garage


Hartford Parking Authority

For: Parking Rate Study


City of Santa Monica, Calif.

For: Parking Rate Study


Do you have an RFP you would like to have promoted? IPI provides this forum for parking organizations to post their RFPs at no charge. For more information, contact Henry Wallmeyer at 540.371.7535.  

Suicide and the Parking Garage - August 24 

IPI's Next Webinar

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 2:00 PM EDT



Lanny Berman, Ph.D., ABPP, American Assoc.of Suicidology 

Isaiah Mouw, Republic Parking System

Bobby Stone, University of Texas, Austin

Andy Troth, CAPP, Baylor University Medical Center


Each day, more than 3,000 Americans attempt suicide, and 95 successfully take their own lives. Many of these attempts occur in our parking garages whether it be in university, municipal or hospital setting. Why does suicide from jumping happen? Where is suicide from jumping most likely to occur? How do we as parking professionals handle this situation if it does occur in our garages? How can parking professionals help prevent suicide from happening? Learn the answers to these questions and more about this tragic yet important topic. 


$35.00 for IPI Members; $50.00 for Non-Members 


CAPP Enforcement: On- & Off- Street


The next CAPP two-day seminar offering, Enforcement: On- & Off-Street, will be held on Thursday and Friday, October 20 and 21, 2011, at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pa.  By attending this seminar, you can expect to gain access to the latest technology in enforcement; the chance to discuss trends and techniques with your colleagues; better ways to identify and track scofflaws; exposure to new ideas to enhance your career; information to improve the efficiency of your enforcement operation; and, other ideas designed to increase your operations' efficiency.


Registration deadline is October 7, 2011, and the rates are $400 for IPI members and $650 for non-members. Hotel reservations can be made by calling 1-800-THE OMNI.  Rates are $175 per night plus tax and the room reservation deadline is September 28, 2011.


To register, download the registration packet and send your completed registration and registration fee to Lauri Chudoba or by fax at 540.371.8022.


August 19 Deadline for Input on New Sustainability Framework 

This your last week to provide your input on the draft IPI Sustainability Framework. It is intended to guide the development of our future programs and an action plan. IPI is now seeking your valuable input on the Framework.


As the draft framework states: "...parking, matters and those who influence parking and transportation decisions can be catalysts to create and support more sustainable ways of living, learning, working, and traveling."


Please provide comments by August 19, 2011.

IPI & ACT Summit on Parking: The Missing Link in Effective TDM

Register now for the IPI & ACT Joint "Summit on Parking"

Chicago - August 31



IPI and the Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) will present a one-day summit on Wednesday, August 31 from 8:30 am - 6:00 pm at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

During this one day summit, parking professionals (both operators and suppliers) will learn about parking management techniques and technologies that directly contribute to Transportation Demand Management (TDM) and how your products/services integrate into this process.

Sessions include:

  • Business Opportunities in Parking/TDM
  • Parking Strategies for Transit Oriented Development and Smart Growth
  • Integrated Parking and Transportation During Planning and Operations
  • Optimizing On-street Parking Performance
  • Using Technology to Achieve Sustainability in Parking
  • And much more!


EXHIBITORS:  For $475, you'll have premium visibility, build brand awareness, and gain exposure to a highly sought after group of decision makers.


ATTENDEES:  For $145, you will gain knowledge on the key role parking plays in TDM and how to manage it successfully.




Download the full schedule and registration information.

For more information contact Michele Amaya at 540.371.7535. 


September Issue of The Parking Professional - Hot Off the Press


The September issue of The Parking Professional has been mailed and should be arriving in your mailbox any day now. Look forward to these great features and more:


Hail Mary and Touchdown! - University parking departments plan for football season and its challenges and rewards.


License Plate Recognition Systems in Sport Stadiums - New technology can benefit parking operators and managers, law enforcement personnel, and customers.


Get the Word Out - Think you don't need PR for your parking facility? We're here to change your mind!


Did You Hear the One About You? - How to monitor and react to things other people post about you and your business online, to manage your electronic reputation.


Poetry in Parking - How one Chicago Loop garage rebranded itself in a creative way.


Hat Trick! - The Ohio State University department of transportation and parking saves money, improves operations, and boosts morale in one fell swoop.


Advertising information is available by contacting Bonnie Watts, CEM, at 540.371.7535. 


Member Benefit Corner: IPI Library

The International Parking Institute (IPI) offers members a variety of resources that support and advance the parking professional and hightlight the vital role of parking. The IPI Library contains archived articles and resources on important topics for parking professionals such as: 


  • ADA Standards and Compliance
  • Business Development
  • Construction/Maintenance/Development
  • Lighting
  • Meters
  • Off-Street Parking
  • Professional Development/Human Resources
  • Safety & Security
  • Sustainability
  • Technology


IPI members can access information on these subjects and more in the members only section.