MAPA's Fall Conference Wrap-up
MAPA held its Annual Fall Conference on October 23rd at the University of Baltimore. Over 100 attendees listened to an informative presentation by our Keynote Speaker, Barbara Chance, Chance Management Advisors, Inc. Barbara presented a case study on The Shared Parking Challenge at Swarthmore College: A Study in Institutional and Neighborhood (Town-Gown) Parking Planning Issues.
Christine Banning, National Parking Association
, gave a great presentation on Your Career in Parking - Knowledge, Networks, Advancement: Building a Successful Career in the Parking Industry.
Two new topics this year, were a panel discussion by Doug Graham, T2 Systems, Inc. and Chris Yigit, Genetec/Auto Vu on License Plate Enabled Parking Systems and
Rachel Yoka, Tim Haahs & Associates, Inc. and our own Mark Pace, Montgomery College delivered the
IPI Sustainability Road Show Presentation.
Along with the timely and informative educational sessions, conference goers had the opportunity to mingle with and speak to 22 different exhibitors that represented products and services that included efficient lighting, meters, revenue and access control, facility maintenance, consulting and much, much more.
|Raffle Winner Mark Pace|
MAPA events are a great place to network and the Fall Conference was no exception. There were attendees, speakers and exhibitors from ten different states representing universities, governmental & municipal agencies, private operators, and vendors. The diversity of the participants was fantastic and made for a great place to find new opportunities regardless of what sector of the parking industry one was from.
MAPA Fall Golf Outing
MAPA held its first fall golf outing October 22 at the University of Maryland, College Park Golf Course. Some 25 golfers enjoyed an afternoon of golf followed by an evening reception and networking hour at the golf course to kick off the Annual Fall Conference the next day.
As with the summer tournament the proceeds benefit the MAPA Scholarship Fund. Every June MAPA awards deserving students of MAPA members scholarships to continue their educational dreams.