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March 19, 2013 - Vol 5, Issue 6
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First Time Ever! Parking Poster Session at IPI Conference & Expo
Just Posted: All IPI Conference Education Sessions by Title, Speaker, Day and Track
Expo Hall Sold Out! Sponsorships Still Available
Be and Igniter at the 2013 IPI Conference & Expo
Vote in IPI's 2013 Board of Directors Election
IPI's Webinar: Proactive Risk Management For Parking Structures
The Parking Professional: Capturing America's Most Wanted
New Parking Jobs Posted
IPI Online ShopTalk: Motivating Front Line Staff
New RFPs Posted
Learn from Your Peers at the Parking Matters Blog
IPI Membership Benefits 101 Webinar
Industry Headlines - From IPI's Social Media

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First Time Ever! Parking Poster Session at IPI Conference & Expo

Perhaps you're familiar with the Poster Session presentation format often seen at medical and research conferences. IPI will dedicate space outside the Expo Hall at the 2013 IPI Conference & Expo in Fort Lauderdale, May 19-22, for a walkable gallery of display boards featuring member-supplied posters and visual presentations of case studies and parking success stories. Deadlines and details will be available soon. Email Jean Miller to be sure you're on the mailing list for more information. Special awards for best posters in specific categories.


Register for the 2013 IPI Conference & Expo.


Just Posted: All IPI Conference Education Sessions by Title, Speaker, Day, and Track

2013 Conference Logo Get ready to feel like a kid in a candy story when you see the tantalizing mix of educational sessions we've lined up for the 2013 IPI Conference & Expo in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., May 19-22. Now posted on the Conference website, read descriptions of four incredible days of listening, learning, and connecting with the industry's top experts in sessions that cover the full scope of the evolving parking profession. Education sessions are divided into five tracks: Best Practices, Sustainability, Finance, Technology, and Design/Renovation/Maintenance--pick from the whole schedule or specialize in one area--it's your choice! Search by track, speaker, or topic. Start here.


Expo Hall Sold Out! Sponsorships Still Available.

There isn't even one booth left at the 2013 IPI Conference & Expo. This is the earliest booth space has sold out and registration is already skyrocketing to record levels. Miss your chance for floor space? Don't fret--there are still some fabulous sponsorship opportunities available that can be customized just for you. Contact Bonnie Watts, CEM, at 540.371.7535.


Be an Igniter at the 2013 IPI Conference & Expo

Looking for something new at the 2013 IPI Conference & Expo? How about IPI's Ignite: Parking? An Ignite session is a unique opportunity for presenters to make their point by delivering information in a fun and entertaining way. Multiple presenters speak for five minutes each, using 20 slides that are automatically advanced every 15 seconds. The audience learns a little bit about a lot of different topics, and leaves just as energized as their presenters were. IPI's Ignite: Parking session will take place on Tuesday, May 21 from 9:45-10:45 a.m. We are looking for presenters to talk about anything they want that deals with parking. The beauty of the Ignite session is that it can be about anything you are passionate about in parking with the goal of stimulating the audience. Interested in being one of our eight Igniters? Visit here for more information, complete the submission form by March 29, and we will let you know by April 10 if you have been selected. If selected, you will be given more specific directions, guidelines, and information about creating and delivering your session. 


Vote in IPI's 2013 Board of Directors Election

IPI is proud to announce that 18 outstanding nominees are on the slate for the 2013 Board of Directors election. One of the indicators of a healthy and active association is having exceptional people willing to volunteer their time to advance the industry, and this year is no exception! View the full slate of candidates.


All eligible voting members should have received instructions to submit their votes via email. Please contact Lauri Chudoba at 540.371.7535 x124 with any questions about the IPI election process.


IPI Webinar: Proactive Risk Management For Parking Structures

crushed car Got risk? We all do, and mitigating it is a vital part of business success. Boost your awareness of proactive risk management during the construction and operation of parking structures during this interactive webinar. By the end of the hour, you will understand the sources of risks and identify strategies to manage them effectively. Actual project case studies will be presented that highlight strategies covered during the conversation. Questions and discussion will be encouraged.


Instructor: Sunil Puri, PE, diagnostic project manager, WALTER P MOORE & Associates. 

Sunil Puri has more than 10 years of experience in the structural diagnostics, forensics, repair, and rehabilitation of parking structures. He regularly works with owners, facility managers, and asset managers to assess existing parking structures, develop cost-effective asset management plans, and execute these plans in multi-year repair programs.

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


Wednesday, March 20 at 2:00 p.m. EDT/ 11:00 a.m. PDT (60 minutes)


For more information and to register!


The Parking Professional: Capturing America's Most Wanted

March TPP cover Watch true-crime television for any amount of time, and it won't be long before John Walsh appears on the screen. He left his career in the hotel industry to fight crime full-time after his son, Adam, was abducted from a Hollywood, Fla., Sears store and murdered in 1981; the case went unsolved for 27 years. Walsh is a founder and board of directors member of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. He launched the hit "America's Most Wanted" television show in 1988, and is credited with capturing more than 1,200 fugitives and finding more than 50 missing children. He was named Man of the Year by both the U.S. Marshals Service and the FBI, and is one of only a handful of honorary U.S. Marshals. He's also been honored by four U.S. presidents: Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush. He recently sat down with The Parking Professional to talk about the industry's role in fighting crime.

To read the interview with John Walsh, click here to access the online version of The Parking Professional and contact Bonnie Watts at 540.371.7535 to advertise in IPI's award-winning magazine.


New Parking Jobs Posted

IPI Career HQ

Have a job to post? Reach thousands of parking professionals at Looking for a job in the parking industry? View our latest listings: 


Valet Manager - LAZ Parking


Director, Ground Transportation - San Diego County Regional Airport Authority 


Parking Manager - City of Lincoln/Lancaster County, Neb.


View more job listings  


IPI Online ShopTalk: Motivating Frontline Staff

This virtual roundtable will provide an opportunity for parking professionals to discuss ideas, challenges, and success stories in motivating frontline staff. Participants will be asked to share their experiences and thoughts and suggest other topics for discussion.


The Online ShopTalk will be a free-form discussion encouraging active participation by all registrants. Frank Giles, director of parking at the Georgia International Convention Center, will moderate the discussion. The contact information of all participants will be sent to registrants following the call to allow for offline networking.  


IPI ShopTalks are provided at no charge to IPI members*.


Thursday, March 28 at 1:00 p.m. EDT/ 10:00 a.m. PDT (60 minutes)


Click here for more information and to register.

*If you want to participate, join IPI and receive all the benefits of membership.

Did you miss February's Online ShopTalk on Managing Customer Needs and Fighting Misperceptions of Parking at Colleges and Universities? Then you missed great ideas to deliver valuable customer service and addressing sensitive parent and student relationships. Contact T.J. Cantwell to request free access to the recording.


New RFPs Posted
RFP cropThese are the latest parking RFPs available at the IPI RFP Portal. Access to complete RFP details is a benefit of IPI membership. 


City of Beverly Hills
For: Parking Management Services 


City of Olympia, Wash.
For: Credit Card Capable Parking Meters 


City of Columbus, In.
For: Downtown Parking Analysis 


San Antonio International Airport
For: Airport Parking Garage & Surface Lot Improvements 


Southeaster Regional Transit Authority
For: Electronic Pay-By Space Parking Revenue Collection System 


University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
For: Parking Facilities System Management Software 


View all RFPs  


Organizations can post RFPs at no charge. For more information, contact Henry Wallmeyer at 540.371.7535. 


*Not an IPI member, but want access to the RFPs?  Join Now!


Learn from Your Peers at the Parking Matters® Blog

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  • Parking and Gardening by Dennis Burns, CAPP
  • Making Difficult Customers Happy by Dave Feehan
  • Shifting the Discussion: An Assignment for Parking Professionals by Dennis Burns, CAPP

Join the conversation and sign up for free.


IPI Membership Benefits 101 Webinar
IPI will host a free webinar on Wednesday, April 17 at 1:00 p.m. EDT to provide current and prospective IPI members with an overview of the many available membership benefits. Participants will learn how to access the online benefits on the IPI website and how to take advantage of many other IPI programs and services. Participants will also have time to ask questions.
T.J. Cantwell, IPI membership director
Wednesday, April 17 at 1:00 p.m. EDT /10:00 p.m. PDT (60 minutes)
Industry Headlines From IPI's Social Media
Did you know that IPI provides an easy way to follow the latest news and trends in the parking and transportation industries? Just join us on Twitter, FacebookLinkedIn, and the Parking Matters® Blog. Here are just a few examples of the stories you may have missed:


City of Stillwater to review parking plan


Free Bike Week parking in St. Augustine


This is fun! Watch Wanda Brown speaking for IPI on Sacramento TV segment about bad parking: "Don't Be That Guy"


Parking in Portsmouth: EDC speaks out in favor of new garage


Medieval knight's tomb found under parking lot


BMW expands parking service


Palo Alto considering new public parking garage