On-line registration for the 2017 Miami Valley Cycling Summit (MVCS) to be held 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Friday, May 5th at Wright State University is now available at www.CyclingSummit.com.
The event is free and open to the public.
The first 300 people registered receiving a free bike bell provided by Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission Pedal Pals and those registering by April 21 will be guaranteed a free lunch
Using the power of cycling to drive economic development in communities throughout the region will be the focus of the 2017 MVCS.
Local, regional and national experts will detail how cycling can benefit all communities through a day of speakers, vendors and networking with the theme of “Cycling Attracts.”
The event offers a chance to further engage in the region’s bike agenda and learn about the past, present and future of cycling in the Miami Valley.
On-site registration will open beginning at 7:30 am at the Wright State University Student Union.
Four educational tracks will be offered in morning and afternoon session. The topics will focus on Economic Impact and Community Development; Health and Safety; Partnerships and Collaboration; as well as Policy and Funding.
The event’s keynote speaker will be Aparna Dial, Deputy Director, Department of Public Service for the City of Columbus, as well as leading the City of Columbus Smart City program.
Prior to serving at the City of Columbus, she was the Director of Energy Services and Sustainability at The Ohio State University and as the University Energy and Sustainability Engineer. She was responsible for all strategic and operational aspects of recycling and waste reduction, energy purchasing and energy conservation. Her expertise also includes strategic planning, project management, environmental compliance and enforcement.
She has an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from Osmania University, India, an M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Utah State University and an MBA with a focus in finance from The Fisher College of Business at OSU.
All funds raised from the event will benefit Bike Miami Valley and Wright State University.