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Ohio Parking Association Spring Conference

May 22-23, 2018 - Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel

OPA Conference Registration Rates

  • OPA Daily Rate: $100 per person (either Tuesday, incl. Exhibitor Reception and dinner at the Glass Pavilion or Wednesday)
  • OPA Member Fee: $175
  • Non-Member Fee: $200
  • Member Vendor Table Fee: $500 (incl. 1 person)
  • Non-member Vendor Table: $650 (incl. 1 person)
  • Additional Exhibitor Personnel: $175
  • Golf Fee: $75 per golfer

Want to bring more than one person? Take advantage of the Multiple Attendee Discount: Register 2 attendees at full price and receive the 3rd registration at a 50% Discount.


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM  Golf at The Legacy Golf Club by Arthur Hills (Tee off at 8:00 am) Transportation on your own

12:00 PM – 5:30 PM Registration Open (12:00 PM – 5:00 PM Exhibitor Set-up )

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Exhibitor Reception (SWAG SWAP)

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Dinner at the Glass Pavilion and Glass Blowing Demonstration and Tour

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

7:30 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast and Networking with Exhibitors

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Introductions and Welcome from OPA and Michigan Presidents

  • OH and Michigan Legislative Update – Jennifer Flatter, The Success Group

  • Toledo Re-Devlopment Update - Rachel Bach, Rachel A. Bach, AICP, MURP, President/CEO, Connec Toledo Downtown Development Coproration 

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM This is a Test!  The Current State of Shared Autonomous Vehicles and What They Will Mean for our Future 

Overview: This presentation will provide an overview of the current Shared Autonomous Vehicle technology that is being used in the industry and a glimpse into the future of transportation. Every day another news article comes out about how autonomous vehicles promise to transform how we get around.  Google, Uber, Lyft, Tesla and many others are investing in this cutting-edge technology.  While much remains unclear regarding the development of Autonomous Vehicles, the possibilities are staggering.  The real question is how will big data, connected technology and autonomous vehicles intersect in the future?  Where will these technologies and shared autonomous vehicles merge to create a practical and effective transportation solution for everyone?  First Transit is leading the charge toward widespread use of Shared Autonomous Vehicles.  Today passengers use a mobile device for an on-demand ride, however tomorrow’s transportation will set in motion a revolution where a fleet that is responsive to actual and predicted passenger demand is possible with minimal human intervention.  As one of the nation’s leading transportation providers, First Transit will be sharing our roadmap for the future of personal movement and the industry.

Presenter: Scott Conroy, Area Vice President – Campus Transit and Shuttle, First Transit

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Moving from Porkopolis to PARKopolis: Cincinnati Accelerates Innovation to Make Parking Easier and Improve Revenue

Overview: Learn how Cincinnati used a holistic approach to integration and parking management to reinvent its curbside parking system. By addressing enforcement, metering technology, violations processing, hearings, collections, and regulatory policy, the City not only made parking easier, it improved turnover, shifted demand, and generated vital revenue. Parking revenues were earmarked to help fund multimodal projects like the Cincinnati Bell Connector, the City’s streetcar, further reducing congestion and helping solve the first- and last-mile problem.

Presenter: Daniel Fortinberry, CAPP, CPP, Parking Division Manager, City of Cincinnati

11:30 AM –  1:00 PM Exhibitor Networking Break and Lunch

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM License Plate Recognition Technology in Parking

Overview: Details: What is it? How is it applied? How does it benefit Garage Management? How does it benefit a parker? What is needed for LPR (hardware, software, etc.) Videos, case studies to be included.  As we develop this presentation, more details will be added. I will update you via this email chain should we add or change details, but the topic will remain.

Presenters: John Bambey, VP of Sales at Signature Control Systems and Ryan Slack, Territory Manager, Signature Control Systems

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Parking Guidance: “Dilly Dilly!” (that’s a good thing)

Overview: If you don’t know what Parking Guidance is, it won’t be long till you hear about it. Those Green, Red, and Blue lights in a garage aren’t the flag colors of The Republic of Karelia, Russian Federation (the only country with just those three colors in their flag), no, they are indicating parking space availability.  This session will talk about the details of Parking Guidance and the various ways to accomplish space counting and reporting.  The session will also integrate the importance of proper lighting design for safety, wayfinding, and general security.  

Presenter: Jeff Pinyot, President, ECO Parking Lights/ECO Lighting Solutions

3:00 PM Conference End and Giveaways

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Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel
444 North Summit St.
Toledo, OH 43604
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