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2024 CPTA Conference at Penn State

The 2024 Campus Parking and Transportation Association (CPTA) Conference will be held at The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center at Penn State's University Park campus from Sunday, Oct. 13 through Wednesday, Oct. 16.

Conference Registration

Conference registration is now open! Click on the button below to register, and see below for the full conference schedule.

REGISTRATION FEES

  • Member (University/Education related) - $225
  • Non-Member (University/Education related) - $250
  • Member Exhibitor - $750
  • Non-Member Exhibitor - $825
  • Guest (spouse or child of a member) - $225

Notes:

  • The registration fee includes dinner on Sunday and lunch and dinner on Monday and Tuesday.
  • Exhibitors may register no more than two (2) representatives from their company.
  • A separate registration form must be completed for each attendee. Each organization will receive a bill for all associated registrants.
  • Exhibit space is not guaranteed and will be prioritized for conference sponsors and by order of registration.
  • The registration fee will increase by $75 per person beginning Sept. 1.

Hotel Accommodations

Hotel accommodations for the 2024 CPTA Conference are now available at The Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center.

Rate Information

$139 per night (Sunday check-in, Wednesday check-out) - select the rate option PARK24A to receive the discounted rate.

Notes:

  • You must use the direct link below (Book Now button) to book your room at the block rate.
  • The room rate will increase by $10 per night for each registered room guest.
  • A limited number of rooms are available at The Penn Stater for Saturday, Oct. 12 at market rates, and you must call 1-800-233-7505 to book. Attendees arriving that day may need or want to stay at a different hotel for that night. Click on this Google Maps link to view other nearby hotels.
  • Breakfast is separate from the conference and available at The Gardens Restaurant inside The Penn Stater. Vouchers are provided for each registered hotel guest.
  • The deadline to reserve a room at the block rate is Sept. 1.

Free parking is available at The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center.

Conference Travel

Penn State's University Park campus is located in State College, PA and is served by the State College Regional Airport, which has direct flights from Philadelphia, Washington Dulles, and Chicago O'Hare.

Note: With only a few flights per day from each of the above airports, attendees planning to fly into State College may want to consider arriving on Saturday in the event that inclement weather or other travel issues delay their flight(s).

See below for a list of Pennsylvania's major airports and their distance from State College.

AIRPORT DRIVE DISTANCE FROM STATE COLLEGE DIRECT FLIGHT LOCATIONS
Harrisburg International Airport 1 hour 45 minutes Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Detroit, Ft. Lauderdale, Myrtle Beach, Nashville, Philadelphia, Punta Gorda (Ft. Myers), Sarasota/Bradenton, Tampa/St. Pete (Clearwater), Washington/Dulles
Latrobe-Arnold Palmer Regional Airport 2 hours Myrtle Beach, Orlando
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport 2 hours 10 minutes Charlotte, Chicago, Washington DC
Lehigh Valley International Airport 2 hours 45 minutes Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Denver, Nashville, Orlando
Pittsburgh International Airport 3 hours Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Charleston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Ft. Lauderdale, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Nashville, New York, New Orleans, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa, Washington DC
Baltimore/Washington International Airport 3 hours 10 minutes Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Charleston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Ft. Lauderdale, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Orlando, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, Providence, Raleigh/Durham, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Savannah, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa, 
Philadelphia International Airport 3 hours 15 minutes Asheville, Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Charleston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Ft. Lauderdale, Houston, Key West, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Nashville, New Orleans, Orlando, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Savannah, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa, Washington DC
Erie International Airport 3 hours 20 minutes Charlotte

Conference Schedule (tentative - subject to change)

Sunday, Oct. 13

TIME EVENT
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Optional pre-conference activities TBD
10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Conference check-in
4:45 p.m. - 5 p.m. Board buses for group photo, campus bus tour, and opening reception
5:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Group photo
5:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. Campus bus tour
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Opening reception at Rolling Rails Lodge
9 p.m. - 11 p.m. Hospitality room

Monday, Oct. 14

TIME EVENT
8 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Welcome and Penn State overview
8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. "The Intelligent Campus: AI's Solutions for Modern Parking and Transit" with Greg Hladik and Adam Kaufman, University of Texas at Arlington 
9:45 a.m. - 10 a.m. Vendor introductions
10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Snack break and vendor time
11 a.m.  - 11:45 a.m. Construction and facility maintenance at Penn State with Kurt Coduti and Luke Anderson, Penn State
11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. Lunch at The Gardens Restaurant
1 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Board buses for campus facility tour
1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Campus facility tour (West Deck/The Bike Den, Eisenhower Deck/Transportation Services Office, HUB Deck/Penn State Bookstore, and Berkey Creamery
6 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. Board buses for dinner
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Dinner at Axemann Brewery
9 p.m. - 11 p.m. Hospitality room

Tuesday, Oct. 15

TIME EVENT
8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Session TBA
9 a.m. - 10 a.m. VCU parking and transportation master plan review with Josh Stone, VCU, and Jeffrey Elsey, Kimley-Horn
10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Snack break and vendor time
11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Designing a new Penn State Football Parking and Traffic Plan with Brett Munkel, SP+, and Ryan Connaghan, Penn State
11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. Lunch at The Gardens Restaurant
1 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Board buses for afternoon activity
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. Afternoon activity TBA
3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Snack break
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Roundtable discussion and swag exchange
5 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Vendor teardown
5:45 p.m.  - 6 p.m. Board buses for closing reception
6:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Closing reception at General Potter Farm
9 p.m. - 11 p.m. Hospitality room

Wednesday, Oct. 16

TIME EVENT
8 a.m. - 10 a.m. CPTA Board Meeting

 

Sponsorship

The following sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2024 CPTA Conference:

President's Space ($7,500 - SOLD OUT) - overall conference sponsor, includes:

  • 10-minute welcome speech during Monday morning session
  • company logo on signage displayed during all general sessions
  • company marketing materials in conference welcome bag
  • highest tier position for company logo on conference website and printed schedule
  • first choice of conference exhibit location
  • registration fees for two (2) attendees

 Dean's Space ($5,000 - SOLD OUT) - sponsor for one conference dinner, includes:

  • 10-minute welcome speech during dinner
  • company logo on signage at sponsored dinner
  • company logo on conference website and printed schedule
  • choice of conference exhibit location after President's Space sponsor
  • registration fee for one (1) attendee

 Reserved Lot ($2,500 - SOLD OUT) - sponsor for one hospitality room or Monday and Tuesday snack breaks, includes:

  • Company logo on signage at sponsored hospitality room or in general session area during snack break/vendor time
  • company logo on conference website and printed schedule
  • choice of conference exhibit location after Dean's Space sponsors

 Hunting License ($1,250 - 7 of 10 available) – general conference sponsor, includes company logo on conference website and printed schedule.

Sponsorship interest can be indicated in the conference registration application. Selection for sponsorship will be confirmed with each company by email.