Deadline Extended for SRTS National Conference Call for Session Proposals

The Call for Session Proposals for the next Safe Routes to School National Conference has been extended to February 21.

You are an important part of the Safe Routes to School movement, and we encourage you to submit a session proposal to share your expertise and experiences with others in the field. You can submit ideas for breakout sessions, workshops, tours, mind mixers, networking activities, or individual presentations.

Suggested themes for session proposals include: increasing Safe Routes to School programs and policies in low-income communities, rural areas and on tribal lands; engaging and empowering youth in Safe Routes to School work (including sessions that feature youth leaders as presenters); and encouraging stronger involvement among the education community in Safe Routes to School endeavors.

To submit a proposal, the online submission form and detailed instructions can be found at  All proposals must be submitted using this online form. No proposals will be accepted after the February 21 deadline.

The conference, Building on Success—Projects, Programs, People, will be held August 13-15, 2013, in Sacramento, California.  The schedule includes a dynamic mix of plenaries, breakouts, implementation workshops, peer-to-peer learning opportunities, coordinated networking activities, as well as a strong youth engagement component.  It will also feature exciting tours of local model programs and projects in and around the greater Sacramento region.

The conference is hosted by the Local Government Commission and sponsored by the National Center for Safe Routes to Schools, the Safe Routes to Schools National Partnership, and many other agencies, organizations and associations from across the country.

To access the Call for Session Proposals instructions and online submission form, go to

For more information about the Safe Routes to School National Conference, visit