WSRO 2024, How a Great City Moves!

WSRO Call For Speakers!

As this year’s conference planning proceeds, we’ve begun that crucial step of looking for speakers. If you have something related to mobility that you’re passionate about, maybe a project you’re working on or completed, or possibly you know someone who is, then consider submitting today to be a speaker at this year’s WSRO Conference!

Speakers receive discounted registration, and first-time presenters may even receive complimentary registration. If you have ideas for folks you’d like to see present (local, regional, or national speakers) or give a keynote address, please let us know

Join your WSRO Board and other conference attendees as we gather together in the beautiful Lilac City, Spokane, Washington.

- Sunday, September 29 (Informal Activities)
- Monday, September 30 (Conference Day 1)
- Tuesday, October 1 (Conference Day 2)

Why "How a Great City Moves"?

This year’s WSRO conference theme “How a Great City Moves” was graciously loaned to us by the amazing folks at Spokane Transit. Spokane Transit embraced this motto some time ago and it has carried them into today! “It means creating a vision for the future, and the strategies to achieve it. In everything we do we drive for excellence.”- STA

Helping cities and communities move effectively is a main part of TDM and CTR and so is helping the environment by reducing congestion and improving air quality! 2024 also marks the 50th anniversary of EXPO 74, the first environmentally themed world's fair held in Spokane WA.

Join us as we get inspired by amazing presenters and great panelists, learn about events and news within the TDM/CTR world, network and exchange ideas with peers, and celebrate the idea that when we work together and act as one community we can help improve transportation and the environment and truly see “How a Great City Moves!”

Special thanks to Spokane Transit!

Special thanks to our supporting partner!

The Washington State Department of Transportation partners with cities, counties, and community partners to advance Transportation Demand Management programs. We are proud supporters of the Washington State Ridesharing Organization in creating a safe, reliable, and sustainable transportation system.

Accommodations at the Centennial Hotel

The Centennial Hotel is located near the heart of downtown Spokane.

Located just steps away from the Centennial Trail and Riverfront Park.

Amazing meeting rooms for great speakers.

Located in the heart of downtown and just steps from the Spokane River and Centennial Trail, The Centennial by Davenport Hotels is focused on providing guests with unique and memorable experiences. You’ll find yourself within walking distance of the U-District, downtown shops, and restaurants. Here, your stay will be surrounded by a contemporary aesthetic paired with Pacific Northwest flair – an ideal home base for all your (and your dog’s) Spokane adventures. Curiosity is the only compass you’ll need.

303 W North River Dr, Spokane, WA 99201


Visit the Centennial Hotel Website

The per diem rate for Spokane $127
(prices may go up for Sep/Oct 2024)

Book your room today; use this link to access the group rate! (The last day to book WSRO rate is Friday, September 6, 2024)

Getting to Spokane, WA

Considered the economic and cultural center of the Inland Northwest, Spokane is located in eastern Washington along the Spokane River, adjacent to the Selkirk Mountains and west of the Rocky Mountain foothills. 279 Miles east of Seattle along I-90 and 18 miles west of the Washington-Idaho border.

  • The city and the wider Inland Northwest area are served by Spokane International Airport as well as Greyhound Bus StationThe Spokane International Airport does not provide shuttle services, but the number 60 STA Bus will pick you up just outside the entrance and bring you into downtown Spokane and to the STA Bus Plaza. From here you can transfer to either the number 26, 27 or 28 bus. The trip will take an average of 30 to 45 minutes. You can plan your bus trip using STA's Trip Planning or by using Google Maps and choosing the transit option.
  • The cost for a two-hour transit pass is $2 and can be purchased multiple waysConference attendees will receive a FREE STA bus pass upon arriving at the Centennial Hotel compliments of Spokane Transit. Bus passes will be good for the conference’s duration.
  • Empire Builder Train
  • FlixBus options
  • Carpool matching via the Whova Conference App
  • Guests within the group block are eligible for complimentary parking.

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