Annual Mobility Management & Travel Training Conference

Community Transportation Association of the Northwest is proud to sponsor and host the Northwest Region's Annual Mobility Management & Travel Training Conference. First launched in 2015, the conference is growing to meet the changing needs mobility management and travel training professionals throughout Washington, Oregon and beyond. In its second year, CTANW is proud to partner with the Northwest Travel Trainers to produce this annual event.


2016 Conference Committee

Save the Date & Call for Presentations

Chair: Veronica Marti
Ryan Acker, CTANW
Shawn Cavanaugh, C-TRAN
Diana Claus, Intercity Transit 
Christina Cooper, Ride Connection, Inc
Curt  Daniel, Intercity Transit 
Moria Moon, Hope Link
Mike Mullins, Ride Connection, Inc.
David Parra, Ben Franklin Transit 
Frances Rankos, Pierce Transit 
Mahinda Werake, Hope-Link 

To volunteer, join the committee or for questions, please contact this year's Chair, Veronic Marti at veronicam@c-tran.com, or info@ctanw.org.


Past Conferences

    2015 


    CTANW PRESENTS: MOBILITY MANAGEMENT & NW TRAVEL TRAINING SUMMIT 2016 - THE SURE BET FOR SUCCESS!

    Tuesday, March 22-Thursday, March 24 | 5700 Pacific Hwy E., Fife, WA
    Emerald Queen Hotel & Casino

              CLICK HERE TO REGISTER BY MARCH 18TH

     

    WELCOME!

    Community Transportation Association of the Northwest is pleased to partner with the Northwest Travel Trainers to host our 2nd annual conference designed to build, strengthen and inspire mobility management and travel training professionals throughout the Northwest.

     

    This three-day conference will focus on important skills and tools for those working in the field, including an all-new “Travel Training 101” Course for those who are new to the profession. The summit culminates by bringing Mobility Management & Travel Training professionals together with social service agencies, educators and others.


    HERE’S WHAT TO EXPECT

    On Tuesday, March 22nd, sign-in and breakfast buffet begins at 7:30a, and the conference officially kicks off at 8:00a with our first networking session designed to help everyone get acquainted. Following our networking session, participants have the opportunity to choose from a wide array of courses, or to enroll in the full-day Travel Training 101 course. Lunch is provided onsite, and we’ll hear from our first keynote speaker, Michael Hatzenbeler, Executive Director of PROVAIL. Sessions will continue after lunch, and we’ll close off the day with an opening reception, complete with raffle, photo opportunities, and a live band.

    On Wednesday, March 23rd, sign-in and breakfast buffet begin at 7:30a, and the day officially kicks off at 8:00a with our second networking session. Sessions will follow breakfast, including a half-day, hands-on session designed to help to build your own Performance Measures and Data Collection tools.  Lunch is provided onsite, and features our second keynote speaker, Monica Meyer, Autism Advocate. Sessions continue after lunch, and conclude with a join Conflict Resolution Idea Café designed to encourage participants to share and build skills for handling conflict, advocating for clients, and even educating elected officials and decision-makers. Wednesday’s after-conference activity includes a guided Restaurant and Pub Crawl throughout Tacoma.

    On Thursday, March 24th, sign-in and breakfast buffet once again begins at 7:30a, and the day kicks-off with our third and final networking session designed to help promote regional collaborations. Our third day of the conference features joint sessions throughout the day to help build collaborations among travel trainers, mobility managers, social workers, schools, hospitals, and others in the helping fields. Our conference closes with a session designed to help us re-energize our efforts as we move forward in the year ahead.

    FUN FEATURES

    Veronica Marti and Shawn Cavanaugh – Travel Trainers, C-TRAN

    We’re excited to host several fun features as this year’s summit, including a live band, raffle and fun photo opportunities at our Tuesday night opening reception. Plus, our local conference host, Frances Rankos, with lead us on an “after hours” restaurant and pub crawl through historic Tacoma on Wednesday evening. Throughout the conference, there will be plenty of fun-filled networking opportunities to connect with partners throughout the Northwest.

    PLUS! – Highlight your organization and bring a basket of tchotchkes to put in the raffle.
    This year’s raffle proceeds benefit the conference programming.

    PROGRAM

    Click here to see the complete program and session descriptions.

    CONFERENCE LOCATION & LODGING     

    The conference center is located at the The Emerald Queen Hotel & Casino, 5700 Pacific Hwy East Fife, WA. Click here for directions.  Lodging is $89.00/night at the Emerald Queen Hotel and Casino in Fife, WA. Call (888) 820-3555 – Attendees should ask for the “CTANW” rate when making reservations. Please note, the conference center is located in the building behind the casino (across the parking lot).

    Alternate Non- Smoking Hotels

    Please note, smoking is permitted in the Casino part of the hotel. If you prefer a completely non-smoking hotel, additional nearby options include:                                                                

    • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 2102 South C Street, Tacoma 98402 | Call (253) 272-2437 or visit their site.

    • Courtyard Marriott, 1515 Commerce Street, Tacoma 98402 | Call (844) 223-6224 or visit their site.

    TRANSIT & ADDITIONAL DIRECTIONS

    Driving - Coming from either North or South on I-5, take Exit #137.  Follow the signs to Pacific Hwy E.  The Hotel & Casino is visible from the freeway.

    Transit - The Pierce Transit #500 Federal Way bus has stops at South 14th and 21st and Pacific Avenue traveling to Federal Way. Get off the #500 bus at Pacific Hwy East and 59th Avenue for the Emerald Queen Hotel and Casino. The Conference Facility is separate from the hotel and casino.       

    Traveling from SeaTac Airport - Sound Transit runs the #574 Express bus from SeaTac Airport to the Tacoma Dome Station located at 505 East 25th Street. The #574 bus departs from the baggage claim level of the airport; at the south end of the facility. There are signs to direct you to the Ground Transportation area. Catch the Sound Transit #574 bus going to Lakewood. Get off the #574 bus at the Tacoma Dome Station. Catch the Pierce Transit #500 bus from Tacoma Dome Station going to Federal Way. Get off the #500 bus at Pacific Hwy East and 59th Avenue by The Emerald Queen Hotel and Casino. There is a short walk, about 1 block, to the main entrance of the Emerald Queen.

    Sound Transit Fares

    • Adult Fare for the Sound Transit #574 bus is $3.75

    • Senior/Disabled Fare is $1.75 (with a Regional Reduced Fare Permit).

    Pierce Transit Fares

    • Adult Fare for Pierce Transit #500 bus is $2.00

    • Senior/Disabled Fare is $1.00 (with Regional Reduced Fare Permit).

    Schedule Information                                                                                                              

    OTHER INFORMATION

    If you have any additional questions, or need more information, please email us at info@ctanw.org or call (360) 867-8847.

    WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT THE SUMMIT!