Fall Conference

The Mid Atlantic Parking Association hosts an annual conference, providing attendees with valuable education, networking, and social opportunities. 

Save the Date!
The 2018 MAPA Conference will be held November 7-8 near Baltimore, MD at the Ramada Inn at BWI.

Check back for more information about attending or presenting at the conference.


The MAPA Fall Conference includes a trade show floor. This is a great opportunity for parking industry vendors to connect with current and future clients in the mid-Atlantic.

Interested in exhibiting at the 2018 MAPA Fall Conference? 

Sponsorship opportunities

The MAPA Fall Conference offers a variety of different sponsorship options.

Conference Bag

Interested in sponsoring the 2018 MAPA Fall Conference? Please contact Dawn Marti.

2017 Conference Schedule

November 1, 2017

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM Registration Open, Vendor Set-up

1:00 pm – 2:15 PM Tech for Two:  Tips for Buying OR Selling Technology”

OVERVIEW: Buying or selling parking technology these days can be a complicated, risky business for buyers and sellers alike.  Inaccurate or incomplete specifications can lead to unrealistic expectations and dissatisfaction with the procured technology – an outcome that does equal injustice to both the buyer and the seller.  But so can over-promised benefits from a new or unproven technology.   If you’re a parking system owner - such as a municipality, authority, university or medical center - how can you rest assured that your purchasing documents most effectively communicate requirements so providers know what it is exactly you are seeking?  And if you’re selling technology, how do you ensure your response is on-target and geared to the client’s real needs?  This presentation will cover the good, the bad and the ugly of technology procurements.

Presenter:  Barbara J. Chance, Ph.D., CMA President and CEO, founded CHANCE Management Advisors, Inc. Joseph P. Sciulli, CAPP

2:15 pm – 3:00 PM LPR Case Study: Prince George's County pioneered the use of LPR for parking enforcement that began in 2012.

OVERVIEW: Case Study of the successful marriage of technology and parking enforcement to promote better quality of life and safety.  Our technological expertise is provided by Paylock and Gentec.

Presenter: Dianne O. Harris, Administrator, Residential Parking Permit Program, Revenue Authority of Prince George's County

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Connected Vehicles – Understanding the Revolution

Overview: CONNECTED VEHICLES – UNDERSTANDING THE REVOLUTION is the eighth in a series of parking-specific presentations by IPI's Parking Technology Committee.  This year’s presentation explores the connected vehicle and its impact on parking. We all hear and see the buzzwords: automated, self-driving, driverless, connected vehicles.   But what exactly does it all mean? Will Uber take over the world in 2020? Will parking facilities become less necessary due to the changing landscape?  Who pays for a shared vehicle to park, and how?  And how does this new technology now being packaged into our vehicles impact the parking industry and your current and future operations?

Presenters:  Tom Wunk, CAPP, T2 Systems

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Exhibitor Reception

November 2, 2017

8:30 AM – 3:00 AM Registration Open

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM Continental Breakfast and Networking with the Vendors

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM ParkDC:  Penn Quarter/Chinatown Pilot Program

OVERVIEW: The ParkDC Penn Quarter/Chinatown pilot launched in Washington, D.C. seeks to develop reliable occupancy data using information from all parts of the parking ecosystem (such as networked meters, enforcement, and pay-by-cell transactions). Combined with a sampling of occupancy data collected through limited sensor deployment, mobile cameras, and fixed cameras, D.C. aims to develop a sustainable solution based on an optimal mix of assets and coverage. The cost, customer satisfaction, revenue, and operational implications of “asset-lite” solutions are discussed. This paper will enable jurisdictions to develop cost-efficient models for occupancy detection so they can strategically position themselves to implement real-time availability information and performance-based pricing.

Presenter: Stephanie Dock, Research Program Administrator, District Department of Transportation

10:45 AM – 11:30 AM Policy vs. Policy – The “Ying and Yang” of Municipal Parking Ordinances, Codes, and Administrative Directives

OVERVIEW: With experience as a parking consultant and municipal parking system manager I’ve discovered that municipal parking ordinances, codes, and administrative policies intended to balance on-street and off-street supply, demand, and market forces can over compensate and offset that balance, thus requiring the creation and enforcement of additional correcting codes and ordinances.   The presentation covers the nature of codes/ordinances, off-street requirements for new developments, residential parking permit programs, hours of on-street parking management/operation, parking regulatory signage, the Manual for Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), and how those and other tools that municipalities use to support TDM and related parking strategies often have unforeseen and negative consequences.  

Presenter: Michael Connor, Walker Parking Consultants

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Networking with Vendors and Lunch

1:00 PM – 1:50 PM Turning Big Data into Big Bucks: Making better business decisions with data analytics

OVERVIEW: As the parking industry experiences a technological revolution, keeping up can be a challenge. You may have a lot of data and don’t know what to do with it, or maybe you don’t have any data and you want to start collecting it. Where are your customers coming from? How long are they staying? What rates do they like to purchase? Leveraging data can help you answer these questions and optimize your business operations. This session will help you tackle the data challenge and learn how to work smarter, not harder, by leveraging data to make your most important business decisions.

Presenter: Anthony Jacobsmeyer and John Horton, Spot Hero

2:00 PM – 2:50 PM   How to Prepare for Growth by Going Meterless

Overview:  There are things you can do now to prepare for future growth. Learn how to easily position your parking operation today to go entirely meterless. Imagine a community without bulky parking meters lining the streets—a forward-thinking community where customer convenience, green initiatives and beautification prevail over stale and costly technology.  Could your parking operation benefit from reducing capital expenditures, streamlining enforcement, and saying goodbye to time-consuming, everlasting meter maintenance?  Explore the possibility of meterless, cashless parking in lieu of your heavy, bulky, high maintenance, and expensive meters. Your parking operation can be effectively managed by employing a license plate-based or pay-by-space-based mobile payment approach with no or minimal meters.  In this session, John Oglesby will shed a new perspective on why your operation is ready to go meterless, or expand into non-metered areas, and how to approach and plan for a meterless operation. 

Presenter: John Oglesby, President and CEO, Mobile Now!

2:50 PM – 3:45 PM Vendor Networking and Refreshment Break, Raffle Drawings

3:45 PM – 4:30 PM Industry Trends Drive the Next Generation of Parking

OVERVIEW: As the saying goes “The Only Constant Is Change” The world of parking is no different. The challenges your operation faces today are likely vastly different from just two years ago. During this presentation we will look at top trends on the near and distant horizon that are poised to change the industry.  This presentation will identify and provide insight into several industry trends that have the potential to impact your parking organization. Trends discussed will include personalizing the parking transaction, mobility and transportation demand management and how to “plug-in” your parking operation to name a few.

Presenter: Michael Hamilton, Director, Software Product Management, T2 Systems

4:30 PM Closing Remarks