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All breakout, plenary sessions, and mobile workshops are open to all Summit attendees unless otherwise noted. Let us know you would like to partipate by adding it to your schedule here. Space in all Mobile Workshops is limited, so sign up quick! 

The Active Transportation Leadership Institute is designed for Summit attendees who are staff of local and/or state-wide advocacy organizations.


The National Bike Summit is the premier bike advocacy event of the year for bike advocates and professionals! 

WITH NEW LEADERSHIP IN THE OVAL OFFICE, we need your voice FOR BIKES on Capitol Hill!  Congress will be in session to hear your voice.

This INSPIRING event builds our movement for 2017 and beyond. Focus will be on regional planning, national and local messaging, and the road map of our work together in advancing the bicycling movement. Networking opportunities, keynote addresses from top government officials, workshops highlighting innovative advocacy ideas, and an organized Lobby Day to bring our pro-bicycling message to our elected officials on Capitol Hill - experience it all during our few days together!

This year’s event will be held March 6-9, 2017 at the Renaissance Hotel in Downtown DC, located at 999 Ninth St. NW Washington, DC 20001. 

Monday, March 6 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
BREAKOUT: PedalLove: The Power of Storytelling for Compelling Presentations

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In this 90-minute presentation, you'll be given the specific tools you need to revolutionize your presentation skills. Pedal Love's Founder/Director Melissa Balmer will share the key steps you need to take to put power in your powerpoints, craft engaging stories, and give memorable live presentations and webinars. Further, Balmer shares the science behind storytelling and why it can change hearts and minds over data alone, skills to harness from some of our nation's greatest speakers and presenters, and why your approach - from visuals, language choice, and body language -  is as important as your content.

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Melissa Balmer

Founder/Director, Pedal Love
Melissa Balmer is the former Media Director for the California Bicycle Coalition and the Founder/Director of PedalLove.org. She is a writer, media relations specialist, and trainer dedicated to growing more active, mindful mobility through the craft of storytelling. Melissa has... Read More →

Monday March 6, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm EST
Congressional Ballroom B