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Designing Cities 2018: Registration

Registration Levels

Note: We have high demand for the conference this year. Registration is now closed, but space may become available via the waitlist. NACTO members will be prioritized over all other requests. Please email [email protected] to join the waitlist, and we will respond as soon as possible!

NACTO Member Cities*
$545 before 7/31
$595 until sold out

$845 before 7/31
$895 until sold out

$695 before 7/31
$745 until sold out

Optional Workshops**

* NACTO Member tickets are limited to employees of NACTO member city transportation, public works, or transit departments or agencies. If you have questions about eligibility, please email [email protected].

** These are multi-hour, in-depth trainings & workshops, all taking place in the morning on Monday, October 1. Stay tuned for details. Note that these are not WalkShops, which have no additional fees.

What’s Included?

Registration includes access to all plenaries and sessions, and three WalkShops (on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday). There are no additional fees for WalkShops. In addition, registration includes:

  • Monday night’s opening reception, with complimentary refreshments and substantial hors d’oeuvres
  • Breakfast on Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Lunch on Tuesday

Additional fees apply for in-depth workshops on Monday morning ($175).

Conference hotel

Designing Cities 2018 will take place at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown, at the heart of Downtown LA.

Conference room rates are $269 + tax, until sold out. Book your room today!

Update: Our room block at the Intercontinental is now full on some nights.

We have reserved an additional room block at the nearby Millennium Biltmore hotel for $189 per night until sold out. Book your room before September 7th to take advantage of the NACTO rate. 


NACTO has limited funds available for discounted registrations or travel scholarships. Invited speakers and employees of NACTO member cities and transit agencies are prioritized. Download (pdf) the scholarship request form, and submit your request by July 1, 2018 for consideration.

Refund Policy

Registration fees will be refunded if a request is received in writing no later than Monday, September 3, 2018. NACTO reserves the right to charge a 20% cancellation fee. Direct refund requests by email to [email protected]. Be sure to provide your confirmation number.


Email [email protected].