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Designing Cities 2018: Registration

Registration Levels

Registration will open on May 31, 2018. Plan ahead: the NACTO Designing Cities conference has consistently reached capacity, and we expect equally robust interest in 2018.

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 will be $269 + tax, until sold out. Book your room today!

Update (8/14): Our room block is again currently full on some nights. We are in the process of adding additional rooms to the block, as well as reserving rooms at a nearby hotel. Check back on this page for updates. 


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]