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Designing Cities 2019: Registration

NACTO is dedicated to delivering a best-in-class event, and limits the conference size to ensure a meaningful experience for all attending.

Member registrations are prioritized, with private sector participants admitted on a waitlist basis.
Email [email protected] to be added to the waitlist. You may also consider sponsoring the conference, which includes guaranteed registration.

* 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 optional multi-hour, in-depth trainings & workshops. Note that these are not WalkShops, which are included with registration at no additional cost.

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).


NACTO has limited funds available for discounted registrations or travel scholarships. Invited speakers and employees of NACTO member cities and transit agencies are prioritized. Submit your request for a scholarship by June 3, 2019 for consideration. Submit your request via this online form, or download the request form here (pdf).

Conference hotel

Designing Cities 2019 will take place at the Sheraton Centre Toronto, just across from Nathan Phillips Square, as well as across the city of Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area.

Conference rooms will be $280 CAD + tax, until sold out. (Equivalent to $210 USD as of 2019/3/5).

Refund Policy

Registration fees will be refunded if a request is received in writing no later than Thursday, August 8, 2019. 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]