FPTA Annual Conference Location
All FPTA events will be held at the Orange County Convention Center, West Concourse, 9800 International Drive, West Building Level 1, Room W109 (FPTA Board & Annual Meeting will be held in room W105A-B). CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FLOOR PLAN
APTA’s Conference Program
Tuesday, October 10, 2023
3:00 – 5:00 PM
FPTA Board & Annual Meeting | West Bldg Level 1, Room W105A-B
5:30 – 7:00 PM
FPTA Annual Conference Welcome Reception | West Bldg Level 1, Room W109
All FPTA Conference Attendees and Sponsors are welcome to attend the FPTA Welcome Reception at the Orange County Convention Center. Please join us for some light appetizers and adult beverages to kick off our conference together while reviewing the amazing FPTA Marketing Award winners (announced on October 5). It is a great time to meet with other transit professionals and mingle to the tunes of Salted Vine!
Wednesday, October 11, 2023
8:30 – 9:45 AM (Located in the OCCC, West Bldg, Chapin Theater)
APTA TRANSform Closing General Session – Building Understanding: Why DEI Matters in the Workplace
Featuring Keynote Speaker: Piers Kowalski, Human Performance Coach & Consultant
All Sessions Below Are Located in the OCCC, West Bldg, Level 1, Room W109
10:15 – 11:30 AM
FPTA Annual Conference Opening General Session
Federal and State Updates: Representatives from FTA, FDOT, APTA, and CTAA will provide important updates and information on transit in Florida and around the nation.
Moderator: Clinton B. Forbes, FPTA Chair (2020-2023) and Executive Director of Palm Tran
Speakers: Dr. Yvette G. Taylor, Regional Administrator for FTA Region 4; Jarod W. Perdue, P.E., Secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation; Paul Skoutelas, APTA President and CEO; and Scott Bogren, CTAA Executive Director.
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
FPTA Awards Ceremony & Luncheon
Join us at the Celebration Luncheon where we will give out all of the major FPTA 2023 Awards, including inducting Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Stutts into the 2023 FPTA Hall of Fame. In addition, we will be recognizing the latest Florida Transit Leadership Program Alumni and the 2023 TILE Cohort.
1:30 – 1:45 PM
1:45 – 2:45 PM
Onboarding the Future: Nurturing Leaders in Public Transportation through Mentorship
The presentation will emphasize the significance of mentorship in equipping professionals with the skills, insights, and knowledge needed to excel in leadership positions within the public transportation industry. Furthermore, it will delve into the role of mentorship in shaping the next generation within an ever-evolving and expanding field and the importance of harnessing the agency’s institutional knowledge.
Speaker: Dr. Liliane M. Finke, President, ExecuCoach360 Training and Consulting, LLC
2:45 – 3:00 PM
3:00 – 3:30 PM
A Plan for the Future: An Overview of FPTA’s Five-Year Strategic Business Plan
FPTA’s Board of Directors recently met in Vero Beach to discuss our Five-Year Strategic Business Plan. All FPTA members were sent a survey for input, so please make sure to attend this informative session as we discuss where FPTA has been, what we have done the last five years, and where we are headed into the future!
Speakers: Karen Deigl, Newly Elected FPTA Chair (2023-2025) and CEO of Senior Resource Association; and Lisa Bacot, Executive Director of FPTA.
3:30 – 3:45 PM
FPTA Annual Conference Closing Remarks
Karen Deigl, FPTA Chair (2023-2025) and CEO of Senior Resource Association