Call for Papers

London Walking and Cycling Conference

Join discussions about the role that walking and cycling can play in shaping the future of our cities by speaking at the London Walking and Cycling Conference.

Date: 24 May 2019
Location: Guildhall, London, EC2V 7HH

After seven successful years of the Hackney Cycling Conference, Hackney Council is partnering with the City of London Corporation to host the London Walking and Cycling Conference, in association with Steer. 

Academics, professionals and campaigners are invited to submit a paper for consideration in the conference agenda. Submissions are welcomed from a range of subject areas, including: road danger reduction, local or national campaigning, policy and strategy, behaviour change, design, engineering, public health, technology, planning or communications. Papers from outside of London are especially sought, so that attendees may learn from experience in other contexts.

With the City having the highest walking rates of any local authority and Hackney being London's number one borough for cycling, this is an opportunity to recognise the importance of active travel to both residents and businesses.  

Past conferences have attracted a wide range of industry professionals, campaigners and elected members and are a great opportunity to be heard, influence policy and gain exposure for your ideas.

Previous speakers have included London's Walking and Cycling Commissioner Will Norman, academic and author of 'Bad Science' Dr Ben Goldacre and Andreas Rohl, who was Head of Cycling for Copenhagen for 7 years.

Diverse formats will be considered, including standard presentations, PechaKucha (20 slides for 20 seconds each), as well as short videos and posters. See the full list of potential presentation topics and formats here.

Deadline for submissions is Friday 22 February 2019, however, early submissions are encouraged.

How to submit

Email: with the subject line: London Walking and Cycling Conference by Friday 22 February 2019, with the following information:

  • the presenter's name, position and organisation being represented (if applicable)
  • briefly describe the topic that you would like to present or submit an abstract, video or poster about (200 word max)
  • why you think it is important (200 word max)
  • preferred presentation format(s) if applicable (standard presentation, PechaKucha, film or poster)