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July 2013
Walk21 Munich 2013: Early bird offer ends 12 July 2013!
XIV International Conference on Walking and Liveable Communities
Munich, 11-13 September 2013

Dear reader,

With great pleasure we hereby announce further keynote speakers who will additionally enrich the multifaceted offers of Walk21 Munich 2013! Accompany Matthias Greiner (Metaio - Augmented Reality Products & Solutions) on a walk through the virtual city or let Filipe Balestra (CEO Urban Nouveau) inspire you to new perspectives with his keynote on connecting people and places.

Don’t forget: Register until 12 July 2013 to receive our early bird offer!

When registering until 12 July 2013, you can select our reduced early bird fee of 400 €! In addition to your participation in all official conference sessions, your conference ticket includes the conference papers and documentation, lunches, coffee breaks and official evening events, free admission to the Deutsches Museum’s Mobility and Transport Centre and free-of-charge use of Munich’s local public transportation.

For further information on the conference fees and for your registration, please visit our website at

We are eagerly awaiting the following speakers’ and panellists’ contributions:

Hep Monatzeder, Mayor of Munich
Prof. Dr.(I) Elisabeth Merk,
Head of Urban Planning, Munich
Filipe Balestra, CEO Urban Nouveau
Matthias Greiner, Metaio - Augmented Reality Products & Solutions
Meleckidzedeck Khayesi, WHO
Véronique Feypell de la Beaumelle, OECD
Prof. Thanos Vlastos, National Technical University of Athens/Chair of OECD Working Group Pedestrian Safety, Urban Space and Health
Ann Frye, Ann Frye Ltd
Prof. Martin Halle, M.D., Technical University of Munich, Department for Prevention, Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine
Prof. John Whitelegg, Eco-Logica Ltd.
Jason Roberts, Better Block Project

To view the entire conference programme, please click here.

Simultaneous translation in all conference formats!

The conference will mainly take place in English. As a service to our visitors, we will offer simultaneous translations English/German and German/English. Not only our plenary sessions, but also breakout sessions and walkshops (excursions) will be translated or held in both languages.

Before the conference kicks off: Visit our pre-conferences!

On 10 September 2013, one day before the actual conference start on 11 September, six exciting pre-conferences will take place. Among other topics, the issues of shared space, measuring walking and pedestrian safety will be discussed. A two-day study trip will offer you on-site impressions in different German cities with Deutsche Bahn (German Railway).

In the evening of 10 September, all participants of the six pre-conferences will gather for an informal Get-together in Green City Energy’s Orange Bar (admission € 10 incl. buffet). Socialise, connect and get a head start on the upcoming conference while enjoying the rooftop view over Munich in a casual atmosphere.

To participate in the pre-conferences, you need to register through the conference website (registration). Only through the purchase of a conference ticket, you will receive admission to the pre-conferences. For further information on the pre-conferences, please visit

Walk21 Munich 2013: Walking Connects!

Under this year’s motto “Walking Connects!”, the most significant conference on walking and liveable communities will make its German debut in Munich from 11 – 13 September 2013. This is your chance to connect with experts from public administration and politics, consultancies and research institutions. Meet NGOs and activists from around the world and discuss the future of walking, the enhancement of urban quality of life and many other topics with them!

We’re looking forward to your participation and an inspiring conference!

Walking Connects – in this sense, see you soon in Munich!
Your conference secretariat
Walk21Munich 2013

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