Schedule at a Glance

Schedule at a Glance


PIE 2020 Schedule (Tentative)

Sunday Evening – Dine in the world class restaurants in San Diego’s Gaslight District. If you pick the right ones (we’ll give you a list) PIE will buy the first round of drinks and you will receive a discount off your dinner.

Arrive on Saturday, spend the weekend and discover all that this destination city has to offer – Sea World, the World Famous Zoo, The Del Coronado, and Mexico is a half hour’s drive away.



8 AM – Midnight Exhibitor Move In

8 AM – Registration Opens

10 AM – 11:30 – Opening Session

We kick off PIE 2020 with a Keynote Panel discussing The Parking Experience and how organizations have succeeded in making parking a positive experience for the driver. Cities, Universities, Shopping Centers, Airports, Office complexes, venues all will discuss their successes in making parking a positive experience.

1 PM – 4 PM – The PIE 2020 Boot Camp

This unique session is for those new to the industry. Some of the topics covered will be:

  • Remember. . .as a manager . . you are in a position TO SERVE. . not to BE SERVED.

  • The power of an “all liars meeting”

  • How to handle conflict among employees (lay specific ground rules, speak encouraging words and confidence that they can change and pray that they don’t fire themselves)

  • How to appear serene in a world of chaos

  • What do if, God forbid, I have to talk to the media?!

  • How to set the bar for the Jones’s (how to stop managing for “really good” and start reaching for “excellence”)


Although Boot Camp is designed for those new to the industry, all are welcome.

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Specialized Seminars. We are working on them – descriptions to come.

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Speed Networking – PIE’s famous networking program where attendees get two minutes to introduce themselves. Join us for an adult beverage and make new acquaintances that can be made long lasting during the rest of PIE 2020.


5:30 – 6:45 – Exhibitor and Speaker reception – You are special to us.

6:45 -9:00 Opening Networking Event – Sing and Dance to the greatest hits of the 50s and 60s. Can you say “Grease” Join Sandy, Danny, Rizzo, Kenichie and Frenchie Monday Evening for a 1950s sock hop. Dance, sing, and enjoy with great music, drinks and hors d’oeuvres, classic cars, and surprises out behind the bleachers. Here’s a chance to relive your youth (if you are old enough) and find out just what those ‘50’s’ were all about if you aren’t. Wear your bobby sox and bowling shirt, bring your beau’s lettermen’s jacket and show it off. This evening will be fun, wild, and who knows, will Olivia and John show up?



8 AM 10 AM Exhibitor Move in

8 AM Registration Open

8:00 – 9:00 Seminar sessions to be announced

9:00 – 10:30 Opening Breakfast – Parking Today Awards and Keynote.

Parking Today Awards 2020 These awards will be selected based on just how the organization uses the topic to relate to their customers. How does the Technology/Innovation/Customer Service/Marketing/ Person/Organization/Garage help in creating a parking environment that makes an excellent experience for the parker.

  • Excellence in Technology and Innovation – OFF STREET

  • Excellence in Technology and Innovation – ON STREET

  • Excellence in (or Outstanding) Customer Service

  • Excellence in (or Outstanding) Marketing

  • Parking Person of the Year

  • Parking Organization of the Year

  • Outstanding Parking Garage/Development


11 AM – 3 PM Exhibit Hall Open with Lunch

3 PM – 5 PM – Seminars to be announced

Tuesday Evening open for adventures in the San Diego Gaslight District.



7:30 Coffee and Danish outside Seminar rooms.

8 AM – 9AM – Seminars to be announced

9 AM 12:30 – Exhibit Hall Open with Brunch

1 PM – 4 PM Smart Parking and the Parking Experience Symposium – How can Technology help bring Excellence to the parker and make their parking experience one they will love, not hate.

If you haven't signed up for PIE 2020 yet, please remember to take advantage of the Early Bird rates until February 15, 2020. 

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