I hope you dance: Thank you for attending and participating in PIE 2022 in Reno, NV  (PICS)

May 23, 2022



I hope you dance: Thank you for attending and participating in PIE 2022 in Reno, NV  (pics)




After coming down to earth from PIE 2022 and Reno, NV, Lee Ann Womack’s, I Hope You Dance is playing in my head. And I “blame” it all on amazing Marcy Sparrow.  Who captain a truly sincere, fun and engaging PIE show, despite all the challenges that we all have been facing.

“I hope you never lose your sense of wonder,
You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger,
May you never take one single breath for granted,
God forbid love ever leave you empty handed,
I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean,
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens,
Promise me that you’ll give faith a fighting chance,
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance.

I hope you dance… I hope you dance…”


We plan the location of our PIE conference 3 years ahead.  3 years ago, it was a very different world.  It was even different just a several months ago, when we first met for PIE 2022 in Dallas, then the NPA in Las Vegas and the IPMI conference in Tampa.  I believe most of us who thought we are double or then triple vaccinated, are immune to covid.  And  the inflation as we have today, with the gas prices as they are, was unimaginable.  Back then flight were inexpensive.  And plentiful even to Reno, NV.  Today, the world is a tad upside down.  Yet, we must have faith and hope and move forward.


Victor E, Frankl in his life changing Man’s Search for Meaning said: “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”


Thus, with lead of our captain Marcy Sparrow, we have decided to make PIE 2022 a joy fest with genuine interactions, celebrations, new perspectives and simple joy.  Albeit it was challenging to get to Reno.  Despite our JVH for first time due to Covid, not being able to be with us in person, just as many of you, this PIE to me was most special.

I met some incredible people and got closer to people I knew.  I attended some fantastic presentations and danced my behind off, at the greatest party sponsored by Duncan and organized by Marcy.

Thank you with all of my heart to all of our sponsors.  Thank you to all of you who gave us your most precious time to be with us in Reno.  Next year, we will be a direct flight away as in Chicago, and we can’t see you there.

We have lots of photos from PIE 2022 that you will be able to see soon.  In the meantime, here are a few of my snapshots.

“I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance,
Never settle for the path of least resistance,
Livin’ might mean takin’ chances, but they’re worth takin’,
Lovin’ might be a mistake, but it’s worth makin’,
Don’t let some Hell bent heart leave you bitter,
When you come close to sellin’ out reconsider,
Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance,
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance.
I hope you dance… I hope you dance. …”

Lets keep on on dancing!  You all are amazing and you make this awesome parking industry strong and innovative.  God bless you all.



Thank you.


Astrid Ambroziak

Editor, ParkNews.biz

Creative Director

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