TransportationCamp brings together thinkers and doers in the fields of transportation & technology.
TransportationCamp is an unconference bringing together transportation professionals, technologists, and others interested in the intersection of urban transportation and technology.
Transportation is a major metropolitan issue, with direct impacts on economic strength, environmental sustainability, and social equity. Recent advances in technology—mobile computing, open source software, open data and APIs, and spatial analysis—present an opportunity to improve mobility more immediately and at a lower cost than has ever been possible in the past.
TransportationCamp raises awareness of this opportunity and builds connections between disparate innovators in public administration, transportation operations, information design, and software engineering.
What's an "unconference?"
This is not a traditional conference. The session topics and activities are suggested by the attendees. In addition to talks and presentations from big names in transportation and technology, TransportationCamp provides an opportunity for every attendee to be a participant in shaping and leading the event. Be prepared to get involved and meet people.
Major themes include open data, best practices and technical challenges, ways to lower the cost of technology for transportation agencies, and creative new approaches to addressing transportation issues.How TransportationCamp works: the essential guide
Joung Lee from AASHTO attends TransportationCamp D.C. each year because of the inspiring crowd of “practically-oriented folks who just want to get the job done.” To get the funding needed for transportation will take this kind of energy and creativity, he says.
Shin-pei Tsay from TransitCenter discusses the value of TransportationCamp for transit agencies and advocacy organizations -- some people we need to bring to the table next year.