Registration is now open!
Do you have creative ideas for how Colorado’s cities can grow and move more sustainably? Do you wish the Front Range had more ride/bike/carsharing, open data and transitoriented development? Are you developing the next great mobility app? Then the inaugural TransportationCamp Colorado, an innovation in transportation unconference on Sunday May 15, 2016, is for you.
TransportationCamp CO 2016 aims to inform and connect Colorado’s urban transport community and raise awareness about local trends and opportunities. We’ll gather planners, software developers, data scientists, engineers, designers, entrepreneurs, students and government officials interested in discussing and collaborating on innovative solutions to Colorado’s transportation challenges.
Unlike a traditional conference, at an unconference the attendees set the agenda by proposing sessions they’d like to lead. This provides a unique opportunity for you to contribute to and shape the event. Bring your ideas and lead a session! We want to hear about what you’re working on. Find some guidance on how TransportationCamps work and how to prepare a compelling session here.
New! Data Challenge
We’re including a data challenge in TransportationCamp CO. Data enthusiasts are invited to explore various open datasets and develop a cool, visually inspiring data analysis of any part of the Colorado transportation system. There will be an afternoon breakout session where participants can present their solutions.
Some datasets to help get you started:
- Bikeshare: Trip data from Boulder BCycle and Denver BCycle
- Transit: GTFS resources for RTD and Transfort;
- City, county & state data: Open Colorado and Colorado Information Marketplace
Similar data challenges may provide ideas and get your creative juices flowing: Hubway Data Visualization Challenge; Chicago Bike Equity and Transportation Techies. Good luck! We are excited to see what you come up with.
8:30 – Coffee, breakfast and registration
9:15 – Welcome session (opening remarks, call for session proposals, introductions)
10:15 – 1st breakout session (including “Future of Colorado Transportation” panel discussion)
11:30 – 2nd breakout session
12:30 – Lunch
1:45 – 3rd breakout session
3:00 – 4th breakout session (including transport data challenge presentations)
4:00 – Adjourn, depart for happy hour (location TBA)
Things to Know
- First time at an unconference? Check out How TransportationCamp works: the essential guide for a quick introduction!
- Dress code: It’s an unconference — tasteful casual is fine!
- Presentation aids: Most of the breakout rooms have a projector and chalk/white boards. You should bring a laptop if you need one for your presentation. Keep this in mind when planning a session you want to lead.
- Laptops/tablets: Do bring a laptop or tablet to help take notes during the day. We’ll use Hackpad to compile and share notes from each session.
TransportationCamp CO 2016 will be held at the University of Colorado Boulder’s
Environmental Design (ENVD) building, 314 UCB, 1060 18th Street, Boulder, CO 80302.
The ENVD building is two blocks from the intersection of Broadway Street and Euclid Avenue, and very accessible by RTD bus routes (FF, Hop, Skip, Dash, AB, 204 & 225). There is ample bike parking in front of the ENVD building and at the CU Bike Station across the street. The closest Boulder BCycle station is at Broadway & Euclid. The Euclid Autopark garage, located on campus between Broadway and 18th Streets, has a weekend flat rate of $4.
Event registration is now open! Click here to purchase your ticket for TransportationCamp CO 2016.
Email us with questions or media/sponsorship inquiries at transpocampCO@gmail.com.
Stay tuned here or on Twitter (@TranspoCampCO) for event updates.