The 6th annual TransportationCamp in Washington, DC, is Saturday, January 7, 2017. We’ll be returning to Founders Hall, in George Mason University’s Arlington Campus.
As sessions are added to the Board, we will update the schedule online: tiny.cc/tcamp17
Registration is now open: nvite.com/transpo17. Ticket prices are $45. Thanks to a generous grant from AASHTO, we have a limited number of student tickets at $25 (students must register using a “.edu” email, and must bring ID to the registration desk).
TransportationCamp DC happens the Saturday before the National Academy of Sciences’ Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting. We attract over 400 industry thought leaders, young professionals, and students from around the country. As an unconference, all of the sessions are created by the participants themselves. This format fosters excellent exchange of innovative ideas in a high-energy environment. Be a part of shaping the explosive pace of change in technology, shared use mobility, the integration of transportation and the built environment, and a host of other issues. Bring us your ideas and lead a session!
Curious what happened last year at TransportationCamp DC 2016? Browse the Session Schedule to see which topics were discussed, and read the notes that were taken.
- Founders Hall is two blocks east of the Virginia Square-GMU Metro station (on the Orange
and Silverlines). While the Safetrack program is on hold until February, newly-announced construction work will interfere with service. See Weekend service adjustments January 6-8 for rebuilding.
- There is a Capital Bikeshare station in front of Founders Hall.
- Metro bus 38B runs between Ballston (Virginia) and Farragut Square (DC, via Georgetown).
- Arlington’s ART 41 bus runs between Court House, Clarendon, and Columbia Pike.
- The Founders Hall Parking Garage has a daily rate of $7 (enter via Kirkwood Rd).
For WiFi access at GMU, select the MASON network, then go to itservices.gmu.edu to trigger the self-registration portal, where you can create an account.
08:30am Doors open, breakfast
09:30am Welcome/how to submit proposals (proposals due by 10:00am)
09:45am Self introductions
10:50am session schedule announced
11:10am Period 1
12:20pm Period 2
01:50pm sponsor greetings (as lunch continues)
02:20pm Period 3
03:30pm Period 4
04:40pm Period 5
Like other unconferences, participants will submit session ideas in the morning. This year, to speed up the selection process, we will schedule the first period a few days in advance: on January 4, attendees will be emailed a link to a submission form, and will have 24 hrs to submit a session proposal. We’ll select just enough sessions to fill rooms for the first period. If your submission is not selected, just submit it again on Saturday morning (using the provided paper sheets) as you normally would.
New this year at TRB is the Innovation Caucus on Sunday, January 8, from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. You must register for TRB to attend the Innovation Caucus. The cheapest option is the $50 one-day Exhibits Only pass.
On Tuesday evening, January 10th, you can join the Transportation Techies meetup group for Bike Hack Night VII, in the Washington Convention Center. This event is free (but does require an RSVP); you do not have to be a TRB attendee in order to attend the meetup.
TransportationCamp DC 2017 is made possible thanks to our sponsors:
TransportationCamp DC 2017 is being organized by Mobility Lab with help from
TransitCenter, Young Professionals in Transportation, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, the Center for Transportation Public-Private Partnership Policy at the George Mason University School of Policy, Government and International Affairs, the Eno Center for Transportation, and Institute of Transportation Engineers.