Each year, TransportationCamp DC brings together a sell-out crowd of 500 thinkers and doers in the fields of transportation and technology. It’s not your traditional conference. In addition to talks and presentations from big names in the field, the heart of TransportationCamp is sessions and activities led by attendees themselves. Held on the Saturday before Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, it is a high-energy, exciting day of presentations, panels, and networking opportunities—all created and led by the diverse innovators who attend.

Join us for DC’s 7th annual event on Saturday, January 6, 2018. We’ll be returning to Founders Hall, at George Mason University’s Arlington Campus.

Tickets are $50 each and include breakfast, lunch, and a brief reception with food and drink after the event. Use the widget below or go directly to nvite.com/Transpo18.

Propose a Session

Help shape the conversation around the explosive pace of change in technology, shared use mobility, the integration of transportation and the built environment, and a host of other issues by leading a session at this year’s TransportationCamp DC!

This year, the first period (14 sessions) will be pre-selected by our Board Girl, Ashley Robbins. Click the link below to submit a proposal—and no sweat if yours isn’t chosen in advance. Simply submit again on Saturday morning (using the provided paper sheets) as you normally would.


As sessions are added to the Board during the event, we will update the schedule online. Stay tuned!

Curious what happened last year at TransportationCamp DC? Browse the 2017 Session Schedule to explore topics and catch up with session minutes.

Get Here

This year, we’ll be returning to Founders Hall, located at GMU’s Arlington Campus (campus map).

  • Founders Hall is two blocks east of the Virginia Square-GMU Metro station (on the Orange and Silver lines).
  • 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).

Event Schedule

8:30am Doors Open | Breakfast
9:30am Welcome | How to Submit Proposals (proposals due by 10:00am)
9:45am Self Introductions
10:45am Logistics | Schedule
10:50am Session Schedule Announced
11:10am Period 1
12:20pm Period 2
1:20pm Lunch | Sponsor Greetings
2:20pm Period 3
3:30pm Period 4
4:40pm Period 5
5:50pm Reception
8:00pm End

Transportation Weekend

You want to go to the TransportationCamp unconference.
You want to go to the Transportation Research Board’s 97th Annual Meeting.
But that’s still not enough!

Mobility Lab has teamed up with the Transportation Research Board to deliver a fun-filled weekend immediately before the full slate of TRB sessions. The weekend kicks off with your favorite unconference, TransportationCamp DC 2018, and is followed by a series of professional development opportunities including the Careers in Motion Networking Fair, TRB Welcome and Attendee Orientation Session, Sunday Expo, and Reception.

To learn more, see the Transportation Weekend page.

Our Sponsors

Mobility Lab, Arlington County’s living laboratory for research and development, hosts and organizes the event each year. But the strength of TransportationCamp DC is in the prestige and diversity of its sponsor organizations. Past partners include APTA, AASHTO, the Eno Center for Transportation, ITE, TransitCenter, TRB, Young Professionals in Transportation, and more.

This year, we’re debuting exciting new sponsorship offerings, designed to maximise partner exposure and benefit. When you become a sponsor, you’re engaging in direct conversations with the greatest minds and influencers in transportation from across the nation. You’re also showing your support to the transportation community and the work that these great innovators and researchers are doing.


Keep Up

Stay tuned to @transpocamp (and the #transpo18 hashtag) for news about this event and other TransportationCamps as they are announced.