Each year, TransportationCamp DC brings together a sell-out crowd of 400 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. Registration is at nvite.com/Transpo18.

Propose a Session

The official Board will be in the multipurpose room, but we will maintain a copy at bit.ly/transpo18.

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 Captain. We’ve received many fantastic submissions and will be announcing the first period’s sessions on Friday.

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).

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

Mobility Lab has been working with our partners to plan some sessions in advance:

  • Period 2: Dr. Terry Clower of George Mason University on why having a healthy transportation grid is important to the economic health of the DC region.
  • Period 3: Polly Trottenberg, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation, on “How Do We Think About Technology?: The View from Inside America’s Largest Urban DOT.”
  • Period 4: GMU’s Kelley Coyner leading a discussion with May Mobility, Transdev, and A3Ventures (the venture-capital fund for AAA) on the business of deploying AVs in relation to the latest research and community transit.
  • Period 5: “At the Movies,” a participatory discussion led by Mobility Lab, the Coalition for Smarter Growth, and TRB on which transit videos are really great and which ones aren’t.

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.

Our sponsors for 2018 are:

GOLD: Uber

SILVER: TransitCenter

BRONZE: APTA, Lyft, car2go, Zipcar, AASHTO

SUPPORTING: Kimley-Horn, TransitScreen, Cubic Corporation


Keep Up

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