The 5th annual TransportationCamp in Washington, DC, is returning Saturday, January 9, 2016. Registration is at (Sorry, but we have sold out).

Looking for the 2017 event? See

TransportationCamp DC is the premier transportation un-conference of the year. Held on 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!

In addition to a full day of TransportationCamp excitement, your ticket also includes breakfast, lunch, and drinks at the reception afterwards. For $35 it is an amazing deal (limited number of student tickets for $10).

This year our event is pairing up with George Mason University’s Cameron Rian Hays Outside the Box Competition, which will take place at the end of Transportation Camp as an exciting end to the day. Registration for the Outside the Box event is separate. Capacity is more limited, but the event is free, so be sure to sign up. The competition offers over $17,000 in prizes, so submit an entry before the Nov 30 deadline. After the competition we will have a joint reception in Founders Hall, the site of both events.

We encourage everyone to take notes via hackpad; our site is The Sessions Schedule links to each Hackpad.

Learn about last year’s TransportationCamp by browsing the hackpads linked to from the schedule or via Pages for previous years: 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.

The current attendee list is available at transpo16attendees.pdf.


8:30am - 9:30amDoors open; breakfast (sponsor gallery, ground floor)
9:30am - 9:40amWelcome statements (multi-purpose room, ground floor)
9:40am - 10:50amSelf-introductions, logistics
11:10am - 12:10pm   Period 1 (all sessions on 1st, 3rd, and 4th floors)
12:20pm - 1:20pmPeriod 2
1:30pm - 2:30pmLunch (multi-purpose room)
2:40pm - 3:40pmPeriod 3
3:50pm - 4:50pmPeriod 4
5:00pm - 6:05pmOutside the Box Competition (auditorium, ground floor)
6:05pm - 8:00pmJoint reception (multi-purpose room)


We’ll be returning this year to Founders Hall, in GMU’s Arlington Campus (campus map). The address is 3351 Fairfax Dr, Arlington, VA 22201. The campus is easy to get to:

  • Founders Hall is located 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).
  • For drivers, the Founders Hall Parking Garage has a daily rate of $7 (enter via Kirkwood Rd).


TransportationCamp DC 2016 is made possible thanks to our sponsors:

Uber - Gold Sponsor


Cambridge Systematics, Zipcar, Car2Go, LMI Research Institute - Silver Sponsors


Lyft, Kimley-Horn, GlobeSherpa - Bronze Sponsors

TransportationCamp DC 2016 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, Institute of Transportation Engineers, and the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies.


Stay tuned to @transpocamp (and the #transpo16 hashtag) for news about this event and other TransportationCamps as they are announced.

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