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:

Registration is now open: 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.


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:

For WiFi access at GMU, select the MASON network, then go to 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
10:45am Logistics/Schedule
10:50am session schedule announced
11:10am Period 1
12:20pm Period 2
01:20pm Lunch
01:50pm sponsor greetings (as lunch continues)
02:20pm Period 3
03:30pm Period 4
04:40pm Period 5
05:50pm Reception
08:00pm End

Session Proposals

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:

Gold sponsors: Cubic, Uber

Silver sponsors: Zipcar, Destination Sales & Marketing Group (DS&MG)

Bronze sponsors: Noblis, Lyft, Kimley-Horn

Supporting sponsors: Cambridge Systematics, TransitScreen

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.


Stay tuned to @transpocamp (and the #transpo17 hashtag) for news about this event and other TransportationCamps as they are announced.

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