After leading the way in virtual conferences, TransportationCamp PHL is back in-person for 2023!

Scenes from TransportationCamp PHL 2019

Whether you work in the industry or simply have an interest, we welcome you physically to our nation’s birthplace at the center of the NEC for a day filled with ideas at the intersection of transportation, technology, and urbanism. As always, the participant-driven TransportationCamp conference series follows the “unconference” format, lending itself to a more pertinent, thought-provoking, and active event.

Organized by passionate Philadelphians in conjunction with the Philadelphia Chapter and Mid-Atlantic Region of Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT), the Philadelphia Chapter of Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS), and the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering at Drexel University, we look forward to seeing you! Connect with us

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Necessity is the mother of invention, as it was three years ago when we pioneered the virtual model. But our ability to return in-person has arrived, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to host another engaging conference back in the physical space we’ve called home since we began five years ago.

Summer 2021 also launched our spin-off “TCPHL Summer Gathering” event, combining urban exploration and an outdoor happy hour, which returned by popular demand for 2022. We’re pleased to announce that too will return in Summer 2023, so make sure to come see us again and reconnect with the connections made in years past and at this year’s in-person conference.


Getting to TCPHL

Drexel’s Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building is located at 33rd and Chestnut Streets, less than a 10 minute walk from Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station.

  • All SEPTA Regional Rail, NJ Transit Atlantic City Line, and Amtrak trains stop at Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station (four blocks away from PISB), including SEPTA’s Airport Line which connects all airport terminals with 30th Street.
  • Megabus stops immediately outside 30th Street Station at 30th Street and JFK Blvd.
  • SEPTA’s Market-Frankford Elevated will get you even closer to the event (two blocks away) at the 34th Street MFL stop.
  • SEPTA’s Trolley Routes stop even closer – less than a block away – at 33rd Street.
  • SEPTA’s 30, 31, 21, and 42 buses all stop no more than a block from PISB, and the 40 is nearby, too. The 9, 44, 62, 124, and 125 buses are also accessible at 30th Street Station.
  • South Jerseyans can easily connect from PATCO to the Market-Frankford Elevated at 8th & Market.
  • Most other intercity bus carriers stop along Market Street for a connection to the Market-Frankford Elevated at 8th & Market.

Stay Connected

Make sure you’re up to date by following us on Twitter @TranspoCampPHL, liking us on Facebook, joining our LinkedIn group, and by subscribing to our MailChimp email updates. And, keep the conversation going! Tag your tweets, instagram photos, and more with the official event hashtag: #TCPHL23.

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Continuing from 2021, registrants will also be invited to join the TransportationCamp PHL slack channel, a conference companion and year-round hub for continuing conversations.


All times Eastern Time; Subject to Change

Time Event
9am-10am Registration, Networking, and Breakfast
10am-11am Welcome, Introductions, Session Proposals
11am-12pm Session 1
12:15pm-1:15pm Lunch and Afternoon Session Proposals
1:15pm-2:15pm Session 2
2:30pm-3:30pm Session 3
3:30pm-4pm Break
4pm-5pm Session 4
5pm Continue the conversations/networking

Thank You Sponsors!

Thank you to our sponsors for making the event possible!


Other Sponsors

TransportationCampPHL has always been made possible thanks to the generous support of numerous sponsors. We offer various sponsorship packages that are sure to fit the budget of all firms, businesses, and organizations; plus, we also offer a sponsorship option for individuals. Learn more about our sponsorship packages and please contact us at for sponsorship inquiries.

Want to learn more about the conference? Check out the “First Time at a TransportationCamp?” section below.

First Time at a TransportationCamp?

  • How To TransportationCamp: The folks at MobilityLab have taken the time to put together a TransportationCamp 101 guide that explains all aspects of the event.
  • Participation Encouraged: Sessions are formed as the day goes on, so be sure to come with topics for discussion. If you have an idea, feel free to share and add your thoughts.
  • Rule of Two Feet: Never hesitate to leave a session if you suddenly find it’s not for you, or if there’s another session that you want to check out, too!
  • Dress Code: TransportationCamp has always been a very casual event, especially via the virtual format. We’ve always said, your best attire is your coolest transportation tee shirt!

Want a better sense of the vibe? Check out resources from past incarnations:

Organizing Committee

TransportationCamp PHL is organized thanks to a collaborative effort between YPT, WTS, and Drexel University. Passionate about transportation and bringing the conference to Philadelphia, the conference’s co-chairs span a diverse array of subsets in the industry with professional experience in both public and private transportation operations, transportation planning, and logistics consulting. For additional breadth, the conference has a larger working group whose collective knowledge and expertise spans all facets of the industry and includes all levels of transportation involvement (ranging from career professionals to engaged hobbyists).