This event is currently at capacity - please add your name to the waitlist. If additional space becomes available, you will be contacted automatically.TransportationCamp South is coming to Atlanta on Saturday, February 9, 2013.
This “unconference” – where sessions are proposed and led by attendees – brings together thinkers and doers in the fields of transportation and technology for a day of learning, debating, connecting, and creating. TransportationCamps have been held in 4 different cities since 2011 – New York, San Francisco, Washington DC, and Montreal. Check out the following video recap of the inaugural event (NYC, March 2011) for a taste of what TranspoCamp is all about. Transportation Meets Technology in New York from Streetfilms on Vimeo. Why Transportation?Transportation is a major metropolitan issue, with direct impacts on economic strength, environmental sustainability, and social equity. Recent advances in technology (“web 2.0”, mobile computing, open source software, open data, and spatial analysis) present an opportunity to improve mobility more immediately and at a lower cost than has ever been possible in the past. Transportation policy is no longer necessarily a top-down process. Now more than ever, there are opportunities for a bottom-up approach that focuses on the experience and needs of the citizens themselves. TransportationCamp raises awareness of this opportunity and builds connections between disparate innovators in public administration, transportation planning and operations, information design, and software engineering. TransportationCamp South will be the first to be held in the City of Atlanta and the Southern US. This is a great opportunity for communities around the South to benefit from their large developer communities, which include committed users of all transportation modes.What's an "Unconference?"This is not a traditional conference. The organizers don't pick a set of panels and panelists ahead of time. Instead, you organize the panels! Anyone interested in talking about an issue can organize a session, and attendees just go to the sessions they're most interested in. For more information on how TransportationCamp works, read the Essential Guide.Schedule & VenueThe event program will run from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM on Saturday, February 9, 2013, with breakfast/registration from 8:30 to 9:30. A light breakfast, box lunch, and coffee breaks will be provided for all participants and are included in the $10 registration fee. There is also a Starbucks located on-site.The venue for TransportationCamp South will be the Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons, a state-of-the-art, sustainably-designed educational facility located at the heart of the Georgia Tech campus. Immediately following TransportationCamp, all attendees are invited to an informal happy hour organized by Young Professionals in Transportation - Atlanta Chapter. (Location to be announced.)Following is the full event program:8:30 AM: Doors Open8:30 - 9:30 AM: Breakfast/Registration9:30 - 10:00 AM: Welcome/Introductions10:00 - 11:00 AM: Keynote Panel: "Big Problem, Small Budget – Addressing Atlanta’s Transportation Livability Hurdles through Technology"Prof. Kari Watkins, Georgia Tech, moderatorBen Graham, Chief Information Officer, MARTAJoshuah Mello, Assistant Director of Transportation Planning, City of AtlantaNathan Soldat, Senior Transit Planner, Atlanta Regional Commission11:00 - 11:30 AM: Coffee Break / Session Assignment11:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Breakout Session #112:30 - 1:30 PM: Lunch1:30 - 2:30 PM: Breakout Session #22:30 - 2:45 PM: Coffee Break2:45 - 3:45 PM: Breakout Session #33:45 - 4:00 PM: Coffee Break4:00 - 5:00 PM: Breakout Session #45:00 - 5:30 PM: Wrap-UpImmediately Following: Happy Hour organized by YPT-Atlanta (Location TBA)
Event PartnersTransportationCamp South is sponsored by the Georgia Tech University Transportation Center, Knight Foundation, RideCell / InstantCab, Cambridge Systematics, Zipcar, and The Sierra Club - Georgia Chapter. Organizers include the Georgia Tech Urban Transportation Information Lab, Citizens for Progressive Transit, and Imagine Atlanta.If you talk about TransportationCamp South on Twitter, you can use the hashtag #transpoUpdate your info for the event (organization/profession) under My Tickets > View Order > 
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