The 2nd Annual TransportationCamp Washington DC will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2013. The “unconference” is designed to bring together transportation professionals, technologists, and others interested in the intersection of urban transportation and technology.
Following on the success of this year’s inaugural event, TransportationCamp DC '13 will explore the opportunities to improve mobility through recent advances in technology, such as web 2.0, mobile computing, open source software, open data and APIs, and spatial analysis. The conference will also examine ways to build connections between disparate innovators in public administration, transportation operations, information design, and software engineering.
The event will be on Saturday before the start of the Transportation Research Board 92nd Annual Meeting.
We're excited to be hosted by the GMU School of Public Policy, at GMU Founders Hall, 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201.
The location is easy to get to:
- Founders Hall is located two blocks east of the Virginia Square Metro Station (Orange Line).
- Two Capital Bikeshare stations are also within two blocks, at Virginia Square Metro and at Fairfax Dr/Wilson Blvd.
- Metro bus 38B runs from K St, NW and Georgetown.
Here's more info including parking and a map of the campus.
After wrapping up the day at 5pm we will meet for drinks at Spyder Kelly's, 3181 Wilson Boulevard, three blocks east of the event venue.
TransportationCamp DC '13 is sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Mobility Lab, Open Plans, the Transportation Research Board, and Young Professionals in Transportation. and the GMU School of Public Policy.
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.
TransportationCamp brings together thinkers and doers in the fields of transportation and technology for learning, debating, connecting and creating.
If you talk about TransportationCamp DC on Twitter, you can use the hashtag #transpo