TransportationCamp South returns to Atlanta on Saturday, February 9th, 2019!
TransportationCamp is an “unconference” – where sessions are proposed and led by attendees – bringing together thinkers and doers in the fields of transportation and technology for a day of learning, debating, connecting and creating. Created by OpenPlans in 2011, TransportationCamp has since been held in over 20 cities worldwide. This will be the sixth TransportationCamp in Atlanta, seeking to bring together participants from across the Southeast region. For coverage of past year's events, see the writeup in Creative Loafing ("TransportationCamp South was a Wonk's Heaven") and the photo gallery on Facebook.
Transportation is a major metropolitan issue, with direct impacts on economic strength, environmental sustainability, and social equity. Recent advances in technology (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.
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 & Venue
The event program will run from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Saturday, February 9, 2019, with breakfast/registration from 9:00 to 10:00. A light breakfast, box lunch, snacks, beverages and shirt will be provided for all participants. There is also a Starbucks located on-site. Please join us for a happy hour immediately following the event.
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 in Atlanta.
Following is the tentative event program:
9:00-10:00 AM: Registration | Breakfast
10:00-10:45 AM: Kick-off & Session Planning
10:45-11:45 AM: Breakout Session #1
12:00-1:00 PM: Breakout Session #2
1:00-2:00 PM: Lunch
2:00-3:00 PM: Breakout Session #3
After-party hosted by YPT Atlanta (Location TBD)