A little about TransportationCamp Ithaca - 2017
What: Transportation Camp Ithaca
When: Saturday, June 17, 2017, 8:30-4:30 (doors & breakfast open at 8 am)
Where: Klarman Hall, Cornell University, 232 East Avenue, Ithaca, NY.
How: Links for more information and to register (on Eventbrite).
Tompkins County and Cornell University Transportation Services are hosting the second TransportationCamp Ithaca on Saturday, June 17, 2017 on the Cornell campus.
What is TransportationCamp? Camp is an “unconference”. It is a meeting of peers presenting/discussing topics that interest them. At Camp, you explore a large marketplace of ideas, with a focus on mobility challenges in rural, small urban, regional and large urban areas.
I’ve participated in six camps since the first one, TransportationCamp East in 2011. They are often held in big cities – NYC, DC, Boston, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, LA, San Francisco, etc. Here’s a short highlight video from DC 2014. I thought we can use the T-Camp format with a focus on Upstate NY, which is very similar to much of America.
· To focus on to rural and urban mobility challenges, possible solutions and strategies.
· To explore how technologies and better practices can be used to increase peoples’ mobility choices and community livability.
· To increase networking among professionals, advocates and citizens.
· To offer a high quality TransportationCamp in Upstate NY.
How does Camp work? Breakfast starts at 8 am. Attendees propose sessions which are curated and posted on a large grid on a wall. The program schedule will include five, one-hour periods of up to ten concurrent sessions. Sessions are held in classrooms with full Internet, A/V capabilities. Lunch is provided. We will hold a wrap-up session at 4 pm.
Who is coming? Katherine Freund, Founder & President of ITNAmerica; Sheryl Gross-Glaser, Assistant Director of the Community Transportation Association of America and the National Center for Mobility Management (NCMM); and
Carol Schweiger, President of Schweiger Consulting and Chairperson of New England ITS. See their bios.
Attendees include people with interests and experience in shared-use mobility, mobility management, rural mobility, public transit, access to healthcare, metropolitan transportation planning, social services, public policy, mobility for seniors, regional services, demand-response services, mobility-as-a-service, community & economic development, volunteer driver services, housing & transportation, community mobility education, social equity, environmental sustainability, county planning, new mobility tech services and business models and more.
Please register today. The last day to register for TransportationCamp Ithaca is June 10.
The registration fee is $25. Students are $15. Parking (free) is available. Information is available on the Eventbrite page.
Please come prepared to actively engage, network, share and have fun. If you have any questions, please contact me. I look forward to seeing you on a sunny June 17th in Ithaca.
Any questions? Contact:
Dwight Mengel, Chief Transportation Planner, Tompkins County DSS, firstname.lastname@example.org, 607-274-5605
To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/transportationcamp-ithaca-2017-cornell-university-tickets-31683016756