Act Travelwise Annual Conference

Act TravelWise Annual Conference - 26-28 January 2021

The Act TravelWise Annual Conference will be held in the form of several online sessions held between 26-28 January 2021. The theme?: 'Creating a Blueprint for a Post-Covid World - Local, Connected, Clean & Active'.

The Covid landscape in transport and urbanism has brought in a host of changes – some positive, some negative and some still with a high degree of uncertainty. Rather than just letting things go ‘back to normal’ or change for the worse, we have an opportunity to shape our future according to a positive vision, building upon models developed in Paris, Milan and closer to home.

We have learned to appreciate the sense of place and sense of community that comes with spending more time locally. We have rediscovered walking and cycling, with councils taking steps to make active travel more viable for more journeys. We have found that so many of our previous trips were not as necessary as we had assumed.

At this conference, we will take the next step and focus on cutting-edge measures that can be introduced to support these positive trends, and to discourage a return to ‘the old normal’.

The conference will be held in seven sessions over three days from Tuesday 26 January to Thursday 28 January 2021. Registration will open by 1 January.

Call for proposals:

We are seeking presentations and facilitated discussions/group activities on the following sub-themes of ‘Local, Connected, Clean and Active’, aimed at creating a step-change away from single-passenger car use:

• Localisation & Proximity Planning
• Connected and Integrated Transport
• Decarbonising Transport
• Boosting Active Travel & Micro-mobility

To submit a proposal, please send the following to Randall Ghent at [email protected]:

• Title of presentation or group activity
• Description of presentation or group activity (up to 250 words)
• Your name, job title, organisation, email and phone number
• Your short biography (up to 40 words) written in the third person

Call for sponsors and 'virtual exhibitors':

We are seeking sponsors for each session at £375, which includes the ability to chair the session and give a short presentation about the sponsoring company.
'Virtual exhibitors' at £175 will have the chance to pitch their company's offer through slides or video.
Prospective sponsors and exhibitors: Please contact Randall Ghent on 07960 180851 or [email protected]