Act Travelwise Annual Conference
25
Jan

Act TravelWise Annual Conference & AGM - 25 January 2018

‘Forward Thinking, Future Planning’
Thursday 25 January 2018 - Macdonald Burlington Hotel, Birmingham

The UK and much of the world are experiencing profound social, economic and technological changes - addressed at last year's Annual Conference on 'Sustainable Travel in a Changing World'.

On 25 January 2018, with the theme of 'Forward Thinking, Future Planning', we will take this to the  next level, exploring the long-term planning that is required in response to these changes,  including but not limited to Local Transport Plans (LTPs) and Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs).

A future focus need not be 'futuristic' in the science fiction sense; it can equally be about developing positive community-led visions to help shape the future or 'building in' resilience to change. Voices from Central Government, Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and other key influencers will serve to ground the theme within the current planning context.

The morning sessions will feature presentations on practical and effective future planning from each of the sectors addressing transport and travel. The afternoon sessions will concentrate on group discussion and interaction, e.g. a collaborative planning workshop on how the different sectors can work together in the long-term planning context.

Call for Papers:

Act TravelWise is seeking proposals for presentations and interactive content on the theme of 'Forward Thinking, Future Planning' as outlined above. Topics may be wide-ranging within the theme, from theoretical perspectives to practical experience. We are seeking papers from all sectors - public, private, health, education/academic and third sector. Papers involving new innovations and/or successful collaboration between sectors are particularly sought.

Please send the following by the submission deadline of 1 September 2017 to Randall Ghent at randall@acttravelwise.org:

  • presentation, workshop or activity title
  • description up to 250 words
  • name, position and organisation of presenter or facilitator

Call for Sponsors and Exhibitors:

We are seeking sponors and exhibitors and have options available to suit all budgets. The headline options are as follows:

Gold Sponsor - £5,000

  • prominent logo and recognition in all conference announcements/materials
  • 3 x conference adverts in Local Transport Today with sponsor logo (large)
  • logo and detailed profile in conference programme booklet
  • 1 x exhibition stand
  • 5 x delegate places
  • option to chair key sessions
  • logo on conference bags and lanyards
  • 2 x insert in conference bags

Silver Sponsor - £2,500

  • logo and recognition in all conference announcements/materials
  • 3 x conference adverts in Local Transport Today with sponsor logo (small)
  • 3 x delegate places
  • option to chair one session
  • logo and profile in conference programme booklet
  • 1 x insert in conference bags

Exhibition Stand - £475/£975 (member/non-member)

  • 1 x exhibition stand (2.5x2.5m approx)
  • stand location in main circulation/catering area (download the floor plan)
  • logo and profile in conference programme booklet
  • 3 x delegate places
  • 1 x insert in conference bags

We welcome enquiries regarding the above, which can be directed to Randall Ghent, 0208 1447366, randall@acttravelwise.org.

Registration:

Registration will open by 1 September 2017, with free places available for speakers and Act TravelWise members sending one delegate.