Act Travelwise Annual Conference
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Jan

Act TravelWise Annual Conference & AGM - 31 January 2019

Act TravelWise Annual Conference & AGM - Thursday 31 January 2019, Birmingham
'Innovation and Change in Mobility Management: What's New and What's Next?' - 31 Jan 2019

See our call for papers and call for sponsors and exhibitors.

The field of mobility management is undergoing rapid change with new technologies and experimental shared transport ventures. How will these external changes affect the sector, in terms of new policies, practices and opportunities, as well as new skills and roles required? How will we develop the policies and legal frameworks to best manage these disruptive technologies? At the same time, how can we best access the innovation developed internally within the sustainable transport sector?

This year's Annual Conference will address these questions and more, as it seeks to equip transport practitioners with the tools needed to adapt to innovation and change. Through a series of six highly interactive workshops organised into two streams, we will share our knowledge and experience, working hands-on with leading practitioners and strategists in the field - and gaining inspiration and guidance to take back home.

Both conference streams will focus on the innovation that affects our work to improve our communities and the environment through reduced congestion and energy use, better air quality and a healthier, more active population.

Stream 1: What's New? - Innovation and Change Within the Sustainable Transport Sector

  • Businesses and Workplaces
  • Air Quality and Health
  • Active Travel

Stream 2: What's Next? - External Innovation and Change

  • Disruptive Technologies
  • Government Policy and Devolved Policy
  • Public Transport and Shared Transport

See our call for papers and call for sponsors and exhibitors.

Registration will open in September 2018. Please direct any conference-related questions to randall@acttravelwise.org.

 

Draft Programme

 

09:00: Registration table opens; tea/coffee; exhibitors

09:30: Welcome and Intro (Room 1)

  • Dan Blanchet, Chair, Act TravelWise
  • Laura Shoaf, Managing Director, Transport for West Midlands (invited)

10:00: Keynote Speaker (Room 1)

  • Introduction by headline conference sponsor
  • Chris Boardman, Walking and Cycling Commissioner, Greater Manchester (invited)

10:30: Refreshment break

11:00: Two options:

Room 1: Innovation in Workplace Travel Management

Room 2: Disruptive Technologies

12:30: Buffet lunch

1:00: Act TravelWise AGM (for members; longer lunch break for others)

1:30: Two options:

Room 1: Innovation in Active Travel

Room 2: Latest Trends in Public Transport and Shared Transport

3:00: Refreshment break

3:20: Two options:

Room 1: Air Quality and Health

Room 2: Government Policy and Devolved Policy

  • "DfT Perspectives on Active Travel: A Review of the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy Implementation and What Comes Next" (Rupert Furness, Deputy Director, Active and Accessible Travel Division, Department for Transport)
  • Transport Strategies of Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Combined Authorities and Transport for the North

4:20: Conclusions and closing words (Room 1)

4:30: Pub social (Bacchus Bar, downstairs at basement level)