Act Travelwise Annual Conference
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Annual Conference 2019 Call for Papers

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

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

We're looking for papers that can provide or contribute to any of the six interactive sessions. This can be either a presentation or a group activity - all the better if a written case study, lessons learned review or guidance document can be provided as supporting documentation to be made available to delegates. Please supply this in DOCX or RTF format with the following:

  1. Title of presentation or group activity
  2. Description of presentation or group activity (up to 250 words)
  3. Name of the conference session (e.g. Businesses and Workplaces) that it is proposed for
  4. Your name, job title, organisation and contact details
  5. Your biography (up to 40 words) written in the third person

Please email your submission to randall@acttravelwise.org by Wednesday 31 October 2018.

Call for Sponsors:

We welcome enquiries. The following rates apply:

  • Headline 'Gold' Event Sponsor £1,750 (shared as co-sponsorship with SYSTRA)
    • prominent logo and recognition in all conference announcements/materials
    • logo and detailed profile in conference programme booklet
    • 3 x delegate places included
    • option to chair one of the six sessions (you can choose which one of those shown in the programme here)
    • option to co-chair the opening and closing sessions
    • logo on conference delegate bags
    • 2 x insert in conference bags
    • 5 x sponsorship with logo and prominent recognition in upcoming monthly e-bulletins
  • 'Silver' Event Sponsor £1,000 (up to 3 sponsors)
    • logo and recognition in all conference announcements/materials
    • logo and brief profile in conference programme booklet
    • 2 x delegate places included
    • option to chair one of the six sessions (you can choose which one of those shown in the programme here)
    • 1 x insert in conference bags
  • Exhibition Stand £475 / £975 (member / non-member)
    • 2.5m x 2.5m exhibition space with two trestle tables
    • located in Horton Bar area that serves as the conference entry, registration, catering and circulation area
    • exhibition space is limited to five stands, so you get the delegate attention that you deserve
    • logo and profile in conference programme booklet
    • 3 x delegate places included
    • 1 x insert in conference bags
  • Programme Advert £175 / £350 (half page / full page)
  • Delegate Bags £475
  • Lanyards £250
  • Insert in Delegate Bags £100

Call for Exhibitors:

We have four stands spaces available in the main circulation/catering area. Please get in touch to reserve your space ASAP.

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

  • 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

Please contact randall@acttravelwise.org to discuss sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities.