Events 2017-05-19T22:57:27+00:00

The events below are aligned with topics found in ACCESS Magazine. We encourage you to attend them:


Meeting of the Minds 2016

An Initiative of Urban Age Institute

Now in its 10th year, the Meeting of the Minds annual summit brings together 400+ opinion-shapers, policy-makers, leading thinkers and innovators from 25+ countries for two and half days of intensive exchange in thought leadership and cross-sector alliance building. Gathered together, you will have unique opportunities to think critically, ask questions, share tools, identify new best practices, and build lasting partnerships — which make smarter and more sustainable cities possible.

The focus of Meeting of the Minds is the ‘innovator’, whether you sit inside a large firm, an influential organization, or a start-up. Our 400+ participants are scaling up practical urban solutions, shaping new policies, deploying new technologies, embedding new innovations into mainstream institutions, and blazing new trails where partnerships can flourish.

October 25-27, 2016
Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, CA

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2016 Transportation Technology Summit: Innovative Mobility Solutions

Presented by: University Transportation Research Center

This unique summit will galvanize leading experts, academics, practitioners, industry stakeholders and transportation advocates, to discuss the rapidly changing and expanding world of Transportation Technology and Innovative Mobility Solutions, as well as Public Policy-Making Implications.

Presenters will explore Cutting-Edge Intelligent Transportation Systems, Big Data Aggregation, and Innovative Transportation Technology Solutions to promote efficiency, safety, security and sustainability goals, as well as the impact on broader inter-modal and multi-modal transportation considerations.

Future and forward thinking innovative concepts are encouraged, and the pragmatic political reality of various movements (such as climate change/environmental policies and safety initiatives for reduced traffic fatalities), will be analyzed to ascertain whether society is ready to keep pace with the implementation of such technology.  

November 15, 2016
New York Institute of Technology in New York, NY

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5th Symposium on Connected & Autonomous Vehicles: Social, Economic, Environmental, and Safety Benefits of Connected & Autonomous Vehicles

Presented by: University Transportation Research Center

In partnership with: New York University (NYU) Tandon School of Engineering; Princeton University; SUNY Polytechnic Institute; and Transportation
Informatics (TransInfo), University at Buffalo/SUNY

More details to come!

December 8-9, 2016
Pfizer Auditorium
NYU Tandon School of Engineering
5 MetroTech Center Brooklyn, NY 11201

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10th International Conference on Managing Fatigue in Transportation

Co-sponsored by: Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, FMCSA, TRB, National Transportation Safety Board

The “Managing Fatigue” conference series is an established and respected forum for research updates and discussions within the fatigue management community. First convened in 1993 as the brainchild of FMCSA’s Robert Carroll, Associate Professor Laurence Hartley, and Transport Canada’s Sesto Vespa and Valerie Gil, the meeting was most recently held in Fremantle in March 2015. Each conference has primarily focused on the effects of fatigue in the transportation sector and has involved support from government, industry, and academia. As an evolving conference series, sectors beyond transportation – including natural resources, mining, healthcare, and the military – have played an important role in the event.

March 20-23, 2017
San Diego, CA

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