Ever wondered how transportation has evolved to keep up with our growing city and where it’s going next? The answer likely lies in tech.
Overview: General Assembly and Austin Tech Alliance have joined forces to host civic leaders working to combine the world of tech and transportation. At this exclusive keynote and panel event, we host thought-leaders from the City of Austin and the transportation industry to explore new intersections between their fields and technology. Together, we’ll discuss Austin’s growing leadership in the electric, autonomous, shared vehicle future, how the transportation sector has adapted and innovated along the way, and what to expect next.
What You’ll Take Away: Gain insight into how your community is preparing for the shared mobility future, and expand your understanding of today’s tech-fueled transportation landscape.
Featured Experts: Leaders in the transportation community will break down the biggest challenges and opportunities they face with the rise of new technology and explain how their teams adapt to the fast pace of innovation and our rapidly expanding city.
Keynote: Rob Spillar, Director, Austin Transportation Department
Kathleen Baireuther, Manager, Rocky Mountain Institute
Joseph Kopser, President, Grayline
Joe Deshotel, Director of Community Engagement, RideAustin
Meg Merritt, Principal, Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates
Moderator: David Edmonson, Executive Director, Austin Tech Alliance
Why It Matters: It’s no secret that Austin has serious mobility challenges, and the ability to get from point A to point B in a safe, timely manner is a growing concern for every Austinite. As smaller budgets and geographical constraints limit traditional means of addressing traffic, technology will play an increasingly large role in managing congestion and promoting mobility.