March 25, 2011 Edit
Building Livable Communities with Transit
October 16 - 19, 2011
Call for Speakers
The deadline is approaching fast! Speaking proposals will be accepted through March 31.
Donâ€™t miss your chance to be part of the discussion!
Rail~Volution is a national movement: It is a revolution led by people from all perspectives dedicated to creating healthy, economically vibrant, socially equitable and environmentally sustainable communities with transit.
Rail~Volution is an event: Since 1995, it has been a driving force in the livability movement. Every year, people come together in a transit-rich community to participate in workshops, charrettes, networking events and toolbox sessions. Last year in Portland, OR, over 1,200 people attended.
Rail~Volution 2011 is in Washington, DC: Our nationâ€™s capital showcases a full spectrum of livable communities and transportation choices, from mature transit systems, to drawing board projects and neighborhoods in transition and a lot more. This yearâ€™s conference also places us in the midst of political uncertainties during a time of crucial reauthorization decisions.
Rail~Volution 2011 is seeking speakers: We want the people who will lead the movement -- people who can best share the stories that will educate, provoke and inspire conference attendees through toolbox sessions, panel presentations, and workshops. We are calling on a wide range of speakers whose work supports and furthers our mission of building livable communities with transit.
If you are one of those people, we want to hear from you!
Proposal Deadline: March 31, 2011
Call Details: This year we are focusing on three categories for more than 60 sessions: Rail~Volution Fundamentals, In-Depth Topics and New Ideas. We are seeking speakers representing a broad array of private firms and public agencies, and disciplines ranging from transit and development to advocacy and government.
- Rail~Volution Fundamentals: these are topics that are at the heart of building livable communities with transit. We want speakers who are experts in their fields and can communicate basic concepts using original examples in a variety of settings, on different scales and in a range of situations
- In-Depth Topics: this is a place where speakers can delve deep into subject matter, bringing in-depth examples to life and crafting them into useful, meaningful lessons
- New Ideas: this category provides the opportunity for speakers to address urgent and timely topics such as job creation, energy and the economy, and the next evolving problems we need to solve
Visit www.railvolution.com today to read the full Call for Speakers description and submit a proposal to speak!
For information on sponsorships or the conferenceâ€™s trade show, please call 800.788.7077 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.