Railvolution Call for Speakers

DT Portland Light Rail (image source: me)
DT Portland Light Rail (image source: me)

I was recently contacted by Railvolution to help spread awareness about this year’s event. Specifically, to help spread the word here in Indy. We may not have a world class transit system, but there are some topics worth talking about at the national level and the organizers of Railvolution are looking for you. If there is anything that you think would be a valuable addition to the conference, then please see the details below and submit a proposal. I attended last year’s conference in Portland, OR and it was FANTASTIC.


Rail~Volution 2011: Washington, DC October 16 – 19, 2011.


Call for Speakers Now Open

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 nation’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.  From Pierre L’ Enfant’s 1791 city plan of grand avenues and ceremonial spaces to the nation’s largest bike-share system, you’ll experience a history-rich region that provides an inspiration for the work we are doing in our own communities.  This year’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!


Entry Deadline – March 31, 2011

Visit www.railvolution.com today to read the full Call for Speakers description and submit a proposal to speak!

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