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Wednesday April 17, 2013 at 5:00 PM
Thursday April 18, 2013 at 4:30 PM 

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April 17:
Opening Reception at Eventide Restaurant

3165 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201

April 18:
George Mason University - Founders Hall

3351 N Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201


2 blocks from Virginia Square Metro (Orange line)                                     

 2 Capital Bikeshare stations nearby

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Katie Sihler
President, ACT Chesapeake Chapter

Achieving Sustainability Through TDM, April 18, 2013


April 17 - 18, 2013



George Mason University Arlington Campus

Founders Hall
3351 N Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22001



The ACT Chesapeake TDM Symposium will provide an opportunity to learn from TDM professionals from throughout the region, and develop new ideas to promote mobility management. Themes for this year's symposium will focus on the role of TDM in sustainable development, as well as innovations through technology, behavior change and outreach to reduce congestion and improve environmental air quality.



Morning Panel

Technology-Enabled Ridematching:  How it is Re-Defining Ridesharing Arrangements - Panel presented by the Transportation Demand Management Institute (TDMI), 8:30am, April 18


Ridesharing is not a new concept; however within the past few years there is new technology through the private sector that has expanded the range of how the public shares the ride whether for work or other purposes. This panel discussion will explore the current status of these new ridematching services along with how the taxi cab and insurance industries view these services. The traditional TDM industry will also offer a perspective on whether or not these services are truly providing "shared commuter trips." Join the dialogue on whether or not these new "ridesharing services" will replace the need for traditional TDM services and whether new technology-enabled ridematching services should be re-classified or re-defined as a separate mobility mode. 

Keynote Speaker

Jeff Speck - Keynote Presented by The Mobility Lab, 10:15am, April 18

Jeff Speck is a city planner and architectural designer based in Washington, DC.  Mr. Speck has dedicated his career to determining what makes cities thrive, and has boiled it down to one key factor: walkability.  Using writing, lectures and built work, Jeff advocates internationally for smart growth and sustainable design. In his essential new book, Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time, Mr.Speck reveals the invisible workings of the city, how simple decisions have cascading effects, and how we can all make the right choices for our communities. Mr. Speck will discuss his book, its relationship to the TDM field, and lay out a practical, necessary, and eminently achievable vision of how to make our normal American cities great again.



Attendees will be able to choose sessions from two different tracks -   

Regional TDM Strategies and Sustainable Development and TDM

(For further session details and times, click here)

Track A: Regional TDM Strategies
Session 1: TDM Strategies for Government Agencies - Successes and Challenges
Session 2: Disaster Management and TDM - Lessons from SuperStorm Sandy and Beyond
Session 3: Making the Grade: TDM Solutions for College Campuses
Session 4: The New Normal: Technology, Innovation and the Future of TDM

Track B: Sustainable Development and TDM
Session 1: LEED Opens Doors for TDM: Part 1 - What TDM Professionals Have to Offer
Session 2: LEED Opens Doors for TDM: Part 2 - How to Let Them Know You're There - organized and supported by TDMI
Session 3: New Places to Live, Work and Play: Part 1 - The Role of TDM in Transforming and Creating Great Suburban Communities
Session 4: New Places to Live, Work and Play: Part 2 - The Role of TDM in Transforming and Creating Great Urban Communities and Other Regional Activity Centers





An evening reception on April 17 will kick things off! The Symposium will continue on April 18 with a keynote speaker and sessions throughout the day. Light breakfast and lunch will be served.

$75 ACT Chesapeake Chapter Member Registration Fee (includes reception and all day symposium)
$110 Nonmember Registration Fee (includes reception and all day symposium)
$45 Reception Only - ACT Chesapeake Chapter Member (evening of April 17)

$55 Reception Only - Nonmember (evening of April 17)

$45 Morning Session Only - ACT Chesapeake Chapter Member (April 18, light breakfast included)
$55 Morning Session Only - Nonmember (April 18, light breakfast included)

 If you are unable to attend and wish to cancel your registration, please email Beth Johnson at No refunds will be issued for cancellations within 7 days before the event.




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