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Moving People Forward is Bicycle Colorado’s annual event that brings together thought leaders, innovators, decision makers, business leaders and stakeholders to explore the trends, topics, and technology at the forefront of the mobility revolution. The conference is Monday, February 10, 2020 at the Embassy Suites Downtown Denver.
8-8:30 a.m: Registration, coffee and light breakfast for Breakfast Forum participants
8:30-9:50 a.m: Roadmaps to Vision Zero breakfast panel
9:15-10 a.m: Registration and coffee for conference participants
10-10:20 a.m: Welcome from Pete Piccolo, Executive Director of Bicycle Colorado
10:20-11:10 a.m: War on Cars podcast recording
11:10-11:20 a.m: Break
11:20 a.m.-12:30 p.m: Morning Breakout Sessions
Session 1: Get on the bus
Session 2: Turning research in to action
12:30-1:30 p.m: Lunch and networking
1:30-2:45 p.m: Afternoon Breakout Sessions
Session 1: Could regions solve Colorado’s transportation funding dilemma?
Session 2: Data, technology and our right-of-way
2:45-3 p.m: Break
3-4 p.m: Plenary panel
Colorado takes on transportation, health, and climate: A moderated discussion with Colorado statewide leaders
4-4:45 p.m: Keynote address from Robin Mazumder
4:45-6 p.m: Happy hour and networking
Robin Mazumder is an award winning researcher and accomplished keynote speaker sought out internationally to provoke thoughtful discussions on cities and well-being. He is currently completing his doctorate in cognitive neuroscience at the University of Waterloo, where he is studying the psychological impacts of urban design.
Using sophisticated wearable technology and immersive virtual reality, he examines how people experience urban design and architecture. His interest is inspired by his love for cities as well as his front line experience working as a mental health occupational therapist. Robin’s research is funded by the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, Canada’s most prestigious doctoral award.
His research has been featured in the BBC, Wired, Vice and GQ and he has given over 30 keynotes internationally, including at the Biennial of the Americas, the National Bike Summit, and the International Winter Cities Conference.
Congestion. Climate. Affordable transportation. We know the problems, and the solution is already here. How are Colorado communities investing in finding better mobility solutions via the humble bus and what can reliable bus service do to help move more people efficiently, reliably, and affordably?
Moderator: Jaime Lewis, Transit Advisor, Colorado Cross Disability Coalition
Speakers: Jeff Prillwitz, Program Manager, Bustang Outrider
Danny O’Connor, Senior Transportation Planner, City of Boulder
Jenée Donelson, Community Activator, Rocky Mountain Bus Riders Union
Jason White, Assistant Planner, Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA)
What do the metrics tell us about where to focus road and mobility safety efforts? Hear directly from the experts about what’s working and what isn’t, and where Colorado should be allocating safety funding and resources to get the highest return on investment and keep moving people forward smoothly and safely.
Speakers: Chris Akers, Demographer, State Demography Office
Skyler McKinley, Director of Public Relations & Government Affairs, AAA Colorado
Strong efforts to fund statewide transportation failed in the past two years. What’s the right next play, and how do we ensure that mobility projects are embedded throughout this effort? Hear experts take a hard look at the pros and cons of regional funding solutions.
Moderator: Lynn Guissinger, District O Director, RTD
Speakers: Hon. Faith Winter, State Senator, Senate Transportation Committee Chair
Jackie Millet, Mayor of Lone Tree, Vice-Chair Metro Mayor’s Caucus
Doug Rex, Executive Director, Denver Regional Council of Governments
Transportation systems are evolving at a dizzying pace. How can the private and public sectors work together effectively to increase safety and mobility options? This panel will explore the need for consistent standards and open access to the cutting-edge digital tools that are transforming the transportation landscape.
Moderator: Crissy Fanganello, Director of Applied Innovation, Panasonic CityNow
Speakers: Sophie Shulman, Chief, CDOT Office of Innovative Mobility
Emily Lindsey, Transportation Technology Strategist, Denver Regional Council of Governments
Tyler Svitak, Executive Director, CO Smart Cities Alliance
Ron Burke, Head of Micromobility Policy, Lyft
Boulder, Denver, the Denver Regional Council of Governments, the Colorado Department of Transportation and individuals affected by traffic violence are all taking steps to address Colorado’s traffic safety epidemic. Hear from the leaders of the effort about what’s working, and what we’ve learned along the way.
Moderator: Robin Mazumder, B.Sc, M.Sc OT
Speakers: Beth Doliboa, Planner, Denver Regional Council of Governments
Michelle Roche, Roche Brand Advisors and Parent of Traffic Crash Fatality Victim
Charles Meyer, State Traffic Engineer, CDOT
Eulois Cleckley, Executive Director, Denver Department of Transportation and Infrastructure
Col. Matthew Packard, Colorado State Patrol
Our plenary panel will tackle some of the issues affecting Colorado communities with leaders from agencies around the state. The panel will discuss transportation’s impact on and intersections with health and climate and how steps small and large can be taken to address these issues and improve Coloradans’ lives and lifestyles.
Moderator: Bill Ritter, former Governor of Colorado
Speakers: Shoshana Lew, Executive Director, CDOT
Will Toor, Executive Director, Colorado Energy Office
Jandel Allen Davis, President & CEO, Craig Hospital
Wade Troxell, Mayor of Fort Collins
Please email us at MPF@bicyclecolorado.org.
And take a look at photos from previous Moving People Forward conferences below! Photos by David M. Budd Photography and Jack Todd.