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About Our Events

Volpe sponsors a number of engaging events. The public is invited to join the conversation as experts describe their work and share their knowledge of the transportation enterprise.

Speaker Series

Since 2011, Volpe has invited thought leaders to provide talks on timely transportation topics. Our engaging speaker series enables a stimulating information exchange with today's thought leaders in transportation on emerging and future transportation issues.

Featuring experts from within Volpe and across the transportation enterprise, the Volpe speaker series is a dialogue on advancing transportation innovation for the public good.

The Ongoing Transformation of the Global Transportation System

Coming September 2017, Volpe’s new speaker series, The Ongoing Transformation of the Global Transportation System, will bring together top thinkers to explore challenges and opportunities affecting the advancement of transportation.

The Future of Transportation: Safety, Opportunity, and Innovation

In 2016, Volpe sponsored the series The Future of Transportation: Safety, Opportunity, and Innovation.

This series brought together top transportation innovators who are thinking beyond the horizon on important transportation issues. From driverless cars to unmanned deliveries to smart cities, innovation and new technologies are key to the future of a safe, reliable transportation system that helps more Americans reach economic opportunity.

Beyond Traffic 2045: Reimagining Transportation

In 2015, Volpe sponsored the series Beyond Traffic 2045: Reimagining Transportation.

This series delved into the trends that will transform transportation, exploring technology, disruptive innovation, and the future of transportation. It continued the conversation started by Beyond Traffic, the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) framework for a frank discussion about the shape, size, and condition of our transportation system.

Transportation and the Economy

In 2014, Volpe sponsored the series Transportation and the Economy.

This series considered emerging and future issues crucial to the U.S. transportation system's ability to keep pace with the rising demand to move people and goods and remain competitive in today's global economy.

Transportation System Resilience, Extreme Weather, and Climate Change

In 2013, Volpe sponsored the series Transportation System Resilience, Extreme Weather, and Climate Change.

This series brought together distinguished experts to discuss challenges, opportunities, and fresh approaches related to the escalating threats of climate change and extreme weather on our transportation systems.

Colloquia Series

Transportation Challenges and Opportunities

Continuing its long tradition of facilitating knowledge exchange across the transportation community, Volpe designed a colloquia series on Transportation Challenges and Opportunities that brought together thought leaders and experts from government, academia, and the private sectors to tackle emerging transportation issues and discuss fresh approaches to addressing these issues.

Event News and Videos

To read news and see videos of our past speakers, click on an event from our Past Events page. You can sort by topic to find past events that are of greatest interest to you.

You can also see video of past Volpe speakers on our YouTube channel.

Updated: Wednesday, August 9, 2017
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