Upcoming Events ( 1 - 10 of 15 )

31 May - 2 June 2017  

International Transport Forum

Governance of Transport

Leipzig, Germany

The ITF’s 2017 Summit on Governance of Transport will explore the trends shaping transport governance and identify the most pressing challenges in the transport sector. Through the governance lens, it will focus on infrastructure, global connectivity, the right regulation for innovation, and urban access and mobility.

Transport governance affects decisions regarding everything from local cycle paths to global trade routes. The governance framework both responds to and shapes decision-making and policies addressing inter alia environmental and climate considerations, working conditions, accessibility, and technical solutions, as well as organisational and financial challenges for the sector that are in constant flux. Important factors in this include legislative and regulatory frameworks, attribution and devolution of responsibilities between different levels of authority and across sectors and involvement of stakeholders.

The Annual Summit of the International Transport Forum is the premier global transport policy event. Since 2008, the Summit brings together ministers from around the world to share policy perspectives with CEOs, heads of international organisations, thought leaders from civil society and academia, and the media. This vibrant conference addresses strategic and topical issues across all transport modes where participants can engage in the debate through a variety of session formats.
31 May - 2 June 2017  

European Conference on Mobility Management (ECOMM 2017)

Teaming-up for liveable cities

Maastricht, Netherlands
MECC Maastricht

The 21st European Conference on Mobility Management (ECOMM 2017) will take place in Maastricht in the Netherlands from 31 May – 2 June 2017.

The ECOMM conference is the most important European platform for policy makers, traffic engineers and scientists in the field of mobility. The 1st edition took place in 1997 and since then the conference is yearly organised in a different city in Europe.

The main theme of ECOMM 2017 is ‘Teaming-up for liveable cities’. With this theme the ECOMM 2017 conference wants to explore how a continuous improvement in the quality of life and health in cities can be realised.

By working together (public-private and cross-border), combating climate change, creating integral solutions and customising mobility services. Maastricht Bereikbaar (Accessible Maastricht), the City of Maastricht, the Province of Limburg, the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, the University of Hasselt and the Breda University of Applied Sciences have teamed-up to create liveable cities.

Jointly addressing mobility challenges!

A large majority of European citizens live in an urban environment, with over 60 % living in urban areas of over 10.000 inhabitants. They live their daily lives in the same space, and for their mobility share the same infrastructure. Urban mobility accounts for 40% of all CO2 emissions of road transport and up to 70% of other pollutants from transport. European cities increasingly face problems caused by transport and traffic. The question of how to enhance mobility while at the same time reducing congestion, accidents and pollution is a challenge to all major cities in Europe.

With a focus on sharing knowledge and encouraging further cooperation in order to jointly address the various mobility challenges, the organisation of ECOMM 2017 has selected 5 crosscutting subjects: CO2 neutral transport, public-private partnership, integral solutions serving multiple goals, cross-border cooperation and user perspectives. In addition to the selected topics for the focus sessions, these 5 subjects will have an important place in the conference programme.
7 - 10 June 2017  


Advancing Behavior Change Science

Victoria, Canada
Victoria Conference Centre

The International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) will host their 16th meeting in Victoria, BC, Canada. This event will bring a stimulating scientific program, which will include an outstanding line-up of keynote speakers, oral and poster presentations, and pre-conference workshops. In addition, it will provide excellent opportunities for physical activity and social events that will help participants discover what Vancouver Island has to offer.
The International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA)
13 - 16 June 2017  


The Freedom of Cycling

Arnhem-Nijmegen, Netherlands
De Vereeniging & Stadsschouwburg

European Cyclists’ Federation’s Velo-city series of conferences is widely considered as the premier international planning conferences on cycling. The conferences are designed to encourage cycling as part of daily transport and recreation.

Velo-city conferences bring together those involved in policy, promotion and the provision of cycling facilities and programmes. Engineers, planners, architects, social marketers, academic researchers, environmentalists, business, and industry representatives join forces with government at all levels ranging from municipal politicians, policy makers and educators in knowledge sharing in order to build effective trans-national partnerships to deliver benefits worldwide.

Objectives of the Velo-city series:

- Spread high quality knowledge, good new information about cycling, and transport planning at the international level
- Cities with good cycling policies showcase the benefits they provide to their citizens, businesses and others through the conference generated publicity
- Encourage the recognition of cycling as an efficient, healthy, environmentally-friendly mode of transport, and to promote its greater use
- Integration of cycle planning into transport, land-use planning and other relevant policy sectors where cycling plays an important role
- Seek involvement from all relevant stakeholders
European Cyclists Federation (ECF)
27 - 29 June 2017  

International Conference on Transport & Health 2017

Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) Campus Mar

ICTH is designed to bridge the gap between scientific investigation and real-world application. This avant-garde experience is guaranteed to make you feel just a little uncomfortable, a little bit curious and possibly change your perspective.

ICTH is a direct participatory experience. Policy-makers, practitioners and academics from multiple disciplines and professional sectors involved in transport planning and engineering, public health, urban planning, spatial and architectural design, environmental planning, economics and beyond will convene at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) Campus Mar located in Barcelona, Spain, 27-29 June 2017, to share their stories of success and failure; build world-wide collaborative friendships; but most importantly, leave inspired! The theme for ICTH 2017-Barcelona is “Changing Perspectives: Health Impacts of Urban & Transport Related Exposures.”

ICTH is the only conference in a world-wide market fully dedicated to transport systems and health impacts. Interactive Hot Topic Workshops and abstract presentations (oral, pecha kucha and poster) will be led by cross-disciplinary teams to demonstrate “how” non-traditional and innovative thinking can lead to creative problem solving.
TPH Link, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP ​and ISGlobal
28 - 29 June 2017  


Transport Practitioners' Meeting

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Nottingham Conference Centre

TPM is the annual meeting place for all transport planners, highway engineers and urban transport designers. Practitioners, policy makers and academics will present numerous, topical papers over the course of the two days, enabling lively debates and the dissemination of the latest thinking across the profession.


- Sessions covering the latest developments and emerging best practice on a wide variety of topics ranging from technology and innovation to active travel

- Plenary speeches by notable figures in the field, hands-on workshops and unique paper presentations highlighting challenges, solutions and innovations in the transport sector

- Networking drinks reception, annual awards ceremony and dinner in the Old Library at Nottingham Conference Centre

- Two-day discounted rates with full conference access, drinks reception and awards dinner ticket


The conference is aimed at transport planners, engineers, urban transport designers, managers and anyone involved in strategy development and delivery of transport services from the public and private sectors. Younger practitioners are encouraged to attend as TPM offers a great opportunity for enhancing career development.
PTRC Education and Research Services Ltd
4 - 5 July 2017  

mobil.TUM 2017

Intelligent Transport Systems in Theory and Practice

Munich, Germany
Alte Kongresshalle

Intelligent Transport Systems and Services (ITS) provide a wide variety of solutions to existing transport problems and to the ecological and societal challenges presented by an increasing demand for mobility. With growing capabilities of information, communication and automation techniques and an increasing digitalization in all domains of transport and mobility, a future with high fidelity transport information in a seamlessly connected, safe and highly automated mobile world for all types of traveler draws ever nearer. In order to respond to the multifaceted character of these developments, science and practice within the mobility domain involve an increasingly broad range of different disciplines.

The mobil.TUM conference will therefore once again serve as an opportunity for international dialogue across disciplines on the latest challenges and achievements in ITS. The conference is organised by the Chair of Traffic Engineering and Control of TUM (Technical University of Munich). It will explore the various aspects of Intelligent Transport Systems, focusing on the latest technologies and solutions and the perspectives for which they allow. The conference will consist of presentations, poster sessions and panel discussions, and is accompanied by a small exhibition.
Chair of Traffic Engineering and Control of TUM (Technical University of Munich)
5 - 8 July 2017  

22nd annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science in MetropolisRuhr

Essen, Germany
Congress Centre Essen

The 22nd Annual Congress of the ECSS is organised by the University Alliance Ruhr (UARuhr), namely the Faculty of Sport Science (Ruhr University Bochum), the Institute of Sport and Sport Science (TU Dortmund University) and the Institute of Sport and Movement Science (University Duisburg-Essen).

"Sport Science in a Metropolitan Area", as a superior conference topic, faces the tremendous challenges in a large and multicultural population centre, including the broad range from Inactivity to intense physical stress, the trend of increased Individuality in lifestyle and physical activity, as well as the Inclusion of minorities. Historically, some high-performance sports, such as professional football, have been an important key to strengthen the people’s Identification with our region. These specific challenges will run as a thread through the congress and will be taken up by the plenary talks, oral and poster presentations and symposia.

Our mission as experts in Sport Science, working within MetropolisRuhr, is to explore scientifically some of these challenges and issues. We approach them from an interdisciplinary perspective, including humanities, natural sciences and medicine, and we teach them with a very practical orientation. Research-based learning is a guiding principle in all Bachelor and Master Programs. By that, we ensure the best transfer of knowledge for our students, who will soon be responsible for our future society.

As young investigators are the future key-players in Sport Science research, the ECSS MetropolisRuhr 2017 will specifically attract and very warmly welcome highly motivated early stage researchers from all over the world, provide instructional workshops and satellites and bring them together with top experts in all different fields of Sport Science. We also aim at offering researchers a platform for presenting and discussing their very recent findings with their colleagues, in order to create or stabilize networks, and - overall – to ensure that relevant findings will be beneficial for our society.
the University Alliance Ruhr (UARuhr), namely the Faculty of Sport Science (Ruhr University Bochum), the Institute of Sport and Sport Science (TU Dortmund University) and the Institute of Sport and Movement Science (University Duisburg-Essen)
13 - 14 September 2017  

6th International City Health Conference

Empowerment, Engagement and Partnership: participating to develop healthy cities

Basel, Switzerland
"Kollegienhaus", University of Basel

This is the sixth in the series of City Health conferences. It is hosted by the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland and organised by Knowledge•Action•Change.

‘Empowerment, Engagement and Partnership: participating to develop healthy cities’ reflects the belief that measures and actions for health promotion and urban development are more effective if the affected populations play an active and co-decisive role in the process of design, development and delivery. Evidence demonstrates that such engagement and participation contributes to sustainable solutions, to a greater identification with urban public space and increased intergenerational communication.

Other benefits from this inclusivity can be seen in reducing inequalities and improving access to resources, both of which contribute to increased individual and community well-being. Measures for this include improved health status, increased life expectancy, a reduction in anti-social behaviours and increased social cohesion.

This approach also lends itself to implementation at neighbourhood, as well as city levels and enables many innovative ideas and practices to ‘road tested’ without wholesale reorganisation and consequent cost to the public purse.

This is an ‘inclusive’ conference, with presenters and participants including NGOs, community projects, advocacy groups, as well as urban and health planners, academics, policy makers and those who deliver services and interventions.

The programme for the conference will be designed by a committee comprising representatives of the local hosts, former hosts and other international experts, who will lend their expertise to mix and match presentations, to create sessions that cut across issues, professions and disciplines and look at problems and possible solutions in a more ‘horizontal’ and integrated way.
University of Basel
19 - 21 September 2017  

International Cycling Conference 2017

Bridging the gap between research and practice

Mannheim, Germany
Baroque Palace

The International Cycling Conference (ICC) is an interdisciplinary and international conference organised by the German Environment Agency (UBA). Together with our partners from PASTA (Physical Activity through Sustainable Transport Approaches) and THE PEP (Transport, Health and Environment Pan-European Programme) as well as the City of Mannheim, ECF, Difu and GIZ, the ICC is a three-day event organised to highlight the role of active mobility from an international perspective. The event will focus on synergies in transport planning, health care, environmental quality, economic and business development, as well as social issues and above all the exchange of knowledge and experience from research to practice and vice versa.

Bridging the Gap

The International Cycling Conference is an engaging, innovative and interactive event. International researchers and practitioners will be meeting to discuss the role of active mobility in the modern world, intersecting academic, political and practical thinking strategies. A cutting-edge format will bring together representatives from both research and practice and engage active mobility as a sector of action and research.

Celebrating 200 years of cycling

In 1817, Karl Drais invented the bicycle in Mannheim. Celebrate the 200th anniversary with us in its hometown by joining the International Cycling Conference 2017. Experience numerous bicycle activities as well as projects throughout the city, meet like-minded bike enthusiasts, researchers and practitioners from around the world and contribute to shaping the next 200 years of active mobility.