October 19, 2017

3rd Annual Student Speed Networking

YPT-Chicago, in partnership with WTS, ITE, COMTO, and APBP, will host the 3rd Annual Student Speed Networking event connecting students interested in transportation with professionals in the field.

This is a free event oriented towards undergraduate and master degree students in: engineering, urban planning, public policy, public administration, urban studies, geography, economics, environmental and sustainability studies, public health, and other transportation related disciplines.

Light refreshments will be provided. Dress is business casual.

Date and Time: Thursday, October 19, 2017. Doors open at 5:00pm, event starts at 5:30pm

Venue: Chicago Transit Authority, 567 W. Lake Street Chicago, IL 60661

STUDENTS attending the event, please sign up HERE

PROFESSIONALS interested in volunteering, let us know HERE



October 31, 2017

NACTO Conference 2017 Happy Hour

YPT-Chicago will host a happy hour during the NACTO Designing Cities 2017 Conference. The 6th edition of NACTO’s conference will take place in Chicago from October 30 to November 2. NACTO conferences are one of the most important events in the industry, gathering 800+ professionals working in the urban transportation field.

The YPT-Chicago Happy Hour event will provide an unique opportunity for young professionals in transportation from all over the country to expand their networks and learn about the current trends in the industry.

This event is sponsored by YPT-International and supported by the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) Chicagoland chapter.

Date and Time: Tuesday October 31, 2017, from 5:30 to 8:30pm.

Venue: Emerald Loop, 216 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60601 (a ten-minute walk from the conference venue)

Tickets: Tickets are $15 and include one (1) complimentary drink. YPT- Chicago will provide light appetizers. A cash bar will be available.

Registration: Register online at: Happy Hour Registration Page. Tickets will be also available at the door the day of the event.


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At YPT events and through our Facebook page, you can find like-minded people or, alternately, individuals with a different point of view than yours. Whoever you want to know better, it’s likely they’ve been to one of our events. And when you consider what puts the ‘Y’ in YPT, there’s a good chance you’ll meet the next generation of innovators and industry leaders, just by extending a hand or swapping cards.

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