Transportation Camp Chicago 2018

May 5, 2018


Do you consider yourself a transportation enthusiast? Do you find yourself constantly talking about Chicago’s various transportation networks? Do you bike, bus, train, walk, or drive around Chicago? Do you have any opinion on Chicago transportation in general?

If so, YPT-Chicago invites you to participate in the inaugural Transportation Camp Chicago! On Saturday, May 5, 2018, Chicago will join cities across America in hosting this transportation “unconference.” It’s the first one of its kind for the Windy City and will be one to remember.

Transportation Camp forgoes the traditional conference format in favor of a participant-driven discussion among industry professionals, students, and anyone interested in transportation issues and innovations. Attendees will take the lead in determining session topics and driving the conversation, so come ready to participate!

All About Transportation Camp

  • How To Transportation Camp: The folks at Mobility Lab have taken the time to put together a Transportation Camp 101 guide that explains all aspects of the event.
  • Participation Encouraged: Sessions are formed as the day goes on, so be sure to come with topics for discussion. If you have an idea, feel free to share and add your thoughts.
  • Rule of Two Feet: Never hesitate to leave a session if you suddenly find it’s not for you, or if there’s another session that you want to check out, too!
  • Dress Code: Transportation Camp is a very casual event. Although you might be inclined to dress up for a conference, your best attire is your coolest transportation T-shirt!


Interested in joining us at Transportation Camp Chicago?

REGISTER HERE to reserve your spot today! Remember, space is limited. Registration is:

  • $30 for professionals
  • $15 for students

Breakfast, lunch, and beverages will be provided.

Date and Venue

Transportation Camp Chicago will take place…

WHEN: Saturday, May 5, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: University of Illinois at Chicago, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted Street.


UIC Student Center East is easily accessible via public transit:

UIC Halsted/Taylor Parking Structure, located at 760 West Taylor Street, is the closest paid parking facility available to visitors. Click here for a full map of campus parking facilities.

Tentative Schedule

Time Event
8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Registration, Breakfast, and Networking
9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Welcome, Introductions, Session Proposals
9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Session 1
11:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Session 2
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Lunch, Presentations, Session Proposals
2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Session 3
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Snack Break
4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Session 4
6:00 p.m. Networking and Happy Hour


Mobility-Lab-Logo-Final_CMYK_TMMobility Lab nurtures innovations to a fundamental requirement of human life: better transportation options for everyone. It is a place of collaboration, education, and continuous improvement for moving people in more healthy, efficient, and sustainable ways. “Moving people instead of just cars.” Mobility Lab is based on three pillars: Research. Collaboration. Communication.

UPPSA_logoUPPSA provides academic, social, professional, and philanthropic events for Master in Urban Planing & Policy students at UIC. We are a student-led, student-focused organization dedicated to helping students make the most of a graduate planning education–building connections, volunteering, and having fun along the way.



The Transportation Planning Division exists to facilitate technical information sharing among member professionals who deal with the ways transportation effectively and efficiently moves people and goods, shapes urban form, affects economic vitality and impacts quality of life. The Division promotes professional communication among its own members, with other APA divisions and with other professional groups. We assess and make recommendations on policies and programs so as to derive the full public benefits of comprehensive and community-based planning that promote personal mobility and travel choices.

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Young Professionals in Transportation


Interested in partnering or sponsoring the inaugural Chicago Transportation Camp? We offer various sponsorship levels to fit the budget of all firms, businesses, and organizations. For sponsorship inquiries, please contact us at

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YPT_Chicago_logo_finalYPT-Chicago is the Chicago chapter of Young Professionals in Transportation. Since 2012, YPT-Chicago has provided career guidance, fellowship, and networking opportunities for professionals in the transportation field. Members receive invitations to exclusive events and seminars, opportunities to meet fellow professionals, and eligibility to join the YPT-Chicago board and vote in elections. For more information, visit, find us on Facebook, or contact us at