Transportation & Communities Summit 2019

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Event Date: 
Thursday, September 19, 2019, 8:00am PDT to Friday, September 20, 2019, 5:00pm PDT
Smith Memorial Student Union, Portland State University

The eleventh annual Transportation & Communities Summit will be held at Portland State University on September 19–20, 2019.

We're returning to our classic format this year: TCS 2019 will be a full conference with breakout sessions, a keynote speaker, and opportunities for networking. Day two will also feature half-day workshops, for those wanting a deeper dive into skill building. This annual event connects national research to local practice, and is supported by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities.

Missed last year's event? Check out the 2018 Transportation & Communities Academy


We are now accepting proposals through Monday, March 25. Submit a proposal for:

  • Full 90-minute panel;
  • Individual 20-minute presentation
  • 3.5 hour workshop
  • 7-minute Pecha Kucha
  • Poster (students encouraged to join the Student Poster Competition)

The conference will center around three themes:

  • Transportation + Housing / Land Use
  • New Mobility / Active Transportation
  • Data: Collecting, Processing, Analyzing, and Using

Speaker Registration: Presenters accepted for Panels, Pecha Kuchas, and Posters will be able to register for the Summit Day at discounted rate of $50 (at cost). Presenters accepted for delivering workshops will be able to register at no cost for -either- the Summit Day or a workshop. Proposal submitters will be notified of the status of their proposal no later than Tuesday, April 30.


We anticipate opening registration for this event in March 2019. Sign up for our newsletter to get the announcement when registration opens.


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Hosted by the Transportation Research and Education Center at Portland State University. Supported by our U.S. DOT grant-funded program: the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC). NITC is a Portland State-led partnership with the University of Oregon, Oregon Institute of Technology, University of Utah, University of Arizona, and University of Texas at Arlington.

Requests for reasonable accommodations may be made to Conference & Events Office, (503) 725-CONF, email: or the Disability Resource Center, (503) 725-4150, e-mail: In order to ensure that reasonable accommodations can be provided in time for this event, please make your requests as soon as possible.