Podcar City Conference 2021

Podcar City - Conference 2021 - Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Welcome to Podcar City Conference 2021 and PCC Digital

Welcome to Podcar City 2021! This year’s conference is gathering a lot of interest – probably because of the rapid growing list of real projects being established all over the world for autonomous shared transportation in various settings – campuses, airports, cities and other urban areas in need of a new mode of transportation.  We need to create a better mobility environment for all – individuals, businesses, cities – without compromising the freedom of getting around safely and efficiently. The Podcar City 2021 theme is A New Mobility Path – a very suitable headline for what is going on around us and what has to be done – finding a sustainable mass transportation solution that can grow exponentially from small networks to wide area coverage for all. Also, we are introducing for this year PCC Digital – an online experience with select high value presentations

We are proud to serve as the host city for the 2021 Podcar City Conference. The ATL Airport Community Improvement Districts (AACIDs) have a vision for technological innovation that will improve the quality of life and mobility for property owners in and around one of the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (HJAIA). Our AACIDs PRT Advisory Group with representatives from key transit influencers such as MARTA, GDOT, and HJAIA are excited to support cost effective modes of transportation, such as Personal Rapid Transit (PRT), throughout South Metro.

– Gerald McDowell, Executive Director, AACIDS
For Attendees

There are few if any other conference that focuses solely on autonomous shared transportation. Podcar City has the by far most focused and long term history of expertise in this area with researchers, implementers and major stakeholders recognizing the potential of these systems. In order to be well informed about the possibilities for game-changing technologies in public transportation, Podcar City is the place to go. We invite you to a two-day intense meeting on all aspects of new technologies such as planning, land use, available and coming technologies , financing, partnerships and how to do outreach in a political environment. The Podcar City 2021 conference has limited seating due to the Covid restrictions from last year so in order to secure your participation we recommend you to register as soon as possible. UPDATE October 1: The Early Bird is in effect until October 23. Welcome!

For Sponsors

There are several opportunities for advertising and information sharing at Podcar City 2021. Please contact Christer Lindstrom christer@4dialog.com or Matthew Lesh driverlesslesh@gmail.com for more information and a sponsor package offer in PDF.

Program – Overview Preliminary. VR stands for included in the digital part of the event.

See newsletter with a more detailed program here

Wednesday December 8 – Pre conference activities

  • 1 pm- Workshop in Network design & station layout with 4Dialog and Podaris. Please send email to us before this day so we can prepare for your ideas and questions. info@podcarcity.org
  • 7 pm – Cocktail reception at the conference hotel

Thursday December 9 – Main conference dayshort version please see newsletter for more details

  • 08.30 – Breakfast coffee/tea & Registration
  • 09.00 – Introductions & Welcome – Gerald McDowell, AACIDS, Host (VR)
  • 09.10 – Keynotes
    • Andrew Young, former US Ambassador to the United Nations
    • Robb Pitts, Chairman Fulton County Board of Commissioners
    • Prof. Dunham-Jones, Georgia Tech “Retrofitting Suburbia”
  • 09.50 – Setting the stage – Peter Muller, President ATRA (VR)
  • 10.10 – Panel – Existing and running projects today – Moderator & Speakers TBA (VR)
    • Morgantown
    • JTAFLA
    • Suncheon
    • Rotterdam
  • 11.30 – Demonstration at site, exhibitors and box lunch
    • Oceaneering
    • Beep
    • more TBA
  • 13.10 – Panel – Airports & Beyond – Moderated by Krystal Harris AACIDS, speakers TBA (VR)
    • Greenville
    • San Jose
    • Arlanda
    • Atlanta
  • 1430 – Financing – Making Sense – Moderator and speakers TBA (VR)
    • Uppsala
    • Greenville
    • Financing studies
  • 1545 – Coffee, exhibitors
  • 16.00 – Panel – A new industry emerging and the effects – Moderated by Christer Lindstrom, Podcar City
    • Speakers TBA
  • 17.00 – Adjourn
  • 19.00 – Conference Dinner at the Kimpton Hotel

Friday – Universities, Students and planned research and projects

9.00 – 11.30

  • Research overview – Moderated / Presented by Georgia Tech, San Jose State, ITRL Sweden and more
  • Student ongoing and coming projects
    • UIDC
    • ITN
    • Other
  • 11.30 Adjourn, next conference venue and dates
Venue and PCC Digital

The conference takes place at the Kimpton Overland Hotel. For booking of hotel rooms, please mention the booking code Podcar City Conference. The rate is $139 + tax. To participate in the PCC Digital part of the conference you must register to attend – see more on this page. Please note that PCC Digital has a limited number of connections.

Attendees are also able to make guestroom reservations by calling 1-800-KIMPTON and mentioning the group’s name “Podcar City”

Podcar City - Conference 2021 - San Clara - USA
Register by Credit card: www.inist.org/store. If you would like to be invoiced rather than pay via credit card, please email: info@4dialog.com. All prices below are early bird until October 23. Prices increase $100 except for students. All prices include Wednesday Happy Hour and Thursday Evening Dinner.
$ +100 from October 24
$ 595
Thursday only
$ 495
Speaker rate
$ 195
ATRA + new membership
$ 395
$ 95
$ 395
Exhibit Space (also part of sponsor package)
$ 495
Virtual Exhibit space (also part of sponsor package)
$ 195
Virtual Attendees (limited sessions) (no dinner)
$ 95
Virtual Attendees - Student (limited sessions) (no dinner)
$ 25