30 Dec 2021 Blog

Why We’ve Cancelled Our Exhibition Spaces at CES 2022 & TRB Annual Meeting 2022

Why we're not going to CES 2022

After much consideration, we’ve decided to cancel our exhibition spaces at both CES 2022 and TRB 2022 taking place early January, in Las Vegas and Washington DC, respectively. The decision wasn’t easy, but given the rise of the COVID Omicron variant, tighter travel restrictions, and last but not least – the health and safety of our staff, it was the right decision.

Still, both events offer a variety of keynotes, panels, workshops and satellite events worth exploring. CES 2022 is heavy on industry players, as the conference sessions address a broad swath of innovative technology issues, including smart cities and mobility. The Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting is where you can hear from and connect with public policymakers and researchers on a wide variety of transportation topics. In addition to the traditional sessions and panels, there are more than 170 Standing Committees which identify research needs, provide information to the transportation community on research priorities and procedures, review papers for presentation at the TRB Annual Meeting and for publication, encourage the incorporation of appropriate research findings into practice, and develop special programs, conferences, and workshops.

We’ve gathered a list of our can’t-miss events and meetings that address issues close to our hearts – smart cities, urban mobility, traffic equity, and big data in transportation.

Stay safe, follow the health guidelines and we look forward to connecting with you in 2022.

CES times are Pacific Standard Time (PST), TRB times are Eastern Standard Time (EST/ET).

CES 2022 Events

CES 2022 Tech Trends to Watch

The Trends to Watch event kicks off the conference again this year. While it’s a media-only event, you can live stream via the conference web app. Get a preview on the research and trends “shaping the technology of tomorrow.”

When: Monday, January 3, 4:00 – 4:45 PM

Where: Mandalay Bay, Level 2, Oceanside C

 

These next five sessions dig into the technologies and partnerships needed for the public and private sectors working together to build smart cities with a smart transportation system and infrastructure to support the quality of life, safety, and sustainability of the smart city agenda. 

Partnerships: Transforming Smart Cities and Transportation Innovation

When: Wednesday, January 5, 2:00 – 2:40 PM

Where: LVCC, West Level 2, W216-218

 

Perfect Pairings: Smart Cities and Private Partnerships

When: Thursday, January 6, 4:00 – 4:40 PM

Where: LVCC, West Level 2, W216-218

 

Smart City CIO vs. Public Works: Merging Physical and Digital Infrastructure

When: Thursday, January 6, 9:00 – 9:40 AM

Where: LVCC, North Level 2, N259

 

Smart Cities Prepare for Climate Change

When: Thursday, January 6, 1:30 – 2:00 PM

Where: LVCC, West Level 2, W228-233

 

Designing Smart Sustainable Cities Using Interconnected Technologies

When: Thursday, January 6, 2:00 – 2:40 PM

Where: LVCC, West Level 2, W216-218

Leveraging Technology for Transportation Equity

Improved safety, accessibility, and mobility are all vital objectives for transportation equity. This panel of futurists and transportation technology experts discuss “how innovative transportation technologies and bold policy can support accessibility efforts today and what’s coming next.”

When: Thursday, January 6, 11:00 – 11:40 AM

Where: LVCC, West Level 2, W213-215

Driving Vehicle Intelligence and The Next Generation of Mobility

Mobility giant ZF will share “new innovations and technology for cleaner and safer mobility” that it’s developing with its ecosystem partners. This is another media-only event that you can live stream via the conference web app.

When: Tuesday, January 4, 9:00 – 9:45 AM

Where: Mandalay Bay, Level 2, Lagoon HI

 

Standardized Data, Common Architecture and Vehicle Services

How can the value of vehicle data improve by sharing it through a connected transportation ecosystem? As “the foundation for new revenue streams [and] mobility services,” this session gets into how to improve how vehicle data is shared between vehicles and supporting architecture.

When: Wednesday, January 5, 1:00 – 1:40 PM

Where: LVCC, West Level 2, W216-218

Innovations in Micromobility Technology and Adoption

What impact with mircormobility have on urban mobility? What’s the current state of micrmobility technology and where will it be going?

When: Thursday, January 6, 10:00 – 10:40 AM

Where: LVCC, West Level 2, W213-215

Qualcomm Press Conference

A leader in communication technologies, we expect Qualcomm to have some intriguing announcements to share on its “next-gen innovations,” including automotive technologies. This is a media-only event that you can live stream via the web app.

When: Tuesday, January 4, 11:00 – 11:45 AM

Where: Mandalay Bay, Level 2, Mandalay Bay IJ

 

The New Faces of Techno-Mobility

What new smart car buyers want next? GfK AutoMobility™ has new research on what “technologies [are] capturing the imaginations of today’s intenders, especially the youngest auto buyers.”

When: Tuesday, January 4, 1:00 – 1:40 PM

Where: LVCC, West Level 2, W228-233

 

TRB Annual Meeting

The TRB Annual Meeting in Washington DC hosts a variety of event types, some of which fall under the annual meetings “Spotlight Theme” for the conference, “Innovating an Equitable, Resilient, Sustainable, and Safe Transportation System.”

Spotlight Theme & Workshop: Social Equity, Safety, and Urban Mobility

Traffic equity is an issue that concerns us all. This workshop addresses the issue of street safety and mobility in low income communities. The workshop agenda includes talks by Anne Durand, KiM, Netherlands Institute for Transport Policy Analysis, on “Digital Inequalities and The Digital Divide: How digital inequality manifests in public transport and how people cope,” and Claudia Adriazola, Director, Urban Mobility, Health & Road Safety, WRI Ross Center For Sustainable Cities, on “Guidelines for Safe and Sustainable Urban Mobility.”

Certification: AICP Certification

When: Sunday, January 09 1:30 PM- 4:30 PM ET

Location: Sign-on required to access

 

Workshop: Transforming Big Data to Answer Transportation Planning Questions for Statewide and National Applications

Demonstrates big data analysis methods and applications that can improve transportation planning. The workshop includes four breakout groups, including a breakout group of traffic measures, led by David Less from the Tennessee Department of Transportation. 

Certification: AICP Certification

When: Sunday, January 09 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM ET

Location: Sign-on required to access

 

Lectern session: Data-Driven Infrastructure Investment Decision Making

Departments of transportation are challenged to responsibly and effectively spend tax dollars on the technologies and infrastructure that meet evolving transportation needs. This session includes presentations from three senior executives from public transportation agencies who will share how their states improved their project selection processes through technology. 

When: Wednesday, January 12 4:00 PM- 5:30 PM ET

Location: Sign-on required to access

 

TRB conference planners provide session maps grouped as “critical issue sessions.” Here’s the page for the “Transformation Technologies Sessions,” which includes sessions as:

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Stay safe, follow the health guidelines and we look forward to connecting with you in 2022.

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