About the Summit
Registration is Limited–Register Today!
Join us at the 2016 National Shared Mobility Summit in Chicago on October 17-19 to discuss the latest developments in carsharing, bikesharing, ridesourcing, microtransit and more.
The summit offers a unique, once-a-year opportunity to:
- Stay on the cutting edge of shared mobility with updates on the latest research findings, policy innovations and on-the-ground mobility experiments taking place across the globe
- Network with the newest companies, the boldest cities and the nation’s leading mobility experts and change-makers
- Collaborate with other transportation and policy leaders to tackle the tough issues and identify new opportunities through interactive workshops
- Learn, play, innovate and help make our cities work for everyone!
Building on the success of SUMC’s sold-out 2015 national summit, this year’s event will feature a shared mobility expo, a series of collaborative, hands-on sessions, interactive tours and more.
All attendees are invited to a Summit opening reception on October 17th.
A program agenda is available on the “Summit Agenda” tab on the menu bar and will be updated frequently as new speakers and other details are confirmed.
The Shared-Use Mobility Center has limited spots available for volunteers as notetakers, ushers, and support staff for the National Shared Mobility Summit on October 17-19, 2016. Volunteers can get complementary registration to the summit. Volunteers must attend a mandatory volunteer orientation in order to be eligible for free registration.
Chicago Union Station Tour
Monday, October 17th 3:30-5:30 PM
As the third-busiest railroad terminal in the United States, Chicago’s Union Station serves over 300 trains per weekday, which together carry roughly 120,000 arriving and departing passengers. Participants will get an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour and presentation on the Union Station Master Plan — a collaborative effort between the Chicago Department of Transportation, Amtrak, and Metra.
The tour will be conducted by Derrick James, Amtrak’s Director of Government Affairs, and Joseph Schwieterman, Director of the Chaddick Institute and Professor in DePaul University’s Graduate School of Public Service. Attendees should meet at the “Tour Departure” sign at the registration desk at 3:30 pm. Pre-registration is required.
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Divvy Bike Tour to the 606
Monday, October 17th 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Meet in front of conference venue
Led by the Chicago Department of Transportation, this three-hour ride will take participants along Chicago’s celebrated “606” using Divvy bikeshare bikes. The 606 is an elevated, linear park built on an unused railroad track running nearly three miles west-to-east through the northwest side of Chicago. CDOT guides will discuss the history and significance of the trail.
Participants should plan to meet in front of the conference venue at 1:00 pm and may also want to bring water, extra clothes and rain gear, if needed.