Transportation Inflection Reflection
SUMC’s one-hour, virtual panel discussion on February 17 brought together four important voices and thought leaders who shared their insights into the deep, systemic changes that are happening and need to happen to push the transportation system towards sustainability and equity—and it’s moderated by our CEO, Benjie de la Peña.
Watch on our YouTube channel
2020 National Shared Mobility Summit
On May 5-6, 2020, the Shared-Use Mobility Center (SUMC) broke new ground in the transit and shared mobility industries by holding a virtual National Shared Mobility Summit. This followed less than two months after we canceled the in-person event due to the intensifying COVID-19 pandemic. We learned many valuable lessons in planning and running the 2020 National Shared Mobility Summit LIVE, which we’ve enjoyed sharing with other organizations. In two days, we facilitated conversations and collaborations across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors on these and over 20 other pressing topics that simply could not wait:
- Short and Long-term Strategies for Transit and Shared Mobility Moving from COVID-19
- The Road to Mobility as a Service
- Shared Mobility, Freight and Goods Delivery
- State-level Environmental Policy
- Funding Mobility in Challenging Times
We invite you to watch the 2020 Summit sessions on our YouTube channel below. You can also read SUMC Founder and Executive Director Sharon Feigon’s Summit Wrap-Up: What we learned, and what we must do now. We will continue to learn and evolve as we plan our virtual path to our next in-person National Shared Mobility Summit. Stay tuned!
2019 National Shared Mobility Summit
Held on March 5-7, 2019, the National Shared Mobility Summit brought together more than 700 mobility practitioners from 40 States and 14 countries—including policymakers, public and private sector leaders, agency heads, startups, and researchers—to share the latest developments in shared mobility, ask tough questions, dig for real answers, and collaborate on breakthrough solutions. Building on past successes, the sold-out 2019 summit was packed with moderated panel discussions, keynote speeches, interactive workshops, breakout sessions, hands-on demonstrations, networking opportunities, and two exclusive events: the Startup Spotlight and the Shared Mobility Expo.
Read SUMC Executive Director Sharon Feigon’s ten key takeaways from the 2019 Summit. In case you missed this year’s conference, you can read up on other findings from the Summit and find links to audio recordings from key sessions in our compilation of Summit media coverage.
2018 National Shared Mobility Summit
In Spring of 2018, SUMC hosted more than 620 mobility practitioners—including public-sector transportation leaders, private-sector innovators, and representatives from a diverse array of community and research organizations—at the sold-out 2018 National Shared Mobility Summit. We want to thank everyone who attended and helped foster an open dialogue where we shared, discussed and collaborated on the latest transportation issues, developments, and innovations to guide the equitable, sustainable growth of shared mobility in our cities. Thanks again to all those who contributed their time, energy and ideas to make this year’s summit a resounding success. Read Sharon Feigon’s 2018 summit takeaways.
2016 National Shared Mobility Summit
More than 500 experts — including public sector transportation leaders, private sector innovators and community representatives from a diverse array of organizations — gathered in Chicago on October 17-19 for the 2016 National Shared Mobility Summit. The only national conference focused exclusively on shared mobility, the summit featured provoking keynotes, in-depth panel discussions, interactive tours, the largest shared mobility expo in North America and more. More information is available on the 2016 summit page and in our event wrap-up.
Move Together: Shared Mobility Summit 2015
The 2015 national shared mobility summit brought together more than 500 transportation and policy leaders from across the country to Chicago on September 28-30 to discuss new developments in shared mobility, foster collaboration between the public and private sectors, and explore new solutions related to integration, equity, use of public space and more. For more information, view our Storify recap or the program on the 2015 summit page.
Live Ride Share Workshop
SUMC conducted a unique “Mobility 2.0” workshop on bike, car and ride-sharing at the Live Ride Share conference in LA on February 23, 2015. The hands-on event drew participants from the agencies and companies on the front lines of implementing shared mobility in the LA region such as Lyft, Uber, LADOT, LA Metro, City of Los Angeles, Zipcar, Car2Go, Bolloré Group, Motivate, Cyclehop, Enterprise Carshare, RidePal and more. View SUMC’s full recap here.
Chicago Shared Mobility Workshop
More than 100 transportation and technology leaders from across the country gathered in Chicago on October 27, 2014 to celebrate the launch of the Shared-Use Mobility Center (SUMC). The half-day workshop drew attendees from organizations including Zipcar, Uber, Lyft, Divvy, B-cycle, Enterprise CarShare, Metra, Pace, Amtrak, the City of Chicago, the State of Illinois and more.
After the conclusion of the workshop, guests gathered upstairs in the Energy: Coalition co-working space, where SUMC is headquartered, to celebrate the organization’s official launch. For a full summary of the day, please view SUMC’s multimedia event recap.
Shared-Use Mobility Summit 2014
The Innovation in Mobility Public Policy Summit was held June 10 & 11, 2014 in Washington, D.C. Building upon the success of the Shared-Use Mobility Summit in San Francisco in October 2013, innovative transportation professionals discussed new developments in shared mobility and fostered collaborations among federal, state and local governments and private sector mobility providers.
To view a multimedia summary of the 2014 Shared-Use Mobility Summit, click here. For additional information, please review the conference program and speaker list.
Shared Use Mobility Summit 2013
In October 2013, the University of California, Berkeley’s Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC) hosted the inaugural Shared-Use Mobility Summit in San Francisco, California. The summit was a two-day event that facilitated a dialogue among nearly 300 participants representing close to 200 organizations. Participants included mobility providers, policymakers, governmental agencies, non-profits, technologists, academics, media, other stakeholders, and affiliated industries.
To download the complete Shared-Use Mobility Summit white paper that details all the panels, discussions, and events, click here. To view video from day 1 of the Shared-Use Mobility Conference, click here. A complete agenda from the summit is available here.