Velo-city conference series’ next stop: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Coming to South American for the first time, Velo-city 2018 will focus on the main theme Access to Life, linked to the overall goal of cycling inclusion. Building on topics of previous Velo-city conferences such as Health, Infrastructure, Technology, Governance and Data, Velo-city 2018 in Rio de Janeiro will explore the fusion of these discourses through cycling inclusion.
The storyline of the conference can be summarized as such: Learn do Live in order to achieve Happiness and Quality of Life, for that we need to Integrate Life and Transport generating a Lively Economy. The city of the future is a city with Access to Life.
With Access to Life at the center, the over-arching themes of Health, Infrastructure, Technology, Governance and Data are made to fit through the four sub-themes: Learn to Live, Happiness and Quality of Life, Integrating Life and Transport, Lively Economy.
Looks at how we learn to live together, through the lens of mobility.
Broadens the idea of health to include mental and physical health, as well as environmental health.
Integrating people through transportation and through different modes of transportation.
Link between economics and transport going beyond theory and into life and practice.
Velo-city 2018 will focus on creating interaction and discussion through various formats for presentations. Formats are subject to change*.
Lecture format will involve 3-4 speakers presenting in-depth about their topic to an audience. Sessions will involve questions/discussions either after each speaker or at the end in the form of a panel.
Workshop format goes in-depth into a project or activity/research with 1-2 people presenting in detail their work. Participants are then able to ask questions, learn and share with the expert.
Speed dating format involves one-to-one discussions between speakers and participants. They will occur in the middle of the conference area, not in a separate room, allowing for high-level of interaction.
Pecha Kucha format is a quick-paced format involving a timed powerpoint presentation of 20 slides for 30 seconds each. Speakers must be well prepared because once the time runs out…the next speaker is up!
Round table format is an in-depth discussion on a general theme – a different speaker leads the discussion at each table. Participants are able to change tables to join another speaker after a set amount of time.
Panel discussion will focus on questions from the audience, who will be able to send questions ahead of time. The discussion is moderated by an expert in the field. Focus is more on interaction between speakers/panelists and moderated input from the audience rather than presentations.
Velo-city 2018 is pleased to invite all experts from around the world to share their research, experience, and insights with a global audience.
All submissions must be in English. The presentation itself may be done in English, Portuguese or Spanish as live translation will be available during the conference.
Abstracts should comprise the following elements:
Velo-city 2018 is looking for submissions that show original research, project results, ideas, campaigns, etc.
|Abstract Submission||November 05th, 2017 (23:59 UTC -3:00)|
|Acceptance Notification||December 11th, 2017|
|Conference Date||June 12-15, 2018 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|