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ETC 2021: Last chance to book! ⏰

Last chance to book

ETC 2021: 13 - 15 Sept

LAST CHANCE TO BOOK:

DEADLINE TODAY!

Places for next week's European Transport Conference have been selling fast, and with the booking deadline being close of play today, there's just enough time to book your place!

#ETC2021Online will maintain the unique multi-session, multi-streamed format of the conference with a timetable packed full of papers and discussions affecting today's transport experts. Check out the AET website to download the full three-day programme.

Bookings are available for 1, 2 and 3-day places. To book your place, please visit our website: www.aetransport.org or click the booking button below!

Discounted places are available for AET members, young professionals, full-time students and organisations from new member states of the EU (joined in 2004, 2007 and 2013).

 

ETC 2021: Planning for Sustainable Land Use and Transport

ETC 2021 TWITTER PSLT

ETC 2021: 13 - 15 Sept

PLANNING FOR SUSTAINABLE LAND USE AND TRANSPORT

The Planning for Sustainable Land Use and Transport stream provides a home for issues at the leading edge of policy development at the interface between land use and transport planning. Its focus is on sustainable solutions to land use and transport problems, and how to measure and evaluate their effectiveness and impacts.

Join us for this year's programme at ETC 2021 which includes:

  • The 15 minute city
  • Moving towards sustainable transport
  • Strategic planning for a sustainable future
  • Inclusive transport systems
  • Medium and long term effects of COVID on travel behaviour
  • Walking and cycling

 

ETC 2021: Intelligent Mobility, Management and Operations

Intelligent Mobility

ETC 2021: 13 - 15 Sept

INTELLIGENT MOBILITY, MANAGEMENT & OPERATIONS (IMMO)

The Intelligent Mobility, Management and Operations (IMMO) stream at the European Transport Conference provides a home for research and practitioners dealing with issues at the leading edge of Intelligent Mobility and ITS. ITS is playing an increasing role in dealing with everyday mobility and the consequences it has on accessibility, safety and liveability.

The IMMO stream's purpose is to exchange knowledge between the new, exciting and emerging areas such as Autonomous Vehicles, MaaS and ride-sharing whilst relating these back to traditional traffic engineering principles.

Join us for this year's IMMO programme at ETC 2021 which includes:

  • ITS and Traffic Management
  • Electrical vehicles and electrification
  • Perceptions and Behaviours in relation to new mobility trends

Presented online, the conference will maintain its distinctive multi-disciplinary, multi-streamed format, with ETC 2021 providing a forum for debate and reflection as we navigate through these unprecedented times. View our unique programme of first-class speakers representing research, policy, and practice at www.aetransport.org

 

ETC 2021: Transport Economics, Finance and Appraisal

Transport Economics

ETC 2021: 13 - 15 Sept

TRANSPORT ECONOMICS, FINANCE & APPRAISAL (TEFA)

A common cry, as we look to rebuild societies and the economy after the Covid-19 pandemic, is the desire to develop a more equitable and sustainable future. Hence, understanding the use of Social Value to appraise and prioritise transport investment is becoming increasingly important and TEFA, being at the forefront of developments, is holding a whole session on this vital topic.

Given the uncertain times we live in, it’s not surprising that we have a couple of sessions on how to deal with uncertainty in appraising major transport schemes:

  • As Europe’s rail network continues to be opened up to competition, we have a session on both internal and external competition in the rail sector.
  • We also cover the latest thinking on values of time, cost-benefit analysis and the evaluation of projects.

Presented online, the conference will maintain its distinctive multi-disciplinary, multi-streamed format, with ETC 2021 providing a forum for debate and reflection as we navigate through these unprecedented times. View our unique programme of first-class speakers representing research, policy, and practice at www.aetransport.org

 

ETC 2021: YOUNG RESEARCHERS' & PRACTITIONERS' FORUM (YRPF)

Young Researchers

ETC 2021: 13 - 15 Sept

YOUNG RESEARCHERS' & PRACTITIONERS' FORUM (YRPF)

The Young Researchers’ and Practitioners’ Forum (YRPF) is a special format within the European Transport Conference that is specifically aimed at young professionals. Early career researchers and practitioners will present their work to the participants of the European Transport Conference.

YRPF is organised by young professionals with the presentation of early-stage experimental projects and research ideas being explicitly welcome. The forum provides a format which enables constructive and comprehensive feedback, as well as additional time for discussion.

This year, the YRPF sessions will focus on key topics including:

  • COVID-19 and the consequences
  • The Climate Emergency
  • Inclusion and Diversity

More information on the Young Researchers’ and Practitioners’ Forum programme can be found on the AET website.

Presented online, the conference will maintain its distinctive multi-disciplinary, multi-streamed format, with ETC 2021 providing a forum for debate and reflection as we navigate through these unprecedented times. View our unique programme of first-class speakers representing research, policy, and practice at www.aetransport.org

 

ETC 2021: Systems Dynamics Programme

Systems Dynamics

ETC 2021: 13 - 15 Sept

SYSTEMS DYNAMICS

Transport systems, whether they be infrastructural, economic, technical, political, or sociological, are complex and constantly changing. As such, System Dynamics (SD) modelling, as a method for capturing behaviours and understanding of changes in complex systems over time, including feedbacks and lagged response, is being increasingly adopted in transport research and planning. SD combines both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, offering many advantages compared to traditional transport modelling.

Grounded in systems theory, Causal Loop Diagrams are developed that demonstrate links and logical behaviours between variables within a system, that can be self-reinforcing or balancing. SD is particularly well suited to policy analysis, and as a support tool for decision making, as models can be co-created with stakeholders. And, once the model is set up, many scenarios can be easily and quickly compared.

Join us at #etc2021online for special sessions where this type of modelling has been applied within transport, to provide insight on the opportunities it may offer to all types of transport projects and research - whether you have experience in SD or require an introduction to it. Supported by the System Dynamics Society Special Interest Group in Transportation.

 

ETC 2021: Rail Planning & Policy Programme

Rail planning

ETC 2021: 13 - 15 Sept

RAIL PLANNING & POLICY

The Rail Planning and Policy programme is focused on developing the knowledge on planning, economics and use of heavy rail. During the COVID 19 pandemic, footfall has fallen dramatically but there is a future for rail after the pandemic even more than before the crisis!

Enhancement of the quality of the rail network and its use is pivotal for our society and our wellbeing. The political and economical organisation of developing rail networks, and customer satisfaction with train use, are key elements in creating a more sustainable society.

Also this year, lots of interesting presentations will be available on topics such as the future of rail strategy, demand forecasting, future trends affecting rail, high speed trains, station accessibility and design, and of course we pay attention to the influence of COVID 19 on rail demand. Again, we have some shared sessions with Transport Economics, Finance and Appraisal with topics concerning competition and appraisal.

Presented online, the conference will maintain its distinctive multi-disciplinary, multi-streamed format, with ETC 2021 providing a forum for debate and reflection as we navigate towards a new era after COVID. View our unique programme of first-class speakers representing research, policy, and practice at www.aetransport.org

Boost your company profile!

Spaces are selling out fast for the #etc2021online exhibition so don’t miss out on your opportunity to promote your organisation to a captive ETC audience. Email sabrina.winter@aetransport.org to discuss the options available. Our thanks go to this year's sponsors and exhibitors for supporting the conference:

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ETC 2021: Data Conference Programme

Data Conference Programme

ETC 2021: 13 - 15 Sept

DATA SESSIONS

Data and Digital use of data has become a key focal point of managing general infrastructure assets that include highways, developments, rail stations, airports and cities. Transport data as a source of input plays a large part in our Digital revolution. In addition, the recent worldwide pandemic reiterated the importance of data, including its processing in a flexible manner, and how transport can react positively and possibly help predict various strategies, scenarios and outcomes. Data is becoming very focal in the monitoring of large developments and infrastructure proposals, and forms a very important component of mitigation measures.

This year, we are delighted to have a very wide and diverse range of papers covering key aspects that include Covid-19, urban rail transit, GPS fleets, cruising for parking purposes, public transport and city resilience to name a few.  
 
Collecting and managing data, how to effectively process it, and to understand how and when to use it and apply it, is a forever evolving challenge. Our speakers will provide valuable lessons learnt and insights into methods applied, and difficulties envisaged, setting out key challenges that lie ahead for us all to consider and engulf in our daily work.

Many thanks to Tracsis for sponsoring this year's Data sessions at #etc2021online. Please join us online, 13-15 September. Booking details and full programme information: www.aetransport.org

 

ETC 2021: Local Public Transport Conference Programme

Local public transport

ETC 2021: 13 - 15 Sept

Local Public Transport Programme

The LPT programme committee seeks to encourage excellence in both urban and rural public transport, enhancing the understanding of the key issues that affect the provision of good public transport services. This year’s full programme at the European Transport Conference features a range of sessions and papers examining:

  • Social inclusive mobility and public transport
  • Sustainability: electrification of public transport and its role in sustainable mobility
  • Lessons learnt from European public transport projects
  • Autonomous shuttles and their potential contribution to public transport networks and objectives
  • Opportunities and challenges of new on-demand modes and micro-mobility
  • How to rethink and recover public transport after the COVID pandemic
Doppelmayer

Many thanks to Doppelmayr for sponsoring this year's Local Public Transport sessions at #etc2021online. Please join us online, 13-15 September. Booking details and full programme information: www.aetransport.org

 

ETC 2021: Transport Modelling Programme

Transport Modelling Programme

ETC 2021: 13 - 15 Sept

Transport Modelling Programme


Transport modelling is at the heart of an evidence based approach to solving some of the major challenges facing transport as we recover from the pandemic and work to build a more sustainable future.

Hear about and discuss the latest innovation and modelling developments at ETC 2021 including:

  • Modelling the pandemic and understanding the ‘new normal’
  • Application and development of activity based models
  • Developments in national transport models
  • Considerations in use of strategic models
  • Modelling to support environmental progress
  • Approaches to mode shift and changing travel behaviour
  • Modelling freight and electric vehicle rollout
  • Innovations in modelling active travel, connected autonomous vehicles and shared mobility

PTV Shaping Mobility

Many thanks to PTV Group for sponsoring this year's Transport Modelling session at #etc2021online. Please join us online, 13-15 September. Booking details and full programme information: www.aetransport.org

 

ETC 2021: Global trends impacting transport (GTiT)

global impacts

ETC 2021: 13 - 15 Sept

Global trends impacting transport

This year’s ETC Global trends impacting transport (GTiT) programme committee has set a special focus to COVID-19 with five dedicated sessions over three days.

Day 1 - Focussing on impacts, insights and referencing the relevant city cases

You can expect informative papers and fruitful discussions indicating what policy and research impacts, challenges and endeavours are underway; what lessons we have learned from transport system disruptions that we are still experiencing.

Day 2 - Covering COVID-19 short and long-term solutions to be implemented in observed situations in transport, not only in Europe but worldwide

Featuring a joint session with the Planning for Sustainable Land Use and Transport (PSLUT) committee, dealing with active travel options from differing viewpoints to instigate discussion and sharing of transport expertise. More than ever, active travel options are becoming indispensable to stay sane and safe in adhering to the global 'social distancing' trend.

Day 3 - Discussions encompassing authentically global trends of transport decarbonisation and renewable transport fuels

We expect to demonstrate the investment issues and priorities but also to study, discuss and even challenge current pathways and initiatives.

A gender and inclusion session will address issues in transport, concerning vulnerable transport user groups, aimed at highlighting the challenges and strengthening their role in all transport modes.

Now, more than ever, the need for networking, socialising, exchanging new ideas and evoking old (but not outdated) concepts, discussing and challenging local and global trends and policies is vital for transport professionals to survive and affirm their role, stimulate out-of-the-box thinking and attract newcomers with fresh views and future solutions to today’s problems.

Many thanks to VECTIO for sponsoring the GTiT sessions at #etc2021online. Please join us online, 13-15 September. Booking details and full programme information: www.aetransport.org


ETC 2021: Freight & Logistics programme

Freight Logistics

The Freight and Logistics committee of the European Transport Conference concerns actual issues such as freight and the environment, impact of strategic logistics on freight systems, freight policy development, city logistics, trans-national networks, corridors and terminals. Join us for this year's exciting programme at ETC 2021 online, which includes:

  • COVID impacts in freight transport
  • Freight transport modelling
  • Mode choice in freight
  • E-highway applications
  • Maritime and ports of the future
  • Climate solutions
  • Urban logistics
  • Smart land transportation
  • E-commerce applications

For booking details and full programme information covering these thought-provoking sessions, please go to www.aetransport.org

 

AET Covid-19 Webinar: Transport planning: is it the same after the pandemic?

transport planning

Thursday 1 July 2021

11.00 - 12.00 CEST (10.00 - 11.00 BST/WEST)

This webinar aims to discuss new approaches, methods and resources, as well as emerging modes and services that shape transport and mobility after, or in light of, COVID-19. Special attention is paid to one of the key themes of this year’s European Transport Conference: making transport more inclusive and taking into account diverse needs and trends.

This webinar is organised in the form of an online panel with the participation of leading European experts, introducing the following aspects of transport planning and providing insights into the upcoming ETC 2021 conference programme:

  • Transport data by Olga Feldman, Arcadis, UK – Chair of the AET Council
  • Passenger mobility by Niels van Oort, TU Delft, NL – Chair of the AET Local Public Transport Programme Committee
  • Goods transport by Thierry Vanelslander, University of Antwerp, BE – Chair of the AET Freight and Logistics Programme Committee
  • Drivers and trends shaping transport systems by Vladimir Momčilović, University of Belgrade, RS – Chair of the AET Global Trends Impacting Transport Programme Committee

The discussion will be moderated by Gisela Gräfin von Schlieffen, RMV, DE (Director of the AET Board) and the webinar will be chaired by András Munkácsy, KTI, HU, from the AET COVID-19 Working Group.

For further details, please go to the Covid-19 Conversations page on the AET website and follow the link to register for the webinar.

Register here

 

Early Booking Discounts


This year, prices have been held from 2020 for a limited period. Delegates booking before 21 June will benefit from discounted places on 1, 2 and 3 day conference attendance.

 

AET Members

1 Day

2 Days

3 Days

Individual Member

£150

€170

£300

€340

£375

€425

Organisation Member

£130

€145

£260

€290

£320

€360

Non-Members

£190

€215

£380

€430

£475

€535

                                                                  All fees shown are subject to 20% VAT

 

Additional discounts           
In addition, a 50% discount on booking fees is applicable to attendees from new EU Member States (joined since 2004) and for young professionals under the age of 26 or with less than 5 years’ professional experience. Full time students also receive a generous discount with places available for £100 or €115.

 

BOOK YOUR DISCOUNTED PLACE

This year at ETC 2021

At ETC we bring together practitioners, researchers and policy makers. We understand and work with the entire transport community. Together, we explore and develop transport & mobility policy and best practice.

Featuring in-depth presentations on policy issues, best practice and research findings across a broad spectrum of transport modes key conference themes to be explored this year include:

  • COVID-19 and the consequences
  • The Climate Emergency
  • Inclusion and Diversity

Further conference details are available for download on the Early Booking brochure.

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Great news! Doppelymayer will be supporting the conference this year. We welcome them at sponsors of the Local Public Transport session. Keep up to date with conference news following @EuTransportConf #etc2021online.

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