Thursday, November 19, 2009

T2 Committe schedule for 2010 TRB annual meeting

Mark your calendars for interesting sessions and informative meetings sponsored by the T2 Committee at the 2010 TRB annual meeting.

  • Jan 10 2010 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM: Everything You Need to Know About Web 2.0: Using Communication and Collaboration to Improve Transportation, Marriott, Thurgood Marshall East
  • Jan 10 2010 1:30 PM- 4:30 PM: Communicating the Value of Research and Accelerating Innovation Implementation for Transportation Professionals, Shoreham, Blue Room
  • Jan 10 2010 1:30 PM- 4:30 PM: International Transportation Research Collaboration: Success Stories, Hilton, Jefferson West
  • Jan 12 2010 8:00 AM- 9:45 AM: Knowledge Management: Successful Practices for Succession Planning, Hilton, Jefferson West
  • Jan 12 2010 3:45 PM- 5:30 PM: Technology Transfer Committee Meeting, Hilton, Holmead
  • Jan 13 2010 8:00 AM- 9:45 AM: New Media Communications in Transportation, Hilton, Lincoln East

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Want to know more about Web 2.0? Check out T2 Committee sessions at TRB annual meeting

Wanting to get down with the latest in technology? The T2 Committee is co-sponsoring a workshop, “Everything You Need to Know About Web 2.0: Using Communication and Collaboration to Improve Transportation.” The workshop will take place January 10, from 9 a.m. to noon.

What will it cover? Transportation agencies have begun experimenting with Web 2.0 technologies for everything from tweets on road closures to using VOIP services to collaborate with researchers. This workshop provides overviews of many Web 2.0 applications, including social networks, podcasts, blogs, wikis, RSS feeds, and virtual worlds. The workshop will highlight current efforts to improve transportation research by using Web 2.0 and provide participants with instructions to get started using these technologies.

You’ll hear from:

  • Andrew Krzmarzick- U.S. Department of Agriculture on Introduction to Government 2.0 and Social Media
  • Georgene M. Geary - Georgia Department of Transportation on Using Web 2.0 Tools at Georgia Department of Transportation
  • Melissa Jordan - Bay Area Rapid Transit District on Transit 2.0 at
  • Transportation Security Administration's Blog and Idea Factory
  • Kendra Levine - University of California, Berkeley on Looking at Transportation with a Web 2.0 lens

And, if you want to know even more about new technologies and what they will mean for you and your organization, check out the session we are also co-sponsoring Jan 13 from 8 to 9:45 a.m. at the Hilton. You’ll also hear about some of the new media initiatives being sponsored by TRB.

New Media Communications in Transportation
  • TRB’s Communication Coordinators Council on New Media Technologies, Jeffrey L. Western - Western Management and Consulting, LLC
  • Overview of New Media Technologies such as Twitter, YouTube, Blogs, Web 2.0 , Brian P. Kennedy - AECOM
  • Social Media Statistics: Who Is Doing What by Mia Zmud - NuStats, LLC
  • Web 2.0 Technologies for Collaboration: Ways to Use Web 2.0 for Collaboration in Transportation and TRB by Lisa Haakon Pogue,
  • Twitter for Transportation: Effective Uses of Twitter for Transportation Information, News, and Building Communities by Kendra Levine - University of California, Berkeley
  • Sensorpedia: Web 2.0 Methods for Sensor Information Sharing by Bryan Gorman - Oak Ridge National Laboratory