Announcing the Zephyr Virtual Sessions

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elizabethsall
Announcing the Zephyr Virtual Sessions

Hi Friends,

In light of our new lives (for now), Zephyr is bringing the learning, sharing, and conversing to you virtually 2 to 3 times per month.

Some of the topics are inspired by the (cancelled) Innovations in Travel Modeling Conference while others are popular requests.  If you have an idea, please let us know!

Registration is required and seats are limited. If you cannot attend, please cancel your registration to give your space to somebody else. The first session is next week, so please sign up soon! 

Inaugural Session

Wed May 27th (Next Week!!!)

>> A system dynamics perspective for transportation planning under uncertainty

     3:00-4:30 PM EDT/12:00-1:30 PM PDT    Registration Required – Limited Seats

Learn: How system dynamics concepts inform the dynamic nature of features of the transportation system.

Discuss: Using system dynamics concepts in travel analysis work. For example: emerging modes, uncertainty in demand, pandemics, or other planning challenges.

Whether they call it that or not, MPOs do a lot of planning under deep uncertainty. Modelers need a quick way to look at very different scenarios. In this webinar, we’ll talk about the larger context of planning under uncertainty, and more specifically about how system dynamics concepts can allow for a better appreciation of the dynamic nature of features of the transportation system. After a simple exercise exploring these concepts by looking at road safety statistics during pandemic-induced decreases in VMT, we’ll wrap up with an open discussion about how participants might use these ideas in their work, whether with emerging modes, uncertainty in demand, or other planning challenges.

This session will be moderated by Hannah Rakoff, Scott Smith and Jingsi Shaw of the U.S. DOT Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, with panelist Jeremy Raw of FHWA’s Office of Planning.

Additional summer and fall sessions

JUNE

Understanding + Estimating Uncertainty with Dr. Greg Erhardt

Panel on Industry Data Standards  with Ben Stabler

Machine Learning 101 for Transportation Analysis with Rick Donnelly

JULY

Introduction to ActivitySim with Joe Castiglione

>Network Development Tools + Tricks

AUGUST

Panel on Race + Gender Lenses in Modeling + Data Collection with Jonathan Ehrlich

Panel on Behavior Dynamics. The Future...Accelerated with Dr. Ram Pendyala

SEPTEMBER

Panel on the Intersection of Survey and Passive Data Collection  with Dr. Stacey Bricka

Workflow Tools + Tricks

OCTOBER

Panel on Model Construction Techniques

Visualization Tools + Tricks

 

elizabethsall

Hi All,
A few people had some trouble finding the registration link. You have to
click through to the event description and then click on 'registration
open'.

Or...here is the direct link:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/1015898321583/WN_vriWMlcRTqOxmoUNkjtnog

A reminder to please not register unless you expect to be able to attend so
that you do not take somebody else's spot.

Best,
Elizabeth

On Tue, May 19, 2020 at 4:35 PM elizabethsall wrote:

> Hi Friends,
>
> In light of our new lives (for now), Zephyr is
> bringing the learning, sharing, and conversing to you virtually 2 to 3
> times per month.
>
> Some of the topics are inspired by the (cancelled) Innovations in Travel
> Modeling Conference while others are popular requests. If you have an
> idea, please let us know!
>
> Registration is required and seats are limited. If you cannot attend,
> please cancel your registration to give your space to somebody else. The
> first session is next week, so please sign up soon!
>
> *Inaugural** Session*
>
> *Wed May 27th (Next Week!!!)*
>
> >> A system dynamics perspective for transportation planning under
> uncertainty
>
>
> 3:00-4:30 PM EDT/12:00-1:30 PM PDT Registration Required – Limited
> Seats
>
> *Learn:* How system dynamics concepts inform the dynamic nature of
> features of the transportation system.
>
> *Discuss:* Using system dynamics concepts in travel analysis work. For
> example: emerging modes, uncertainty in demand, pandemics, or other
> planning challenges.
>
> Whether they call it that or not, MPOs do a lot of planning under deep
> uncertainty. Modelers need a quick way to look at very different scenarios.
> In this webinar, we’ll talk about the larger context of planning under
> uncertainty, and more specifically about how system dynamics concepts can
> allow for a better appreciation of the dynamic nature of features of the
> transportation system. After a simple exercise exploring these concepts by
> looking at road safety statistics during pandemic-induced decreases in VMT,
> we’ll wrap up with an open discussion about how participants might use
> these ideas in their work, whether with emerging modes, uncertainty in
> demand, or other planning challenges.
>
> This session will be moderated by Hannah Rakoff, Scott Smith and Jingsi
> Shaw of the U.S. DOT Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, with
> panelist Jeremy Raw of FHWA’s Office of Planning.
>
> Additional summer and fall sessions
>
> JUNE
>
> > Understanding + Estimating Uncertainty
> with
> Dr. Greg Erhardt
>
> > Panel on Industry Data Standards
> with
> Ben Stabler
>
> > Machine Learning 101 for Transportation Analysis
> with
> Rick Donnelly
>
> JULY
>
> > Introduction to ActivitySim
> with Joe
> Castiglione
>
> >Network Development Tools + Tricks
>
>
> AUGUST
>
> > Panel on Race + Gender Lenses in Modeling + Data Collection
> with
> Jonathan Ehrlich
>
> > Panel on Behavior Dynamics. The Future...Accelerated
> with
> Dr. Ram Pendyala
>
> SEPTEMBER
>
> > Panel on the Intersection of Survey and Passive Data Collection
> with
> Dr. Stacey Bricka
>
> > Workflow Tools + Tricks
>
>
> OCTOBER
>
> > Panel on Model Construction Techniques
>
>
> > Visualization Tools + Tricks
>
>
>
>
> Attached files:
> Learning Session Announcement.pdf
>
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