Events

The Mineta Transportation Institute organizes or participates in several transportation-related events each year. These include national summits, regional forums, industry conferences, or special events and broadcasts. You can find leading transportation experts at all of these events, making them an excellent resource not only for professional and research insights, but also for networking.

Seventeenth Annual Garrett Morgan Sustainable Transportation Competition

April 25, 2017 • National Broadcast


Teams of middle-school students from across the country will present their ideas for achieving sustainable transportation. The live, streaming teleconference will feature an address national transportation leaders as well as the students' creative and innovation solutions. Secretary Chao will welcome our students.

Transportation and the Triple-Bottom Line

April 28, 2017 • San Jose CA


The Transportation and the Triple-Bottom Line conference seeks to explore the concept of 'sustainable transportation,' leaving attendees with a fuller understanding, and most importantly, a definition for the term. Panelists and speakers include an array of national experts, practitioners and scholars on social equity and transportation, the environmental impact of transport, financial mechanisms for secure and continuous transit systems, as well as, decision makers currently involved in California's notable public-private partnerships. Further, conference panelists include leaders in the advocacy, public, private, P3, and nonprofit sectors. Registration is free, and the event will be held from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at 76 South First St., San Jose, CA. MTI proudly co-sponsors this event.

STEM as a Path to the Future: Partnering with the Booker T. Washington Community Service Center

April 29, 2017 • San Jose CA


MTI is partnering with the Booker T. Washington Community Service Center to provide a tour of the Spartan Superway Automated Transportation Network Facility at San Jose State University.

Third Annual “Silicon Valley Bikes!” Festival & Bicycle Show

May 7, 2017 • San Jose, CA


Silicon Valley's bicycle enthusiasts and their families will enjoy an all-day celebration of cycling, family fun, community building, and an off-the-hook bicycle show by Gooseneck Bicycles. There will be food trucks, events for kids, live music, and more. A collaboration between History San José, Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, Mineta Transportation Institute, Gooseneck Bicycles, Cycle California! Magazine and Santa Clara Valley Brewing makes this event possible. The event will take place at History Park San José, located at 635 Phelan Ave., San José, CA  95122. Admission to the public is $5, kids five and under are free.

How can the Silicon Valley Become One of America's Great Biking Capitals? Lessons Learned from the Dutch Cycling Embassy

May 9, 2017 • San Jose CA


Worldwide the Netherlands has the highest bicycle use and provides the widest range of cycling know-how, products and infrastructure. With over 40 years of experience in bicycle policy and practical bicycle solutions, experts from the Dutch Cycling Embassy will discuss bicycling in the context urban mobility, road safety and emission reductions, social inclusion, and health. Registration is free, and the event will be held from 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at San Jose State University, Washington Square Hall Room 109. MTI proudly co-sponsors this bilateral exchange. Submit your RSVP to: julia.menhart@sjsu.edu

Green by Design Scientific Lab and Field Trip to the Tech Museum of Innovation

May 19, 2017 • San Jose CA


K-12 workforce development initiatives are crucial to the future of transportation and MTI is partnering with third grade classroom teachers from Reed Elementary School so students can learn about sustainable transportation. In addition to participatig in the Green by Design lab, students will form teams to build solar-powered vehicle models! MTI proudly co-sponsors this K-12 fieldtrip.

Innovation & Impact 2017

June 14, 2017 • San Jose CA


Join us at the Innovation & Impact Symposium on June 14th, 2017! Located at the Microsoft Conference Center in Mountain View, CA, the event will feature the latest developments in Energy, Mobility and the Built Environment. The region’s leaders from the startup, corporate, public and research communities will discuss what it takes to implement these ideas for maximum impact. With a Keynote Presentation by Steve Westly, and featuring speakers from Tesla, Microsoft, Integral Group, Navigant Research, and SoCal Edison, the event will connect you to like-minded visionaries! Purchase your tickets by clicking here.*Special rates available for government, nonprofit and education organizations. MTI proudly co-sponsors this symposium.

MTI 25th Annual Board of Trustees Convocation and Scholarship Banquet

June 17, 2017 • San Jose CA


Graduates of MTI's Masters of Science in Transportation Management will receive their hoods at a banquet attended by families and friends as well as national and international transportation leaders. An award will be given to the winning team in the Garrett Morgan Sustainable Transportation Competition, and the MSTM Alumni Association will honor its Alumna/us of the Year.

MTI Board of Trustees Meeting

June 17, 2017 • San Jose CA


The Mineta Transportation Institute will hold its summer board meeting in San Jose CA. Chair Nuria Fernandez, CEO of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, will preside.