Upcoming Events

The Mineta Consortium for Transportation Mobility 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.

Dates Events
May 5, 2018 Women in Leadership League (WILL) Conference 2018  -  San José, CA

About the Event

On Saturday, May 5, 2018, the Lucas College of Business will host the 2nd Annual Women in Leadership League Conference. This conference will bring together top women leaders, alumni, and students from all disciplines. The day is planned to provide a mix of keynote addresses and small group discussions, providing participants with inspirational experiences as well as practical advice and strategies from successful women leaders. Hear about their career and life journeys and their personal perspectives on leadership. There will be many opportunities to ask questions and for informal conversations.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Conference Itinerary

  • 9:00am - Check-in and Refreshments
  • 10:00am to 11:15am  - Keynote Panel – Melting the Glass Ceiling 
    Ehrika C. Gladden, VP, Market Strategy, Enterprise Networking for Cisco Systems
    Kara Long, VP/GM Service Providers and Cloudline Server Group for HP Enterprise
    Suja Viswesan, Director of Engineering, LinkedIn
    Moderated by Clare Markovits, Chief of Staff in Cisco’s Chief Digital Office
  • 11:15am to 12:00pm  - Speed Mentoring Session with leaders from top Silicon Valley companies who will share their professional advice.
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm  - Networking Lunch and Resource Fair
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm  - Birds of a Feather - Small group discussions with leaders from many of the top companies in Silicon Valley, including Apple, Cisco, Google, and LinkedIn


Saturday May 5, 2018
9:30am – 2:30pm
San José State University
Student Union Ballroom (SU)
Sector B3 of the map found at: www.sjsu.edu/map/

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May 6, 2018 4th Annual “Silicon Valley Bikes!” Festival & Bicycle Show  -  San José, CA

Come join our Valley’s racing, road, cargo, fixed gear, cruiser, recreation, vintage, lowrider, mountain biking, BMX, cool urban lifestyle cyclists and their families for a day of fun and community building. There will be food trucks, craft beer, events for kids, live music, and more. 

A collaboration between History San José, Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, Mineta Transportation Institute, Specialized Bicycles, Gooseneck Bicycles, Santa Clara Valley Brewing and more. 

Location: History Park San José, 635 Phelan Ave., San José, CA  95122.

Cost: $5 admission, $5 per show bike, kids 5 and under are free

May 10, 2018 “An American Story: Norman Mineta and His Legacy” to premier at San Francisco’s CAAMFest36  -  San Francisco, CA

About the Event

Former San Jose mayor, Democratic congressperson, cabinet secretary, founder of the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI), veteran, and World War II incarceration camp survivor, Norman Mineta’s life premiers on the big screen in Dianne Fukami and Debra Nakatomi’s “An American Story: Norman Mineta and His Legacy.” It has been selected as the Opening Night film as part of the Center for Asian American Media’s (CAAM) film festival, or CAAMFest36.

“An American Story” highlights the challenges Mineta and his family faced while incarcerated at Heart Mountain, Wyoming as an 11-year old boy, inspiring him to become a community leader. Considered a man of many firsts, Mineta, according to producers Fukami and Nakatomi, personifies the dreams and aspirations of the Asian American community.


Castro Theater
May 10, 2018 7:00 pm

Ticket Information

Ticket Promo Code: MTICAAM

Screening and Gala rate: $50 (General Admission is usually $65)

Screening Only Ticket rate: $25 (General Admission is usually $35)

May 16, 2018 Synchronizing Climate and Transportation Plans  -  Palo Alto, CA

About the Event

Transportation is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the region and the state. What transportation strategies make it harder to reduce GHGs, and what can help? How can we make better decisions today that support a sustainable future?

  • Widening highways or converting existing lanes to express lanes
  • Building more parking garages, or less
  • Building more homes near transit, jobs, and services
  • The transition to electric vehicles
  • Transportation as a service


  • Billy Riggs, University of San Francisco and MTI Research Associate
  • Michael Boswell, California Polytechnic State University
  • Gil Friend, City of Palo Alto

Co-sponsors: Palo Alto Forward, Friends of Caltrain, TransForm CA, Mineta Transportation Institute


Thursday, April 19, 6:30-8pm
SamTrans Auditorium
1250 San Carlos Ave, San Carlos
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May 17, 2018 Electric Vehicles for EVeryone  -  Redwood City, CA

About the Event

How is California accelerating the transition from polluting, fossil fuel cars to electric vehicles? Come learn about charging stations and infrastructure, what cars and trucks are available, saving money by going electric, and how everyone can benefit from the growth of electric vehicles.


  • Opening comments, Assemblymember Marc Berman (invited)
  • Alan Suleiman from Silicon Valley Clean Energy will discuss how community choice energy providers are helping with EV chargers
  • Mark Tang from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District will explain the BAAQMD rebate program for low-income EV purchaser
  • Janelle London of  Colutura will share creative strategies using policy and culture to shift us away from gasoline engines
  • Shyam Nagrani of MotivPower will discuss EVs for the medium-duty transportation sector
  • Moderator: Diane Bailey, Menlo Spark

Cosponsors: Acterra, Menlo Spark, Peninsula Interfaith Climate Action, Mineta Transportation Institute


Thursday, May 17th, 6:30-8pm
Redwood City Library
1044 Middlefield Road, Redwood City
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May 22, 2018 to May 23, 2018 International Seminar: High-Speed Technologies on Railway Systems  -  San José, CA

About the Event

Attend a High-Speed rail seminar with international experts sharing specialized knowledge of railway technologies. The seminar is oriented to qualified professionals, graduate engineers, local SBEs and senior students with interest in this field. It will provide and expand a qualified workforce for the development of HSR in California. Additionally, it’s an opportunity to bring students into contact with international leaders and companies in these technologies. 

The event is structure into two periods:

First Period: May 22-23, 2018

Day 1 - Update on the HSR California Program and Worldwide Trends (May 22, 2018, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm)

Day 2 - Traction Power Technologies Basic Concepts and Real Cases Discussion (May 23, 2018, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm)

Second Period: October, 2018, dates & details to come

Registration Information

General: $400 (one day); $1200 (four days) 

Small Business Enterprise (SBE): $250 (one day); $750 (four days) 

To register, email eromo@fundacioncdh.com or aarribas@eurif.com

Scholarships to cover the registration fee are available for students, please send your request to karen.philbrick@sjsu.edu


San José State University

High-speed technologies on railway systems flyer