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Welcome to APTAtech!

APTAtech explores how the public can use innovative technologies to better navigate transit including emerging technologies in Fare Payment, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, Mobility-as-a-Service, the Internet of Things (IoT), and Big Data.

This virtual event will provide a focused perspective at the nexus of mobility and technology, and address the ways in which technology is prompting a monumental paradigm shift for transit–impacting everything associated with the rider experience, users expectations of convenience and data availability, fare collection and revenue management, route optimization, transit workforce needs, and more. The APTAtech Conference will also address newly emerging challenges related to COVID-19 and help the transit industry consider how it might leverage opportunities in innovation to surmount this unprecedented challenge and to maximize the future of the public transportation industry in response and recovery.

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11:00 AM - 11:15 AM (EDT)
Track 1 and 2: Welcome & Opening Remarks

2

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
Track 1: Covid-19 Innovations for Recovery

As transit agencies begin the difficult work of reorienting themselves for a post-COVID-19 world, there is a looming question about the role of Innovation and Technology in COVID-19 response and recovery. While the pandemic has strained transit agencies with new challenges, it has also forced agencies to think differently on how to adopt innovative ways that can ultimately regain the trust of the rider. Hear from speakers at AC Transit and Austin’s Capital Metro about how innovation is helping transit to recover from the pandemic. 

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
Track 2: Navigating Ridership Demographic Changes

2

Hear from agencies across the U.S. about how they’ve responded to the changing demographics and demands of their riders. As ridership has shifted from 9-5 commuters to service industry and essential workers, transit agencies are pressed to rethink the ways in which they will meet rider preferences and needs, and how they will plan for the future.

Planning CEUs: .75CM

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM (EDT)
Track 1 and 2: Networking Break

During the networking break, watch a short video on how to navigate our virtual meeting site or visit the Networking Room and connect with your colleagues!

12:15 PM - 01:00 PM (EDT)
Track 1: Innovative New Technologies for Transit

2

Technology continues to be more and more inextricably linked to mobility. Hear from our speakers about how they are embracing new technological innovations. First, Piper Networks will talk about how they’re using proprietary Ultra-Wideband positioning technology to help transit agencies in Contact Tracing. Then we will hear from AC Transit and WSP about transitioning to Zero-Emission Bus Technology.

12:15 PM - 01:00 PM (EDT)
Track 2: Intellectual Property & Protecting Your Ridership Data: Legal Concerns & What You Need to Know

We once again welcome back Holland and Knight Partner, Max Bodoin. Learn all about the legal and intellectual property implications of fare technology. As many of us know, there are several concerns centered around intellectual property and data. This session will review what to consider when procuring new technology — identifying new sources and uses of data, significant added value, as well as significant potential risk. We will offer an extended Q&A session to allow the audience to interact and ask questions.

01:00 PM - 01:15 PM (EDT)
Track 1 and 2: Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority Virtual Tour 1

Don’t miss Part 1 during the break! Join representatives from the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority on a virtual tour of Austin and their facilities. Throughout the conference, there will be 3 different tour segments hosted by Cap Metro.

01:15 PM - 02:00 PM (EDT)
Track 1 and 2: Tabletop Discussions

13

Feeling inspired by a previous session? Looking to discuss a topic in depth? Join one of our informal tabletop discussions; be ready to speak your mind and make connections -- these discussions will be highly interactive and bring attendees together to tackle some of the most salient issues in the industry.

Table 1 discussion presented by Moovit
Table 2 discussion presented by Macro a Division of Ross & Baruzzine
Table 3, .75CM Planning CEUs
 
01:15 PM - 02:00 PM (EDT)
TABLE 1: Transit Agency CEO/GM Roundtable

Facilitator

  • Nuria I. Fernandez, Chair, APTA; General Manager/CEO, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, San Jose, CA

Discussants

  • Inez Evans, Member, APTA Board of Directors; President and CEO, Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation (IndyGo), Indianapolis, IN
  • John Manconi, General Manager, Transportation Services Department, OC Transpo/City of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
  • Michael Hursh, Member, APTA Board of Directors; General Manager, AC Transit (Alameda Contra-Costa Transit District), Oakland, CA
  • Paul J. Wiedefeld, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Co-Chair, Mobility Recovery & Restoration Task Force; Co-Chair, Recovery and Restoration of Service Task Force ; General Manager and Chief Executive Officer, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), Washington, DC
  • MJ Maynard, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Vice Chair, Connected and Automated Vehicle Committee; Chief Executive Officer, Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
01:15 PM - 02:00 PM (EDT)
TABLE 2: The Chief Innovation Officer’s Role in Inclusion and Equity

Facilitator

  • Alesia Cain, Vice Chair, Research & Technology Committee; Executive Consultant, Macro a Division of Ross & Baruzzini, New York, NY

Discussants

  • Gary Miskell, Chief Innovation Officer, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, San Jose, CA
  • Veronica Vanterpool, Chief Innovation Officer, Delaware Transit Corporation, Wilmington, DE
  • Kimberly J. Williams, J.D., Member, APTA Board of Directors; Vice Chair, Procurement & Materials Management Committee; Chief Innovation Officer, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Houston, TX
  • Dr. Richard Ezike, Senior Policy Associate/Manager, Accelerating Innovation for Inclusion Initiative, Urban Institute, Washington, DC
01:15 PM - 02:00 PM (EDT)
TABLE 3: International AV Transit Projects

Facilitator

  • William Tsuei, PMP, CPA, CSM, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Director of Information Technology, Access Services, El Monte, CA

Discussants

  • Sharad Agarwal, Senior Vice President, EasyMile, Inc., Denver, CO
  • Jean-Baptiste Boneu, Head of Solutions Marketing & New Mobility Activities, Ratp Dev, Paris, France
  • Ming-te Wang, Ph.D., Director, Bureau of Transportation, Tainan City Government, Tainan City, Taiwan
01:15 PM - 02:00 PM (EDT)
TABLE 4: Fare Collection for Small Agencies

Facilitator

  • Robert G. Ayers, President, Ayers Electronic Systems, LLC, Richmond, VA
02:00 PM - 02:15 PM (EDT)
Track 1 and 2: Networking Break

During this break, make new connections in the Networking Room or engage with our sponsors by visiting the Sponsor Page.

02:15 PM - 03:00 PM (EDT)
Track 1: Voice Communication Technology for Transit

Transit technologies have gone through transformative changes in recent years in on-board, central, and infrastructure-related systems. Throughout this transformation, voice communication remains the backbone of driver and dispatch exchanges. Whether it is to report an accident or to inform a bus driver of an operational change, voice communication technology is critical to successful public transit operations. Historically agencies have used wireless communication based on land mobile radio (LMR)-based technology that required significant capital investment along with operations and maintenance expenses. However, the advent of affordable high-bandwidth cellular communication has opened other opportunities. This session will provide lessons from several transit agencies’ experiences with voice communication projects.

Engineering CEUs: .75CM

02:15 PM - 03:00 PM (EDT)
Track 2: Open and Contactless Payment and the Realities of Technology

With more and more push for contactless fare technology, transit agencies need to understand the realities of procurement and implementation. This session will cover how to implement open and contactless payment to your current fare collection system, as well as the benefits this advanced technology can provide to both agencies and riders. This session will also address setting expectations with leadership, stakeholders, and more.

03:00 PM - 03:15 PM (EDT)
Track 1 and 2: Fitness Break

This fun and interactive break will get you moving and help you refocus for the next set of sessions. A licensed fitness instructor will guide you through low-impact exercises and stretches designed to strengthen your body and mind.

03:15 PM - 04:00 PM (EDT)
Track 1: Transit Applications for Systems Engineering

Systems engineering (SE) should be considered a means by which transit agencies can successfully deliver projects and meet agency and customer needs. Hear about case studies that underscore the benefits/successes of an SE approach. This session will also provide an update on the progress on the APTA Systems Integration Guide.

Engineering CEUs: .75CM

03:15 PM - 04:00 PM (EDT)
Track 2: The Possibilities of Autonomous Vehicle Technology for Transit

2

As we continue to craft a vision for the mobility network of the future, autonomous and connected vehicle technology seems to become more and more central to that vision. Hear about the latest autonomous vehicle (AV) landscape and from some of the agencies that have launched successful transit AV pilots.

Engineering CEUs: .75CM

04:00 PM - 05:00 PM (EDT)
Track 1 and 2: Virtual Happy Hour & Debrief

Join us for a fun cocktail hour with a little bit of Austin flair! We will take this opportunity to do a quick debrief of Day 1 of the conference.

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM (EDT)
Track 1 and 2: Welcome & Opening Remarks

2

Welcome to Day 2 of APTATech. Join our hosts for the day and hear from Randy Clarke, President &CEO of the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and Jeff Nelson, APTA Vice Chair, as we get set for another day of engaging sessions.

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
Track 1: Open Data Standards

2

Open data and open source software can allow transit agencies to make integrated service information readily accessible to riders without requiring them to navigate a constellation of different apps, websites, and phone trees. In this session, attendees will learn about the real-world impact of public transit accessibility data (and its absence). We will hear from agencies in urban, suburban, and rural contexts that are using GTFS-Flex to address a number of
demand response services.

Engineering CEUs: .75CM

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
Track 2: Anticipating a Second COVID-19 Spike - How to Prepare, Innovative Approaches, and Lessons Learned

As some states and countries struggle to get out of the first spike of COVID-19, transit agencies are in the position of calling on their experiences with the virus to prepare and use best practices. This includes leveraging some of the latest innovations in disinfecting, contact tracing, contactless fare collection, and using data to enforce low vehicle capacity/social distancing. Hear about how transit agencies will prepare for a second wave of COVID-19, and what they will do to continue offering essential transit service while keeping their riders and employees safe. Furthermore, we’ll delve into leadership during a pandemic — how to empower employees, how to educate employees on health and safety procedures, how to motivate and protect frontline employees, and more.

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM (EDT)
Track 1 and 2: Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority Virtual Tour 2

Join representatives from the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority for Part 2 of a virtual tour of their facilities.

12:15 PM - 01:00 PM (EDT)
Track 1: Leveraging Technology to Improve Service

To be successful developing new mobility options in this rapidly changing transit environment, you need to be able to leverage technology and measure its impacts. This session will feature two case studies from agencies doing just that: San Joaquin Regional Transit Authority (RTD) and Metro Transit. RTD is providing multiple modes of service, including Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), Fixed Route, Commuter Bus, County Hoppers (Deviated Fixed Route, Demand Response ADA and Non-ADA Paratransit, Non-Profits, Taxis, and VanGo Ridesharing services. Metro Transit is using flexible, open source coding software (R, R Markdown, and R Shiny) to develop datasets, figures, reports, and interactive data tools from existing APC datasets from the bus and rail CAD-AVL systems. Example outputs included: daily ridership changes from pre-COVID baseline by mode, trips, and segments experiencing overloading under a new, more restrictive standard of 10 passengers per 40-foot bus; and amounts of time passengers and operators experienced overloaded conditions across the bus network.

Session presented by Hallcon Corporation

12:15 PM - 01:00 PM (EDT)
Track 2: Payment Processing 101: Everything You Should Know

What is the role of an acquirer? How about the issuing bank? This educational session will delve into the process of payment processing. Hear about the basics of payment processing, how it all works and comes together, as well as how to better negotiate with vendors.

01:00 PM - 01:15 PM (EDT)
Track 1 and 2: Fitness Break

Get up and stretch during this interactive break. A licensed fitness instructor will guide you through low-impact exercises designed to refresh your body and mind and help you focus for the next set of sessions.

01:15 PM - 02:00 PM (EDT)
Track 1 and 2: Tabletop Discussions

8

Feeling inspired by a previous session? Looking to discuss a topic in depth? Join one of our informal tabletop discussions; be ready to speak your mind and make connections -- these discussions will be highly interactive and bring attendees together to tackle some of the most salient issues in the industry.

Table 5, .75CM Planning CEUs
Table 6, Presented by Moovit. .75CM Engineering CEUs

01:15 PM - 02:10 PM (EDT)
TABLE 5: North America Transit AV Projects Update

Facilitator

  • Valentin Scinteie, MBA, Chair, Technologies for Vehicle Automation and Connectivity Subcommittee; Director Business Development, Transportation, Kontron America, Inc., Boisbriand, QC

Discussants

  • Bernard Schmidt, Vice President of Automation, Jacksonville Transportation Authority, Jacksonville, FL
  • Gregory A. Walker, Director/Sr Market Manager, AECOM, Phoenix, AZ
  • Tara Lanigan, Director of Policy & Advocacy, May Mobility, Ann Arbor, MI
01:15 PM - 02:10 PM (EDT)
TABLE 6: Chief Information Technology Roundtable

Facilitator

  • Paul Comfort, Esq., Vice President - Business Development, Trapeze Group, Columbia, MD

Discussants

  • Al Martinez, Director, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Los Angeles, CA
  • Jeffrey Devlin, CIO, Port Authority of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Michael O. Helta, Chief Innovation Officer, Maryland Transit Administration, Baltimore, MD
  • Julie Cagliostro, Director of Information Technology, Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Lisa Walton, Chief Technology Officer, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (Muni), San Francisco, CA
01:15 PM - 02:10 PM (EDT)
TABLE 7: MaaS – Fares on the Phone

Facilitator

  • Richard Lobron, Revenue Collection System Specialist, WSP USA, Berwyn, PA
01:15 PM - 02:10 PM (EDT)
TABLE 8: Best Practices of Revenue Management

Facilitator

  • David deKozan, Vice President, Business Development, Cubic Transportation Systems, San Diego, CA
01:15 PM - 02:10 PM (EDT)
TABLE 9: Using Loyalty Programs to Increase Ridership and Decrease Carbon Emissions

Facilitator

  • George Karayannis, VP, Vix Technology (USA) Inc., Seattle, WA
02:00 PM - 02:15 PM (EDT)
Track 1 and 2: Networking Break

During this break, make new connections in the Networking Room or engage with our sponsors by visiting the Sponsor Page.

02:15 PM - 03:00 PM (EDT)
Track 1: COVID-19’s Impact on the Technology Transit Workforce

2

The challenges facing today’s transit workforce make up a trifecta -- the transit workforce is aging, which will ultimately result in a ‘silver tsunami’ of retirements and position vacancies; mobility is becoming more entrenched in technology, which means the future workforce will need different skill sets; and a global pandemic is threatening the safety and health of the many essential workers that keep our service running. Hear various perspectives on how to manage these significant shifts in the transit workforce.

02:15 PM - 03:00 PM (EDT)
Track 2: Emerging Technology in Fare Collection

Attend this session for a broad conversation about new technologies in fare collection and payment. Everything from the procurement of new technology to the impact of its implementation will be discussed as we take a deep dive into how new solutions affect a transit agency, from agency operations to ridership.

03:00 PM - 03:15 PM (EDT)
Track 1 and 2: Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority Virtual Tour 3

Don't miss Part 3, the finale, of the virtual tour hosted by the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

03:15 PM - 04:00 PM (EDT)
Track 1: Safety and Security Considerations in the Age of Connected Mobility

Safety and security is one of the most important pillars of transit agency operation. Many agencies oversee different modes of transportations, such as bus, light rail, commuter rail and others. With technology evolving rapidly, there are many solutions to resolve safety and security matters in the transit and rail industries. All of these technologies will empower the industry to prevent incidents and accidents and reduce any associated injuries, human or financial costs. These new technologies are also required to go through rigorous certification processes by authorities such as FTA and FRA. Come to this session to learn more about the rapidly changing and evolving safety and security landscape for transit.

03:15 PM - 04:00 PM (EDT)
Track 2: The Future of Fare Payment Is Now

8

The future of fare collection is now. Take a peek at what some select fare collection system providers are developing for customers to pay their fares. Providers will showcase some of the most advanced fare collection technology demonstrating how it works and answer attendees questions. You won’t want to pass on these demonstrations of future fare collection technologies and miss the opportunities to plan for future fare payment technology.

Demonstrations

  • Genfare
  • Scheidt & Bachmann USA
  • Conduent Transportation
  • Bytemark, Inc.
  • Cubic Transportation Systems
  • INIT Innovations in Transportation Inc.
  • Vix Technology (USA) Inc.
04:00 PM - 04:10 PM (EDT)
Track 1: Closing Remarks

Thank you for attending APTAtech. Join our hosts as we close out the conference with final remarks.

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM (EDT)
September 09 2020
Track 1 and 2: Welcome & Opening Remarks
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
September 09 2020
Track 1: Covid-19 Innovations for Recovery
As transit agencies begin the difficult work of reorienting themselves for a post-COVID-19 world, there is a looming question about the role of Innovation and Technology in COVID-19 response and recovery. While the pandemic has strained transit agencies with new challenges, it has also forced agencies to think differently on how to adopt innovative ways that can ultimately regain the trust of the rider. Hear from speakers at AC Transit and Austin’s Capital Metro about how innovation is helping transit to recover from the pandemic. 
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM (EDT)
September 09 2020
Track 1 and 2: Networking Break

During the networking break, watch a short video on how to navigate our virtual meeting site or visit the Networking Room and connect with your colleagues!

12:15 PM - 01:00 PM (EDT)
September 09 2020
Track 1: Innovative New Technologies for Transit
Technology continues to be more and more inextricably linked to mobility. Hear from our speakers about how they are embracing new technological innovations. First, Piper Networks will talk about how they’re using proprietary Ultra-Wideband positioning technology to help transit agencies in Contact Tracing. Then we will hear from AC Transit and WSP about transitioning to Zero-Emission Bus Technology.
01:00 PM - 01:15 PM (EDT)
September 09 2020
Track 1 and 2: Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority Virtual Tour 1
Don’t miss Part 1 during the break! Join representatives from the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority on a virtual tour of Austin and their facilities. Throughout the conference, there will be 3 different tour segments hosted by Cap Metro.
01:15 PM - 02:00 PM (EDT)
September 09 2020
Track 1 and 2: Tabletop Discussions
Feeling inspired by a previous session? Looking to discuss a topic in depth? Join one of our informal tabletop discussions; be ready to speak your mind and make connections -- these discussions will be highly interactive and bring attendees together to tackle some of the most salient issues in the industry.
Table 1 discussion presented by Moovit
Table 2 discussion presented by Macro a Division of Ross & Baruzzine Table 3, .75CM Planning CEUs
 
01:15 PM - 02:00 PM (EDT)
TABLE 1: Transit Agency CEO/GM Roundtable

Facilitator

  • Nuria I. Fernandez, Chair, APTA; General Manager/CEO, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, San Jose, CA

Discussants

  • Inez Evans, Member, APTA Board of Directors; President and CEO, Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation (IndyGo), Indianapolis, IN
  • John Manconi, General Manager, Transportation Services Department, OC Transpo/City of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
  • Michael Hursh, Member, APTA Board of Directors; General Manager, AC Transit (Alameda Contra-Costa Transit District), Oakland, CA
  • Paul J. Wiedefeld, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Co-Chair, Mobility Recovery & Restoration Task Force; Co-Chair, Recovery and Restoration of Service Task Force ; General Manager and Chief Executive Officer, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), Washington, DC
  • MJ Maynard, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Vice Chair, Connected and Automated Vehicle Committee; Chief Executive Officer, Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
01:15 PM - 02:00 PM (EDT)
TABLE 2: The Chief Innovation Officer’s Role in Inclusion and Equity

Facilitator

  • Alesia Cain, Vice Chair, Research & Technology Committee; Executive Consultant, Macro a Division of Ross & Baruzzini, New York, NY

Discussants

  • Gary Miskell, Chief Innovation Officer, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, San Jose, CA
  • Veronica Vanterpool, Chief Innovation Officer, Delaware Transit Corporation, Wilmington, DE
  • Kimberly J. Williams, J.D., Member, APTA Board of Directors; Vice Chair, Procurement & Materials Management Committee; Chief Innovation Officer, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Houston, TX
  • Dr. Richard Ezike, Senior Policy Associate/Manager, Accelerating Innovation for Inclusion Initiative, Urban Institute, Washington, DC
01:15 PM - 02:00 PM (EDT)
TABLE 3: International AV Transit Projects

Facilitator

  • William Tsuei, PMP, CPA, CSM, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Director of Information Technology, Access Services, El Monte, CA

Discussants

  • Sharad Agarwal, Senior Vice President, EasyMile, Inc., Denver, CO
  • Jean-Baptiste Boneu, Head of Solutions Marketing & New Mobility Activities, Ratp Dev, Paris, France
  • Ming-te Wang, Ph.D., Director, Bureau of Transportation, Tainan City Government, Tainan City, Taiwan
01:15 PM - 02:00 PM (EDT)
TABLE 4: Fare Collection for Small Agencies

Facilitator

  • Robert G. Ayers, President, Ayers Electronic Systems, LLC, Richmond, VA
02:00 PM - 02:15 PM (EDT)
September 09 2020
Track 1 and 2: Networking Break

During this break, make new connections in the Networking Room or engage with our sponsors by visiting the Sponsor Page.

02:15 PM - 03:00 PM (EDT)
September 09 2020
Track 1: Voice Communication Technology for Transit
Transit technologies have gone through transformative changes in recent years in on-board, central, and infrastructure-related systems. Throughout this transformation, voice communication remains the backbone of driver and dispatch exchanges. Whether it is to report an accident or to inform a bus driver of an operational change, voice communication technology is critical to successful public transit operations. Historically agencies have used wireless communication based on land mobile radio (LMR)-based technology that required significant capital investment along with operations and maintenance expenses. However, the advent of affordable high-bandwidth cellular communication has opened other opportunities. This session will provide lessons from several transit agencies’ experiences with voice communication projects. Engineering CEUs: .75CM
03:00 PM - 03:15 PM (EDT)
September 09 2020
Track 1 and 2: Fitness Break

This fun and interactive break will get you moving and help you refocus for the next set of sessions. A licensed fitness instructor will guide you through low-impact exercises and stretches designed to strengthen your body and mind.

03:15 PM - 04:00 PM (EDT)
September 09 2020
Track 1: Transit Applications for Systems Engineering
Systems engineering (SE) should be considered a means by which transit agencies can successfully deliver projects and meet agency and customer needs. Hear about case studies that underscore the benefits/successes of an SE approach. This session will also provide an update on the progress on the APTA Systems Integration Guide. Engineering CEUs: .75CM
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM (EDT)
September 09 2020
Track 1 and 2: Virtual Happy Hour & Debrief

Join us for a fun cocktail hour with a little bit of Austin flair! We will take this opportunity to do a quick debrief of Day 1 of the conference.

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM (EDT)
September 10 2020
Track 1 and 2: Welcome & Opening Remarks

Welcome to Day 2 of APTATech. Join our hosts for the day and hear from Randy Clarke, President &CEO of the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and Jeff Nelson, APTA Vice Chair, as we get set for another day of engaging sessions.

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
September 10 2020
Track 1: Open Data Standards
Open data and open source software can allow transit agencies to make integrated service information readily accessible to riders without requiring them to navigate a constellation of different apps, websites, and phone trees. In this session, attendees will learn about the real-world impact of public transit accessibility data (and its absence). We will hear from agencies in urban, suburban, and rural contexts that are using GTFS-Flex to address a number of demand response services. Engineering CEUs: .75CM
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM (EDT)
September 10 2020
Track 1 and 2: Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority Virtual Tour 2

Join representatives from the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority for Part 2 of a virtual tour of their facilities.

12:15 PM - 01:00 PM (EDT)
September 10 2020
Track 1: Leveraging Technology to Improve Service

To be successful developing new mobility options in this rapidly changing transit environment, you need to be able to leverage technology and measure its impacts. This session will feature two case studies from agencies doing just that: San Joaquin Regional Transit Authority (RTD) and Metro Transit. RTD is providing multiple modes of service, including Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), Fixed Route, Commuter Bus, County Hoppers (Deviated Fixed Route, Demand Response ADA and Non-ADA Paratransit, Non-Profits, Taxis, and VanGo Ridesharing services. Metro Transit is using flexible, open source coding software (R, R Markdown, and R Shiny) to develop datasets, figures, reports, and interactive data tools from existing APC datasets from the bus and rail CAD-AVL systems. Example outputs included: daily ridership changes from pre-COVID baseline by mode, trips, and segments experiencing overloading under a new, more restrictive standard of 10 passengers per 40-foot bus; and amounts of time passengers and operators experienced overloaded conditions across the bus network.

Session presented by Hallcon Corporation

01:00 PM - 01:15 PM (EDT)
September 10 2020
Track 1 and 2: Fitness Break

Get up and stretch during this interactive break. A licensed fitness instructor will guide you through low-impact exercises designed to refresh your body and mind and help you focus for the next set of sessions.

01:15 PM - 02:00 PM (EDT)
September 10 2020
Track 1 and 2: Tabletop Discussions
Feeling inspired by a previous session? Looking to discuss a topic in depth? Join one of our informal tabletop discussions; be ready to speak your mind and make connections -- these discussions will be highly interactive and bring attendees together to tackle some of the most salient issues in the industry.

Table 5, .75CM Planning CEUs Table 6, Presented by Moovit. .75CM Engineering CEUs

01:15 PM - 02:10 PM (EDT)
TABLE 5: North America Transit AV Projects Update

Facilitator

  • Valentin Scinteie, MBA, Chair, Technologies for Vehicle Automation and Connectivity Subcommittee; Director Business Development, Transportation, Kontron America, Inc., Boisbriand, QC

Discussants

  • Bernard Schmidt, Vice President of Automation, Jacksonville Transportation Authority, Jacksonville, FL
  • Gregory A. Walker, Director/Sr Market Manager, AECOM, Phoenix, AZ
  • Tara Lanigan, Director of Policy & Advocacy, May Mobility, Ann Arbor, MI
01:15 PM - 02:10 PM (EDT)
TABLE 6: Chief Information Technology Roundtable

Facilitator

  • Paul Comfort, Esq., Vice President - Business Development, Trapeze Group, Columbia, MD

Discussants

  • Al Martinez, Director, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Los Angeles, CA
  • Jeffrey Devlin, CIO, Port Authority of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Michael O. Helta, Chief Innovation Officer, Maryland Transit Administration, Baltimore, MD
  • Julie Cagliostro, Director of Information Technology, Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Lisa Walton, Chief Technology Officer, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (Muni), San Francisco, CA
01:15 PM - 02:10 PM (EDT)
TABLE 7: MaaS – Fares on the Phone

Facilitator

  • Richard Lobron, Revenue Collection System Specialist, WSP USA, Berwyn, PA
01:15 PM - 02:10 PM (EDT)
TABLE 8: Best Practices of Revenue Management

Facilitator

  • David deKozan, Vice President, Business Development, Cubic Transportation Systems, San Diego, CA
01:15 PM - 02:10 PM (EDT)
TABLE 9: Using Loyalty Programs to Increase Ridership and Decrease Carbon Emissions

Facilitator

  • George Karayannis, VP, Vix Technology (USA) Inc., Seattle, WA
02:00 PM - 02:15 PM (EDT)
September 10 2020
Track 1 and 2: Networking Break

During this break, make new connections in the Networking Room or engage with our sponsors by visiting the Sponsor Page.

02:15 PM - 03:00 PM (EDT)
September 10 2020
Track 1: COVID-19’s Impact on the Technology Transit Workforce
The challenges facing today’s transit workforce make up a trifecta -- the transit workforce is aging, which will ultimately result in a ‘silver tsunami’ of retirements and position vacancies; mobility is becoming more entrenched in technology, which means the future workforce will need different skill sets; and a global pandemic is threatening the safety and health of the many essential workers that keep our service running. Hear various perspectives on how to manage these significant shifts in the transit workforce.
03:00 PM - 03:15 PM (EDT)
September 10 2020
Track 1 and 2: Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority Virtual Tour 3

Don't miss Part 3, the finale, of the virtual tour hosted by the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

03:15 PM - 04:00 PM (EDT)
September 10 2020
Track 1: Safety and Security Considerations in the Age of Connected Mobility

Safety and security is one of the most important pillars of transit agency operation. Many agencies oversee different modes of transportations, such as bus, light rail, commuter rail and others. With technology evolving rapidly, there are many solutions to resolve safety and security matters in the transit and rail industries. All of these technologies will empower the industry to prevent incidents and accidents and reduce any associated injuries, human or financial costs. These new technologies are also required to go through rigorous certification processes by authorities such as FTA and FRA. Come to this session to learn more about the rapidly changing and evolving safety and security landscape for transit.

04:00 PM - 04:10 PM (EDT)
September 10 2020
Track 1: Closing Remarks

Thank you for attending APTAtech. Join our hosts as we close out the conference with final remarks.

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM (EDT)
September 09 2020
Track 1 and 2: Welcome & Opening Remarks
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
September 09 2020
Track 2: Navigating Ridership Demographic Changes
Hear from agencies across the U.S. about how they’ve responded to the changing demographics and demands of their riders. As ridership has shifted from 9-5 commuters to service industry and essential workers, transit agencies are pressed to rethink the ways in which they will meet rider preferences and needs, and how they will plan for the future. Planning CEUs: .75CM
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM (EDT)
September 09 2020
Track 1 and 2: Networking Break

During the networking break, watch a short video on how to navigate our virtual meeting site or visit the Networking Room and connect with your colleagues!

12:15 PM - 01:00 PM (EDT)
September 09 2020
Track 2: Intellectual Property & Protecting Your Ridership Data: Legal Concerns & What You Need to Know

We once again welcome back Holland and Knight Partner, Max Bodoin. Learn all about the legal and intellectual property implications of fare technology. As many of us know, there are several concerns centered around intellectual property and data. This session will review what to consider when procuring new technology — identifying new sources and uses of data, significant added value, as well as significant potential risk. We will offer an extended Q&A session to allow the audience to interact and ask questions.

01:00 PM - 01:15 PM (EDT)
September 09 2020
Track 1 and 2: Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority Virtual Tour 1
Don’t miss Part 1 during the break! Join representatives from the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority on a virtual tour of Austin and their facilities. Throughout the conference, there will be 3 different tour segments hosted by Cap Metro.
01:15 PM - 02:00 PM (EDT)
September 09 2020
Track 1 and 2: Tabletop Discussions
Feeling inspired by a previous session? Looking to discuss a topic in depth? Join one of our informal tabletop discussions; be ready to speak your mind and make connections -- these discussions will be highly interactive and bring attendees together to tackle some of the most salient issues in the industry.
Table 1 discussion presented by Moovit
Table 2 discussion presented by Macro a Division of Ross & Baruzzine Table 3, .75CM Planning CEUs
 
01:15 PM - 02:00 PM (EDT)
TABLE 1: Transit Agency CEO/GM Roundtable

Facilitator

  • Nuria I. Fernandez, Chair, APTA; General Manager/CEO, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, San Jose, CA

Discussants

  • Inez Evans, Member, APTA Board of Directors; President and CEO, Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation (IndyGo), Indianapolis, IN
  • John Manconi, General Manager, Transportation Services Department, OC Transpo/City of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
  • Michael Hursh, Member, APTA Board of Directors; General Manager, AC Transit (Alameda Contra-Costa Transit District), Oakland, CA
  • Paul J. Wiedefeld, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Co-Chair, Mobility Recovery & Restoration Task Force; Co-Chair, Recovery and Restoration of Service Task Force ; General Manager and Chief Executive Officer, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), Washington, DC
  • MJ Maynard, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Vice Chair, Connected and Automated Vehicle Committee; Chief Executive Officer, Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
01:15 PM - 02:00 PM (EDT)
TABLE 2: The Chief Innovation Officer’s Role in Inclusion and Equity

Facilitator

  • Alesia Cain, Vice Chair, Research & Technology Committee; Executive Consultant, Macro a Division of Ross & Baruzzini, New York, NY

Discussants

  • Gary Miskell, Chief Innovation Officer, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, San Jose, CA
  • Veronica Vanterpool, Chief Innovation Officer, Delaware Transit Corporation, Wilmington, DE
  • Kimberly J. Williams, J.D., Member, APTA Board of Directors; Vice Chair, Procurement & Materials Management Committee; Chief Innovation Officer, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Houston, TX
  • Dr. Richard Ezike, Senior Policy Associate/Manager, Accelerating Innovation for Inclusion Initiative, Urban Institute, Washington, DC
01:15 PM - 02:00 PM (EDT)
TABLE 3: International AV Transit Projects

Facilitator

  • William Tsuei, PMP, CPA, CSM, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Director of Information Technology, Access Services, El Monte, CA

Discussants

  • Sharad Agarwal, Senior Vice President, EasyMile, Inc., Denver, CO
  • Jean-Baptiste Boneu, Head of Solutions Marketing & New Mobility Activities, Ratp Dev, Paris, France
  • Ming-te Wang, Ph.D., Director, Bureau of Transportation, Tainan City Government, Tainan City, Taiwan
01:15 PM - 02:00 PM (EDT)
TABLE 4: Fare Collection for Small Agencies

Facilitator

  • Robert G. Ayers, President, Ayers Electronic Systems, LLC, Richmond, VA
02:00 PM - 02:15 PM (EDT)
September 09 2020
Track 1 and 2: Networking Break

During this break, make new connections in the Networking Room or engage with our sponsors by visiting the Sponsor Page.

02:15 PM - 03:00 PM (EDT)
September 09 2020
Track 2: Open and Contactless Payment and the Realities of Technology
With more and more push for contactless fare technology, transit agencies need to understand the realities of procurement and implementation. This session will cover how to implement open and contactless payment to your current fare collection system, as well as the benefits this advanced technology can provide to both agencies and riders. This session will also address setting expectations with leadership, stakeholders, and more.
03:00 PM - 03:15 PM (EDT)
September 09 2020
Track 1 and 2: Fitness Break

This fun and interactive break will get you moving and help you refocus for the next set of sessions. A licensed fitness instructor will guide you through low-impact exercises and stretches designed to strengthen your body and mind.

03:15 PM - 04:00 PM (EDT)
September 09 2020
Track 2: The Possibilities of Autonomous Vehicle Technology for Transit
As we continue to craft a vision for the mobility network of the future, autonomous and connected vehicle technology seems to become more and more central to that vision. Hear about the latest autonomous vehicle (AV) landscape and from some of the agencies that have launched successful transit AV pilots. Engineering CEUs: .75CM
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM (EDT)
September 09 2020
Track 1 and 2: Virtual Happy Hour & Debrief

Join us for a fun cocktail hour with a little bit of Austin flair! We will take this opportunity to do a quick debrief of Day 1 of the conference.

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM (EDT)
September 10 2020
Track 1 and 2: Welcome & Opening Remarks

Welcome to Day 2 of APTATech. Join our hosts for the day and hear from Randy Clarke, President &CEO of the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and Jeff Nelson, APTA Vice Chair, as we get set for another day of engaging sessions.

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
September 10 2020
Track 2: Anticipating a Second COVID-19 Spike - How to Prepare, Innovative Approaches, and Lessons Learned

As some states and countries struggle to get out of the first spike of COVID-19, transit agencies are in the position of calling on their experiences with the virus to prepare and use best practices. This includes leveraging some of the latest innovations in disinfecting, contact tracing, contactless fare collection, and using data to enforce low vehicle capacity/social distancing. Hear about how transit agencies will prepare for a second wave of COVID-19, and what they will do to continue offering essential transit service while keeping their riders and employees safe. Furthermore, we’ll delve into leadership during a pandemic — how to empower employees, how to educate employees on health and safety procedures, how to motivate and protect frontline employees, and more.

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM (EDT)
September 10 2020
Track 1 and 2: Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority Virtual Tour 2

Join representatives from the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority for Part 2 of a virtual tour of their facilities.

12:15 PM - 01:00 PM (EDT)
September 10 2020
Track 2: Payment Processing 101: Everything You Should Know
What is the role of an acquirer? How about the issuing bank? This educational session will delve into the process of payment processing. Hear about the basics of payment processing, how it all works and comes together, as well as how to better negotiate with vendors.
01:00 PM - 01:15 PM (EDT)
September 10 2020
Track 1 and 2: Fitness Break

Get up and stretch during this interactive break. A licensed fitness instructor will guide you through low-impact exercises designed to refresh your body and mind and help you focus for the next set of sessions.

01:15 PM - 02:00 PM (EDT)
September 10 2020
Track 1 and 2: Tabletop Discussions
Feeling inspired by a previous session? Looking to discuss a topic in depth? Join one of our informal tabletop discussions; be ready to speak your mind and make connections -- these discussions will be highly interactive and bring attendees together to tackle some of the most salient issues in the industry.

Table 5, .75CM Planning CEUs Table 6, Presented by Moovit. .75CM Engineering CEUs

01:15 PM - 02:10 PM (EDT)
TABLE 5: North America Transit AV Projects Update

Facilitator

  • Valentin Scinteie, MBA, Chair, Technologies for Vehicle Automation and Connectivity Subcommittee; Director Business Development, Transportation, Kontron America, Inc., Boisbriand, QC

Discussants

  • Bernard Schmidt, Vice President of Automation, Jacksonville Transportation Authority, Jacksonville, FL
  • Gregory A. Walker, Director/Sr Market Manager, AECOM, Phoenix, AZ
  • Tara Lanigan, Director of Policy & Advocacy, May Mobility, Ann Arbor, MI
01:15 PM - 02:10 PM (EDT)
TABLE 6: Chief Information Technology Roundtable

Facilitator

  • Paul Comfort, Esq., Vice President - Business Development, Trapeze Group, Columbia, MD

Discussants

  • Al Martinez, Director, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Los Angeles, CA
  • Jeffrey Devlin, CIO, Port Authority of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Michael O. Helta, Chief Innovation Officer, Maryland Transit Administration, Baltimore, MD
  • Julie Cagliostro, Director of Information Technology, Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Lisa Walton, Chief Technology Officer, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (Muni), San Francisco, CA
01:15 PM - 02:10 PM (EDT)
TABLE 7: MaaS – Fares on the Phone

Facilitator

  • Richard Lobron, Revenue Collection System Specialist, WSP USA, Berwyn, PA
01:15 PM - 02:10 PM (EDT)
TABLE 8: Best Practices of Revenue Management

Facilitator

  • David deKozan, Vice President, Business Development, Cubic Transportation Systems, San Diego, CA
01:15 PM - 02:10 PM (EDT)
TABLE 9: Using Loyalty Programs to Increase Ridership and Decrease Carbon Emissions

Facilitator

  • George Karayannis, VP, Vix Technology (USA) Inc., Seattle, WA
02:00 PM - 02:15 PM (EDT)
September 10 2020
Track 1 and 2: Networking Break

During this break, make new connections in the Networking Room or engage with our sponsors by visiting the Sponsor Page.

02:15 PM - 03:00 PM (EDT)
September 10 2020
Track 2: Emerging Technology in Fare Collection
Attend this session for a broad conversation about new technologies in fare collection and payment. Everything from the procurement of new technology to the impact of its implementation will be discussed as we take a deep dive into how new solutions affect a transit agency, from agency operations to ridership.
03:00 PM - 03:15 PM (EDT)
September 10 2020
Track 1 and 2: Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority Virtual Tour 3

Don't miss Part 3, the finale, of the virtual tour hosted by the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

03:15 PM - 04:00 PM (EDT)
September 10 2020
Track 2: The Future of Fare Payment Is Now
The future of fare collection is now. Take a peek at what some select fare collection system providers are developing for customers to pay their fares. Providers will showcase some of the most advanced fare collection technology demonstrating how it works and answer attendees questions. You won’t want to pass on these demonstrations of future fare collection technologies and miss the opportunities to plan for future fare payment technology.

Demonstrations

  • Genfare
  • Scheidt & Bachmann USA
  • Conduent Transportation
  • Bytemark, Inc.
  • Cubic Transportation Systems
  • INIT Innovations in Transportation Inc.
  • Vix Technology (USA) Inc.
04:00 PM - 04:10 PM (EDT)
September 10 2020
Track 1: Closing Remarks

Thank you for attending APTAtech. Join our hosts as we close out the conference with final remarks.

   

Please navigate to each session and select "Add to My Schedule" to add sessions

Please navigate to each session and select "Add to My Schedule" to add sessions

Networking Breakout Rooms

We know networking is one of the most important aspects of our event. Click on the link below to enter the Networking Room, where you can chat with other attendees in themed chat rooms, as well as participate in the dedicated chatroom for each conference session. You can also have one-on-one video chats with individual participants.

Points are awarded based on your participation. We encourage you to explore the entire virtual environment.

Leaderboard

Points are awarded based on your participation and engagement. By visiting sponsors, chatting and submitting questions, the more points you earn! We encourage you to explore the entire virtual environment.

# Avatar Name Reward Points
1 Jeff Guidry Jeff Guidry 23
2 Avatar Tess Abanto 22
3 Avatar Steven Florian 22
4 Avatar Kelly Blume 22
5 Avatar Kathy Young 22
6 Roger Silva Roger Silva 22
7 Katie Sihler Katie Sihler 21
8 Shannon Bailey Shannon Bailey 21

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Aleda Johnson
Aleda Johnson
September 9, 2020 10:07 am

Will sessions be recorded if we wish to attend both to view later?

Marcus Eng
Marcus Eng
Reply to  Aleda Johnson
September 9, 2020 10:25 am

Content is available on-demand 24hrs after the session ends. It will be up for about a year.

Aleda Johnson
Aleda Johnson
Reply to  Marcus Eng
September 9, 2020 10:54 am

Awesome, thank you! So many great sessions.

Jon Matthies
Jon Matthies
Reply to  Marcus Eng
September 9, 2020 10:57 am

A great fix for the dilemma of deciding which track to attend when they both sound interesting!

Tami Eastwood
Tami Eastwood
Reply to  Aleda Johnson
September 9, 2020 11:05 am

I was wondering the same thing! There are several sessions where I would like to see both tracks.

Irma Pamplona
Irma Pamplona
September 9, 2020 10:31 am

I like the design of this. It's engaging and makes me want to browse around the site!

Adriana Hemzacek
Reply to  Irma Pamplona
September 9, 2020 10:49 am

The more browsing and clicking, the more Leaderboard points! ?

Juan Munoz
Juan Munoz
September 9, 2020 10:46 am

Good job APTA on running this event in this platform. it's easy to use and very nice looking!

Adriana Hemzacek
Reply to  Juan Munoz
September 9, 2020 10:49 am

And fantastic UX on mobile!

Aaron Disman
Aaron Disman
September 9, 2020 11:03 am

I don't see the watch live link/button

Abubakr Ziedan
Abubakr Ziedan
Reply to  Aaron Disman
September 9, 2020 11:04 am

Same here

Adriana Hemzacek
Reply to  Abubakr Ziedan
September 9, 2020 11:12 am

On the top header, look for a white oval. It says watch live, then click track 1.

Christina Belmont
Christina Belmont
Reply to  Aaron Disman
September 9, 2020 11:04 am

It's in the header - look for the white button that says "watch live"

Michael Roberts
Michael Roberts
Reply to  Aaron Disman
September 9, 2020 11:05 am

Just to the right of the "Schedule" menu where you can select to sort by date, sort by track & My Schedule

Aaron Disman
Aaron Disman
Reply to  Michael Roberts
September 9, 2020 11:10 am

It isn't there for me. I'm trying three different browsers in case it was the browser. I see everything you reference except the watch live button

Jon Matthies
Jon Matthies
Reply to  Aaron Disman
September 9, 2020 11:24 am

It seems to play well
in Chrome. Maybe try logging out and then back in?
(The "Watch Live button will only show up if you're logged in.)

Leo Benard
Leo Benard
September 9, 2020 11:06 am

has the conference started?

Adriana Hemzacek
Reply to  Leo Benard
September 9, 2020 11:10 am

Yes; click watch live and pick track 1. ?

Manjit Kaur Sooch
Manjit Kaur Sooch
Reply to  Leo Benard
September 9, 2020 12:51 pm

I hope you are enjoying the conference.

Sandra Martin-Boehm
Sandra Martin-Boehm
September 9, 2020 11:24 am

I'm only hearing music and seeing that the session will begin shortly. Have the sessions started?

Angele Boutte
Angele Boutte
Reply to  Sandra Martin-Boehm
September 9, 2020 11:27 am

track 2 hasn't started yet.

Christina Belmont
Christina Belmont
Reply to  Angele Boutte
September 9, 2020 11:32 am

Track Two's session is on and working for me!

Kelly Blume
Reply to  Sandra Martin-Boehm
September 9, 2020 11:27 am

Session 1 of Track 1 has started. I don't think that
Session 1 of Track 2 has started.

Manjit Kaur Sooch
Manjit Kaur Sooch
Reply to  Sandra Martin-Boehm
September 9, 2020 12:50 pm

Yes

Bill Reeves
Bill Reeves
September 9, 2020 11:26 am

Track 2 doesnt seem to be online....Track 1 is progressing....

Nathanael Tan
Nathanael Tan
September 9, 2020 11:49 am

Does the Networking area freeze for you all when clicking on Mobility Innovation?

Kelly Blume
Reply to  Nathanael Tan
September 9, 2020 11:51 am

Not for me, but there is quite a lag.

Nathanael Tan
Nathanael Tan
September 9, 2020 12:05 pm

Hi guys, it's my third time using this platform now so when you do come to Networking, remember to click on Start Chat after joining a table! If not, you'll just be a zombie at the table xD

Adriana Hemzacek
Reply to  Nathanael Tan
September 9, 2020 12:38 pm

Been there; done that! LOL

Nathanael Tan
Nathanael Tan
Reply to  Adriana Hemzacek
September 9, 2020 12:39 pm

Hi Adriana! How many times now? Haha!

Adriana Hemzacek
Reply to  Nathanael Tan
September 9, 2020 12:46 pm

I've spared myself from sitting alone today, but I'll jump in soon! Multi-tasking conference + internal team call. LOL

Nathanael Tan
Nathanael Tan
Reply to  Adriana Hemzacek
September 9, 2020 12:47 pm

I'm in Mobility Innovation if you want a chat! 😉

Nathanael Tan
Nathanael Tan
September 9, 2020 12:15 pm

Not sure if anyone has anything to say about the Q&A feature? I thought raising questions directly into chat is easier since the Q&A feature is pretty cumbersome.. Feel free to let me know if you're new to the platform or getting quite familiar with it already, like me for example!

Jeff Guidry
Jeff Guidry
September 9, 2020 1:43 pm

Great information so far, looking forward to watching the replay of a session I missed as well

Aleda Johnson
Aleda Johnson
Reply to  Jeff Guidry
September 10, 2020 9:15 am

Me too, not sure how to find them? Or will they be uploaded at a later date?

Paul Lavallee
Paul Lavallee
September 9, 2020 1:51 pm

Well so far I have not been able to get any audio and there has been no response from tech support. Any suggestions from anyone?

Nathanael Tan
Nathanael Tan
Reply to  Paul Lavallee
September 9, 2020 1:53 pm

Isn't it roundtable time now? You should be in a Zoom session

Allyson Coltrane
Allyson Coltrane
Reply to  Nathanael Tan
September 9, 2020 2:00 pm

Please disregard I figured this out.

Last edited 13 days ago by Allyson Coltrane
Nathanael Tan
Nathanael Tan
Reply to  Allyson Coltrane
September 9, 2020 2:02 pm

Click on the roundtable you want to join, then click "View now", you'll be redirected accordingly! 🙂

Allyson Coltrane
Allyson Coltrane
Reply to  Nathanael Tan
September 9, 2020 2:02 pm

Thank you.

Adriana Hemzacek
Reply to  Nathanael Tan
September 9, 2020 2:05 pm

The chat now function on mobile doesn’t work/errors out with HTML code. Use desktop for chat!

Nathanael Tan
Nathanael Tan
September 9, 2020 2:03 pm

Remember guys, hit "Start chat" after joining a table! See you!

Adriana Hemzacek
September 9, 2020 2:07 pm

Anyone want to join us tonight to watch the bats fly out from under the bat bridges in Austin!?! ??

Nathanael Tan
Nathanael Tan
Reply to  Adriana Hemzacek
September 9, 2020 2:07 pm

Tell me how!

Adriana Hemzacek
Reply to  Nathanael Tan
September 9, 2020 2:13 pm

I totally just made that up. The bats in Austin are amazing if you haven’t seen them yet. Open up YouTube and surf around. Even better - maybe APTA will show it during a break!?!

Nathanael Tan
Nathanael Tan
Reply to  Adriana Hemzacek
September 9, 2020 2:16 pm

Didn't see you around during Networking though!

Alesia Cain
Alesia Cain
Reply to  Adriana Hemzacek
September 9, 2020 2:55 pm

"Bat bridges" is a thing? I'm curious...

Nathanael Tan
Nathanael Tan
Reply to  Alesia Cain
September 9, 2020 2:59 pm

It's probably that dark and spooky corner below the bridge and it's not even Halloween yet! Hahaha

Adriana Hemzacek
Reply to  Nathanael Tan
September 9, 2020 3:17 pm

Would be cool to create a program of speakers over the Halloween season. Criteria: must dress up on camera to be a speaker. Who/what would you be?

Adriana Hemzacek
Reply to  Alesia Cain
September 9, 2020 3:15 pm

Sure is, Alesia! It's such a cool sight to see. Check out batwatching 101 and I'll see you in Austin: https://www.austintexas.org/things-to-do/outdoors/bat-watching/

Alesia Cain
Alesia Cain
Reply to  Adriana Hemzacek
September 10, 2020 11:36 am

I perused some of the sites, very interesting, BatFest next year would be great to attend if we are in a different pandemic state though. It would be great to do virtual interactive bat watching - thanks for sharing Adriana!

Christina Belmont
Christina Belmont
Reply to  Adriana Hemzacek
September 9, 2020 2:08 pm

Maybe it'll be part of the virtual tour?

Mirza Ahsan Baig
Mirza Ahsan Baig
September 9, 2020 2:14 pm

count me in....though, scared of bats after COVID-19

Adriana Hemzacek
Reply to  Mirza Ahsan Baig
September 9, 2020 3:04 pm

I was scared the first time I saw them, but they seem to always keep to themselves. Great job on your session this morning, although I prefer seeing you in-person behind the mic. #NextTime 😉

Steve Yaffe
Steve Yaffe
September 9, 2020 3:03 pm

How do I get to the Networking room? Msg pops up: Only available during a live event.

Jeff Guidry
Jeff Guidry
Reply to  Steve Yaffe
September 9, 2020 3:04 pm

I tried to join a table and it wouldn't let me also

Nathanael Tan
Nathanael Tan
Reply to  Jeff Guidry
September 9, 2020 3:04 pm

Could you describe more about the issue?

Adriana Hemzacek
Reply to  Nathanael Tan
September 9, 2020 3:13 pm

I just got the same error on desktop when trying to start a chat (using Chrome):
{"ERROR":{"code":"UNAUTHORIZED_REQUEST","handle":"0xbf9a23","error":"Something went wrong!"},"loggedout":1,"loggedout_message":"Please contact CometChat support"}

Jaspreet Dhillon
Jaspreet Dhillon
September 9, 2020 4:00 pm

What's the Zoom meeting passcode for the Virtual Happy Hour & Debrief?

Jaspreet Dhillon
Jaspreet Dhillon
Reply to  Jaspreet Dhillon
September 9, 2020 4:02 pm

Never mind! Was now able to join

Edward Molloy
Edward Molloy
September 9, 2020 4:11 pm

Am I able to get access to a recording of completed sessions?

Marcus Eng
Marcus Eng
Reply to  Edward Molloy
September 9, 2020 4:16 pm

Sessions are available on-demand 24hrs after they are broadcasted. You will need to log back in.

Freddie Fuller
Freddie Fuller
September 9, 2020 4:22 pm

What is the password for the happy hour?

Marcus Eng
Marcus Eng
Reply to  Freddie Fuller
September 9, 2020 4:23 pm

There is no password. You'll just want to go to this Zoom Room.

https://performedia.zoom.us/j/8438944245?pwd=SXFMeUJOUEVZWll1RUhvaEJZYkxwdz09   

Freddie Fuller
Freddie Fuller
Reply to  Marcus Eng
September 10, 2020 12:16 pm

Thanks Marcus. I found it yesterday.

Hoki Tse
Hoki Tse
September 10, 2020 11:13 am

Hello. There wasn't any survey yesterday after the sessions for PE credits. Can anyone direct me to the right place for that? Thanks!

Christina Garneski
Christina Garneski
Reply to  Hoki Tse
September 10, 2020 11:13 am

The survey will go out after the conference concludes. Thanks!

Nathanael Tan
Nathanael Tan
September 10, 2020 12:15 pm

Thank you everyone for a wonderful third conference for myself! Still hate the Q&A feature but I really enjoy everyone's company in the chatbox! Goodbye for now and see you all at the next APTA event when that happens! 😀

P.S. Feel free to connect though!

Roger Silva
Roger Silva
September 10, 2020 2:06 pm

Hi, I have not been very successful at joining panel discussions or using networking rooms. It seems that this feature needs some improvement. Too much idle time, thanks

Christina Garneski
Christina Garneski
Reply to  Roger Silva
September 10, 2020 2:17 pm

Thank you for the feedback, Roger.

Sanford M. Weinberg
Sanford M. Weinberg
September 10, 2020 3:21 pm

i understand that the sessions were recorded , is there a location on the website to replay any of the sessions

Marcus Eng
Marcus Eng
Reply to  Sanford M. Weinberg
September 10, 2020 4:11 pm

You can watch all of the session on this platform for up to a year. You will just need to log back to view the watch now button listed under each session description. The content is available for a year.

Tami Eastwood
Tami Eastwood
September 10, 2020 3:57 pm

I really enjoyed the vendor overview session! It was nice to see what each vendor does and specializes in a low pressure environment. I actually learned a lot and was inspired to try some new things at my agency!

Alesia Cain
Alesia Cain
September 10, 2020 4:04 pm

Looking for ideas for the next year's conference - send in your ideas!

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