Moving forward leaving no one behind. Pushing the limits and adapting to rapid change.
Rail~Volution has not been to Denver since 2000 and the progress the region has made in that time is something to envy. After opening three rapid transit lines in 2016 with two more on the way, the region is focused on the next big thing as a bunch of little things. How can the region continue to keep equity and sustainability in the forefront? How does the region leverage its infrastructure investment to help with national and global competitiveness? How is the region planning for community mobility in the future? Finally, how can the region balance and move forward with all these goals in the face of rapid population growth?
As a region that works hard and plays hard, Denver will provide attendees with opportunities to learn about new transit and development projects as well as travel the region to explore lessons learned and best practices.
A Denver minute (and a half) | from our Denver partners
The only national conference that brings together leaders and practitioners from diverse sectors: government, transit, real estate, business, finance, environment and advocacy.
“I always like the inter-disciplinary approach. This conference is not just about rail as a means of transportation. It is about transportation, TOD, housing, health, equity, etc. This is most important to me as a policy maker!”
“I improved my knowledge base and got to see and hear about great transit from across the country. Enjoyed and learned something at every session I attended!”
“Speakers demonstrated critical thinking, which was refreshing compared to other planning conferences where people emphasize their own successes and expertise over the challenges and tensions of planning process.”
“I came back to my community excited, empowered, motivated, a bit overwhelmed and tired…in a good way!”
Rail~Volution is four days of energizing events that connect citizen activists, developers, nonprofit and business leaders, planners, local elected officials, community and housing advocates, transportation system operators and government officials from around the country.
Share your insights and expand your network in more than 75+ workshops and 20+ mobile workshops focusing on fun, energizing exchanges and creative problem solving, grounded in best practices.
At the Rail~Volution conference, you can increase your skills, knowledge and ability to effectively promote, plan and implement transit and development projects. Overwhelmingly, 95% of attendees surveyed agreed that their skills, capabilities and leadership grew as a result of the conference. Over 74% said Rail~Volution specifically helped them communicate more effectively about transit and planning issues with stakeholders. 1
At Rail~Volution you’ll connect to the people you need to know: You’ll be exposed to pioneers in the industry who are shaping the future of the livability movement, but you’ll also hear from the people who are making things happen today. More than half of attendees surveyed made connections to people that make a difference in their work.1
Whether an established expert or a new professional, attend Rail~Volution if you’re ready to grow professionally. Increase the quality of your work by broadening your knowledge and perspective..Engage your community with useful tools for advocates and elected officials. Expand your horizons by meeting new clients and practitioners and learning about different organizations. Energize your career by earning AICP certification maintenance credits. Shape the future with new contacts, skills, perspectives and resources.
Rail~Volution will give you the knowledge, direction and renewed passion for making places better by connecting people with transit.
1 Results from 2013 Wilder Research Evaluation
Challenge yourself and your perceptions. Make places better with transportation choices.