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Mobility Matters 2022 Summit featuring Paralympian Áine Kelly-Costello
March 3, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm EST$10 – $50
PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 3, 2022 – The 2022 Mobility Matters Summit (https://sites.google.com/pdx.edu/mobilitymatters2022) is coming to Portland State University (PSU) on March 3, 2022. This now virtual event welcomes all and is a once-a-year opportunity to learn about and support civic mobility and innovation in Portland, nationally and globally. Experts and thought leaders will speak on the topics of climate change, inclusive transportation, and public space design with and for people with disabilities.
In addition to keynote speaker Áine Kelly-Costello, Mobility Matters features a national panel from the U.S. Department of Transportation, as well as local transportation professionals from TriMet, PDX Airport, PSU, and GoodMaps. The summit tackles mobility issues in global, national, local, and PSU communities.
Transportation experts Jesse Stemmler of TriMet, Walter Marchbanks of PDX Airport, Derek Abe of Alta Planning + Design, and Jim Elliott of Toole Design Group will discuss contemporary projects in Portland transit. The latest innovations include mutual learning through visioning meetings, workshops, role play, models and discussion in a participatory and constructivist approach, one that Mobility Matters advocates.
“At Portland State our goal is to let knowledge serve the city, and through our U.S. DOT nationally funded center NITC we’re able to support applied research in inclusive design so that all community members of our city can benefit from better access to transportation options,” shared Jennifer Dill, Director of the Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at PSU.
Additionally, former Paralympian, downhill skiing gold medalist Mike May of GoodMaps, will speak about the recent mapping of PSU’s Smith Memorial Student Union building to increase access to wayfinding technology for visitors.
First held five years ago, Mobility Matters welcomes professionals, educators, students and community members from throughout the U.S. to join the conversation by attending. This year the Mobility Matters Summit keynote address will focus on maximizing accessibility while maintaining sustainable development.
Early Bird Ticket Prices: Available until Feb. 11, 2022
Tickets are $10 for college students, and just $20 for educators, nonprofits and parents if purchased by Feb. 11. Professional tickets are $35 for the early bird price. After Feb. 11, tickets are $10 for students, $30 for educators and $50 for professionals. The event begins at 8:00 a.m. with the opportunity to visit the virtual booths of Mobility Matters’ sponsors. Purchase tickets to Mobility Matters 2022 here: https://sites.google.com/pdx.edu/mobilitymatters2022
About Áine Kelly-Costello, keynote speaker
Áine Kelly-Costello (she/they) is a blind and chronically-ill person with a background in disability and climate justice campaigning and journalism. They mainly grew up in Aotearoa, New Zealand and are currently based in Norway. They hold degrees from the University of Auckland (NZ) and a Masters in Investigative Journalism from Gothenburg University in Sweden. They’ve worked with climate campaigning organizations to educate about understanding disability justice as a part of climate justice, and taking steps towards making climate campaigning accessible and inclusive for disabled people. Their conference keynote will draw on these themes, with a focus on transport justice and inclusive urban design, from a disability perspective. Watch a promotional video featuring Áine here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RK0eXKXKJfo
Visit the Mobility Matters 2022 Summit site: https://sites.google.com/pdx.edu/mobilitymatters2022
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