International Association of Transportation Regulators 36th Annual Conference
Scottsdale, Arizona | September 27 – 30, 2023
**Hotel Room Block ARE SOLD OUT**
|Regulator Members Pricing
|$790.00 (early bird before May 15)
***Extended until June 15th at Midnight ET
$990.00 (late bird after June 16)
|Must sponsor to attend, unless you
are a first-time attendee.
*** The deadline to sponsor is June 30
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Conference Theme – Modernizing Mobility
The IATR’s 36th Annual Conference will be held in Arizona, a welcoming environment and regulatory paradigm for mobility technology innovation and experimentation. The dry heat of the desert will warm our attendees’ minds, to facilitate the exploration of new approaches to planning for, deploying, and regulating mobility technology solutions. This future forward conference will focus primarily on automation and electrification – two areas of rapid advancement. Autonomous vehicles (AVs) are already picking-up passengers in Arizona and elsewhere, while electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure is being built everywhere with both innovations providing backbone and muscle for our future transportation ecosystem. Of course, the role of data platforms and standardization – and how critical multi-modal integration is to modernizing mobility – will be the connective tissue for this conference. The policy challenges are the nerves or trigger points that will permeate our extensive discussions involving the implementation of EVs and AVs – including accessibility, equity, and sustainability. Conference attendees will be invited to ride-hail completely autonomous taxis in the Phoenix/Chandler area, without any drivers in the vehicles. Also, EV demonstrations and AV facility tours will be planned to help bring the conference subject matter to life
This boot camp session will provide a barebones bottom-up overview of the technical aspects of the technology behind EV charging infrastructure and AVs. With the goal of demystifying the technology, experts in the field will provide an overview of not only how the systems work, but also of the societal benefits and challenges. This daylong series of sessions will also cover the regulatory paradigm in the U.S. of testing and deployment laws and regulations, as well as EV infrastructure funding sources, processes and planning. The boot camp will also seek to address the role of vehicle rental companies, private property owners and other stakeholders in developing and expanding EV infrastructure in the taxi, TNC and for-hire vehicle industries.
6th Annual IATR Hack-a-thon – Transportation Equity
The winners of the IATR’s 6th annual hack-a-thon 2023 competition will present their solutions to challenge questions, which focus on data to solve transportation equity issues. Students, professors and mobility start-ups will compete again for prizes to help solve issues faced by regulators, stakeholders, and the public, utilizing the IATR data commons housed at U.C. Berkeley (which includes sources of public and private mobility data). To sign-up to sponsor prizes, provide data, or to compete, click here.
International Robotaxi Workshop – AutomatedVehicle Deployment, Regulation & Standardization
This daylong workshop will be devoted exclusively to taking a deep dive into the socioeconomic and policy issues surrounding automated vehicles being tested and deployed as robo-taxis. The various IATR committees will help organize sessions on safety, wheelchair accessibility, equity, labor impacts on drivers, sustainability and the role of shared mobility. Various projects underway around the world will be discussed, within the context of meeting regulatory policy objectives. An emphasis will be placed on how various stakeholder organizations can support these objectives through standardization, model regulations and partnerships to share information and research.
Modernizing Taxi Regulations – Holistically & Globally
A series of sessions will be held melding together popular panels from recent IATR conferences, including: an update involving the Uber-Taxi partnerships; multi-modal mobility data management; and the IATR’s global regulator (Star Trek) spotlight sessions with regulators from around the world. The IATR’s research and best practices project involving the modernization of taxi, TNC and for hire vehicle regulations will be revealed, along with comments and suggestions from the international community. Updates on innovative public-private mobility partnerships will be provided, as well as a discussion of lessons learned from jurisdictions that are already modernizing regulations successfully. International regulators and stakeholders will discuss a wide variety of topics and policy objectives in their jurisdictions as exemplars of modernized regulatory systems – while also emphasizing how the use and management of data can accomplish and measure these goals.