TransForm's 12th Annual Summit

05/16/2009 9:00 am
05/16/2009 4:00 pm
Our premier event of the year - and a great way to get involved!


Saving Our Economy, Pocketbooks, and Planet with World-Class Public Transportation and Walkable Communities

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Our Olympic Sponsor:

SEIU 1021

Here's everything you need to know about the Summit:

And a big thanks to our generous sponsors!

The Focus of This Year's Summit

This year, the Summit will focus on the critical role of transportation and land use in the health of our economy, pocketbooks, and planet - and highlight solutions that can help on all three fronts.

Between the devastated stock market, unemployment rates, and impending climate doom, it's a wonder any of us get out of bed in the morning. But we do - and it's because we sense that all three of these challenges can be addressed by the very things we're working for: world-class public transportation and walkable communities in the Bay Area and beyond.


The Schedule for the Day

8:30a.m. - 9:30a.m. Registration and light breakfast

9:30a.m. - 10:45a.m. Morning plenary and keynote address

11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. Session 1

12:00p.m. - 1:00p.m. Lunch

1:10p.m. - 2:10p.m. Session 2

2:30p.m. - 3:30p.m. Session 3 (tours, discussion groups, networking groups)

2:30p.m. - 4:00p.m. Light afternoon refreshments and networking


Sessions and How to Register

Check out the range of sessions you can sign up for at this year's Summit, everything from case studies to walking tours. Register online now or call TransForm's office at 510-740-3150. Registration is just $25. Individual members of TransForm can attend for just $15 anytime.


Who Comes to the Summit

Each year, the Summit brings together over 300 non-profit and labor leaders, community activists, agency staff, legislators, students, and policy practitioners from throughout the Bay Area looking for the tools, knowledge, inspiration, and connections needed to make change in their communities and beyond.


This Year's Keynote Speaker: Scott Bernstein

Scott Bernstein, founder and president of the Chicago-based Center for Neighborhood Technology, will give this year's keynote. His engaging presentation will focus on the combined cost burden of housing and transportation in the Bay Area. Read Scott's bio and learn about the Center for Neighborhood Technology.


The Summit Blog

Join the pre-Summit conversation at the Summit blog. We'll be hosting interesting conversations on relevant topics and posting other fun stuff.


Showcase Your Organization, Agency, or Company with a Booth at the Summit

Throughout the day, attendees will gather in a common space to eat, network, and learn. Would your non-profit, agency, or company benefit from having a table at the Summit? If so, please download and fill out the form and return it by April 21, 2009.


Sponsor the Summit

We're seeking a few good companies and individuals to make the Summit a success. There are lots of great perks for sponsors - download the benefits and form.


Volunteer at the Summit (and Attend Free!)

Contact Andréa Tyler if you can lend a hand at the Summit or during the week leading up to the Summit.


Getting to the Summit

Being TransForm, we of course encourage you to walk, bike, or take transit to the Summit! There will be free bike valet at the Summit thanks to the East Bay Bicycle Coalition.

Whether you walk, bike, take transit or drive, the Summit can start as you leave your house: sign up on our ride-/transit-/walk-/bike-share page, and use your travel time to make connections with fellow Summit-goers who live near you.

AC Transit bus lines: 11, 13, 14, 15, 35x, 36x, 40, 59, 62, 82.

BART station: Lake Merritt. When you exit the BART station, just continue walking the direction of traffic down 9th Street about a block or so. You'll run right into Laney College!

Parking: Metered street parking is generally available. There is also paid parking nearby at the Oakland Museum, which you enter on Oak between 10th and 12th Streets.

This Google map is a great way to see the area in detail, including wheelchair access within Laney College.


Download the Summit Flyer

Help us spread the word on the Summit. Download and print copies of the Summit flyer.

Our Generous Sponsors

Thanks to the following for helping make the Summit possible: