Conferences

The Rowdy and Exciting Rail~Volution PK Slam Event

Watch Dave's PK Slam The highlight of the Rail~Volution conference every year is the rowdy and exciting PK Slam event and this year was no exception. A standing room only audience packed the History Colorado Center on the evening of September 19th for a series of carefully selected rapid fire presentations. The presentations must [...]

By | September 24th, 2017|Conferences|0 Comments

My First PechaKucha: Engagement…Optimized

Have you ever done a PechaKucha presentation? It’s a unique twist on the traditional PowerPoint. Presenters are limited to 20 slides and the slides advance automatically every 20 seconds, ready or not! The result is a 7-minute whirlwind. There are inevitable moments of humor and the pace is energizing. I did my first one [...]

By | June 23rd, 2017|Best practices, Conferences|0 Comments

Best Practices for Mobile Community Engagement

This year at the 2017 Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting I had the honor of joining a panel of experts to speak on the topic of community engagement in the age of mobile technology. Apparently the topic caught people’s attention. Despite being one of the final session at the conference, the turnout was excellent [...]

By | January 24th, 2017|Best practices, Conferences, Engagement|0 Comments

Engaging the Environmental Justice Community Online

This year at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting I had the honor of joining a panel of experts to speak on the topic of community engagement in the age of mobile technology. Apparently the topic caught people’s attention. Despite being one of the final session at the conference, the turnout was excellent [...]

By | January 24th, 2017|Best practices, Conferences, Engagement|0 Comments

Why Bother with Community Engagement?

What is the highest purpose of community engagement? Why do some planners go all out to hear from the public? This article dives into these questions based on nine interviews conducted at APA 2016. Community engagement is a required component of planning projects. Some planners take a "check the box" approach and others go out [...]

By | December 13th, 2016|Best practices, Conferences, Engagement|2 Comments

Public Involvement for Transportation Planning at TxDOT

Public Involvement for Transportation Planning at TxDOT On June 15-17, the 2016 Transportation Planning Conference hosted by TxDOT brought together transportation planning professionals from throughout Texas to discuss best practices and review leading case studies in the field of transportation planning. The well-attended Public Involvement panel session was recorded and we are pleased to [...]

By | June 21st, 2016|Best practices, Conferences, Engagement|0 Comments

Community Engagement Highlights from APA 2016

Whether you attended the American Planning Association 2016 National Conference or not, you likely missed some of the great dialogue on community engagement, because the program was packed. As I do every year, I did my best to catch as many highlights, takeaways, and trends as possible. Here are ones that stood out for [...]

By | May 6th, 2016|Best practices, Conferences|1 Comment

Conference Video: How to Engage Citizens Through Technology

Gamifying Behavior Change: How to Engage Citizens Through Technology Presentation at 2016 Sustainable Communities Conference (Westin Ottawa) In February 2016, over 400 municipal leaders and sustainability professionals gathered at the Westin in Ottawa, ON for the annual 2016 Sustainable Communities Conference. MetroQuest Chief Engagement Officer, Dave Biggs was honored to share the stage with [...]

By | February 20th, 2016|Best practices, Conferences, Engagement, News|0 Comments

Presentation – AMPO 2015

I recently gave a presentation "Go Viral - Best Practices for Online Public Engagement for MPO's" at AMPO 2015, the annual conference for the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations. We had a great time in Las Vegas speaking with MPO staff and public communications experts. Above you'll find a recording of my presentation, and you [...]

By | October 28th, 2015|Conferences|0 Comments

Presentation – TransComm 2015

I recently gave my presentation on "Going Viral - 8 Best Practices in Online Engagement" at TransComm 2015, the annual meeting for the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ (AASHTO’s) Subcommittee on Transportation Communications. We had a great time in Annapolis speaking with transportation professionals and public communications experts. Above you'll find a [...]

By | October 1st, 2015|Conferences|0 Comments