SXSW 2019 Special Event

Revolutionizing the Road: Harnessing Technology for Equity and Access

Presented by CityLab Insights and moovel (becoming REACH NOW)—with featured programming from Rocky Mountain Institute

The way we move through cities is changing dramatically. From electric scooters to autonomous vehicles, wearable transit passes to last-mile mobility solutions, technology is fundamentally transforming how we navigate cities.

CityLab Insights and moovel (becoming REACH NOW)—along with featured presenter Rocky Mountain Institute—invite you to join us for a series of thought-provoking conversations, panel discussions, and presentations about the future of urban transportation. Our goal is to bring together thought leaders and influential stakeholders who are reshaping cities and personal mobility to explore:

Who stands to benefit from this mobility revolution? Who stands to lose? How will these dynamics reshape communities and public transit? Can technology help eliminate urban congestion and improve the environment?

Panelists and Presenters: 

  • Robin Chase, Cofounder and former CEO, Zipcar
  • Scott Kubly, former Director of Programs, Lime; former Director, Seattle DOT
  • Alex Roy, Director of Strategic Projects,; Founder, The Drive
  • Robert “Hutch” Hutchinson, Managing Director, Rocky Mountain Institute
  • Steve Adler, Mayor, City of Austin
  • Jeff Tumlin, Principal, Nelson Nygaard
  • Nat Parker, CEO, moovel North America (becoming REACH NOW)

Moderated by: David Zipper, Fellow in the Urban and Regional Policy Program at the German Marshall Fund, and a Partner at the 1776 Seed Fund

Who will be there: Industry and academic thought leaders, government officials, transportation and mobility stakeholders, policymakers, and community members.

Why you should attend: We are in the formative stages of a dramatic mobility transformation. Dialogue, debate, and practical learnings will engage and inform the development of the personal mobility landscape. You can be a part of the conversation as we work to ensure everyone will benefit from the mobility transformation, and that cities are prepared for it.

Date and Time:
Saturday, March 9, 2019
11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.: Programming
5:30 p.m.: Happy hour reception

The Vaughn
301 Colorado Avenue, Austin, TX 78701
We hope that you’ll join us on Saturday, March 9.




Rocky Mountain Institute

Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)—an independent nonprofit founded in 1982—transforms global energy use to create a clean, prosperous, and secure low-carbon future. It engages businesses, communities, institutions, and entrepreneurs to accelerate the adoption of market-based solutions that cost-effectively shift from fossil fuels to efficiency and renewables. RMI has offices in Basalt and Boulder, Colorado; New York City; Washington, D.C.; and Beijing.

About CityLab Insights

Incubated at CityLab, The Atlantic’s urbanism vertical, CityLab Insights has the mission of helping urban decision-makers to make smart, informed decisions that benefit cities today and tomorrow. CityLab Insights’ work is independent of any sponsor or funder and is independent of CityLab’s journalism. Our goal is to help urban policymakers, private sector leaders, and community advocates navigate the quickly evolving world of the 21st century.

About moovel N.A. (becoming REACH NOW)

moovel N.A. LLC (becoming REACH NOW), a part of moovel Group GmbH, enables seamless multimodal experiences and connected transit commerce through mobile applications. moovel (becoming REACH NOW) is the leading North American provider of mobile ticketing applications that allow riders to book and pay for public transit tickets via their smartphone. Led by CEO Nat Parker, moovel (becoming REACH NOW) is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.


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