SCTL Upcoming Events

Below are upcoming SCTL public events. To view our full event listing, please see our Trumba page or click on the calendar at right. If you're looking for a past event, check out our events archive.

Curbivore Happy Hour (Seattle Mobility Meetup)

When: August 18, 2022
Where: The Victor Tavern Downtown, 1201 2nd Ave. Suite D1. Seattle, WA 98101

Meet the brightest minds in the worlds of mobility, delivery, urbanism, and technology at a casual happy hour.

Presented by The Urban Freight Lab, Curbivore, and the Open Mobility Foundation.

RSVP requested


SCTL 2022 Graduation Celebration

When: Sunday, August 21, 4-6 p.m.
Where: Mountaineering Club rooftop restaurant atop Seattle Graduate Hotel

Join us for a reception to celebrate our newest graduates — the Master of Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics class of 2022!

We are excited to host graduates and their families at the (outdoor) Mountaineering Club rooftop restaurant atop Seattle Graduate Hotel in the University district (with the "best panoramic views in NE Seattle" — of UW, Mount Rainier, Puget Sound, and downtown).

Let's raise a glass to all your hard work and achievements.

Join us!

The Transport Efficiency Day (TREFF): Smart Freight to Support a Resilient Society

What: The Transport Efficiency Day (TREFF): Smart Freight Transportation to Support a Resilient Society
When: August 30, 2022
Where: Lindholmen Science Park, Göteborg, Sweden

Organized by CLOSER and Northern Lead, this year’s TREFF conference is focused on Smart Freight Transportation to Support a Resilient Society.

The agenda consists of four blocks based on potential scenarios affecting:

  • Logistics solution in dense urban spaces
  • Electrification as a solution on increased fuel cost
  • The digital future of logistics
  • Resilient supply chains

09.30-10.00 Breakfast and check-in  

10.00-10.05 Introduction  

10.05-10.20 Key note speaker  

10.20-11.05 Scenario 1: Trade embargoes and geo-political crises limit/shut-down today's supply chains, causing difficulties for the supply of input materials to the industry (with a focus on industry shippers, goods owners, and cities)

11.05-11.20 Coffee and mingle  

11.20-12.00 Scenario 2: Fuel prices for transports sky-rockets, causing extreme cost increase for transportation globally (from a transporter perspective)

12.00-13.00 Lunch  

13.00-13.45 Scenario 3: As our reliance on digitalization to manage the transportation system increases, our distribution chains become more fragile and vulnerable

13.45-14.15 Coffee and mingle  

14.15-14.50 Scenario 4: Our cities are growing rapidly and place increasing demands on efficient supply on consumables and efficient waste management  

14.50-15.00 Wrap up

National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO): Designing Cities

What: NACTO 2022
When: September 7-10, 2022
Where: Boston

Now in its tenth year, the NACTO Designing Cities Conference brings together nearly 1,000 officials, planners, and practitioners to advance the state of transportation in cities. 

Session: Urban Freight Lab Director of Policy and Partnerships Kelly Rula will be presenting on "The Last Mile: Distribution Hubs and Cargo Bikes" on September 8, 3:30-4:45 p.m. In the U.S., 80% of all freight begins or ends in cities. Managing how those goods move, especially in the last mile, is essential to safe, sustainable cities. But, effective urban freight delivery requires public/private sector coordination and innovation. In this session, city staff and their private sector counterparts as they discuss what’s working in last mile delivery and what cities and companies can do to reduce freight emissions, congestion, and costs, and increase efficiency and safety.

European Parking Association (EPA) Congress and Exhibition: Integrated Solutions for Dynamic Urban Management (The EU Green Deal and the Future of Parking)

What: 20th Annual European Parking Association (EPA) Congress and Exhibition: Integrated Solutions for Dynamic Urban Management (The EU Green Deal and the Future of Parking)
When: September 12-14, 2022
Where: Square Convention Center, Brussels, Belgium

The 2022 Congress theme is “Integrated Solutions for Dynamic Urban Management (The EU Green Deal and the Future of Parking)" and will be the most complete and multidisciplinary event involving operators in the parking industry, national and local public administrations, representatives of European Commissions and Projects, experts in the field of mobility, urban logistics, electrical mobility, the data world, ITS, apps and  more.

SCTL Founding Director Anne Goodchild will be speaking on a panel on Curbside Management, Urban Space Management, and Freight Logistics, moderated by Paolo Cossu (CEO, FIT Consulting, srl), and also featuring Philippe Rapin (Co-Founder and CEO, Urban Radar), and Martijn Pater (Co-Founder, Coding the Curbs). The panel will address pressing questions of urban logistics such as:

  • How can public roads provide sufficient space to meet the needs of the wide variety of mobility and logistics services and reduce congestion in the city?
  • Is inspired cooperation between public and private stakeholders, supported by ground-breaking digital services, the key to “Freeing the City” and delivering livable urban spaces?