SCTL Past Events

Below are selected public events from our Trumba calendar feed. To view all of our events, please see our full Trumba events page or click on the calendar at right.

Transportation Research Board (TRB) 101st Annual Meeting

What: Transportation Research Board (TRB) 101st Annual Meeting
When: January 9-13, 2022
Where: Washington, D.C.

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 101st Annual Meeting will be held in person January 9–13, 2022 in Washington, D.C. The event is expected to attract thousands of transportation professionals from around the world. The program covers all transportation modes, with sessions and workshops addressing topics of interest to policymakers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. Here's a rundown of our Urban Freight Lab presentations: 

eMobility Experience and Test Track at Customer Electronic Show (CES)

What: Consumer Electronic Show (CES), eMobility Experience Test Track
When: January 5-8, 2022
Where: Las Vegas Convention and World Trade Center (LVCC) & Online

Our Anne Goodchild, Founding Director Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics Center will moderate a panel on eBike Urban Delivery: A Working Model, 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 6. 

Session Description: There is little doubt eCargo bikes, and more specifically trikes given the additional rider safety and cargo capacity offered, have a huge role to play in the future of last-mile delivery and micromobility. But how does it work? What are the key logistical considerations for making it a reality? Is it as cost effective and efficient as using vans? What regulatory and legislative considerations need to be accounted for? Hear from experts in the space who have implemented different models and what works, what doesn’t and what’s next.


  • Anne Goodchild, Director at UW Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics Center (moderator)
  • Bob Tiderington, Head of Business Development & Partnerships, BrightDrop
  • Ash Lovell, Ph.D., eBike Policy and Campaign Director, People for Bikes
  • Kelly Rula - New Mobility Manager, Seattle Department of Transportation
  • Ben Morris, Founder and CEO, Coaster Cycles

The eMobility Experience will be part of the transportation and smart cities categories at CES. The transportation and vehicle tech category is on track for record growth at CES 2022. The transportation story is growing and expanding at CES, and many companies are focused on sharing electrification and self-driving technologies. Electric bicycles and electric scooters also fit into the smart cities story CES, as they are transforming urban mobility and sustainability.

Tech Day Pitch Competition 2021: Electrifying the Last Mile

What: Tech Day Pitch Competition 2021: Electrifying the Last Mile
When: 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon PDT on Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Where: via Zoom video conference
This event is not open to the public.

The Urban Freight Lab (UFL) at the University of Washington hosts its fifth annual Tech Day event, a pitch competition for innovators designing solutions for the last mile of the urban goods delivery system. This year's theme is focused on "Electrifying the Last Mile." 

Each finalist will present their solution to a panel of judges representing retail, goods movement, land use, curb management industry, the public sector, and venture capitalists. At the conclusion of the Tech Day event, a winner will be selected by a panel of industry expert judges based on technical feasibility, business application, and market potential of the solution, as well as quality of presentation.


  • Giacomo Dalla Chiara, Research Associate, Urban Freight Lab
  • Darryl Forbes, Vice President of Engineering, UPS Freight
  • Kelly Rula, New Mobility Lead, Seattle Department of Transportation
  • Bob Tiderington, Senior Manager of Strategy and Operations, BrightDrop
  • Stephen Zoepf, Chief of Policy Development, Lacuna Technologies



Welcome & Introductions
9:30 a.m. PST: Overview; Introductions (Andisheh Ranjbari, UFL Director)
Welcome (Mark Chiusano, CEO, Cornucopia Logistics)

Pitch Presentations
Each semi-finalist is allotted up to seven minutes for presentation, followed by 10-15 minutes Q&A by judges, venture capitalists, and the audience. (If presentation is under seven minutes, we can move remaining time to Q&A.)

9:50 a.m. PST: FlexiModal: BicyLift and Runner Trailer

10:10 a.m. PST: KUHMUTE: Universal Charging Network for Micromobility

10:30 a.m. PST: re:Charge-e: Vision for e-Cargo Bike Charging Infrastructure

10:50 a.m. PST: Scootility, Inc.: Utility Scooter Optimized for Last-Mile Delivery of Light Goods

11:15 a.m. PST: Scoring and Debrief (Judges breakout)

Winner Announcement
11:50 a.m. PST: Winner Announced

12 noon PST: Adjourn


Proposals Due: Tech Day 2021

Submit your proposal by Friday, November 19, 5 p.m. Pacific time for the Urban Freight Lab's fifth annual Tech Day event, cosponsored by Cornucopia Logistics. This year's theme is focused on "Electrifying the Last Mile." Proposals will be accepted until 5 p.m. Pacific time on Friday, November 19.

Submit Proposal

Proposals should address any of the following key problems:

  1. Increasing adaptability of charging infrastructure
  2. Managing and measuring performance of e-cargo bikes, electric delivery bots, and eVTOLs
  3. Making scalable delivery technologies

The UFL research team will review the proposals and select four finalists to pitch their solutions to UFL members (retailers, shippers, carriers, industry real estate, etc.), UFL researchers, and local agency partners from Seattle and Bellevue Departments of Transportation at Tech Day, held 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon on Tuesday, December 7 via videoconference.
Proposals due: November 19 (5 p.m. PDT)
Finalists notified: November 30
Tech Day pitch competition event: December 7 (9:30 a.m. to 12 noon PDT)

CILTNA Fall Outlook Conference

Professor Anne Goodchild will present on “Finding urban freight solutions for the post-COVID age”.

The 2021 Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) 2021 virtual fall outlook conference will focus on "Upheaval in the Supply Chain: How Logistics and Transport Systems Respond to the Dramatic Shifts in Demand and Supply."

November 15 - Day 1: Module 1 from 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET: Stan Wraight, President and CEO, Strategic Aviation Solutions International (SASI), will address capacity issues for air cargo with airlines and airports. Pino Delvecchio, Head of Healthcare Canada at Bollore Logistics will highlight how much COVID-19 has reshaped the global supply chain. Mathew Wilson, Sr. Vice President Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Inc. will address the policy issues facing manufacturers & exporters.

November 16 - Day 2: Module 2 from 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET will focus on "The Future of Urban Transportation and The Impact on Local Transportation and Logistics". Ian Hamilton, President & CEO Hamilton Oshawa Port Authority will discuss the HOPA Ports expansion in the Golden Horseshoe and the impact on the communities from Oshawa to Niagara. Dr. Anne Goodchild, Founding Director of the Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics Center at the University of Washington, will present her perspective on “Finding urban freight solutions for the post-COVID age.”

After a short break, Module 3 will follow from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET and will focus on "Supply Chain Resilience, Decarbonization and the Last Mile" from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Greg Holt, Senior Price Specialist, S&P Global Platts will speak about the International challenges at the Port of Los Angles and Long Beach.