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Transport Hero Camp

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Every two tears CUTA organizes a Youth Summit and this year it was held in Vancouver at UBC. I was invited to the Transport Hero Camp by Karen Fung. There will be reports of the session on the site wiki and pictures by Roland Tanglao and probably, in due course, Jason Vanderhill and maybe a blog post by David Drucker who were also there. The point about bar camps being that everything is hared electronically. I did not take my camera or notebook as I have found I am not as good at multitasking as I would need to be to make an effective contribution and document the event at the same time.

I was involved with the session on how to make employers as aware of transit as universities have become and I suppose that what I have domne, in the spirit of Bar Camp, is write up what I said there rather than here. After all it is not going to be news to any of you. I found myself in the role of the aged guru, but I was very encouraged by the enthusiasm of all these young people who I hope will make a much more positive impact than we of the boomer generation.

Written by Stephen Rees

August 24, 2008 at 5:28 pm

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  1. Thanks for attending the event and for the kind words, Stephen! I’m sure the people in session with you greatly appreciated hearing from someone who’s been in the field who can look at the issue in ways that they may not yet fully understand, as well as reflect on existing practices. I’m only now starting to come out from recovery from the Summit, and I’m glad you found the interaction enjoyable.

    Karen

    August 27, 2008 at 1:05 pm


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