2011 TIC Conference, St. Louis

2011 TIC Conference, St. Louis

 

The 2011 TIC conference was held in St. Louis, MO from June 20 - June 22 at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark hotel.

The TIC Conference features leading national transportation experts, seasoned campaign professionals, and many opportunities for interaction and dialogue. Plenary sessions provide a broad view of the environment in which transportation advocates will be spreading their message and reaching out to voters. In 2011, concurrent sessions were offered in two tracks: Organizing Campaigns and Building Coalitions. For attendees with a ballot measure in the works, the Campaign track covered essential tactics for a successful campaign. The Coalition track was designed for attendees that are still garnering support within their communities for transit investment and improvement.

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION:

Presentations from the 2011 TIC Conference are available to download. Not all presenters and sessions used slides, but fortunately many attendees captured the key lessons on Twitter. Links to the "Twitter Stories" are available below each session.

 

Monday, June 20

NAPTA Luncheon Meeting

 

Election Trends & Campaign Planning Workshop

Speakers:

  • Tom Shrout, Partner, Avvantt Partners LLC, St. Louis, MO
  • Jason Jordan, Director, Center for Transportation Excellence, Washington, DC
  • Lewis Granofsky, Partner, FieldWorks, Washington, DC
  • Mike Zuhl, Government & Public Affairs Director, R&R Partners, Salt Lake City, UT

Workshop Worksheet

 

Welcome Reception at Moonrise Hotel

Moderator: Don C. Musick, Chair of the CMT Board of Directors, St. Louis, MO
Speakers:

  • Joe Edwards, Owner/Proprietor, Blueberry Hill/The Pageant, St. Louis, MO
  • Chancellor Mark Wrighton, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

 

 

Tuesday, June 21

Welcome to the 2011 TIC Conference in St. Louis

Speakers:

  • Art Guzzetti, Vice President of Policy, American Public Transportation Association & CFTE Advisory Board, Washington, DC
  • County Executive Charlie A. Dooley, St. Louis County, MO

 

St. Louis Campaign Story

Speakers:

  • Tom Shrout, Partner, Avvantt Partners LLC, St. Louis, MO
  • John Nations, President, Metro Transit, St. Louis, MO
  • Nancy Cross, Vice President, SEIU Local #1, St. Louis, MO

Twitter Story

 

What Research Is Telling Us about Transit Votes

Speakers:

  • Peter J. Haas, Ph.D., Education Director, Mineta Transportation Institute, San Jose, CA
  • Todd Swanstrom, Public Policy Professor, University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
  • David Kimball, Associate Professor, University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

 

Activating Allies: Students, Faith-Based and Disabled Communities

Moderator: Nicole DuPuis, Program Manager - Policy and Planning, American Public Transportation Association, Washington, DC
Speakers:

  • Liz Kramer, Student Activist/Miss MetroLink, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
  • Dave Bulkowski, Executive Director, Disability Advocates of Kent County, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Katie Jansen Larson, Executive Director, Metropolitan Congregations United, St. Louis, MO

 

Activating Voters: Field Operations and Get out the Vote

Moderator: Jason Jordan, Director, Center for Transportation Excellence, Washington, DC
Speakers:

  • Lewis Granofsky, Vice President, FieldWorks, Washington, DC
  • Sherry Ellebracht, Government Relations Officer, Regional Transportation District, Denver, CO
  • Rachel Smith, Government and Community Relations Specialist, Sound Transit, Seattle, WA

 

Keynote Luncheon: Politics of Transit

Moderator: Jeff Boothe, Partner, Holland & Knight, & CFTE Advisory Board, Washington, DC
Speakers:

  • County Commissioner Mark Sharpe, Hillsborough County, FL
  • Mayor Mark Mallory, Cincinnati, OH

Twitter Story

 

Effective Communications and Innovative Media

Speakers:

  • Brian Rasmussen, Director of Business Development, R&R Partners, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Robin Rather , CEO, Collective Strength, Austin, TX

Twitter Story

 

Activating Allies: Engaging the Business Community

Moderator: Jeff Boothe, Partner, Holland & Knight, & CFTE Advisory Board, Washington, DC
Speakers:

  • Katie Nohe Franco, Vice President of Public Policy & Advocacy, Tampa Bay Partnership, Tampa, FL
  • Lane Beattie, President & CEO, Salt Lake Chamber, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Renay Blumenthal, Senior Vice President, Public Policy, Metro Atlanta Chamber, Atlanta, GA

Twitter Story

 

Activating Voters: Winning Campaigns in Small Communities

Moderator: Art Guzzetti, Vice President of Policy, American Public Transportation Association & CFTE Advisory Board, Washington, DC
Speakers:

  • Jennifer Kalczuk, Manager, Communications and External Relations, The Rapid, Grand Rapids, MI
  • James Gee, General Manager, TARTA, Toledo, OH
  • Tim Caldwell, Manager, Community Partnerships, Puget Sound Energy , Jefferson County, WA

 

Wednesday, June 22


Building Up Transit in a Down Economy

Moderator: Cliff Henke, Senior Analyst, BRT & Streetcars, Parsons Brinckerhoff & CFTE Advisory Board, Arcadia, CA
Speakers:

  • Robert Zahradnik, Director, Research, Pew Center on the States, Washington, DC
  • Adie Tomer, Senior Research Analyst, The Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program, Washington, DC
  • Brian Farber, Associate Administrator for Communications and Congressional Affairs, Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC

Twitter Story

 

Activating Allies: Effective Social Media Strategies

Moderator: Mantill Williams, Director of Advocacy Communications, American Public
Transportation Association, Washington, DC
Speakers:

  • Andrew Austin, Field Director, Transportation Choices Coalition, Seattle, WA
  • Dan Kully, Managing Partner, Kully Hall, Seattle, WA
  • Courtney Sloger, Online Media Specialist, Metro, St. Louis, MO

Twitter Story

 

Innovative Ballot Finance: Beyond Sales and Property Taxes

Speakers:

  • Neha Bhatt, Deputy Director of Policy and Research, Smart Growth America, Washington, DC
  • Tess Lengyel, Deputy Director of Policy, Public Affairs and Legislation, Alameda County Transportation Commission, Oakland, CA

Twitter Story

 

Activating Allies: Leveraging Hot Issues to Reach New Advocates

Moderator: Linda McMinimy, Executive Director, Virginia Transit Association, Richmond, VA
Speakers:

  • Maggie Hales, Deputy Executive Director, East-West Gateway Council of Governments, St. Louis, MO
  • Amy Stringer Hessel, Program Officer, Missouri Foundation for Health, St. Louis, MO
  • Scott Bricker, Executive Director, America Walks, Portland, OR

Twitter Story

 

Are Your Polls Effective? Yes, No, Maybe

Moderator: Jason Jordan, Director, Center for Transportation Excellence, Washington, DC
Speakers:

  • Richard Bernard, Senior VP, Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates, Los Angeles, CA
  • Robin Rather , CEO, Collective Strength, Austin, TX

Twitter Story

 

Closing Luncheon: Campaign Experts Roundtable Discussion

Moderator: Cliff Henke, Senior Analyst, BRT & Streetcars, Parsons Brinckerhoff & CFTE Advisory Board, Arcadia, CA
Speakers:

  • Alan Wulkan, Founder & Managing Partner, InfraConsult LLC, Scottsdale, AZ
  • David Singer, Senior Counsel, Holland & Knight, Tampa, FL
  • Dan Kully, Managing Partner, Kully Hall, Seattle, WA

Twitter Story 

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2011 Sponsors

APTA Business Members
New Starts Working Group