Join Perkins+Will at Rail~Volution 2016

Annual Event Returns to San Francisco October 9-12

This year Rail~Volution brings their annual four-day meeting back to the San Francisco Bay area. Join thought leaders and innovators at the conference venue situated in the transit-rich Embarcadero neighborhood, overlooking San Francisco Bay, home to Perkins+Will's local office.

Connect with over 1,400 professionals who share a dedication to livable communities and transit throughout the week: at the welcome reception in Oakland’s historic Fox Theater; in 22 Mobile Workshops on both sides of the bay; and during more than 75 thought- and discussion-provoking workshops and events.

Perkins+Will and Nelson\Nygaard Happy Hour:
Join Perkins+Will and Nelson Nygaard for drinks and appetizers at Nelson Nygaard's office on the fifth floor of the historic Rialto Building (116 New Montgomery Street). That's a 15-minute walk from the Hyatt Regency, the location of Rail~Volution 2016.

Pecha Kucha Slam:
On the evening of Tuesday, October 11th come cheer on our own Max Richter when he hits the stage at The Great American Music Hall (7:30-10:00 pm, 859 O’Farrell St.) to explore how Pokemon GO is causing a revolution in livable cities. The Pecha Kucha Slam is a favorite, so get there early. 20 slides x 20 seconds each per topic. Think, drink and have a rowdy – yet intellectually stimulating – evening.

California Day:
Don't forget to check out what the future of transportation looks like during California Day on Wednesday, October 12th from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. High-speed rail has transformed cities and regions around the world. Now it’s our turn as California leverages its ambitious investments in high-speed rail. The California Day session will engage global experts to examine how we are delivering high-speed rail stations, lessons learned from other countries and to determine how we can put those ideas to work in Fresno, San Jose and Los Angeles.

During the breakout sessions, Jeff Doble, Perkins+Will’s global Transportation Practice leader and Ratna Amin, Transportation Policy Director, SPUR, San Francisco will facilitate a workshop on the future of San Jose’s Diridon Station area. Diridon Station is currently a place used mostly for catching a train or bus – but it is potentially a vital anchor for a dynamic and growing urban neighborhood. Join this interactive session, facilitated by skilled architects and urban designers and work in a small groups to propose specific station and urban design solutions. Participants will balance the tension between place and node: to help Diridon station fit harmoniously into the city’s evolving urban context, even as the station’s significance as a transportation facility grows.

Nelson\Nygaard at Rail~Volution:
Don’t forget to check out our partners and collaborators at Nelson Nygaard during Rail~Volution as they engage audiences on topics that promote vibrant, sustainable, and accessible communities through transportation.

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