Top reasons to attend CUTA’s 2019 Spring Symposium

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Expand your industry knowledge. Learn from experts about the changes to transit in the context of rapid technological expansion.

Network with colleagues. Connect with peers from across the Canadian transit industry and abroad. Communicate with colleagues using the event app, attend popular social functions like the welcome reception and business members’ evening, and build valuable professional connections.

Attend topical sessions and plenaries. Expand your knowledge of technology in transit by attending informative discussions. Unpacking the latest in cutting-edge technology, featured topics will include artificial intelligence, big data, smart payment systems and the uses of technology to drive new mobility.

‘Come from away’ to picturesque St. John’s! Established in 1497, St. John’s is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in North America. A tourist’s dream, the city offers spectacular cliff and ocean views, ancient streets, the colourful “Jellybean Row” houses, the quaint fishing village of Quidi Vidi and a variety of iconic pubs, bars and restaurants.

A keynote presentation from Nora Young, host of CBC Radio’s Spark. Nora Young is an informed and ideal guide for anyone looking to examine – and plan for – the ever-changing high-tech landscape. She helps audiences understand trends in social media, big data, wearable tech and more, while showing them how to better protect their privacy in our increasingly digital world. As the first presenter of the event, Nora Young will set the stage for an exciting symposium of plenaries and breakout groups.

Terrific value for your money. Our 2019 Spring Symposium has incredible professional value at a low cost to you. For members, access to the entire event costs only $600 CAD ($750 for non-members). This includes access to all our sessions, plenaries, roundtables and networking events. We encourage you to take advantage of these prices now because a $50 late fee will apply to all registrations on or after May 8.

More roundtables. You told us that you wanted more networking with industry colleagues, and we listened! At our accessibility, large and small- system roundtables, delegates will have the opportunity to bring challenges to the table, brainstorm with like-minded professionals to find workable solutions and hear about the strategies and successes that have worked for others. Our roundtables are designed for anyone at any level in your company to attend and share their knowledge and experiences.

Smart-fare systems: moving beyond tickets and cash. While many transit systems have moved beyond traditional methods, payment systems technology continues to advance at a breakneck pace. At our symposium, delegates will hear from industry leaders about how they are using this technology to boost ridership and improve the customer experience.

Translink is the leader in Canada in contactless payment systems, having implemented cutting-edge technology that fulfills every accessibility mandate. St. Catharines transit is the first system in Canada to use Masabi and Transit technology that allows users to pay for transit with their phones rather than cash or card. This could revolutionize payment systems in Canada.

The 2019 Spring Symposium Program is now available!

We look forward to welcoming you from May 14 to 16 in St. John’s.

Register today!

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