Meeting/Event Information

    Transforming the Ride of the Future: Preparing for Urban Air Mobility!

    March 13, 2019
    5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
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    Envision Cinemas
    4780 Cornell Road
    Blue Ash, OH 45241

    The next evolution in urban mobility is to take to the air. Similar to how Uber transformed on-demand, ground based transportation, Urban Air Mobility (UAM) is poised to transform how we will move around our communities. UAM envisions on-demand air taxies to deliver passengers to their destinations as efficiently as possible. With the goal of reducing congestion and creating cleaner communities, companies like Uber, Boeing, and Bell are advancing a new passenger transport system that spans the space typically traveled on our highways while retaining the luxury of individual trip routing. By 2023, Uber plans to unveil a working commercial air taxi system, with air travel becoming a viable travel option for all by 2028.

    Solutions such as Urban Air Mobility aim to enhance the user experience, while providing a space that is intuitive, inviting, and safe, and integrates current “last mile” modes of transportation – walking, biking, driving, scooters and mass transit. The concept is designed to be modular to adapt to differing demand conditions required in high-demand, suburban, and high-density urban cores. How do you lead a team to develop design solutions for an unknown future technology? How do you inspire a diverse, multi-disciplinary team that has never met before? How to entice a conservative engineering company to take a chance and invest in a new idea? How do you do it all in 3 months?

    As an added bonus, since the event is being held at Envision Cinemas, it also includes a showing of Captain Marvel after the meeting. See agenda below.:


    5:30: Registration table opens
    5:45: Dinner
    6:15: Welcome & Chapter Business
    6:30 - 7:30: Teresa Peterson - Transforming the Ride of the Future: Preparing for Urban Air Mobility!
    7:45 - Show time: Captain Marvel

    About the Speaker:

    Teresa Peterson is a Vice President for Gannett Fleming, Inc. working with their Facilities market team. She is the Northeast Regional Director of Sustainability and sits on Gannett’s Collaborative Research and Innovation Center working team. Based out of their Marlton, New Jersey office, she brings more than 18 years of experience successfully delivering projects to private and public clients in the facilities, transportation, power, and water utility markets. Peterson earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Science and Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and is a licensed Professional Engineer in New Jersey.

    Most recently, Ms. Peterson lead a multi-disciplinary team of innovators to develop a vertiport concept for the 2018 Uber Elevate Summit Design Challenge. Gannett’s team conceived a context-sensitive design for a multi-modal transportation hub centered around Urban Air Mobility. Gannett’s team placed with distinction in the design challenge and continues to explore how the evolution of urban mobility will reshape our communities.


    $30.00 Member

    $15.00 Student

    $40.00 Non-Member