2017 Conference Theme: Low tech movement in a high tech world
Walking and cycling are simple activities in a world where technology is becoming increasingly complex. The 2017 conference theme, ‘Low tech movement in a high tech world’ explores the interplay between these two forces. Can new technologies help us to plan, build, advocate for and encourage walking and cycling: big data, crowdsourcing, gamification, augmented reality, techno gadgets, smart systems? Or do the simplicity of walking and cycling provide an antidote to a busy, connected, high tech world? Do solutions to our cities’ problems need to be complex, or is a simple approach sometimes all we need?
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2017 Keynote Speakers
Dr Elliot Fishman
Director, Transport Innovation, Institute for Sensible Transport
Dr Elliot Fishman completed his PhD at the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety on the topic of global bike share.
His research on bike share and bicycle planning has been published in top ranking transport journals, and he currently has the most downloaded article ever published in the Oxford based journal Transport Reviews.
He has advised the Australian Prime Minister’s Office on sustainable mobility as well as the New York City Department of Transport and Transport for London regarding bike share.
Since 2005 has been the Director of Transport Innovation at the Institute for Sensible Transport. He has been the Chief Investigator for the Bike Share Feasibility studies for Perth, Adelaide and Sydney and is currently writing a book on global bike share.
Program Director, Republic of Everyone
Dr Ben Beck
Deputy Head of Prehospital, Emergency and Trauma Research, Monash University
Dr Ben Beck has a PhD in injury epidemiology and injury biomechanics from the University of New South Wales and a Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering from the University of Melbourne.
In his current role as Deputy Head of Prehospital, Emergency and Trauma Research and Research Fellow with the Victorian State Trauma Registry at Monash University’s School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Ben leads a large body of trauma and injury prevention research. As a keen cyclist, he has a particular interest in improving safety for cyclists and reducing injury rates.
Through his strong collaborative relationships with Government (e.g. Victorian Department of Health and the Transport Accident Commission) and industry (Amy Gillett Foundation) his research has informed injury prevention activities, changed clinical practice and will continue to reduce the burden of injury and critical illness globally.
Presentation: The role of technology in curbing rising injury rates in cyclists: the MetreBox.