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Modelling World has run successfully since 2006.
On 2-3 Novermber Modelling World in Birmingham will be a premium event, aimed at career professionals and focused on the business critical questions exercising the transport modelling profession. It will be a more relaxed day with plenty of time for debate, interaction and active contribution by all attendees:
This year it’s been harder to organise Modelling World, the 19th in a row, than previous years. We wanted to respond positively to the comment made by loyal delegates to recent events held in Edgbaston Cricket Ground; but also retain the elements that you clearly appreciate. So we have a new venue and a new date, slightly later in the year.
"The relevance of a conference like Modelling World has not diminished. The ongoing need to decarbonise transport, the controversy surrounding Low Traffic Neighbourhoods and 15-minute cities, and the growing calls for a decide and provide, or vision and validate approach to transport planning, are all making national news.
"Plus, the explosion in AI (good and bad) illustrate that as a profession we must share our learnings, endeavour to find new modelling approaches, use human as well as artificial intelligence to interpret increasing volumes of data, to look outside the traditional boundaries for tools and techniques that help answer these increasing complex questions.
"And, at the same time, reducing budgets seem to be leading to the safety of tried and tested techniques, an apprehension to use emerging opportunities in agent- and activity-based models, a loss of overall confidence.
"This year, like previous events, Modelling World is meant to be an exchange of best practice, a celebration of our successes, a chance to learn from colleagues and that once in a year networking occasion to confirm that, after all, we don’t do such a bad job.
"I was encouraged by Transport Minister Mark Harper’s recent words – at government level our models are valued and used. It’s not just transport modellers who are committed to excellence in the way in which we provide robust evidence to support decisions in transport policy, planning and infrastructure decision-making.
"Join me in Birmingham in November!
Tom Van Vuren
Chairman, Modelling World
Speaking to the Transport Committee in April 2023, the Secretary of State for Transport Mark Harper said:
“I am a very big supporter of modelling, but you have to be clear about the assumptions behind those models so that you have confidence in them.
"There has been a lot of change in passenger behaviour and the sorts of journeys people are taking.… I want to make sure that’s all been accurately reflected in the most up-to-date modelling.
"In the Department for Transport we have very rigorous and robust analytical models, built up over many, many years …We hold ourselves to a higher standard than pretty much any Department ...because we think it is important that the very large investments we make are underpinned by good evidence.
"However, we know historically that the criticism has been that it is focused too narrowly on a set of kind of economic considerations …. As a Department, we have been working hard to ensure that we understand how best we can use the flexibility that the Green Book has given us…. This is a really important and ongoing challenge for my Department. I recently commissioned work from our excellent analysts thinking again about how we evolve this model to ensure that we are able to provide appraisal methodology that captures the things that are very hard in practice to quantify. We recognise the challenge."
13:45: Registration begins
14:30: Open Source Tools
16:00: Afternoon break
16:30: AL and ML: progress for transport modelling?
18:00: Conference close
08:30: Registration and Exhibiton opens in the Mercian Suite
09:30: Opening plenary - Scenario modelling - Common Analytical Scenarios and applications of scenario modelling.
11:30: Morning breakout sessions
14:30: Afternoon breakout sessions
16:00: Afternoon break
16:30: Closing plenary: Do we need model model approaches to support local authority road investment and decarbonisation ambitions?
The networking dinner takes place on the evening of Thursday 2nd November, in the impressive Mercian Suite at the Birmingham Conference and Events Centre. The 3-course dinner and reception gives speakers, delegates, sponsors and exhibitors a unique opportunity to meet, network and catch-up in an informal and social environment
A sponsored drinks reception at the bar will be open after dinner for those that wish to stay longer for networking and meeting with peers and colleagues.
To attend, please ensure you have booked the Conference and Dinner package if you intend to attend both. The dinner price is inclusive of drinks before, during and after the meal. A selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available.
Book early to guarantee a place at this must-attend networking experience!
The dinner opens with networking Drinks at 18:30, with guests seated for dinner at 19.30
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