Speakers, program and Workshops

The What if? Conference for engaging youth in innovative mobility for the future

Please click name of each speaker for more information.

For a complete speaker list and bio´s please also see PDF here

900 Presentation of the Conference
Rui Pinto de Almeida, Conference Moderator

910 VIP Panel Presentations
Panel Moderated by Fredrick Federley
Fernando Pinto, Mayor of Alcochete
Nuno Canta, Mayor of Montijo
Angelo Pereira, Deputy Mayor of Lisbon
TBA Carlos Carreiras, Mayor of Cascais

1010 The future City and Story of Today
Moderated by Magnus Hunhammar, Architect ISTCAB
Dan Sturges
Dave Muyres
Alexandra Lichtenberg
TBA, Gävle
Esmeralda Bauto, City of Moita

1130 Advanced Transit Association – Problems and Opportunities
with Existing and New Transportation Technologies. How to
Improve Urban Transit in Your Community
Moderated by Peter Muller, ATRA President
Gerald McDowell, CEO AACIDS, Atlanta Airport
Ingmar Andreasson, Logistikcentrum
Joerg Schweizer, University of Bologna
TBA Winner Call for papers..


Photo: Wikimedia

1430 What if? Future Visions, Large ideas and risks
Moderated by Kjell Dahlström, GTS foundation
Christer Lindström, Envisionride.org
Carvalho Rodrigues, University of Lisbon
Karen Philbrick, Mineta Transportation Institute
Arfanara Najnin, Senior Transport Planning and Engineering Officer, Government of Western Australia
José Anes, Criminologist, previous ministry of justice

1540 Engaging Youth and Society
Moderated by Paulo Machado, Teacher
Beverly Scott, IYAI USA
Dalila Paulo, Psychologist
Tools for youth and planning – Michael Behrich DLR
Tools for planning – Nathan Koren, Podaris
Youth Team Munich – Franziska and Felix. UNIBO
Youth Team case Gavle – Staffan Birkedal, Gävle University
Youth Team case Kampala, Douglas Kamoga
Youth Team case Lisbon, TBA

1730 Panel chairs Q&A + the start of Envisionride for Students 2023-2025

Moderated by Elsa Wellenkamp, Envisionride.org

Saturday and Sunday – Workshops and Exhibits

Workshops both Saturday and Sunday:
Create a Digital Twin with 4Dialog – Staffan Birkedal and Michael Cerquoni

Planning mobility with Podaris – Devon Barret, Podaris
Using SUMO for new technologies – Michael Behrisch, DLR
Joerg Schweizer, UNIBO
Ingmar Andreasson, Logistikcentrum

Workshops Student day Sunday:
World Café session with cities and general public for a better living
Managed by Dalila Paulo
Defining and identifying challenges for cities
Managed by Magnus Hunhammar
Matchmaking – City Challenges + Students Managed by Aurora Lindström
Sustainability Behavior
Managed by Manuel Domingos

Photo by Rijksoverheid/Valerie Kuypers