Cameron Rian Hays Conference

The leading public transportation ideas competition
January 8, 2016 | Arlington, VA

2015 Winners:outside the box_final_V3
1st Place – Nahom Beyene and Kristina Nikiforova
2nd Place
– Deland Chan
3rd Place
– Carl Jackson

2015 Blue Ribbon Panel Judges

  • Hooks Johnson, Partner, Valhalla Partners, venture capital investor
  • John G. Milliken, Esq. Partner, Retired, Venable LLP; Former Secretary of Transportation, VA
  • Neil Pedersen, Executive Director, Transportation Research Board
  • Dr. Jonathan Gifford, Moderator


The Cameron Rian Hays Transportation Innovations Conference hosted by George Mason University School of Public Policy (and sponsors), seeks to support innovative and “outside the box” solutions to challenges in transportation. The conference coincides with the Cameron Rian Hays Competition and serves as a platform for spotlighting transportation innovation, particularly as developed by students and young professionals. It will consider the complex and diverse challenges and solutions facing transportation initiatives in the public and private sectors.

This competition and conference, a memorial tribute, has been made possible through the generosity of the family of Cameron Rian Hays, an “outside the box” thinking Master’s graduate of the George Mason University School of Public Policy.

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