Cameron Rian Hays Conference

Please join us for the 2015 Cameron Rian Hays Outside the Box Transportation Innovations Conference

 The leading public transportation ideas competition
May 21, 2015 | Arlington, VA

Register for the Conference

outside the box_final_V3Thursday, May 21, 2015

Founder’s Hall, George Mason University
3351 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 993-2280

Conference Schedule:

Opening Remarks & Introductions

  • Brian Hays, father of Cameron Rian Hays and serial entrepreneur
  • Dean Mark Rozell, GMU School of Policy, Government and International Affairs
  • Professor Jonathan Gifford, Director, GMU Center for Transportation Public-Private Partnership Policy

Submission #1 Presentation – 10 minutes and Q & A 15-20 minutes

Submission #2 Presentation – 10 minutes and Q & A 15-20 minutes

Submission #3 Presentation – 10 minutes and Q & A 15-20 minutes

Keynote Speaker Gabe Klein, SVP at Fontinalis Partners; Advisor to Hitch, Bridj, Transit Screen; former head of Chicago and Washington, D.C. Dept. of Transportation

Announcement of 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Winners by Blue Ribbon Panel Judges

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

Networking Reception with winners


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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