Welcome to Coffee Talk!

Coffee Talks are opportunities for learning, sharing, community, and collaboration. Each talk is first offered as a live webinar and is later made available as a video. Grab a cuppa Joe and join these conversations about successful programs, strategies, and case studies related to transportation, commuter management, and the RideAmigos platform.

Valuable ideas and dialogue with RideAmigos, partners, and friends!

Previous Coffee Talks

Presenter

Edenred and RideAmigos
Commuter Benefit and Management Specialists

Description

See how RideAmigos is working with Commuter Benefit Solutions to provide an easy way to work with both these systems to provide maximum impact.

Date/Time

Sep 27, 2017
11:00 AM Pacific / 2:00 PM Eastern

Agenda

Welcome
Commuter Benefit Solutions
RideAmigos
Partnership & Integration

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Presenter

David Weisman
Director of Business Development, Scoop Technologies Inc.

Description

Jeff Chernick, RideAmigos CEO, and David Weisman, Scoop Director of Business Development, share how their two teams are working together to transform transportation.

Date/Time

Aug 17, 2017
11:00 AM Pacific / 2:00 PM Eastern

Agenda

Welcome and Introductions
Scoop Overview
Integration Options
Q&A

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Presenter

Grant Heger
Director of Client Services

Description

This Coffee Talk kicks off what will become a new series of "office hours" events, held every third Wednesday. Grant Heger, Director of Client Services, will discuss and demo product updates to our Challenges and Vanpool Administration modules, along with setting aside time for answering any questions you may have about anything pertaining to the RideAmigos platform.

Date/Time

May 24, 2017
11:00 AM Pacific / 2:00 PM Eastern

Agenda

Welcome & Introductions – 2 min.

Feature Presentations – 14 min.

Ask Grant Anything – 14 min.

SLOCOG & SBCAG

Convener

Peter Williamson & Lori La Riva
Employer Outreach Coordinators, SLOCOG & SBCAG

Description

SLO County’s chosen employer representatives will go head-to-head with the best employers of Santa Barbara in this year’s first-ever Bike to Work Week Challenge! We'll get both sides on a Coffee Talk call on May 11th to discuss the challenge, which will run May 15th through 19th.

Date/Time

May 11, 2017
11:00 AM Pacific / 2:00 PM Eastern

Agenda

Introductions
Presentation
Discussion

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Convener

Matt McKimmy
Systems & Operations Manager - RideAmigos

Description

Just in time for springtime and bike month, join your friends at the RideAmigos academy as we share our experiences and ideas about encouraging bike commuting. From 30 Days of Biking to Bike-to-Work events, this season is ripe with opportunities for engagement. But sometimes it takes a little more than just a challenge or event to get people out of cars and into human-powered transportation.

Date/Time

Mar 23, 2017
11:00 AM Pacific / 2:00 PM Eastern

Agenda

Introductions
Panelist Presentations
Roundtable Discussion

SLOCOG & SBCAG

Presenter

Peter Williamson & Lori La Riva
Employer Outreach Coordinators, SLOCOG & SBCAG

Description

SLOCOG & SBCAG team up for a great session on preparing for bike month.

Date/Time

Feb 9, 2017
11:00 AM Pacific / 2:00 PM Eastern

Agenda

Introductions
Presentation
Discussion

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Convener

Matt McKimmy
Systems & Operations Manager, RideAmigos

Description

Running challenges on a large scale is one of the popular uses of the RideAmigos platform. But planning, promoting, and administering such challenges is a complex process. This Coffee Talk will be an opportunity for Academy members that sponsor municipal, regional, or other big challenges to share their experiences and strategize together.

Date/Time

Jan 12, 2017
11:00 AM Pacific / 2:00 PM Eastern

Agenda

  1. Welcome and Introduction
  2. Update on New Features
  3. Roundtable Discussion
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Host

Peter Williamson
Employer Outreach Coordinator, San Luis Obispo Regional Rideshare

Description

For this month's event we'll talk about how to keep participation going for the holidays and how to use incentives to change behavior and collect important data.

Date/Time

Nov 17, 2016
11:00 AM Pacific / 2:00 PM Eastern

Agenda

  1. Keeping participation going for the holidays (2 min.)
  2. Incentives that change behavior (5 min.)
  3. Incentives that drive valid program data (3 min.)
  4. How to set up your incentive (5 min.)
  5. Discussion (15 min.)
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Convener

Corey Tucker

Description

Help make your students’ annual holiday migration from dorms to the comfort of home by using RideAmigos Events to create an online ride board.

Date/Time

Nov 16, 2016
11:00 AM Pacific / 2:00 PM Eastern

Agenda

  1. Introduction (2 min.)
  2. Presentation (14 min.)
  3. Discussion (14 min.)
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Host

Peter Williamson
Employer Outreach Coordinator, San Luis Obispo Regional Rideshare

Description

Successes/lessons from Rideshare Week, a new feature that lets you sort and pull any type of your user trip log data, and highlighting the Trip Reduction Plan (TRP).

Date/Time

Oct 13, 2016
11:00 AM Pacific / 2:00 PM Eastern

Agenda

  1. Rideshare Week Recap. 2 minutes
  2. New feature – pull any type of user trip log data. 8 minutes
  3. Highlight Trip Reduction Plan. 5 minutes
  4. Questions and Discussion
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Host

Peter Williamson
Employer Outreach Coordinator, SLOCOG

Description

This month's SLOCOG Coffee Talk X focuses on preparations for Rideshare Week, a new earn a bike program, and using the platform to promote carpools and bikepools. Tune in to learn more!

Date/Time

Sep 15, 2016
11:00 AM Pacific / 2:00 PM Eastern

Agenda

  1. Rideshare Week Pledge Now Available!
  2. Recap of Last Month + Earn a Bike Program
  3. “Getting There Together” – using iRideshare to facilitate carpools and bikepools
  4. Questions and Discussion
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Convener

Evan Meyer
RideAmigos COO + CoFounder

Description

At the 2016 conference, RideAmigos sponsored an incredibly successful users group where we brainstormed and discussed ways Academy members can work together to maximize our impact. This Coffee Talk will continue on this theme: combining our strengths through collaboration.

Date/Time

Sep 8, 2016
11:00 AM Pacific / 2:00 PM Eastern

Agenda

2 min – Introductions
2 min – Platform Highlight
26 min – Collaborative Dialogue

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Host

Peter Williamson
San Luis Obispo Council of Governments

Description

The first ever Coffee Talk X! If you’ve attended a RideAmigos Coffee Talk, this will be similar, but targeted to our local SLO audience. Topics include a quick program inventory of the Back 'N" Forth Club and ow to use networks and challenges to engage your workforce to make smart commute choices.

Date/Time

Aug 11, 2016
11:00 AM Pacific / 2:00 PM Eastern

Agenda

15 min – Talk
15 min – Q&A

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Convener

Corey Tucker, Parking and Transportation Office
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Description

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is working with RideAmigos to bolster new commuting benefits at their Cambridge, MA campus, to achieve a 10-15% reduction in parking demand. See how integration with multiple data streams can result in huge increases in logged trips.

Date/Time

Jul 28, 2016
11:00 AM Pacific / 2:00 PM Eastern

Agenda

2 min – New Feature Overview
14 min – Talk
14 min – Q&A

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Presenter

Lucy Tice
TDM Program Manager, Google

Description

Leveraging Bike to Work Day’s popularity is an excellent way to capture new and existing riders to bike to work all month long. Google shares how they used the RideAmigos platform to incentivize Googlers to ride all month long though a Bike2Work Month Challenge, rewarding current bikers and incentivizing new riders to join in the fun.

Date/Time

Jul 6, 2016
11:00 AM Pacific / 2:00 PM Eastern

Agenda

 

Feature Overview
Presentation
Q&A

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Presenter

Catherine Sanders
Program Manager, Smart Commute Metro North

Description

Catherine Sanders with Smart Commute Metro North, a TMA with the Way to Go Program, will demonstrate how she uses the survey module to allocate personalized commute recommendations for employees who opt to participate in an employer survey. This method has shown measured reductions in SOV trips, and has received a lot of positive feedback from employers, for whom the process is easy and insightful.

Date/Time

May 20, 2016
11:00 AM Pacific / 2:00 PM Eastern

Agenda

  1. Welcome
  2. Presentation
  3. Q&A

Presenter

Chris Zeilinger
Assistant Director, Community Transportation Association of America

Description

Effective transportation planning is informed by good data. With transportation system users turning to dynamic tools for making inquiries and arranging trips, planners and managers have a new wealth of data that can help inform their planning and decision making.

Date/Time

Apr 14, 2016
11:00 AM Pacific / 2:00 PM Eastern

Agenda

  1. Welcome
  2. Presentation
  3. Q&A
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Presenter

Grant Heger
Director of Client Services, RideAmigos

Description

Grant from RideAmigos dives into our platform's new advanced reporting features for admins and network managers from a 'Bike to Work Month' point of view.

Date/Time

Mar 11, 2016
11:00 AM Pacific / 2:00 PM Eastern

Agenda

  1. Welcome
  2. Presentation
  3. Q&A

Presenter

Ryan Evans
Salt Lake City Chamber of Commerce

Description

Learn about the latest updates to our reporting features with RideAmigo Grant Heger, then hear from the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce how they've built up participation in their incredibly successful Clear The Air Challenge.

Date/Time

Jan 28, 2016
11:00 AM Pacific / 2:00 PM Eastern

Agenda

  1. Welcome and Intro
  2. Feature Highlight – Reporting
  3. Presentation
  4. Q&A

Presenter

Aaron Gaul
UrbanTrans North America

Description

RideAmigos CTO Ben Dalton starts the show by revealing the newest version of the RideAmigos cluster tool. Then, stay tuned to hear from Aaron Gaul about the latest trends in TDM marketing.

Date/Time

Dec 18, 2015
11:00 AM Pacific / 2:00 PM Eastern

Agenda

  1. Welcome & Introduction
  2. Updates to Cluster Tool (5 min.)
  3. Feature Presentation
  4. Q&A

Host

Evan Meyer
Chief Operating Officer, RideAmigos

Description

An exciting panel discussion with representatives from three different major metro transportation organizations to explore how to make the most of RideAmigos incentive and event modules.

Date/Time

Nov 17, 2015
11:00 AM Pacific / 2:00 PM Eastern

Agenda

SLOCOG – Peter Williamson

SBCAG – Lori La Riva

DRCOG – Colleen Miller

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Presenter

Peter Williamson
Employer Outreach Coordinator, San Luis Obispo Regional Rideshare

Description

SLOCOG will share their success with @HiddenCashSLO, a social media scavenger hunt that has attracted local media and thousands of new audience members. Other Rideshare Week approaches will be discussed, including: Employer Transportation Fairs International Walk to School Day Employer VS Employer non-SOV challenge on iRideshare #LetsGetVisible

Date/Time

Oct 20, 2015
11:00 AM Pacific / 2:00 PM Eastern

Agenda

15 min Talk
15 min Q&A

DRCOG / WayToGo

Presenter

Mia, Catherine, & Kent
WayToGo / Denver Regional Council of Governments

Description

The Way to Go program is launching a pilot campaign for October, when many regions celebrate “Rideshare Month.” We will share some highlights from the planned campaign, Go-Tober, as well as how the campaign will integrate with My Way to Go.

Date/Time

Sep 16, 2015
11:00 AM Pacific / 2:00 PM Eastern

Agenda

  1. Welcome & Introductions
  2. Program
  3. Q&A

Please, talk amongst yourselves – Linda Richmond (SNL)