Tahoe Talks


Tahoe Talks Brown Bag Lunch Series

The TMPO and its partners continue our lunchtime forum for learning and sharing ideas that strengthen our Tahoe communities. Topics will focus on transportation, environmental, and economic ideas that are pertinent to issues we face today at Lake Tahoe. Send us your ideas for topics!


***See locations below for each event.


Presentation: First hour • Optional discussion: Last half hour. Snacks provided, and feel free to bring your own lunch as well.

Schedule of Events – Free to the Public

  • August 11 – Transforming Transportation, Finally: How Three Transportation Revolutions Are Starting To Disrupt Transportation As We Know It
    Location: Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences Building, located on the Campus of Sierra Nevada College, 291 Country Club Drive, Incline Village, NV 89451
    Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    $5.00 suggested donation.

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    • Dan Sperling, Director, ITS-Davis, UC Davis

  • September 21 – Civic Hacking: How technology is connecting government and communities
    Location: Aspen Room, Lake Tahoe Community College, One College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, CA
    Time: Noon – 1:30 p.m.

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    How can technology be used to better connect communities to their government? Learn more about civic technology and how local governments are working to use technology to reach community members. Join experts from local jurisdictions and the community to learn more about tools available to change your community.


    • Devin Middlebrook, Sustainability Program Coordinator, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency
    • Matt McFarland, Project Manager, Granicus
    • Tracy Franklin, Public Information Officer, City of South Lake Tahoe

  • October 18 – Electric Highway in the sky: bringing electric vehicles to the Tahoe Region
    Location: North Shore, Lake Tahoe
    Time: Noon – 1:30 p.m.

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    Vehicle technologies in the United States and around the world are in a phase of rapid change. The last six years have seen the introduction of self-driving cars, mass-production of electric vehicles, and new vehicle-sharing. This shift in technology will affect the Tahoe-Truckee Region and we must plan for it to gain the greatest benefit from these changes.

    Learn more about efforts underway to bring electric vehicles to the Tahoe-Truckee Region.


    • Jennifer Cannon, Senior Planner, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency
    • Steven Poncelet, Truckee-Donner Public Utility District

Thank you to our Steering Committee: