Bringing the Network Design Course to Your City

Would you like to take my Interactive Course In Transit Network Design in your city?  You can do this three ways.  In increasing order of cost and payoff, these are:

  1. Expressing interest in registering.
  2. Sponsoring and/or investing in the course offering.
  3. Fully sponsoring the course.

1.  Express Interest in Registering

To express interest in a future course, send an email to and let us know in what geographic areas you could attend a course.

2.   Partial Sponsorship/Investment

You can partly sponsor the course, and this can easily turn out to be an investment that gives you a slight return.  Minimum investment is $1500.  Here’s the deal:

  • Your organization makes a financial investment in the course offering, typically a percentage of the total break-even cost which ranges from $5000-8000 depending on the North American city.  (See note on Barter below for opportunites to make in-kind investments.)
  • All registration revenue comes to us until we hit the break even point.  Then all revenue comes to you until you have gotten your money back.  Then, further income is split according to the percentage of your investment.  Revenue is distributed only after the course, as you do share in cancellation risk due to events beyond our control.  In practice, your maximum payoff if the course sells out is in the range of +20-50%.  
  • Obviously, you’re then motivated to assist me in promoting the course in your city.

3.  Full Sponsorship

An organization that wants me to offer the course to their own staff, stakeholders, etc can purchase my services to do so.  Costs in 2014 range from $6,000-$10,000 depending on location, generally cheaper closer to Portland and in places where lodging is more affordable.

In this case, my fee is my sole compensation and you can sell or give away the spaces however you like.  Note however, that spaces given away free often yield less motivated students, and this can be a problem in a highly interactive course like this one.

Bartering of Venue, Catering, and Lodging

Finally, options 1 and 2 above can also include offering the use of a venue, catering, and lodging if these are suitable to JWA.  For the two-day course, a suitable venue and snack catering (not meal catering) can be traded for three free registrations (under option 1) or as a partial investment of corresponding value (under option 2).  You can download our room and catering specifications here.

Please contact me at for more on these options.