About the 2013 Annual Meeting
It is our privilege to invite you to join the nation’s leading transportation officials, technology providers, policymakers and researchers at the Intelligent Transportation Society of America’s (ITS America) 23rd Annual Meeting and Exposition from April 22 - 24, 2013 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. ITS America is proud to partner with the Tennessee Department of Transportation and ITS Tennessee to host this important event.
This year’s Annual Meeting theme “ITS: Real Progress, Great Future” will showcase how far we’ve come as a nation in the deployment of ITS technologies, while also illustrating just how much further we can go to create a safer, more efficient and sustainable transportation system. The ITS community has made great strides in development and deployment of new products and services over the last 20 years and the momentum is continuing to build. The recent transportation reauthorization bill, MAP-21, demonstrates the U.S. commitment to invest in ITS solutions to help maintain, manage and modernize our transportation infrastructure. These are exciting times for the ITS industry and the future is even brighter.
The Annual Meeting is an excellent opportunity for public sector ITS practitioners to network with other transportation leaders and learn about the latest technology solutions which are available to help address state and local transportation challenges; and for private sector leaders to showcase their latest ITS products and services to state and local decision makers. This year’s meeting will feature a new innovative program that includes a State DOT CEO Roundtable, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) training courses, town hall meetings on relevant topics including transportation financing, and DOT spotlight sessions.
You will also have the opportunity to hear from public and private sector innovation leaders about the latest technology solutions in areas such as adaptive signal systems, performance measurement, smart parking and transit systems, connected vehicles and much more. This is a valuable learning experience for any transportation professional and an exciting opportunity to join other industry leaders in the premier ITS event of the year.
We look forward to seeing you in April.
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Enjoy a night of Minor League Baseball during the ITS America Annual Meeting with your friends from the ITS State and Regional Chapters. Watch the Nashville Sounds take on the Omaha Storm Chasers at the beautiful Greer Field just minutes away from the Opryland Resort and Convention Center.
Go online to order your tickets today! Each ticket includes a general admission seat and access to the picnic deck with all-you-can-eat BBQ pork; hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, cole slaw, potato chips, soft drinks, water, cookies and drink specials. Cost: $30 per person.
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Mileage Based User Fee Symposium
On Wednesday, April 24th, ITS America is proud to host the 5th annual Mileage-Based User Fees (MBUF) Symposium, which will bring together professionals from across the industry to share information and further the discussion of usage-based fees. This year's symposium will focus on enabling technologies and systems and engaging the ITS community in articulating a path forward. The symposium will incorporate plenary sessions and interactive discussions to address today's most pressing issues surrounding MBUF, including:
- MBUF research and development activities
- Policy challenges
- Politically viable deployment approaches
- Potential role of the ITS industry
- Private sector opportunities
Registration for the Symposium is separate from the ITS America Annual Meeting Registration. On-line Registration for the Symposium is $170. This rate will remain in force until the Annual Meeting, at which time onsite registration will be $225. To register for this event and for a full meeting agenda, click here.
Hear Directly from State DOT Leadership
Come early and attend the State CEO Roundtable on Sunday April 21, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Confirmed Secretaries, Directors and Commissioners include those from the states of Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas and Utah.
Hear firsthand from these DOT leaders about how state DOTs are currently employing transportation technology, what the results have been and how their ITS strategy may change given the passage of MAP-21. This highly informative roundtable will provide statewide perspectives on ITS investment, strategy and results. ITS America will lead a special exhibit floor VIP tour for these DOT leaders, highlighting the latest ITS technologies, products and services displayed by our exhibitors.