ITE 2018 Annual Meeting and Exhibt

Meeting Highlights

First-Timer Orientation, Monday, August 20, 3:30 - 4:00 p.m.
This is a great opportunity for first time attendees to walk through with ITE staff on how to take advantage of everything you can at the annual meeting. ITE staff will go over the meeting schedule, point out key features and not to miss moments, as well as provide first-time attendees a tour of the key areas of the hotel where most ITE events will be taking place. The orientation will end at the First-Timer reception, giving you a great platform to start networking.

First-Timer/Global Members/Sponsor Reception, Monday, August 20, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Neel-SchafferSponsored by Neel Schaffer
Calling all first time attendees, global ITE members, and meeting sponsors. This reception is for you! Join members of ITE’s board of direction, ITE staff, and our meeting sponsors as we welcome you to Minneapolis. Come meet some new people, create new relationships, and learn first-hand what ITE and this meeting can offer you!

“Welcome to Minneapolis” Opening Reception at US Bank Stadium, Monday, August 20, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
An once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Our welcome reception this year will be held in the prestigious Delta Sky360 Club at U.S. Bank Stadium. This private club is on field level, with a full glass wall facing the stadium floor. The Vikings players’ tunnel runs right through the Delta Sky360 Club, so you will be treated to unique “behind the scenes” access to the site of the Super Bowl LII! Transportation will be provided from the host hotel Hilton Minneapolis to and from U.S. Bank Stadium.

ITE Collegiate Traffic Bowl Grand Championship, Tuesday, August 21, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

The ITE Collegiate Traffic Bowl is an annual, Jeopardy-style competition among ITE student chapter teams using transportation planning and engineering topics for the categories, questions, and answers. Attendees will be treated to two Traffic Bowl competitions! On Monday, August 20, the best student chapter teams from the Midwestern District compete for an opportunity to take on the winning student chapter teams from other ITE Districts during the ITE Traffic Bowl Grand Championship, held the following day. The results of the Transportation Technology Tournament will be announced during the ITE Collegiate Traffic Bowl Gran Championship. Come cheer the students to victory!

Transportation Technology Tournament, Tuesday, August 21, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Hosted by the National Operations Center of Excellence, ITS JPO Professional Capacity Building Program, and ITE, the Transportation Technology Tournament is a competition for students to work directly with state and local DOTs to solve real-world transportation problems utilizing ITS and TSMO solutions. Ten teams applied to participate by agreeing to tackle a specific transportation problem, as identified by a transportation agency they’re working with, and then utilized online ITS trainings, the experience of their team, and the guidance of industry professionals to develop a solution or suite of solutions to directly address the originally defined problem. All ten teams developed detailed documentation and presentations proposing their solution, and three finalist teams were chosen to be sent to ITE 2018 to present, in-person, in front of judges from the ITS and TSMO industry. Participating teams are: California Polytechnic University – San Luis Obispo; Florida International University; University of Southern Florida; The George Washington University; University of Nevada – Reno; North Dakota State University; Oregon State University; Texas A&M University; and University of Texas

Join Us as We Honor Marsha Andersen Bomar and Celebrate 25 Years of Women in Leadership in ITE, Tuesday, August 21, 6:30 p.m.
The first Women’s Power event was held in Dallas at ITE’s Annual Meeting in 1994; the first year a woman would serve as International President. The evening will include networking, a brief talk (speaker to be announced), and discussion about women in transportation. We will be going to Hell’s Kitchen (80 South 9th St). As always, expect great food and beverage. There is a $25 fee to attend.

Student Pizza Party*, Tuesday, August 21, 7:00 p.m.
An annual event for students to network and enjoy a casual evening with their peers. Check ITE’s meeting website for details!

Dontcha Know?: The MiteY Race International Edition, Wednesday, August 22, 5:15-6:30 p.m.
The 3rd Annual MiteY Race International Edition is themed “Dontcha Know?”. Teams will race around a number of “pit stops” located in downtown Minneapolis with the first team to cross the finish line declared the winner. Participants will enjoy answering trivia and performing tasks based on various Minnesota activities. Form a team with your family or colleagues to compete in this year’s race! The Midwestern District (MWITE) is proud to present this edition of the MiteY race, and entrance fee proceeds will go to the “Midwestern District Endowment Fund.” The MWITE Board started an Endowment Fund in 2017 to be used to support members, students, and faculty as well as help attract and retain the best and brightest in the transportation profession. For more information and to register, click here.

Last Call at Brit’s Pub, Wednesday, August 22, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Sanderson StewartCo-sponsored by Sanderson Stewart
For more than a quarter of a century Brit’s Pub has been Minneapolis’ own little corner of the United Kingdom. This iconic downtown pub is known for lawn bowling on the rooftop and private rooms with fireplaces and pool tables. On Wednesday, August 22 it’s all ours. The pub is within easy walking distance of the host hotel Hilton Minneapolis. Join us for what promises to be a relaxing and fun evening.


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