ITE 2018 Annual Meeting and Exhibt

Plenary Sessions & Power Lunch

ITE’s plenary sessions and power lunch feature the thought leaders from transportation and intersecting disciplines such as public health to provide high level perspectives with thought-provoking and sometimes provocative points of view designed to challenge traditional modes of thought and stimulate conversation. Previous speakers include: Bibop G. Gresta, COO, HYPERLOOP Transportation Technologies, Inc,; Randy Iwasaki, Executive Director, Contra Costa Transportation Authority; Richard Jackson, Chair, Environmental Health Sciences, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health; Scott Kubly, Director, Seattle Department of Transportation; Andrew Salzberg, Senior Operations Manager, Uber; and Monali Shah, Director Global Intelligent Transportation Solutions, HERE.

If you are not an ITE member, we invite you to check out our ITE Learning Hub webinar program, our ITE Talks Transportation podcast series, and the recent issue of our award-winning ITE Journal (publicly available).

Opening Session: Smart Communities, Monday, July 31, 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.

The opening session’s panel will discuss Smart Communities through the lens of mobility, safety and technology.

Opening Remarks:

Josh Colle, Councillor, City of Toronto and TTC Chair

Josh Colle

Jeff Lindley, Associate Executive Director and Chief Technical Officer, ITE
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Leah Shahum, Founder & Executive Director, Vision Zero Network
Tony Dutzik, Senior Policy Analyst, Frontier Group
Austin Ashe, General Manager, Intelligent Cities, Current powered by GE

Jeff Lindley


Power Lunch, Tuesday, August 1, 12:15 – 1:45 p.m.

John LeonardOur Power Lunch speaker is John Leonard, a professor at MIT and Area Lead for autonomous driving studies with the Toyota Research Institute. His talk focuses on the current state of play with autonomous vehicles, the challenges that are ahead of us, and what role transportation professionals at the state and local level can play in advancing their adoption.


The Link between Transportation and Health, Tuesday, August 1, 4:15—5:30 p.m.

Transportation plays a vital and critical role in the development of livable–and by extension–healthy communities. One of ITE’s is to explore the link between transportation and public health – link to transportation and health statement. Our plenary session on Tuesday brings leading experts in transportation and public health from the U.S. and Canada for an in-depth and interactive discussion on the intersection between these two topics.


  • Leslie Meehan, AICP, MPA, Director, Office of Primary Prevention, Tennessee Department of Health
  • Dr. Eileen de Villa, Medical Officer of Health, Toronto Public Health
  • Dr. David Mowat, MBChB, MPH, FRCPC, Senior Scientific Lead, Population Health, Canadian Partnership Against Cancer
  • Sue Percy, Chief Executive, Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation


Closing Plenary, Wednesday, August 2, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Brent ToderianBrent Toderian is an internationally recognized speaker who will be talking about innovative approaches to planning, policy, and design to create complete communities. As our Closing Plenary speaker, he offers a thought-provoking and provocative capstone to the conference. Using a TED-talk format, Toderian will focus on what a true multi-modal city for people looks like and how to achieve it. This is a not-to-be missed session that will leave attendees buzzing long after they return home.

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