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 Plenary, Monday, July 31, 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
John Tory (invited)
Our 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.
Brent 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.