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Individuals can register for these workshops without registering for the entire Joint ITE International and Texas District Annual Meeting and Exhibit. Some workshops require a separate fee to register and this fee is indicated.

National Towards Zero Deaths (TZD) Strategy: Road Map to Implementation Workshop, Sunday, July 21, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Zero. Some say we can’t get there. But as traffic safety professionals, we know even one fatality on our roadway system is one too many. Learn what it takes to develop or advance a zero-fatality program, how to use tools to institutionalize your strategy, and best practices for engaging traditional and non-traditional partners in your effort. Through panel discussions, case studies, and networking with other practitioners, you’ll be armed with strategies and tactics you can implement in your community, region, or state. Together we can make zero an attainable goal! 

While there is no fee to attend this workshop, you must still register. 

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Speed Management Noteworthy Practices Roundtable Workshop, Sunday, July 21, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

This round-table workshop includes both presentations of noteworthy speed management examples and provides a chance for a conversation and sharing of local experiences. These round-table conversations will support the Federal Highway Administration’s efforts to identify, develop, and promote speed management noteworthy practices carried out by state/local governments to reduce speeding related fatalities. Registration for this workshop is limited to the first 50 registrants.

Workshop learning objectives include:

  • Participants will learn and discuss approaches to speed management;
  • Noteworthy speed management practices will be presented from agency policy, to setting speed limits, implementing countermeasures, enforcement and outreach; and
  • Participants will have an opportunity to share their own speed management positive and negative experiences in an interactive forum.

Workshop Facilitators:

  • Shauna Hallmark, Professor and Director, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
  • Neal Hawkins,  Associate Director, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

While there is no fee to attend this workshop, you must still register. 
Maximum number of participants: 50

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Ethics and Social Justice in a Transformative Time Workshop*, Sunday, July 21, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

The focus of this workshop is on understanding the ethical issues that arise as transportation is transformed by the application of new/emerging technologies. The speakers in this session will talk specifically about how to maintain focus on upholding our ethical obligations to plan for the health, safety, and welfare of the public while embracing these changes.

Hand-in-hand with these ethical issues are issues of social justice, as the space between those that can afford to use the new technologies and live in communities with adequate infrastructure and those that cannot continue to grow.  Certificates will be provided for those attending this workshop for use in satisfying annual ethics training requirements


  • Jeremy Chapman, Senior Traffic Engineer, American Structurepoint, Inc., Terre Haute, IN
  • Bill Schultheiss, Director of Sustainable Safety, Toole Design, Silver Spring, MD

Registration Fee: $25

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Every Day Counts:  Saving Lives for a Decade Workshop*, Wednesday, July 24, 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m

Jointly sponsored by ITE and FHWA

Ten years ago, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) launched the Every Day Counts (EDC) program. EDC is a state-based model to identify and rapidly deploy proven, but underutilized innovations that shorten the project delivery process, enhance roadway safety, reduce congestion, and improve environmental sustainability. Michael Griffith with the FHWA Office of Safety will provide an overview of all the EDC safety innovations since 2009, which include: Safety Edge, High Friction Surface Treatments, Innovative Intersection and Interchange Designs, Road Diets, and Data-Driven Safety Analysis Tools. Opportunities still exist to get wider scale deployment, so come learn how to overcome challenges and obtain the resources you need to advance implementation of these practical safety solutions. 

After the overview presentation, attendees can select from two workshops: Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian or Targeted Efforts to Improve Rural Road Safety to learn more about these current EDC Round 5 innovations that SAVE LIVES!

Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian

This workshop will introduce participants to the FHWA Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP) program that is promoting countermeasures proven to reduce pedestrian crash risk. The workshop will highlight the importance of pedestrian crossings to a complete transportation network, and attendees will learn how to apply the FHWA Guide for Improving Pedestrian Safety at Uncontrolled Crossing Locations to local plans, projects, and safety programs. The workshop includes interactive sessions and features case studies where the countermeasures have been implemented with successful safety outcomes. Peter Eun, with the FHWA Resource Center, will present and facilitate the STEP workshop.

Targeted Efforts to Improve Rural Road Safety

This workshop will focus on the steps necessary to reduce the potential for serious injury and fatal crashes on rural roads by helping participants identify rural roadway safety issues and risks, as well as proven safety countermeasures to address those risks. Attendees will also learn how to develop roadway safety plans that use systemic analysis and implementation of proven solutions to improve the safety performance of their rural roads. Hillary Isebrands, with the FHWA Resource Center, will present and facilitate this workshop.

Registration Fee: $10

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Attaining Objectives and Performance Based Management of Traffic Signal Programs with Automated Traffic Signal Performance Measures Workshop*, Wednesday, July 24,1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. 

Jointly sponsored by ITE and FHWA

The workshop will explore how Automated Traffic Signal Performance Measures (ATSPMs) are being used to address safety, mobility, and reliability goals through improved signal timing. It will include a brief overview of ATSPMs, along with several DOTs sharing their experiences with ATSPM applications, and an open discussion with participants on some of the challenges that persist to ATSPM adoption.

A particular effort will be made to include agency experiences with ATSPM applications in the areas of safety and infrastructure management, in addition to the more common operations use cases. ATSPM technology, and the operational strategies they validate, allow agencies to maintain a proactive and customer-oriented signalized intersection management program, saving significant time and financial resources.

As part of the FHWA Every Day Counts 4 Technology Initiative, the implementation of ATSPMs has been accelerated significantly and has become a core part of signal management and operations in more than 30 states. ATSPM technology has already transformed agency business processes, and will be key to evaluating the effectiveness of connected vehicle applications, as well as future strategies aimed at improving the safety and efficiency of travel for all types of roadway users.

Registration Fee: $10

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State of the Art in Traffic Calming Workshop*Wednesday, July 24,
1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

As the need to protect residential areas from effects of traffic continues to increase, the traffic calming practice has evolved. Some traditional traffic calming measures remain, new ones have been engineered, while others have changed in their design, application, and/or effects. In 2017, ITE and FHWA developed the Traffic Calming ePrimer to serve as a resource for the public and profession to understand the toolbox of individual traffic calming measures and their effects.

The ePrimer can help to choose which measure(s) would be best to solve specific neighborhood traffic problems and have acceptable benefits and negative impacts. Based on the information contained in the ePrimer, the ITE Traffic Engineering Council recently revised the Traffic Calming Fact Sheets on the ITE website. These sheets have long been a popular staple on the ITE website. This workshop presents the current state of the traffic calming practice and presents the updated and new Fact Sheets on the individual traffic calming measures.

Registration Fee: $50

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Use of Crowdsourcing to Advance Operations Workshop*, Wednesday, July 24, 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.*

Jointly sponsored by ITE and FHWA

The goals of this workshop are three-fold. First, this session strives to bring awareness of crowdsourced applications to transportation leadership, operations and ITS managers, and technical leads within agencies responsible for traffic management and operations. Second, this session strives to initiate dialogue that prompts agencies to consider using crowdsourced data. Third, this session aims to inform agencies of the FHWA Every Day Counts, Round 5 (EDC-5) Innovation, “Use of Crowdsourcing to Advance Operations,” and the suite of resources available to help state and local agencies accelerate the implementation of crowdsourced data for operations.

During this session, participants will hear from experts on the use of crowdsourced data from cellular-based sources, smartphone apps, and enhanced law enforcement communications through computer-aided dispatch systems. Moreover, participants will learn about the FHWA EDC-5 Innovation, “Use of Crowdsourcing to Advance Operations,” and how the EDC-5 Innovation Team will be providing assistance to state and local agencies to accelerate the implementation of crowdsourced data for operations. And most importantly, participants will be encouraged to ask questions to understand and navigate around barriers that might otherwise hinder an agency’s effective use of crowdsourcing.

Registration Fee: $10

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Emerging Technologies for Micro-mobility: What Do We Know, What Do We Not Know, and What Do We Do?, Wednesday, July 24, 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.*

Beginning in 2017, a proliferation of start-ups and new firms distributed electric scooters for use in shared mobility systems (SMS) in cities across the United States, generating millions of trips per year. According to some reports, the adoption rate of e-scooter sharing systems is one of the highest among emerging mobility service providers, projected to outpace even Uber and Lyft, indicating that these technologies hold the potential to be truly transformative to the way in which people travel in the future.

While the potential health, environmental, and congestion relief benefits of these emerging transportation systems—designed to provide “micro-mobility” and an affordable, low emissions alternative to driving—is promising, safety and planning concerns abound. City planners and engineers are on the front lines of designing safe systems—through roadway design and regulatory approaches—to accommodate emerging technologies and harness the transformative benefits these systems may offer, while mitigating safety concerns for all road users.

This workshop will explore what we know and don’t know about these emerging technologies (including operating characteristics and usage trends), and how cities can improve the ways in which they plan and design for emerging forms of low-speed travel via light electric vehicles (such as e-scooters) and coordinate with industry partners.

The workshop will highlight the latest research and findings from a scan of agency practices regarding e-scooters in SMS and will discuss the extent to which national bicycle infrastructure design standards accommodate the needs of existing and emerging light vehicle travel modes. The workshop will also showcase lessons from local perspectives, including the City of Austin, who have active e-scooter mobility services. 

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Technical Sessions

Monday, July 22, 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Poster Session 1Traffic Engineering / TSMO / Speed Management / Workforce,

  • Benjamin Colucci-Rios, Director PR LTAP, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
  • Christopher Day, Assistant Professor, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
  • Soumya Dey, Associate Director, District of Columbia Department of Transportation, Washington, DC
  • Nicholas Erpelding, Senior Associate, SRF Consulting Group, Inc., Minneapolis, MN
  • Dean Gustafson, National ITS Practice Lead, HW Lochner, Inc., Mechanicsville, VA and Vic Bhide, Smart Mobility Manager, City of Tampa, Tampa, FL
  • Bryce Hallmark, Research Assistant, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
  • Tom Hartmann, Project Manager, Kimley-Horn, Dallas, TX and Jared Wall, Traffic Signal Engineer, City of Austin, Austin, TX
  • Anita Johari, Lead, Traffic Engineering, Wood Environmental & Infrastructure Solutions, Phoenix, AZ
  • Ravali Kosaraju, Senior Engineer, City of San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
  • Dhruva Lahon, Engineer, Kimley-Horn, Dallas, TX
  • Jacky Loh, Student, California Polytechnic State University, Azusa, CA
  • Madison Metsker-Galarza, Assistant Transportation Researcher, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station, TX and Tim Lomax, TTI Research Fellow and Regents Fellow, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station, TX
  • Devin Moore, Transportation Engineer, Kimley-Horn, Reno, NV
  • Isha Narsaria, Graduate Research Assistant, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX and Vivek Gupta, Graduate Student, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
  • Willie Roman, Senior Project Manager, Lee Engineering, Las Cruces, NM
  • Andrew Luna, Associate Engineer, Albert Grover & Associates, Fullerton, CA and David Roseman, City Traffic Engineer, Albert Grover & Associates, Fullerton, CA
  • Evarist Ruhazwe, Student, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
  • Ryan Saville, Associate Vice President, TransCore, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Hardik Shah, Director of Development, American Structurepoint, Inc., Indianapolis, IN and Mike McBride, Vice President, American Structurepoint, Inc., Indianapolis, IN
  • Hillary Isebrands, Roadway Safety and Design Engineer, Federal Highway Administration, Denver, CO
  • Ken Sides, Senior Transportation Engineer, Sam Schwartz Engineering, Tampa, FL
  • Lisa Wilhelm, Events Manager, Miovision, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
  • Alicia Yang, Associate Vice President, Iteris, Inc., Santa Ana, CA
  • Tom Hein, WICHway Traffic Management Center Manager, Kansas DOT, Wichita, KS and Mike Floberg, Director of Innovative Technologies, Topeka, KS

Monday, July 22, 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

ITE Town Hall Meeing

This session will provide members with an update from the Executive Director and CEO on the operations of ITE, including its finances, membership, and initiatives. The ITE Executive Committee–President, Vice President, Past President, and Vice President-Elect–will provide an overview of the strategic direction of ITE and answer questions. Attendees will have the opportunity to provide feedback on ITE’s policies and programs.

TSMO Breakthroughs for Cities, Counties, and MPOs

This panel will explore breakthrough approaches to TSMO including the regional and local traffic incident management programs, enhancing TSMO solutions across jurisdictional boundaries, and city/state partnerships to improve situational awareness and response times for incidents along diversion routes.

  • Eric Hill, Director of Transportation Systems Management & Operations, MetroPlan Orlando, Orlando, FL
  • Jim Fox, Director - Transportation Operations Division, City and County of Denver, Denver, CO
  • Nicolaas Swart, Division Manager, Maricopa County DOT, Phoenix, AZ

Best Practices in Speed Management

This session explores a variety of techniques that demonstrate how successful speed management practices can be used to minimize fatalities and injuries, increase mobility, and make communities more livable.

  • Amica Bose, Engineering Supervisor, Austin Transportation Department, Austin, TX and Sam Higgins, Project Manager, AECOM, Austin, TX
  • Raj Paradkar, Senior Project Manager, Kimley-Horn, Ashburn, VA and Patrick Johnson, Traffic Engineer, Kimley-Horn, Reston, VA
  • Shauna Hallmark, Professor and Director, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Measuring Pedestrian Behavior in the Wild 

How do you measure pedestrian behaviors to ensure installation of the best pedestrian crossing solutions? Learn best practices from industry experts for bicycle and pedestrian count programs, how driver yielding increases pedestrian crossing safety, and using pedestrian crossing to connect people and places.

  • Carolina Baumanis, Research Engineering/Scientist Associate, Center for Transportation Research - University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX and Joel Meyer, Pedestrian Coordinator, City of Austin, Austin, TX
  • Krista Nordback, Senior Research Associate, University of North Carolina, Boulder, NC and Sarah O’Brien, Senior Research Associate, University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Grant Schultz, Professor, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Mobility as a Service (MaaS) - Coming to a Neighborhood Near You

This session showcases practical examples of Mobility as a Service deployments and their wide ranging impacts to transportation systems today.

  • A. Lee Austin, Traffic Engineer, Austin Transportation Department, Austin, TX and Jacob Culberson, Division Manager, Mobilty Services, City of Austin, Austin, TX
  • Jackson Archer, Transportation Planner, Big Red Dog Engineering, Austin, TX
  • Robert Spillar, Director of Transportation, Austin Transportation Department, Austin, TX

Rural ITS Town Hall Meeting

What are the current "hot topics" and emerging issues in rural intelligent transportation systems (ITS)? Hear technical, policy, and funding updates from national leaders; ask questions about trends and recent advancements; and join the conversation by helping to identify and prioritize additional issues. This discussion will king off the Rural ITS Pathway that will take place July22-23 during the meeting.

Monday, July 22, 2:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Local Leader Perspectives on the Future of Transportation

This session provides a forum for local transportation leaders to discuss their vision of the future of transportation to meet the variety of existing and emerging needs of their citizens. They will share both the successes, challenges, and opportunities for putting new ideas into practice and discuss the implications of innovation and new technologies. 

  • Michael Morris. Director of Transportation, North Central Texas Council of Governments, Arlington, TX
  • Shane Harbinson, Assistant Director – Airport Planning and Development, City of Austin, Austin, TX
  • Jason JonMichael, Assistant Director – Smart Mobility, City of Austin, Austin, TX
  • Dottie Watkins, Vice President, Operations, CapMetro, Austin, TX
  • **Darran Anderson, Director of Strategy and Innovation, Texas DOT, Austin, TX
  • C. Michael Walton, Professor, University of Texas, Austin, TX

Cheaper by the Dozen - Practical Low Cost Roundabouts 

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This session will focus on unique applications of low-cost roundabouts such as right-sizing and the use of practical design principles to demonstrate cost effectiveness, safety, and congestion relief benefits.

  • Brian Walsh, State Traffic Design and Operations Engineer, Washington State DOT, Olympia, WA
  • Jay VonAhsen, Team Leader, MSA Professional Services, Dallas, TX
  • Michael Mastaglio, Practice Leader, Urban Engineers, Philadelphia, PA

Enhancing Public Safety Through Advances in Responder Technology   

This session focuses on the current work of the Transportation Safety Advancement Group (TSAG) in the areas of connected responder, advanced automatic crash notification (AACN), infrastructure to responder (I2R) technologies, and incident critical communications to promote life-saving technology advancements in public safety. 

  • Pat Noyes, Principal, Pat Noyes & Associates, Boulder, CO
  • Thomas West, Director, UC Berkeley, Richmond, CA and Skip Yeakel, Principal Engineer, Volvo Group North America, Greensboro, NC

Methods and Practices for Setting Speed Limit

This session explores options for proposed changes to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) procedures for setting speed limits based on local agency practitioner experience and recent research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program, National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, and other national transportation organizations.

  • William Lambert, Traffic Engineer/Administrator, New Hampshire DOT, Concord, NH
  • Jonathan Adkins, Executive Director, Governors Highway Safety Association, Washington, DC
  • James Le, Senior Civil Engineer, City of Seattle, Seattle, WA
  • Kay Fitzpatrick, Senior Research Engineer/Program Manager/Regents Fellow, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station, TX

Mobility as a Service (MaaS) - TNC and Automated Vehicle Insights 

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This session presents the interplay of technology, data, and shared mobility in a MaaS ecosystem, including the potential impacts of autonomous vehicles.

  • Laura Schewel, CEO, StreetLight Data, San Francisco, CA
  • Kousay Mohamad, University of Washington, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Mark Norman, Resident Scholar, Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC and Katherine Kortum, Senior Program Officer, Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC
  • Arjan Van Andel, Director of Customer Success, PTV Group, Arlington, VA and Banu Kala, Transportation Planner, City of Minneapolis, MN

How Can We Collaborate to Reduce Fatalities on Our Transportation System?  

This session focuses on the perspectives of a variety of stakeholder groups and how each group is working to reduce fatalities on the transportation system, as well as how they view successes and shortcomings in collaboration that could bring about greater impacts.

  • Woon Kim, Senior Analyst, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, Washington, DC
  • C. Michael Lee, Director of Engineering and Safety Operations, Texas DOT, Austin, TX
  • **Marcia Fashingbauer, CEO, Excargo and Texas State Vice President, American Trucking Associations, Houston, TX
  • Adam Vanek, CEO, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Irving, TX
  • Justin Chrane, Major, Texas Highway Patrol, Austin, TX

Tuesday, July 23, 8:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

Rural Traffic and Safety Management

Roadways in rural areas and small communities present a different set of safety management issues than their urban and suburban counterparts. This session presents a cross section of traffic and safety management techniques for rural areas such as the use of drones, dilemma zone protections, and signal timing.

  • Paul Barricklow, Principal, Lee Engineering, Albuquerque, NM
  • Lee Gibbs, Senior Traffic Engineer, SRF Consulting Group, Inc., Madison, WI and Rebecca Szymkowski, Traffic Supervisor, Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Madison, WI
  • Sung Yoon Park, Transportation Engineer, Maryland DOT State Highway Administration, Hanover, MD
  • Alyssa Ryan, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Waddington, NY

Curbs and Hubs: Who Manages the New Frontier?

This session is a Socratic discussion built around a series of provocative questions. The panel will explore outcomes of active and passive planning related to the urgent topics of mobility hubs and curbside management.

  • Andy Boenau, Director of Mobility Strategy, The Gotcha Group, Richmond, VA
  • Jim Gough, Department Manager, Transportation Planning, WSP, Thornhill, Ontario, Canada
  • Robin Aksu, Project Manager – Mobility Hubs, Los Angeles Department of Transportation, Los Angeles, CA
  • Colin Roche, CEO, Swiftmile, San Mateo, CA

National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE) Transportation Technology Tournament 

This competition features students who have worked closely with state and local DOTs to solve real-world transportation problems using ITS and TSMO solutions.

Held by NOCoE and the U.S. Department of Transportation Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Professional Capacity Building Program (ITS JPO PCB) program, nine student teams will have spent six months working with industry and academic advisors to learn about potential ITS and TSMO solutions via online training programs. Working as a team, the students use their experience, education, and new coursework to develop a solution or suite of solutions to directly address the originally-defined challenge problem.

During this session, each finalist team will give a 10-minute presentation in front of a panel of judges, where they’ll face questions and be expected to speak to the technical aspects of their solution. A team will then be selected as the 2019 Transportation Technology Tournament Winner and announced at the Power Plenary on Tuesday, July 23 from 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Bringing V2X to the Lone Star State: Landmark Deployments and Initiatives in Texas 

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This session showcases ongoing and planned V2X deployments in Texas, including both urban and rural applications.    

  • Jorge Riveros, Smart Mobility Program Manager, Austin Transportation Department, Austin, TX
  • Kristie Chin, Director of Civic Innovation, Texas Innovation Alliance, UT Austin Center for Transportation Research, Austin, TX
  • Jianming Ma, Engineer, Texas DOT, Austin, TX
  • Nader Ayoub, Regional Vice President, Iteris, West Lake Hills, TX

Generation Z – The Fortnite Evolution

This fun and interactive session will explore the desires of Generation Z and how transportation professionals today should consider those desires. Panelists include transportation industry leaders and future system users, ages 10–14. This session is part of the ITE STEM Activity Day.

  • Jennifer Toth, Transportation Director/County Engineer, Maricopa County Department of Transportation, Phoenix, AZ
  • Cassie Jordan, Director, IT Strategy and Portfolio Management, Texas DOT, Austin, TX
  • Roger Cohen, Senior Policy Advisor, Pennsylvania Secretary of Transportation, Harrisburg, PA

The Future of Bike Signals and Pedestrian Detection Systems

This session will address the challenges of detecting people walking and cycling at traffic signals and using these data to improve multimodal performance. In addition, case studies will be presented showing installation/implementation lessons learned from the perspective of a municipality and a designer. 

  • William DeSantis, Chair, NCUTCD Bicycle Technical Committee, VHB, Providence, RI
  • Peter Koonce, Principal Engineer, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Portland, OR
  • Dongho Chang, City Traffic Engineer, City of Seattle, Seattle, WA
  • Joshil Bhatapuria, Graduate Engineer, Austin Transportation Department, Austin, TX

Tuesday, July 23, 10:00 a.m.–10:45 a.m.

Poster Session 2 - Smart Communities / Big Data / Connected and Automated Vehicles / Mobility as a Service

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  • **John Abraham, Director, Macomb County Department of Roads, Mount Clemens, MI
  • Tyler Beduhn, Civil Engineer, Kimley-Horn, Reston, VA
  • Barbara Catlin, Marketing & Communications, Cubic (Trafficware), Sugar Land, TX and Marshall Cheek, Trafficware Director, Business Development, Cubic (Trafficware), Sugar Land, TX
  • Dennis Eyler, Principal, SRF Consulting Group, Inc., Plymouth, MN
  • James Gilbert, Director of Operations, GBA Systems Integrators, LLC, Lenexa, KS
  • Terry Gortney, Senior Signal Systems Engineer, Charlotte Department of Transportation, Charlotte, NC and Jon Ringler, Vice President, Econolite, Alpharetta, GA
  • John Habermann, Research Engineer, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, Waco, TX and Javonda Williams, Associate Dean, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Armana Huq, Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, Florida International University, Miami, FL
  • Kent Kacir, Vice President, Kimley-Horn, Dallas, TX and Brian Craig, Consulting Engineer, City of Austin, Austin, TX
  • Jeffrey Kupko, Project Manager – Traffic, Michael Baker International, Columbus, OH
  • Michelle Mekker, Assistant Professor, Utah State University, Logan, UT and Ashikur Rahman, Graduate Research Assistant, Utah State University, Logan, UT
  • Farhad Pooran, Vice President, Systems Product Management, Econolite Group, Inc., Anaheim, CA
  • Kelli Raboy, ITS Program Manager, District of Columbia Department of Transportation, Washington, DC
  • Stephen Remias, Assistant Professor, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI and Jonathan Waddell, Graduate Research Assistant, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • Adam Groves, Regional Manager, PTV Group, Arlington, VA
  • Alexander VanHout, Transportation Planner, Arup, New York, NY and Eric Swenson, Senior Engineer, Arup, New York, NY
  • Scott Poska, Senior Traffic Engineer, Alliant Engineering, Minneapolis, MN
  • Catherine Manzo, Senior Director, Customer Success, StreetLight Data, San Francisco, CA

Tuesday, July 23, 1:30–3:00 p.m.

Complete Streets Boulevards

Come see on-the-ground projects that have transformed car-centric boulevards into complete streets. This session will feature four completed complete street projects across the country and will include a roundtable discussion on common strategies that create a successful complete street boulevard.

  • Paula Flores, Transportation Planning Practice Leader, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. (GPI), Tampa, FL
  • Allan Klugman, Principal, Professional Engineer, City of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN and Becca Hughes, Transportation Planner, City of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN
  • John Martin, Senior Vice President, Kimley-Horn, Reston, VA and Erin Murphy, Transportation Planner, Kimley-Horn, Reston, VA and Tyler Beduhn, Civil Engineer, Kimley-Horn, Reston, VA
  • Kerri Collins, Vice President, Transportation Planning/Engineering, WSP USA, San Antonio, TX and Mukul Mulhotra, Principal Director of Urban Design, MIG, Inc., San Antonio, TX

Impacts of Connected and Automated Vehicle Technologies on Transportation Engineering and Planning

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Impacts of Connected and Automated Vehicle technologies are discussed in this session in a practical manner to enable planners and engineers to begin to take the lessons learned to everyday practice. 

  • Alan Clelland, Vice President West, Applied Information, Pasadena, CA
  • Michael Serra, Pre-Sales Solution Engineers, Global Traffic Technologies, Oakdale, MN and Liam Kearns?, Pre-Sales Solution Engineers, Global Traffic Technologies, Oakdale, MN
  • Katherine Kortum, Senior Program Officer, Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC and Mark Norman, Resident Scholar, Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC
  • Thomas Williams, Transportation Planning Practice Leader, DKS Associates, Driftwood, TX

Rural Incident Management and Performance Data

This session presents information on data driven approaches and benefit-cost information to demonstrate the value of rural incident management as well as the use of performance data to support agencies’ TSMO programs.

  • Andrew Brewer, Assistant Division Engineer, Arkansas Department of Transportation, Little Rock, AR
  • Kent Collins, Director of Public Works, City of Coppell, Coppell, TX and Robert Brydia, Program Manager/Senior Research Scientist, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station, TX
  • Mitchell Hadfield, Graduate Research Assistant, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
  • Keith Vertin, Director, Digital Traffic Systems, Inc., Parker, CO and David St. John, Program Director, Digital Traffic Systems, Inc., Ashland, VA

Successful Signal Timing Strategies

This session demonstrates how signal timing strategies can be used to successfully reduce congestion and improve transportation safety, quality, and reliability.

  • Chris Brinkmann, Manager, Traffic Operations, City of Ottawa, Ontario, Transportation Services Department, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Jared Wall, Traffic Engineer, City of Austin Transportation Department, Austin, TX and Christine Cheng, Graduate Research Assistant, The University of Texas at Austin, Merritt Island, FL
  • Emad Makarious, Administrative Engineer, New York City DOT, Long Island City, NY and Robert Rausch, Vice President, Transcore ITS, LLC, Long Island City, NY
  • Mehdi Mohades, Associate Engineer, Iteris, Austin, TX and Venkatesh Jadhav, Senior Engineer, Iteris, Inc., Austin, TX

What's New in Trip and Parking Generation

This session introduces the audience to two of the industry’s most widely used parking resources (Parking Generation Manual, 5th Edition and Shared Parking) and provides a practitioner’s experience with new strategies for estimating person trip generation rates and innovative techniques for managing parking demand.

  • Kevin Hooper, Principal, Kevin Hooper Associates, Falmouth, ME
  • Mary Smith, Senior Vice President, Walker Consultants, Indianapolis, IN
  • Okan Gurbuz, Ph.D. Student Research Assistant, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX
  • Dan Hennessey, Vice President, Director of Transportation, Big Red Dog Engineering, Austin, TX

Implementing Vision Zero in Texas

This session will cover the successes and challenges in implementing Vision Zero in Texas over the past several years, with a focus on lessons learned in developing action plans, examples of successful countermeasure implementations, evaluation of results and progress, working with advocates and the public, and FHWA resources that can help anyone who is trying to implement Vision Zero.

  • Stephen Ratke, Safety and Traffic Operations Specialist, Federal Highway Administration, Austin, TX
  • Jay Blazek Crossley, Executive Director, Farm and City, Austin, TX
  • Gregory Reininger, Principal Transportation Planner, City of San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
  • Lewis Leff, Transportation Safety Officer, Austin Transportation Department, Austin, TX

Tuesday, July 23, 3:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m.

Poster Session 3 - Complete Streets / Vision Zero / Transportation and Health

  • Matthew Buckley, Vice President, Whitman, Requardt, and Associates, LLP, Wilmington, DE
  • Dyan Damron, Traffic Engineering & Planning Manager, Volkert, Inc., Franklin, TN
  • Lydia LaPoint, Civil Engineer, IBI Group, Irvine, CA
  • Steve Gallup, Transportation Engineering Services Supervisor, Lane County Dept. of Public Works, Eugene, OR
  • Daniel Herrig, Transportation Engineer, City of Richardson, Richardson, TX
  • Bruce Inwood, Director, Product Marketing, Brisk Synergies, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • Jeremy Kashman, Director of Engineering, City of Carmel, Carmel, IN
  • Yung Koprowski, Principal, Y2K Engineering, LLC, Mesa, AZ
  • Steven Lavrenz, Assistant Professor, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • Ashley Lickliter, Vice President, Kimley-Horn, Richmond, VA 
  • Margaret McNamara, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Andrew O'Brien, Chairman, O'Brien Traffic, Hawthorn East, Victoria, Australia
  • Krista Purser, Engineering Associate, Kittelson & Associates, Inc., Portland, OR
  • Mark Rinnan, Principal Planner, Jacobs Engineering, Chicago, IL and Roberto Rodriguez, Consultant Program Manager, Knight Engineers & Architects, Chicago, IL
  • Joel Meyer, Pedestrian Coordinator, Austin Department of Transportation, Austin, TX
  • Peter Savolainen, MSU Foundation Professor, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
  • Sajad Shiravi, Traffic Engineering, Miovision Technologies, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
  • Brooke Struve, Safety and Geometric Design Engineer, FHWA, Strasburg, CO
  • Lindsey Van Parys, Project Manager, GHD, Lynnwood, WA
  • Sara Clark, Office Director, TranSystems Corporation, Kansas City, MO
  • Peter Lipar, Assistant Professor, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Aaron Zimmerman, Senior Transportation Planner, District of Columbia Department of Transportation, Washington, DC

Tuesday, July 23, 3:45 p.m.–5:15 p.m.

Creative Management of Data Driven Work Zones

Work zones create challenging driving environments from a safety and operational perspective. Data integration into work zone management supports active TSMO of the network of roadways impacted by construction. Presentations in this session highlight data applications for alternate route and detours, freeway lane closures, and incidents in work zones.

  • Paul Avery, Technology Solutions Manager, AECOM, Austin, TX
  • David Halloin, Traffic Engineer/Project Manager, Kimley-Horn, Carrollton, TX and Tom Hartmann, Traffic Engineer, Kimley-Horn, Dallas, TX
  • Luke Holman, Project Manager, Strand Associates, Inc., Madison, WI
  • John Nevares, Austin District Traffic Engineer, Texas Department of Transportation, Austin, TX and Natalia Ruiz Juri, Director, Network Modeling Center, The University of Texas, Austin, TX 

Improving Mobility and Safety Through Alternative Intersection Design

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This session explores several innovative intersection and interchange treatments that demonstrate improved safety and congestion relief through reduced conflict points, lower operating speeds, and efficient flow of traffic.

  • Randy Johnson, Senior Transportation Engineer, DKS Associates, Portland, OR and Aaron Berger, Transportation Engineer, DKS Associates, Portland, OR
  • Michael Schrader, Assistant Professor, Minnesota State University, Mankato, Mankato, MN
  • Peter Yu, Student, Pullman, WA
  • Wei Zhang, Highway Research Engineer, Federal Highway Administration, McLean, VA and Chenhui Liu, Postdoctorate Fellow, National Research Council, McLean, VA

Lessons from Connected and Automated Vehicle Deployment Projects

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Connected and automated vehicle deployments across the nation have had to overcome challenges. This session presents a few of the unique lessons learned from overcoming those challenges today and some of the challenges that may face autonomous vehicle deployments in the future.

  • Joseph Gregory, Program Manager, Federal Highway Administration, Washington, DC
  • Brian Moen, Assistant Director of Engineering Services, City of Frisco, Frisco, TX and Kerin Smith, Traffic Engineer, City of Frisco, Frisco, TX
  • Robert Rausch, Vice President, TransCore, Harrisburg, PA
  • Srinivasa Sunkari, Research Engineer, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station, TX

Measures and Guides for Linking Transportation and Health

This session will cover trends, projects, and practices related to linking transportation and health for practitioners. From the evolution of the Safe Routes to School program to daily physical activity monitoring, speakers will discuss public health as it relates to transportation professionals. There will be a focus on mobility, first and last mile solutions, and tools for creating community connections.

  • Sina Famili, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX and Shirin Kamali Rad, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX
  • Daniel Hardy, Principal, Renaissance Planning Group, Arlington, VA
  • Wendy Heaps, Senior Policy Analyst, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA
  • Saeedreza Ramezanpournargesi, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX and Sheida Khademi, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX

Vision Zero Program Implementation

This session will highlight four projects that are working to reduce serious injuries and fatalities in cities across the United States. Hear from state and city transportation officials on data-informed projects that increase safety for all road users. This session will include projects on pedestrian studies, pedestrian signals, and road safety improvements.

  • Koushik Arunachalam, Associate Vice President, Arcadis US Inc., Houston, TX
  • Upal Barua, Engineering Supervisor, Austin Transportation Department, Austin, TX and Boniface Njoroge, Senior Design Engineer, Austin Transportation Department, Austin, TX
  • Ernest Athanailos, Director of Signals and Street Lighting, New York City DOT, Long Island City, NY and James Celentano, Civil Engineer, New York City DOT, Long Island City, NY
  • Scott Mansur, Principal Engineer, DKS Associates, Salem, OR and Brian Chandler, Director of Transportation Safety, DKS Associates, Seattle, WA

Managing Liability While Improving Safety Outcomes

Four members of the Transportation Forensics and Risk Management Council will present on recent litigation trends, with special focus on vulnerable users, Vision Zero goals, and relevant personal/professional experiences. 

  • Gary Thomas, Principal Engineer, Kittelson LLC, College Station, TX
  • Rock Miller, Principal, Rock E. Miller and Associates, Orange, CA
  • Robert Seyfried, RK Seyfried and Associates, Evanston, IL
  • Gary Norris, Senior Engineer, DN Traffic Consultants, Preston, WA

Wednesday, July 24, 9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

Effective Transportation Systems Management and Operations Using Big Data

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This session demonstrates how agencies can move into next generation Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) by understanding and using big data. Several practical leading- edge implementations of traffic control and management systems that used big data are presented as case studies.   

  • Samit Deo, Traffic/ITS Task Manager, Arcadis, Inc., Houston, TX and Kialee Gbosi, Project Manager, Texas Department of Transportation, Houston, TX
  • Xuewen Le, Senior Project Manager, Jacobs, Johns Creek, GA
  • Dennis Mitchell, Regional Traffic Engineer, DKS Associates, Portland, OR
  • Lucy Richardson, Analyst, Kimley-Horn, Dallas, TX

Pedestrian/Bicycle Networks That Work!

This session will feature various projects that make a designated network and protected routes for pedestrians and bicyclists. From across North America, this session will cover planning connections for pedestrians and bicycles that make necessary connections in our cities and improve multimodal first and last mile connections.

  • Irini Akhnoukh, Senior Transportation Engineer, McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd., Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Chris Bower, Midwest Engineering Director, Toole Design, Minneapolis, MN and Simon Blenski, Transportation Planner, City of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN
  • Peter Bennett, Transportation Specialist, City of San José, San José, CA and Jessica Zenk, Deputy Director, City of San José, San José, CA
  • Zahidul Siddique, Principal Engineer, infraTECH Engineers & Innovators, LLC, Houston, TX
  • Joshua Smith, Project Manager, Lee Engineering, Dallas, TX and Kevin Kokes, Program Manager, Active Transportation, North Central Texas Council of Governments, Arlington, TX

Railroad Grade Crossings  –  Safe as They Can Be?

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This session discusses new ITE and USDOT resources that contain state of the practice information and current research on rail grade crossing design, operation, and safety; it also provides specific practitioner experience with methods for accommodating pedestrians and bicyclists at or near grade crossings.

  • Darryl Puckett, Research Scientist, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, Houston, TX and Michael Vickich, Senior Systems Analyst, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, Houston, TX
  • James Robertson, Project Manager/Office Manager, Lee Engineering, LLC, San Antonio, TX and Troy Rother, City Traffic Engineer, City of College Station, College Station, TX
  • Brent Ogden, Regional Vice President – Transit, Kimley-Horn, Los Angeles, CA
  • Tom Lancaster, Founding Principal, Lancaster Engineering, Portland, OR

TSMO Workforce: Recruitment, Retention, and Career Development

This panel discussion will touch on challenges facing transportation agencies such as advancing needs for technology knowledge, intergenerational management, matching skills to needs through existing public sector hiring practices, evolving recruiting practices to attract top talent in fields which transportation agencies traditionally have not hired, and providing competitive wages and benefits. 

  • Alexandra Lopez, ITS Engineer, Gannett Fleming, Miami, FL
  • **Raj Ponnaluri, Traffic Systems Studies Engineer, Florida Department of Transportation, Tallahassee, FL
  • Stephanie Ivey, Associate Dean for Research/Professor, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
  • Bill Delo, Managing Principal, IBI Group, Irvine, CA

Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Linking Research and Practice

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This session serves as a bridge between leading-edge practice in connected and automated vehicle technologies and research that is ready for implementation. It will also provide a perspective in better understanding connected and automated vehicle technologies from both the IEEE and ITE member point of view

  • John Dorado, Senior Project Manager, Advantec Consulting Engineers, Santa Ana, CA
  • Steve Kuciemba, National ITS Practice Leader, WSP, Baltimore, MD
  • Wei-Bin Zhang, Advisor, Intelligent Transportation Systems, UC-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
  • Matthew Barth, Director, Center for Environmental Research and Technology, UC-Riverside, Riverside, CA

Vision Zero and the Safe Systems Approach

This conversation circle session will introduce the Vision Zero Core Elements and then present on case studies from jurisdictions that have been authentically adopting them through a focus on Safe Systems. Vision Zero requires a shift in how communities approach decisions, actions, and attitudes.  A fundamental part of this shift is moving from a traditional approach to a Safe Systems approach.

  • Meghan Mitman, Principal, Fehr and Peers, Walnut Creek, CA
  • Leah Shahum, Founder and Director, Vision Zero Network, San Francisco, CA
  • Hillary Isebrands, Roadway Safety and Design Engineer, Federal Highway Administration, Denver, CO
  • Soumya Dey, Associate Director, Transportation Operations and Safety, DC Department of Transportation, Washington, DC

Plenary Sessions

Opening Business and Plenary Session, Monday, July 22,
8:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

Austin Mayor Steve Adler and Texas Department of Transportation Executive Director James Bass will share their perspectives on transportation at the statewide and local level in the Lone Star State, including current priorities and issues, as well as future direction. The session will include ample opportunity to pose questions to our speakers about the issues that are of most concern to you and your community. 


Power Plenary, Tuesday, July 23, 10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

This session includes a panel of experts who will explore the issues surrounding Mobility as a Service, how it is being implemented in cities, what challenges and opportunities exist, and what the future holds. 


  • Johanna Zmud, Director – Washington, DC Office, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, Washington, DC


  • Roger Millar, Secretary of Transportation, Washington State DOT, Seattle, WA
  • Karina Ricks, Director, Department of Mobility and Infrastructure, City of Pittsburgh, PA
  • Evan Costagliola, Director of Transportation Partnerships, Government Relations, Lime
  • Kathleen Baireather, Senior Manager, Ford Smart Mobility, Austin, TX

Closing Plenary, Wednesday, July 24, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

This year’s closing plenary will be a TED talk-style format with special guest Dr. David Harkey, President of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI). Dr. Harkey came to IIHS-HLDI in January 2018 after serving as Director of the North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center for 12 years. With a long and distinguished career in the transportation safety field, Dr. Harkey will share his insights on Vision Zero and the roles that both infrastructure changes and new technology can play in driving down the number of fatalities and serious injuries on the transportation system.

Technical Tours

MoboTrex Facility Tour*, Monday, July 22, 2:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

MoboTrex is a leading manufacturer of traffic control cabinets and signals with a 130,000 square foot factory in Austin, TX. This tour will showcase the manufacturing process required to take a cabinet from raw sheet metal to a finished and tested product, ready for installation at an intersection. Join us to see the amazing variety of different cabinet solutions required by agencies throughout the United States, and see first-hand the American workers that build these essential building blocks of transportation infrastructure.

*Due to the sensitive and confidential nature of the content in a private manufacturing facility, competitors will not be able to attend this tour.

Maximum number of participants: 55
Registration Fee: $25

ADA/Bicycle Facility Walking Tour*, Tuesday, July 23, 8:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m.

This walking tour will include a visit to City of Austin’s 3rd St. corridor in the downtown area to highlight an eight block section that includes curb separated one-way bikes lanes on both sides of 3rd St. adjacent to a buffered pedestrian sidewalk. This model corridor will focus on context sensitive design elements, pavement markings, technical aspects of operating dedicated bike signal heads, and other construction challenges with retrofitting existing facilities.

Maximum number of participants: 20
Registration Fee: $25

City of Austin TMC/Traffic Signal Lab Tour*, Tuesday, July 23, 8:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m. 

The City of Austin Advanced Traffic Management System includes 1,024 traffic signals, 78 Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons, 526 CCTV Cameras, 571 School Zone Beacons, and 20 Dynamic Message Signs.

The City of Austin Transportation Management Center (TMC) is the headquarters for monitoring and managing traffic throughout the City. The TMC is staffed seven days a week through peak travel times, and may be staffed continuously through large events. From the TMC, engineers and technicians monitor traffic patterns and adjust signal timing in response to traffic needs. Crews may be dispatched from the TMC as needed to respond to downed or malfunctioning traffic signals. The tour will include an overview of the TMC configuration and operations, and a tour of the Traffic Signal Training Area. This will be followed by a lightning talk by several agencies with TMCs, focusing on recommended practices based on lessons learned.

Maximum number of participants: 40
Registration Fee: $25

Capital Metro North Operations Facility Tour*, Tuesday, July 23, 1:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. 

Capital Metro’s North Operations facility is the nervecenter of Austin’s public transportation system. Home to the agency’s MetroRail, MetroRapid bus rapid transit, and local bus fleet, this facility is used for maintenance, operations, and dispatch 24-hours a day. As Austin grows, this facility is expanding. In the coming year, it will be the first electric bus charging center in Central Texas. North Operations is also houses Capital Metro’s brand new Operations Control Center, where security, rail, bus, and paratransit operations are coordinated.

Maximum number of participants: 40
Registration Fee: $25

Austin’s Rainey Street Historic District: Just Enought Space (with the Correct Priorities)*, Wednesday, July 24, 3:30 p.m.––5:00 p.m.

The Rainey Neighborhood area has undergone a change in character in the last decade; what was once a quiet, residential street is now a bar and restaurant corridor surrounded by high-rise apartments, condominiums, and hotels. With more change coming after the area was re-zoned as Central Business District (CBD), the neighborhood’s transportation network has needed to change as well.

Maximum number of participants: 40
Registration Fee: $25

Pathway Overview

CAV (Connected and Automated Vehicles)

Complete Streets



Mobility as a Service

New Events

  • Women in ITE Forum, Sunday, July 21, 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. (pre-register using registration form)
  • Exhibit Hall Tours, Monday, July 22, 2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
  • Younger Member Activity, Monday, July 22, 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
  • ITE STEM Activity Day, Tuesday, July 23, 8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

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