Events / Meetings

Meeting Activities



Women in ITE Forum, Sunday, July 21, 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m., Governor's Ballroom

Join the Women of ITE subcommittee for a workshop on women’s issues in transportation—open to all genders! In this interactive workshop, you will learn about techniques to empower women in the workforce and the value of diverse perspectives across all aspects of the field. Engage in networking activities to build up a network of like-minded ITE members to help us all tackle these issues of diversity in the transportation field.

Can’t wait for the conference? Follow along with our Information Crusade as each month we tackle a new subject relating to women in the workforce or women’s transportation challenges!

First-Timer's Orientation, Sunday, July 21, 4:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m., Meet at the Member Services Booth (4th Floor)

This is a great opportunity for first-time attendees to hear from ITE staff on how to take advantage of everything you can at this 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 take place. The orientation will end at the First-Timer/Global Members/Sponsor Reception.

First-Timer's/Global Members/Sponsor Reception, Sunday, July 21, 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m., Reverbery (Lower Lobby)

Sponsored by Neel-Schaffer 

Gather to meet our first-time attendees, celebrate our global members, and thank our meeting sponsors. Join members of ITE’s board of direction, ITE staff, and other notable attendees. Come meet some new people, create new relationships, and learn first-hand what ITE and this meeting can offer you!

Welcome to Austin Opening Reception, Sunday, July 21, 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m., Exhibit Hall, Grand Ballroom, 6th Floor

Come say “howdy pardner” to fellow attendees. Enjoy beverages and grab a bite to eat while checking out the exhibit hall, reconnecting with old friends, and shaking the hand of a new acquaintance.

Texas Hold ’Em Tournament, Sunday, July 21, 7:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m., Governor's Ballroom, 6th Floor

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It wouldn’t be an ITE Texas District meeting without the Texas Hold’Em Tournament. Join in the game for fun and prizes. No experience necessary. There is no cost to join this friendly tournament, which starts shortly after the Welcome to Austin Opening Reception. Snacks and drinks will be available.

Awards Lunch and LeadershipITE Graduation, Monday, July 22, 12:30 p.m.–2:15 p.m., Governor's Ballroom, 4th Floor

Celebrate the best of the transportation profession and recognize tomorrow’s transportation leaders. This event is highly anticipated within the transportation industry as an opportunity to honor the achievements of your colleagues and friends. Additionally, celebrate with the 2019 LeadershipITE class as they graduate the program.

Exhibit Hall Tours, Monday, July 22, 2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m., Meet at the Exhibit Hall Entrance, Grand Ballroom, 6th Floor

These tours are designed to help you learn more about participating exhibitors and to help you determine which ones you may want to visit for longer conversations. Guides will stop at exhibit booths based on pre-set categories where representatives from the exhibiting company will provide a short, two-minute overview from exhibitors. For a list of exhibitors, click here

ITE Collegiate Traffic Bowl Grand Championship, Monday, July 22, 4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m., Governor's Ballroom, 4th Floor

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One of the most attended and highly anticipated events of the conference! A lively crowd cheers and “claps” students to victory! The ITE Collegiate Traffic Bowl is an annual, Jeopardy-style competition among ITE student chapters using transportation planning and engineering topics for the categories, questions, and answers. For a list of district winners, click here.

ITE STEM Activity Day, Tuesday, July 23, 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Room 400/402

This event has reached maximum capacity and is no longer accepting registrations.

Kids see traffic signs, traffic signals, and roads everywhere. Yet most of them never learn about the science behind these everyday items. Want to help change that? Come learn about the amazing engineering that goes into the planning, design, and operation of our transportation system.

The ITE Board STEM and Family Programs Committees have organized a fun half-day program of transportation-themed STEM activities for your kids and for the community kids of Austin. ITE cares a great deal about educating the next generation on the importance of STEM and the transportation profession. Take this opportunity to give your kids a window into the exciting world of transportation!

The half-day program will include:

  1. A Basic Introduction to Transportation Engineering and Planning: We will give your kids a high-level educational summary of what it means to be a transportation professional.
  2. An Interactive Conference Session between ITE members and ten kids from Generation Z. Your kids will get to hear about how transportation professionals will shape the future of transportation to meet the needs of the next generation (theirs!)
  3. Multiple Hands-On Transportation-Themed STEM Activities that have been developed by the STEM Committee. These fun activities with names like “Sign the Way” and “Traveling around Town” will help kids to see, first-hand, what it’s like to be a transportation professional.
  4. Scavenger Hunt through the exhibition hall. The kids will get to learn more about different types of traffic control devices and interact with the various vendors.

Space is limited, so registration will be first-come, first-serve. We will be reaching out to non-profit youth organizations in the local Austin area for our community participants. If you are a member of ITE who is planning to attend the annual meeting, be on the lookout for more information about registration in your annual meeting communications.

This workshop has reached maximum capacity.

National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE) Transportation Technology Tournament, Tuesday, July 23, 8:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m., Room 406

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.

Student and Faculty Leadership Forum, Tuesday, July 23, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Room 615

All students, student chapter leaders, faculty, district and section student liaisons, and others interested in supporting student chapters, are invited to join in a discussion on best practices for student chapters, facilitated by ITE’s Transportation Education Council and the Capital Area Section LAC . Topics will include educational resources available to faculty and students, chapter activities, fundraising, recruitment efforts, and career development opportunities. Come share your own ideas or learn what other chapters are doing in their respective districts – together we can help each other be the best chapters in ITE!









































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