Annual Meeting Program


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The preliminary program for the Intelligent Transportation Society of America's (ITS America) 2009 Annual Meeting & Exposition is now available. The 2009 Annual Meeting is the highly anticipated three-day learning and networking event which will attract the most diverse transportation audience from across the country in one place.

This event will take place at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, MD - inside the Washington, DC metropolitan area - from June 1-3.

In addition to policy and technical sessions, the event will feature “city streets” vehicle and infrastructure technology demonstrations, a 150,000 square foot exhibit hall, tours of area transportation projects and facilities, and many other activities. This is a critical time for our industry to demonstrate how ITS technologies can improve safety, mobility, and the environment while optimizing transportation dollars and helping to finance the future of our transportation system.

Don't miss this valuable opportunity to find answers to your toughest transportation challenges, meet your legislators on Capitol Hill, see ITS solutions in action and take home ideas for implementation, and learn from your peers.

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    1. 1. ITS America’s 2009 Annual Meeting and Exposition “ Moving America Forward” June 1-3, 2009 Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
    2. 2. ITS America Annual Meeting and Exposition <ul><li>Domestic conference and exhibition representing the ITS industry and hosted annually by the Intelligent Transportation Society of America </li></ul><ul><li>First held in Washington, DC in 1991, this conference was conceived as a domestic forum on the development of ITS. </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation leaders from around the country gather to share ideas and collaborate their efforts to achieve widespread deployment of ITS. </li></ul>
    3. 3. ITS America’s 2009 Annual Meeting and Exposition <ul><li>Three-day conference and exhibition </li></ul><ul><li>Attendees include members of ITS America, partners, and industry stakeholders from around the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Venue for making connections with potential customers and industry and business leaders </li></ul>
    4. 4. Why You Should Attend <ul><li>Showcase ITS solutions to senior Members of Congress and their staff during critical transportation authorization debate </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with leaders around the country to discuss ITS development and deployment </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in live, hands-on technology demonstrations on the streets of National Harbor </li></ul><ul><li>Experience the most comprehensive exhibition of ITS technologies, services, and solutions in the world </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in Capitol Hill Day featuring speeches by senior Members of Congress, technology demos, meetings on Capitol Hill, and a closing reception at the new Capitol Visitor Center </li></ul>
    5. 5. Venue <ul><li>Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center </li></ul>
    6. 6. Tips for First Time Attendees <ul><li>What Not to Miss! </li></ul><ul><li>State Chapters Strengthening Workshop – Sunday at 2:00pm </li></ul><ul><li>ITS America’s Annual Business Meeting and Awards Program - Monday at 7:45am </li></ul><ul><li>Plenary Sessions: Top Government and Congressional leaders laying out the future of ITS </li></ul><ul><li>Welcome Reception - Exhibit Hall, Monday at 5:00pm </li></ul><ul><li>Exhibition Hall and Live Technology Demonstrations: The latest in ITS technology </li></ul><ul><li>Many networking events and receptions – Check the schedule and registration form </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Tours – Experience Metropolitan Washington’s most innovative ITS systems </li></ul><ul><li>Accept that you can't see everything </li></ul><ul><li>Some of the best experiences happen when you're just hanging out with fellow delegates. </li></ul><ul><li>If you miss a session, presentations and papers will be available on the web. </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight the exhibition vendors you need to meet, but don’t forget to leave time to roam the floor. </li></ul>Bring lots of business cards – you’ll be meeting lots of interesting people!
    7. 7. 2009 Annual Meeting Program <ul><li>2 Plenary Sessions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monday Plenary – Federal Perspective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wednesday Plenary – Congressional Perspective </li></ul></ul><ul><li>10 Executive Sessions </li></ul><ul><li>52 Special Sessions </li></ul><ul><li>24 Technical/Scientific Sessions </li></ul><ul><li>1 Interactive Session </li></ul><ul><li>5 Forum Showcases </li></ul><ul><li>6 Congressional Fact-Finding Sessions </li></ul>Over 400 industry experts and speakers in over 90 sessions
    8. 8. Plenary Sessions <ul><li>Plenary sessions prepare you for the important work in ITS. Celebrate the cooperation and </li></ul><ul><li>ITS advancement fostered by your region’s prominent business leaders and government </li></ul><ul><li>officials. Learn about the latest challenges and opportunities facing ITS and the policy and </li></ul><ul><li>strategic implications for ITS deployment. You cannot afford to miss these sessions. </li></ul><ul><li>Opening Plenary A New Era in Transportation—A Federal Perspective Monday, June 1 10:00 am – 12:00 pm </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary the Honorable Ray LaHood (invited) will speak to the transportation challenges facing the United States, with particular attention to the economic uncertainty faced by the country and the role of the U.S. Department of Transportation in implementing the economic recovery package and ITS transportation components. Secretary LaHood will be followed by a panel of U.S. Department of Transportation officials who will offer an early look at the policies of the new Administration and emerging thinking regarding the authorization of a new transportation bill. </li></ul><ul><li>Moderator: Randell Iwasaki, California Department of Transportation </li></ul>
    9. 9. Plenary Sessions <ul><li>Closing Plenary A New Era in Transportation—A Congressional Perspective Wednesday, June 3 9:00 am – 10:30 am </li></ul><ul><li>2009 will likely go down in U.S. history as a pivotal year for the nation’s transportation system. The economic recovery legislation, seminal thinking from two major transportation commissions, and Congressional efforts to pass a new surface transportation bill, climate change, and energy legislation present pivotal opportunities and challenges to all of us in our respective roles in the transportation field. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer (invited), House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman James Oberstar (invited), and other Congressional leaders will offer their vision for a 21st century transportation system including the role of ITS in our nation’s transportation future. </li></ul><ul><li>Moderator: Incoming Chairman, ITS America Board of Directors </li></ul>
    10. 10. Executive Sessions <ul><li>10 Executive Sessions provide thought-provoking, interactive discussion </li></ul><ul><li>of key topics in ITS, presented by top-level industry executives, public </li></ul><ul><li>officials, and user representatives. They are designed to challenge, </li></ul><ul><li>provoke, and pose the hard questions. Samples: </li></ul><ul><li>ES01 (Mon. 1:30pm): Paying for a 21 st Century Transportation System </li></ul><ul><li>ES03 (Tue. 8:00am): State Perspectives on IntelliDrive SM </li></ul><ul><li>ES05 (Tue. 12:30pm): IntelliDrive SM : The Partners Look at What’s Next </li></ul><ul><li>ES07 (Tue. 2:30pm): State Transportation Officials: Metropolitan Washington Regional Transportation Challenges and Strategic Vision </li></ul><ul><li>ES09 (Wed. 11:00am): Reauthorization and ITS – A Stakeholder Perspective </li></ul>
    11. 11. Special Sessions <ul><li>52 Special Sessions will focus on public and private sector ITS </li></ul><ul><li>activities and accomplishments in the United States. These </li></ul><ul><li>Sessions, divided into 6 tracks will be led by ITS professionals who </li></ul><ul><li>will highlight emerging and effective ITS partnerships, </li></ul><ul><li>technologies, initiatives, and policies that have made a </li></ul><ul><li>difference in the communities where they have been </li></ul><ul><li>implemented. Come with your own experiences and questions </li></ul><ul><li>to these sessions and participate in an enriching education and </li></ul><ul><li>learning environment. </li></ul>
    12. 12. Technical/Scientific Paper and Interactive Sessions <ul><li>Scientific and Technical sessions are paper sessions targeted at the ITS professionals and scholars to learn more from the authors about the details of the latest transportation technologies, as well as progress and results of vital research programs, field tests, and other initiatives within the North, Central and South American regions. Over 100 papers will be featured addressing an extensive portfolio of ITS topics. </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive sessions offer authors and delegates an opportunity to create presentations and speak directly one-on-one to explore in depth their latest achievements in technology research, program development, and program assessment. Interactive sessions are located in the main exhibition area to ensure maximum opportunities for interaction </li></ul>
    13. 13. Forum Showcases <ul><li>ITS America’s member structure has recently been reorganized into five Forums to support the five strategies articulated in the ITS America Strategic Plan Each of these five forums - Safety, Personal Mobility, Commercial Operations, Sustainability, Cross Cutting – will conduct Forum Showcases during this year’s Annual Meeting. </li></ul><ul><li>This year’s showcases will serve to introduce the membership of ITS America and other Annual Meeting attendees to the new overall structure, as well as the mission, organization, leadership and initial activities of each Forum. </li></ul><ul><li>Annual Meeting attendees are invited to attend one or more Forums and learn more about your area of interest. These sessions and your involvement in a Forum throughout the year will help equip you with knowledge and contacts to enhance your effectiveness to address the challenges of mobility, public safety, traveler information, policy evaluation, and advocacy. Forum Showcases are a great way to learn more about your specific business area. Engage in interesting discussions on hot industry topics and ongoing projects. Enjoy a networking exchange with others who share your passion for a specific area of ITS. These specialized, content-driven sessions will help you ensure you leave armed with knowledge and contacts to bring innovative solutions to your organization. </li></ul>
    14. 14. Congressional Fact-finding Sessions <ul><li>A Unique Opportunity to Provide Testimony to Congress </li></ul><ul><li>The Annual Meeting will feature Congressional fact-finding sessions that will provide Annual Meeting participants with opportunities to serve as panelists and provide testimony on topics of interest to Congress as it works to pass a new surface transportation authorization bill and address other issues including energy and climate change. The sessions will be moderated by key staff members from Congressional committees and caucuses with jurisdiction over transportation and technology-related legislation. Topics will include a vehicle miles traveled (VMT)-based user fee and other innovative financing alternatives, ITS solutions for improving energy efficiency and reducing emissions, advanced safety and mobility technologies, and more. </li></ul><ul><li>The Congressional fact-finding sessions will be an exciting opportunity to share your expertise with Congressional officials who will be writing the next transportation bill and other key legislation, and to engage in a meaningful discussion with policymakers about how ITS solutions can play a critical role in advancing the future of our nation’s transportation system. If you are interested in participating in these fact-finding sessions, please contact Paul Feenstra at 202.721.4237 or by e-mail at [email_address] so he can share your areas of interest and expertise with the Congressional organizers. </li></ul>
    15. 15. Capitol Hill Day <ul><li>Wednesday, June 3, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Members of Congress will experience ITS technologies in action during technology demonstrations and exhibit hall tours </li></ul><ul><li>Congressional fact-finding sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Congressional Policy Breakfast and closing plenary focusing on transportation authorization and other key legislation </li></ul><ul><li>Scheduled meetings on Capitol Hill </li></ul><ul><li>Special Closing Reception at Capitol Visitor Center </li></ul><ul><li>Regular bus service between Capitol Hill and the Gaylord </li></ul>
    16. 16. Exhibition <ul><li>Expanding now for a second time to nearly 100,000 square feet of exhibits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Already 25% larger than the ITSA 2007 Annual Meeting </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Over 130 companies and organizations participating </li></ul><ul><li>ITS State Chapters Pavilion </li></ul><ul><li>Local Agency Pavilion </li></ul><ul><li>Virginia DOT Pavilion </li></ul><ul><li>I-95 Corridor Coalition Pavilion </li></ul><ul><li>Intelligent Sustainability Pavilion </li></ul><ul><li>Automotive & Telecommunications Pavilion </li></ul><ul><li>Homeland Security & Public Safety Pavilion </li></ul>
    17. 17. Technical Tours <ul><li>Montgomery County Public Safety Communications Center </li></ul><ul><li>Maryland State Highway Administration Statewide Operations Center </li></ul><ul><li>University of Maryland CATT Lab </li></ul><ul><li>McConnell Public Safety & Transportation Operations Center </li></ul><ul><li>Potomac & Rappahannock Transportation Commission Transit Operations Center </li></ul><ul><li>Woodrow Wilson Bridge Boat Tour </li></ul><ul><li>Virginia MegaProjects Bus Tour </li></ul><ul><li>FAA Air Traffic Control System Command Center - Herndon, Virginia </li></ul><ul><li>DC Bike Sharing System and ZIP Car </li></ul><ul><li>Potomac TRACON – Warrenton, VA. </li></ul><ul><li>(POST SHOW TOUR) Combined Maryland State Highway Administration Statewide Operations Center, Prince George’s County TRIP Center & FedEx Field (Redskins Stadium) Command Post </li></ul>
    18. 18. Technology Showcase <ul><ul><li>“ City Streets” Demonstrations at National Harbor Resort </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vehicle and Infrastructure Demonstrations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mobility: tolling, vehicle mile charging, infrastructure monitoring, traffic information, and freight security </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Safety: Intersection safety and vehicle priority </li></ul></ul></ul>
    19. 19. Hotel Accommodations <ul><li>Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center </li></ul><ul><li>Rates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Single/Double: $266 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Government: $209 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Room blocks will be held until May 8 </li></ul><ul><li>Make your reservations early! </li></ul>
    20. 20. Registration <ul><li>Discounted rates for ITS America members </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3-Day Registration: $800 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1-Day Registration: $400 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Government Rate (3-Day): $800 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Government Rate (1-Day): $400 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speaker/Moderator (3-Day): $550 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speaker/Moderator (1-Day): $250 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Early registration ends April 30 </li></ul>
    21. 21. ITS America Staff Contacts <ul><li>General Information, Exhibition, and Sponsorhips – Edgar Martinez, [email_address] – 202/721-4223 </li></ul><ul><li>Conference Program – Nicole Oliphant, [email_address] – 202/721-4215 </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing and Public Relations – Sabrina McGowan, [email_address] – 202/721-4205 </li></ul><ul><li>Conference Registration, Hotel Accommodations, Meeting Room Requests – Sandra Collier, [email_address] – 202/721-4214 </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Demonstrations – Steve Bayless – [email_address] – 202/721-4229 and Patty del Pozo – [email_address] – 202/721-4238 </li></ul><ul><li>Government Relations – Paul Feenstra – [email_address] – 202/721-4237 </li></ul>
    22. 22. <ul><li>See you there! </li></ul><ul><li>Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center </li></ul><ul><li>June 1 – 3, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>National Harbor, Maryland </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
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